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Front view of Intel Atom Z3590

Reasons to consider the
Intel Atom Z3590

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More advanced architecture x86-64 vs ARM A 64-bit architecture allows more RAM to be installed and accessed by the processor
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.5 GHz vs 2 GHz 25% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Newer Jul, 2015 vs Sep, 2014 Release date 9 months later
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.5 GHz vs 2 GHz 25% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Apple A8

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Better geekbench 3 single core score 1,623 vs 962 Around 70% better geekbench 3 single core score
Newer manufacturing process 20 nm vs 22 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor

Benchmarks Real world tests of Atom Z3590 vs Apple A8

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Atom Z3590
2,863
Apple A8
2,910

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Apple A8
1,623

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Atom Z3590
372.1 MB/s
Apple A8
993,000 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Atom Z3590  vs
Apple A8 
Cores Quad core Dual core

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.5 GHz 2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.5 GHz 2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.5 GHz 2 GHz

power consumption

Typical power consumption N/A 2.03W

details

Atom Z3590  vs
Apple A8 
Architecture x86-64 ARM
Threads 4 2
Manufacture process 22 nm 20 nm

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A PowerVR Series 6XT GX6450

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3
LPDDR3-1333
Maximum memory size 4,096 MB 1,024 MB
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