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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel x5-Z8550

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Newer Jan, 2016 vs Jan, 2015 Release date a year later
Front view of Intel Atom x7 x7-Z8700

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Much better geekbench 3 AES single core score 389,000 MB/s vs 384.2 MB/s Around 1012.5x better geekbench 3 AES single core score
Much better 3DMark06 CPU score 23.1 vs 13.4 More than 70% better 3DMark06 CPU score
Slightly higher clock speed 1.6 GHz vs 1.44 GHz More than 10% higher clock speed

Benchmarks Real world tests of x5-Z8550 vs Atom x7 x7-Z8700

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

x5-Z8550
384.2 MB/s
Atom x7 x7-Z8700
389,000 MB/s

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

x5-Z8550  vs
Atom x7 x7-Z8700 
Clock speed 1.44 GHz 1.6 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.4 GHz 2.4 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

x5-Z8550  vs
Atom x7 x7-Z8700 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
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

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.4 GHz 2.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.44 GHz 1.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.4 GHz 2.4 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 400 Intel® HD Graphics
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 200 MHz 200 MHz

memory controller

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