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Intel Atom N450 vs N550

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Intel Atom N450 advantages

  • Higher operating frequency of the Intel Atom N450 allows it to run most programs faster.
  • The Intel N450 is 35% more energy efficient.

Intel Atom N550 advantages

  • More CPU cores on the Atom N550 help to handle multiple tasks or heavily multi-threaded applications.

N450 vs N550 specifications comparison

The charts below compare the most important Atom N550 and Atom N450 features. These characteristics, together with an IPC (instructions per cycle) number, determine how well a microprocessor performs. The "Number of cores / threads" graph shows the number of cores (darker area). Lighter area on the graph corresponds to the number of extra threads, provided by Hyper-Threading technology.

The number of cores / threads
5
4
3
2
1
0
 
 
2
 
4
 
 
Higher is better
Operating frequency
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1.67GHz
 
1.5GHz
 
 
Higher is better
Thermal Design Power
10
8
6
4
2
0
 
 
5.5W
 
8.5W
 
 
Lower is better
 

  - Intel Atom N450       - Intel Atom N550

Please see the "Specifications" tab for detailed side by side comparison of Intel N450 vs Atom N550 specs.


Pros and Cons summary

Atom N450 Atom N550
General recommendations:
Base frequency is higher,
Lower power
  General recommendations:
More cores for better multi-threading performance,
Supports more simultaneous threads

Drawbacks:

Not as many CPU cores,
Executes fewer threads
 

Drawbacks:

Has lower base frequency,
Considerably higher power

Similar processors

Atom N450 Atom N550
 

Similar processors use the same socket and architecture as Intel Atom N450 and N550, but their performance and other characteristics are slightly different.

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Specifications

Please visit Intel Atom N450 and Intel Atom N550 pages for more complete specifications of both microprocessors.

 Intel Atom N450Intel Atom N550
Market segmentMobile
ManufacturerIntel
FamilyAtom
Basic details
Model numberN450N550
CPU part numberAU80610004653AAAU80610006291AA
Introduction dateJanuary 4, 2010August 23, 2010
 
CPU features
Core namePineview
Platform namePine Trail-M
MicroarchitectureBonnell
Technology (micron)0.045
Data width (bits)64
SocketBGA559
Frequency (MHz)16671500
L1 cache32 KB (code) / 24 KB (data)64 KB (code) / 48 KB (data)
L2 cache (KB)5121024
Max temperature (°C)100 
TDP (Watt)5.58.5
Core voltage (V)0.9625 - 1.175 
Cores12
Threads24
Multiprocessing1
 
Instruction set extensions
AMD64 / EM64T 64-bit technology+
MMX+
SSE+
SSE2+
SSE3+
SSSE3 / Supplemental SSE3+
 
Supported technologies
Hyper-Threading+
PowerNow! / Enhanced SpeedStep+
Virus Protection / Execute Disable bit+
 
Integrated Graphics
GPU TypeGMA 3150
Notes:

Rows with different specifications or features are highlighted.

For detailed specifications of "Intel Atom N450" or "Intel Atom N550" parts please click on the links in the table header.

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