- The Intel’s N2600 belongs to the Cedar Trail architecture and has about the same clock frequency as the N570. Both are dual core processors.
- The N2600 consumes lower power and is rated at just 3.5 Watts TDP. It is great for battery life and slim notebooks.
- The N2600 uses Power VR SGX545 graphics from Imagination technologies. This has better performance than the GMA 3150, used in N570.
The CPU Core performance of the two processors are about the the same. You do not get a faster processor with N2600, but you benefit by a lower power and a better graphics.
Table : Feature Differences
|Feature||Atom N2600||Atom N570|
|Core Frequency||1.6 GHz||1.66 GHz|
|No. Of Cores||2 ( 4 Hyperthreads)||2 ( 4 Hyperthreads)|
|Cache Organization||1 MB L2||1 MB L2 Cache|
|Turbo Frequency||No Turbo||No Turbo|
|TDP Rating||3.5 Watts||8.5 Watts|
|64 Bit Support||Y||Y|
|Lithography||32 nm||45 nm|
|Integrated Memory Controller||DDR3-800/1066||DDR3|
|Integrated Graphics||PowerVR SGX 545, 400 MHz||Yes, integrated GMA 3150|
Some more details of Atom N2600
The Atom N2600 is a dual core processor for entry level notebooks. Clocked at 1.60 GHz, the processor is good for most of your entry level tasks. The N2800 has higher 1.86 GHz clock. Intel has paired the processor cores with PowerVR SGX 545 ( at 400 MHz) graphics from Imagination Technologies – the same company that has sourced the integrated graphics in A5 and A5X processors used in Apple’s iPad. Intel brings close to 2x performance in the graphics as compared to the GMA 3150 in earlier Pine Trail based Atom processors. This makes this more competitive against the AMD’s brazos based fusion APUs. At 6.5 Watts TDP the processor is great for battery life.
Some more details of Atom N570
The Atom N570 is one of the entry level processors for netbooks. It is a dual core processors and improves upon the N550 by bumping up the clock frequency. The Integrated graphics is not great but just good enough if you are looking at mostly static pages.
In the next post we will compare the benchmarks of these two processors.