- 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.
In overall you do not get a faster processor, but you benefit by a lower power processor and a better graphics. The N2800 does make a difference.
Table : Atom N2600 Vs Atom N570 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|
Table : Atom N2600 Vs Atom N570 Benchmarking Comparison
|Benchmarks||Atom N2600||Atom N570|
| PassMark CPU Mark Score
| Cinebench R10
| 3D Mark 06 CPU
| Windows 7 Experience Score
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 cloked. 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 improves upon the N550 by bumping up the clock frequency. It is on the top of the improvement over the N450 and N455 by integrating two cores in the processor ( The N450 and N455 have only 1 cores). The Cache also gets doubled to 1 MB. The Atom N570 should further enhance the utility of the net books by providing a little more processing power juice.