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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Nvidia Tegra 3 (T33)

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Nvidia Tegra 3 (T33)

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
More l2 cache 1 MB vs 0.5 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Higher clock speed 1.6 GHz vs 1.33 GHz More than 20% higher clock speed
Newer manufacturing process 40 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
More cores 4 vs 1 3 more cores; run more applications at once
Newer Apr, 2012 vs Mar, 2009 Release date over 3 years later
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Front view of Intel Atom Z520PT

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Intel Atom Z520PT

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More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core

Features Key features of the Tegra 3 (T33)  vs Atom Z520PT 

clock speed

Tegra 3 (T33)
1.6 GHz
Atom Z520PT
1.33 GHz

L2 cache

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Tegra 3 (T33)  vs
Atom Z520PT 
Clock speed 1.6 GHz 1.33 GHz
Cores Quad core Single core

integrated graphics

Label ULP GeForce N/A
GPU clock speed 520 MHz N/A


Tegra 3 (T33)  vs
Atom Z520PT 
Architecture ARM x86
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 1 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 40 nm 45 nm

power consumption

Typical power consumption N/A 1.79W
Nvidia Tegra 3 (T33)
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Intel Atom Z520PT
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