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Intel Atom N270

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Front view of Intel Atom N270

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Atom N270

Reasons to consider the
Intel Atom N270

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Much newer manufacturing process 45 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much lower typical power consumption 2.03W vs 90.9W 44.8x lower typical power consumption
Much better performance per watt 9.71 pt/W vs 0.44 pt/W More than 22x better performance per watt
Much lower annual home energy cost 0.6 $/year vs 38.47 $/year 63.9x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 2.19 $/year vs 81.56 $/year 37.2x lower annual commercial energy cost
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Much better geekbench 3 AES single core score 41,400 MB/s vs 24,800 MB/s More than 65% better geekbench 3 AES single core score
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.45 GHz vs 1.87 GHz More than 30% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Newer Nov, 2008 vs Jun, 2008 Release date 5 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Atom N270 vs Athlon 64 2650e

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Atom N270
24,800 MB/s
Athlon 64 2650e
41,400 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Atom N270  vs
Athlon 64 2650e 
Clock speed 1.6 GHz 1.6 GHz
Cores Single core Single core
Socket type
437
AM2

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support No Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
SSE3
SSE
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3

details

Atom N270  vs
Athlon 64 2650e 
Threads 2 1
L2 cache 0.5 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 1.87 GHz 2.45 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.6 GHz 1.6 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 207.6 878.7
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.87 GHz 2.45 GHz

power consumption

TDP 2.5W 15W
Annual home energy cost 0.6 $/year 38.47 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 2.19 $/year 81.56 $/year
Performance per watt 9.71 pt/W 0.44 pt/W
Typical power consumption 2.03W 90.9W
Intel Atom N270
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