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Front view of Intel Atom N270

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Intel Atom N270

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Intel Atom N270 vs the AMD Athlon Neo 40.

Front view of AMD Athlon Neo 40

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AMD Athlon Neo 40

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Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines

Features Key features of the Atom N270  vs Athlon Neo 40 

clock speed

Atom N270
1.6 GHz
Athlon Neo 40
1.6 GHz

L2 cache

Atom N270
0.5 MB
Athlon Neo 40
0.5 MB


Specifications Full list of technical specs


Atom N270  vs
Athlon Neo 40 
Clock speed 1.6 GHz 1.6 GHz
Cores Single core Single core


Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support No Yes
Instruction set extensions
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 2.5W 15W
Annual home energy cost 0.6 $/year 3.61 $/year
Typical power consumption 2.03W 12.19W


Atom N270  vs
Athlon Neo 40 
Architecture x86 x86-64
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

integrated graphics

GPU None None
Label N/A N/A
Latest DirectX N/A N/A
Number of displays supported N/A N/A
GPU clock speed N/A N/A
Turbo clock speed N/A N/A
3DMark06 N/A N/A


Clock speed 533 MHz 333 MHz
Intel Atom N270
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AMD Athlon Neo 40
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