Dual-core Intel Atom N550 processor benched

June 16, 2010 at 11:17 am

Intel Atom N550Intel’s upcoming 1.5Ghz dual-core N550 Atom processor is due to land in devices in the second half of the year. There’s no doubt you’ll see a performance increase from current Pine Trail netbooks, but by just how much? Well Notebook Italia conducted some tests at Computex and shared the results.

They conducted some 7-Zip benchmarks comparing the performance against other Atom processors such as the Atom 330 and Atom D510 dual-core nettop processors along with the Atom N450 and Intel Core 2 Solo SU3300. Performance was broadly in line with the Atom D510 Pine Trail nettop processor but was nearly double that of the single-core N450 Atom processor found in most new netbooks.

Whilst the performance is not that different to the current Atom D510 the energy efficiency is. The Atom N550 has a TDP of 8.5W compared to 13W for the D510. This should mean increased runtime on netbooks using the new CPU. Overall, the N550 looks like a solid offering for the power netbook user.

Intel Atom N550

Intel Atom N550

Via Notebook Italia.


2,621 Responses to “Dual-core Intel Atom N550 processor benched”

  1. Bob said:
    June 16th, 2010 1:56 PM

    I hear with this the restriction on 10.2″ screen size will also be lifted so its possible to get N550 in 11.6/12.1″ screen sizes as well. This is a good change of strategy from Intel.

  2. Phil said:
    June 16th, 2010 11:16 PM

    Hope they can put this into the Asus 1215 as looks like it would boost battery life considerably over the D510.

  3. Bob said:
    June 17th, 2010 6:20 PM

    Oh yeah … Afterall Asus 1215 will come with a ION2 + nVidia Optimus .. I’ll be surprised if Asus misses the N550 in this one.

  4. Steve said:
    June 19th, 2010 8:23 PM

    Anyone know when these’ll be available for purchase? I’m going to college this fall and need one.

  5. ProDigit said:
    June 29th, 2010 7:08 PM

    Looks like they will be released in a good 2 to 3 months from now!
    Only thing missing is the Pixel Qi display, and an SSD!

  6. Priyanka said:
    November 9th, 2011 8:11 AM

    That is a very good news indeed. I have been using Intel Atom processor based netbook since a year and I am so happy with its performance. Initially I was thinking maybe I should get a notebook but one of my friends suggested me to buy a netbook as my usage is limited to mostly surfing internet and using MS Office.

    If any of my friends plan to get a new netbook, I am gonna suggest them to go for Intel Atom dual core processor based netbooks.