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Front view of Intel Atom x7 x7-Z8700

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Much higher turbo clock speed 2.4 GHz vs 1.84 GHz More than 30% higher turbo clock speed
Significantly higher clock speed 1.6 GHz vs 1.44 GHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Much better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 3,246 vs 2,187 Around 50% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Significantly better CompuBench 1.5 ocean surface simulation score 84.61 fps vs 62.92 fps Around 35% better CompuBench 1.5 ocean surface simulation score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.4 GHz vs 1.52 GHz Around 60% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Supports more RAM 8,192 MB vs 2,048 MB Supports 4x more RAM
Better geekbench 3 AES single core score 389,000 MB/s vs 279,050 MB/s Around 40% better geekbench 3 AES single core score
More number of displays supported 3 vs 2 1 more number of displays supported
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz vs 1.44 GHz More than 65% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Atom x5 x5-Z8300

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Better performance per dollar 0.84 pt/$ vs 0 pt/$ Around 241.2x better performance per dollar
Newer Apr, 2015 vs Jan, 2015 Release date 3 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Atom x7 x7-Z8700 vs x5 x5-Z8300

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Atom x7 x7-Z8700
8.39 mHash/s
Atom x5 x5-Z8300
5.83 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Atom x7 x7-Z8700
5.42 mPixels/s
Atom x5 x5-Z8300
3.93 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Ocean surface simulation) Data courtesy CompuBench

Atom x7 x7-Z8700
84.61 fps
Atom x5 x5-Z8300
62.92 fps

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

CompuBench 1.5 (Video composition) Data courtesy CompuBench

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 x7 x7-Z8700
389,000 MB/s
Atom x5 x5-Z8300
279,050 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Atom x7 x7-Z8700  vs
x5 x5-Z8300 
Clock speed 1.6 GHz 1.44 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.4 GHz 1.84 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core

features

Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling No No

power consumption

Typical power consumption N/A N/A

bus

Architecture FSB FSB
Number of links 1 1

details

Atom x7 x7-Z8700  vs
x5 x5-Z8300 
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 2 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 14 nm 14 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Architecture x86-64 x86-64

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.4 GHz 1.52 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz 1.44 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.4 GHz 1.52 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics Intel® HD Graphics
Number of displays supported 3 2
GPU clock speed 200 MHz 200 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Single Channel
Maximum bandwidth 12,800 MB/s 6,400 MB/s
Maximum memory size 8,192 MB 2,048 MB
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