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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Atom N270

Reasons to consider the
Intel Atom N270

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Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for maximum performance when needed, while conserving power and minimizing heat production when not needed
Front view of Intel Atom D525

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required

Benchmarks Real world tests of Atom N270 vs D525

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Atom N270
516
Atom D525
1,038

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Atom N270
24,800 MB/s
Atom D525
28,100 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Atom N270
491
Atom D525
1,010

GeekBench

Atom N270
854
Atom D525
1,659

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Atom N270  vs
D525 
Clock speed 1.6 GHz 1.8 GHz
Cores Single core Dual core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support No No
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
SSE3
SSE
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes No

power consumption

TDP 2.5W 13W
Annual home energy cost 0.6 $/year 3.13 $/year
Performance per watt 9.71 pt/W 2.62 pt/W
Typical power consumption 2.03W 10.56W

details

Atom N270  vs
D525 
Architecture x86 x86-64
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 0.5 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 45 nm
Transistor count 47,000,000 176,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Voltage range 0.9 - 1.16V 0.8 - 1.18V

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 1.87 GHz 2.12 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.6 GHz 1.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.87 GHz 2.12 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Integrated

bus

Architecture FSB DMI
Number of links 1 1
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