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Front view of Intel Core2 Duo T5270

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core2 Duo T5270

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Much better geekbench 3 AES single core score 63,000 MB/s vs 362.8 MB/s Around 173.8x better geekbench 3 AES single core score
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
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Front view of Intel Atom x5 x5-Z8500

Reasons to consider the
Intel Atom x5 x5-Z8500

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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
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.24 GHz vs 1.59 GHz More than 40% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Duo T5270 vs Atom x5 x5-Z8500

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

Core2 Duo T5270
63,000 MB/s
Atom x5 x5-Z8500
362.8 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Duo T5270  vs
Atom x5 x5-Z8500 
Clock speed 1.4 GHz 1.44 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core

features

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

power consumption

Typical power consumption 28.44W N/A

bus

Architecture FSB FSB
Number of links 1 1

details

Core2 Duo T5270  vs
Atom x5 x5-Z8500 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 2 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 14 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 1.59 GHz 2.24 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.4 GHz 1.44 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.59 GHz 2.24 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 200 MHz
Intel Core2 Duo T5270
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