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Intel Atom N2600 Vs N570

- 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.

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7 Response

  1. Nehalem says:

    The lower TDP is impressive. But we would have liked to somewhat better performance. E450 from AMD has better balance of low cost, low power, adequate performance.

  2. Kimberley says:

    Yes 3.5 Watts is ultra cool. They may even do away with the heat sink if I am not incorrect. That makes is close to the ARM processors.

  3. bakaohki says:

    Just a word of warning: the powervr chip is “not really” supported in linux. Well, console works, now you know.

  4. Richard says:

    I am not going to join the low power bandwagon – The Atoms and the AMD’s Brazos ( E-450) are stupid creations going a step backwards. It suites to the cheapo Eastern countries.

    Get some real machine. Get an Intel Core i3 at least. You will thank me that you did.

  5. 88fx says:

    Atom N2800 is slightly better than these two.

  6. Hwen-Tsang says:

    I am trying to check the comment posting. Moving the cursor is still painful. I am able to do it in firefox but not it internet explorer.

  7. sergik says:

    Atom N2600 is 32 bit instr. processor…

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