Intel Atom N570 vs Core 2 Duo E4600

Mini Review

Intel Atom N570 advantages

  • The Intel N570 integrates Hyper-Threading feature, which allows each CPU core to run two threads simultaneously.
  • Integrated Virtualization technology enhances performance in virtualization applications.
  • In addition to 2 CPU cores, the Intel Atom N570 microprocessor includes GMA 3150 graphics. While this GPU is not powerful enough to play latest games at full resolution, it can be used for casual gaming and 3D apps.
  • Power consumption of the Atom N570 is better.

Intel Core 2 Duo E4600 advantages

  • The Core 2 Duo E4600 has higher operating frequency than the N570.
  • The Core 2 Duo E4600 uses Socket 775. The processor can be removed from the socket without trouble for upgrade or replacement.

N570 vs E4600 specifications comparison

The charts below compare the most important Core 2 Duo E4600 and N570 characteristics. These features, along with an IPC (instructions per cycle) number, determine how well a microprocessor performs. The "Number of cores / threads" graph displays the number of cores (darker area). Lighter area on the graph corresponds to the number of additional threads, provided by Hyper-Threading technology.

The number of cores / threads
5
4
3
2
1
0
 
 
4
 
2
 
 
Higher is better
Operating frequency
3
2.4
1.8
1.2
0.6
0
 
 
1.67GHz
 
2.4GHz
 
 
Higher is better
Thermal Design Power
80
64
48
32
16
0
 
 
8.5W
 
65W
 
 
Lower is better
 

  - Intel Atom N570       - Intel Core 2 Duo E4600

Please see the "Specifications" tab for detailed side by side comparison of Atom N570 vs Intel E4600 specs.


Pros and Cons summary

Atom N570 Core 2 Duo E4600
General recommendations:
Executes more threads at once,
Comes with GMA 3150 graphics,
Needs less power
  General recommendations:
Higher base frequency,
The CPU is upgreadable

Drawbacks:

Base frequency is lower,
Not possible to upgrade ot replace
 

Drawbacks:

Handles fewer threads,
Does not have on-chip GPU,
Requires considerably more power

Similar processors

Atom N570 Core 2 Duo E4600
 

Similar processors use the same core and fit the same socket as Intel N570 and Intel E4600.

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Specifications

Please visit Intel Atom N570 and Intel Core 2 Duo E4600 pages for more complete specifications of both microprocessors.

 Intel Atom N570Intel Core 2 Duo E4600
Market segmentMobileDesktop
ManufacturerIntel
FamilyAtomCore 2 Duo
Basic details
Model numberN570E4600
CPU part numberAU80610006243AAHH80557PG0562M
Box part number BX80557E4600
Introduction dateMarch 1, 2011 
 
CPU features
Core namePineviewAllendale
Platform namePine Trail-M 
MicroarchitectureBonnellCore
Technology (micron)0.0450.065
Data width (bits)64
SocketBGA559Socket 775
Frequency (MHz)16672400
Bus speed (MHz) 800
Clock Multiplier 12
L1 cache64 KB (code) / 48 KB (data)64 KB (code) / 64 KB (data)
L2 cache (KB)10242048
Max temperature (°C) 73.3
TDP (Watt)8.565
Max power dissipation (Watt) 104.63
Core voltage (V) 0.85 - 1.5
Cores2
Threads42
Multiprocessing1
 
Instruction set extensions
AMD64 / EM64T 64-bit technology+
MMX+
SSE+
SSE2+
SSE3+
SSSE3 / Supplemental SSE3+
 
Supported technologies
Hyper-Threading+-
PowerNow! / Enhanced SpeedStep+
Virtualization+-
Virus Protection / Execute Disable bit+
 
Integrated Graphics
GPU TypeGMA 3150None
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