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Front view of Intel Atom x5 x5-Z8300

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Intel Atom x5 x5-Z8300

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Much newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much more l2 cache 2 MB vs 0.5 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
More cores 4 vs 1 3 more cores; run more applications at once
Newer Apr, 2015 vs Jan, 2009 Release date over 6 years later
More threads 4 vs 1 3 more threads
Front view of AMD Athlon Neo 40

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AMD Athlon Neo 40

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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
Slightly higher clock speed 1.6 GHz vs 1.44 GHz More than 10% higher clock speed

Features Key features of the Atom x5 x5-Z8300  vs Athlon Neo 40 

clock speed

Atom x5 x5-Z8300
1.44 GHz
Athlon Neo 40
1.6 GHz

L2 cache

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Atom x5 x5-Z8300  vs
Athlon Neo 40 
Clock speed 1.44 GHz 1.6 GHz
Cores Quad core Single core
Is unlocked Yes No

features

Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
3DNow!
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling No Yes

details

Atom x5 x5-Z8300  vs
Athlon Neo 40 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 1
L2 cache 2 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 14 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Intel® HD Graphics N/A
Number of displays supported 2 N/A
GPU clock speed 200 MHz N/A

power consumption

Typical power consumption N/A 12.19W
Intel Atom x5 x5-Z8300
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