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Front view of Intel Atom Z2760

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Intel Atom Z2760

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
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
Has a NX bit Yes vs No Somewhat common; Prevents a common class of security exploits
Higher clock speed 1.8 GHz vs 1.6 GHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Lower typical power consumption 1.63W vs 10.64W 6.5x lower typical power consumption
Slightly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.8 GHz vs 1.6 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Lower annual home energy cost 0.48 $/year vs 3.16 $/year 6.5x lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 1.75 $/year vs 11.48 $/year 6.5x lower annual commercial energy cost
Slightly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.8 GHz vs 1.6 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Atom S1279

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Intel Atom S1279

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More advanced architecture x86-64 vs x86 A 64-bit architecture allows more RAM to be installed and accessed by the processor
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Newer Dec, 2012 vs Sep, 2012 Release date 2 months later

Features Key features of the Atom Z2760  vs S1279 

clock speed

Atom Z2760
1.8 GHz
Atom S1279
1.6 GHz

L2 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

Atom Z2760
1.8 GHz
Atom S1279
1.6 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Atom Z2760
1.8 GHz
Atom S1279
1.6 GHz

TDP

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Atom Z2760  vs
S1279 
Clock speed 1.8 GHz 1.6 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core

features

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

power consumption

TDP 2W 13.1W
Annual home energy cost 0.48 $/year 3.16 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 1.75 $/year 11.48 $/year
Typical power consumption 1.63W 10.64W

bus

Architecture FSB FSB
Number of links 1 1

details

Atom Z2760  vs
S1279 
Architecture x86 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

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

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Integrated N/A
GPU clock speed 533 MHz N/A

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1333
DDR2-800
DDR3
DDR2
Channels Dual Channel Single Channel
Supports ECC No Yes
Maximum bandwidth 12,800 MB/s 10,666.66 MB/s
Maximum memory size 2,457.6 MB 8,192 MB
Intel Atom Z2760
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Intel Atom S1279
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