CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 550 vs N270 among laptop CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Atom N270
5.5
FX 6300
n.d.
Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

No winner declared

Too close to call

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Celeron 550

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Intel Celeron 550

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Celeron 550 vs the Atom N270.

Front view of Intel Atom N270

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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

Benchmarks Real world tests of Celeron 550 vs Atom 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

Celeron 550
82,700 MB/s
Atom N270
24,800 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Celeron 550  vs
Atom N270 
Clock speed 2 GHz 1.6 GHz
Cores Single core Single core
Socket type
479
437

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 No Yes

power consumption

TDP 31W 2.5W
Annual home energy cost 7.47 $/year 0.6 $/year
Performance per watt 2.11 pt/W 9.71 pt/W
Typical power consumption 25.19W 2.03W

bus

Architecture FSB FSB
Number of links 1 1
Clock speed 533 MHz 533 MHz

details

Celeron 550  vs
Atom N270 
Architecture x86-64 x86
Threads 1 2
L2 cache 1 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 45 nm
Transistor count 291,000,000 47,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 15 12
Voltage range 0.95 - 1.3V 0.9 - 1.16V

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.27 GHz 1.87 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2 GHz 1.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.27 GHz 1.87 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None None
Label N/A N/A
Latest DirectX N/A N/A
Number of displays supported N/A N/A
GPU clock speed N/A N/A
Turbo clock speed N/A N/A
3DMark06 N/A N/A
Intel Celeron 550
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