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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Atom N550

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Intel Atom N550

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Front view of Intel Atom N270

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the N270 vs the N550.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Atom N550 vs N270

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 N550
23,350 MB/s
Atom N270
24,800 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

Atom N550
1,101
Atom N270
854

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Atom N550  vs
N270 
Clock speed 1.5 GHz 1.6 GHz
Cores Dual core Single 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 Yes

power consumption

TDP 8.5W 2.5W
Annual home energy cost 2.05 $/year 0.6 $/year
Performance per watt 3.26 pt/W 9.71 pt/W
Typical power consumption 6.91W 2.03W

details

Atom N550  vs
N270 
Architecture x86-64 x86
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 1 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 45 nm
Transistor count 176,000,000 47,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 1.76 GHz 1.87 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.5 GHz 1.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.76 GHz 1.87 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Integrated N/A
GPU clock speed 200 MHz N/A

bus

Architecture DMI FSB
Number of links 1 1
Intel Atom N550
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