AMD Athlon X4 750K vs Intel Atom D2550

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AMD Athlon X4 750K advantages

  • More CPU cores on the 750K help to process multiple threads or programs at once.
  • The AMD Athlon X4 750K has higher operating frequency than the Intel D2550.
  • This microprocessor incorporates AMD-V feature, that improves performance in virtualization applications.
  • The Athlon X4 750K has SSE4.1 and SSE4.2 instructions enabled.
  • The AMD Athlon X4 750K includes Advanced Encryption Standard instructions, that accelerate AES encryption. The technology is beneficial if you need to secure your disk or network data.
  • The processor features AVX, F16C, FMA3 and XOP instructions, that were introduced in the recent past. These extensions are not widely used by programs yet, however their support should improve in future apps.
  • The AMD 750K CPU incorporates FMA4 instruction set extension. Only AMD microprocessors offer this technology, thus it may not get broad support from software vendors.
  • The processor works in Socket FM2. The CPU can be effortlessly removed from the socket for upgrade or replacement.

Intel Atom D2550 advantages

  • The microprocessor has on-chip GMA 3650 GPU. This graphics is not fast enough to run latest games at full resolution, but it can be used for casual gaming and 3D applications.
  • The D2550 is 90% more energy efficient than the AMD 750K.

750K vs D2550 specifications comparison

The charts below show the difference between Intel D2550 and AMD 750K most important characteristics. These features, together with an IPC (instructions per cycle) number, determine how well a processor performs. The "Number of cores / threads" graph shows the number of cores (darker area). Lighter area on the graph represents the number of extra threads, provided by Hyper-Threading technology. The "Operating frequency" chart uses dark color to represent base frequency, whereas lighter area is for additional frequency, provided by Turbo feature.

The number of cores / threads
5
4
3
2
1
0
 
 
4
 
4
 
 
Higher is better
Operating frequency
5
4
3
2
1
0
 
 
4GHz
 
1.87GHz
 
 
Higher is better
Thermal Design Power
200
160
120
80
40
0
 
 
100W
 
10W
 
 
Lower is better
 

  - AMD Athlon X4 750K       - Intel Atom D2550

Detailed side by side comparison of 750K vs Intel Atom D2550 specs can be found in the "Specifications" tab.


Pros and Cons summary

Athlon X4 750K Atom D2550
General recommendations:
More cores improve multi-threading performance,
Base frequency is much higher,
Supports SSE4.1 / SSE4.2 / AVX / F16C / FMA3 / XOP instructions,
Can be upgraded
  General recommendations:
Comes with GMA 3650 GPU,
Considerably lower power

Drawbacks:

Comes without integrated graphics,
Requires considerably more power
 

Drawbacks:

Doesn't have as many CPU cores,
Runs at lower base frequency,
Lacks some instructions,
Not possible to upgrade ot replace

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Athlon X4 750K Atom D2550
 

Similar processors use the same socket and architecture as AMD Athlon X4 750K and Atom D2550.

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Specifications

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 AMD Athlon X4 750KIntel Atom D2550
Market segmentDesktopMobile
ManufacturerAMDIntel
FamilyAthlon X4Atom
Basic details
Model number750KD2550
CPU part numberAD750KWOA44HJDF8064101211300
Box part numberAD750KWOHJBOX 
Introduction dateOctober 31, 2012March 4, 2012
Current official price $47 (as of Feb 2014)
 
CPU features
Core nameTrinityCedarview-D
Platform nameVirgoCedar Trail
MicroarchitecturePiledriverSaltwell
Technology (micron)0.032
Data width (bits)64
SocketSocket FM2BGA559
Frequency (MHz)34001867
Turbo Frequency (MHz)4000 
L1 cache128 KB (code) / 64 KB (data)64 KB (code) / 48 KB (data)
L2 cache (KB)40961024
Max temperature (°C) 100
TDP (Watt)10010
Core voltage (V) 0.91 - 1.21
Cores42
Threads4
Multiprocessing1
 
Instruction set extensions
AES / Advanced Encryption Standard+-
AMD64 / EM64T 64-bit technology+
AVX / Advanced Vector Extensions+-
BMI1 / Bit Manipulation+-
F16C / 16-bit Floating-Point conversion+-
FMA3 / 3-operand Fused Multiply-Add+-
FMA4 / 4-operand Fused Multiply-Add+-
MMX+
SSE+
SSE2+
SSE3+
SSE4.1+-
SSE4.2+-
SSSE3 / Supplemental SSE3+
XOP / eXtended Operations+-
 
Supported technologies
Hyper-Threading-+
PowerNow! / Enhanced SpeedStep+-
Turbo Core / Turbo Boost+-
Virtualization+-
Virus Protection / Execute Disable bit+
 
Integrated Graphics
GPU TypeNoneGMA 3650
 
Integrated Memory Controller(s)
The number of controllers1
Memory channels21
Supported memoryDDR3-1866DDR3-800, DDR3-1066
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