|C-50 Vs C-60||C-50 Vs C-60 Benchmark||Integrated Graphics in C-60 Vs C-50||Atom N550 Vs C-60|
In the low power netbook and small notebook processor areas, the Intel’s Atom N550 and the AMD’s C-60 provide an interesting comparison. The two processors has about the same processor performance.
Notice that while AMD’s C-60 is clocked lower at 1.0 GHz, it supports turbo boost, which more than makes up for its slower clock speed. By comparison C-50 ( which is same as C-60 but without Turbo Boost) – it will have substantially slower performance as compared to Atom N550.
Table : Atom N550 Vs AMD C-60 Feature Differences
|Feature||Atom N550||AMD C-60|
|Core Frequency||1.50 GHz||1 GHz|
| No. Of Cores
||2 ( 4 Hyperthreads)||2|
| Cache Organization
||1 MB L2 Cache||1 MB L2 + 128 KB L1|
| Turbo Frequency
||No Turbo||1.33 GHz|
| TDP Rating
||8.5 Watts||9 Watts|
| 64 Bit Support
||45 nm||40 nm|
| Integrated Memory Controller
| Integrated Graphics
||Yes, integrated GMA 3150||Yes, integrated Radeon HD 6290|
Table : Atom N550 Vs AMD C-60 Benchmarking Comparison
|Benchmarks||Atom N550||AMD C-60|
| PassMark Score
| Super Pi 2M (Lower in better)
||200 seconds||153 seconds|
| 3D Mark 06 CPU
| Windows 7 Experience Score
Some more details of Atom N550
The Atom N550 significantly improves upon 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 N550 should enhance the utility of the net books by providing a little more processing power juice.
Some more details of AMD C-60
The C-60’s main improvement over the C-50 is the introductio of the Turbo Boost feature. As you can see in the bench marks it improves the performance of the AMD C-50 processor significantly without increasing the TDP rating.