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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel J3160

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Intel J3160

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Significantly newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 22 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better performance per watt 9.06 pt/W vs 3.24 pt/W More than 2.8x better performance per watt
Newer Jan, 2016 vs Jul, 2013 Release date over 2 years later
Lower typical power consumption 4.88W vs 10.56W 2.2x lower typical power consumption
Lower annual commercial energy cost 5.26 $/year vs 11.39 $/year 2.2x lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 1.45 $/year vs 3.13 $/year 2.2x lower annual home energy cost
Front view of Intel Atom C2518

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Intel Atom C2518

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Slightly higher clock speed 1.7 GHz vs 1.6 GHz More than 5% higher clock speed

Benchmarks Real world tests of J3160 vs Atom C2518

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Atom C2518

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs


GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

346.5 MB/s
Atom C2518
289.5 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs


J3160  vs
Atom C2518 
Clock speed 1.6 GHz 1.7 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core


Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
Supports dynamic frequency scaling No No

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No Yes
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 12,800 MB/s
Maximum memory size 8,192 MB 32,768 MB


J3160  vs
Atom C2518 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
Manufacture process 14 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

integrated graphics

Label Intel® HD Graphics 400 N/A
Number of displays supported 3 N/A
GPU clock speed 320 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 700 MHz N/A

power consumption

TDP 6W 13W
Annual home energy cost 1.45 $/year 3.13 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 5.26 $/year 11.39 $/year
Performance per watt 9.06 pt/W 3.24 pt/W
Typical power consumption 4.88W 10.56W


Architecture FSB FSB
Number of links 1 1
Intel J3160
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