34points

Intel Atom Z2520

96points

Intel Core i7-4960X

Intel Atom Z2520
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Intel Atom Z2520 vs Intel Core i7-4960X

Intel Atom Z2520
Intel Core i7-4960X
Intel Atom Z2520
Intel Core i7-4960X

Why is Intel Atom Z2520 better than Intel Core i7-4960X?

  • 40W lower TDP
    90Wvs130W
  • Has integrated graphics
  • 23.5mm shorter
    14mmvs37.5mm
  • 23.5mm narrower
    14mmvs37.5mm

Why is Intel Core i7-4960X better than Intel Atom Z2520?

  • 9x faster CPU speed
    6 x 3.6GHzvs2 x 1.2GHz
  • 800MHz higher ram speed
    1866MHzvs1066MHz
  • 8 more CPU threads
    12vs4
  • 10nm smaller semiconductor size
    22nmvs32nm
  • 0.5MB bigger L2 cache
    1.5MBvs1MB
  • 320KB bigger L1 cache
    384KBvs64KB
  • Supports 64-bit
  • Has AES

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General info

1.Supports 64-bit
Intel Atom Z2520
Intel Core i7-4960X

A 32-bit operating system can only support up to 4GB of RAM. 64-bit allows more than 4GB, giving increased performance. It also allows you to run 64-bit applications.

2.semiconductor size

32nm

22nm

A smaller size indicates that the process to create the chip is newer.

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12nm

3.thermal design power (TDP)

90W

130W

The thermal design power (TDP) is the maximum amount of power the cooling system needs to dissipate. A lower TDP typically means that it consumes less power.

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3W

4.Has integrated graphics
Intel Atom Z2520
Intel Core i7-4960X

With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.

5.Has RdRand
Intel Atom Z2520
Intel Core i7-4960X

RdRand is an instruction set used for cryptography.

6.width

14mm

37.5mm

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11mm

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Performance

1.CPU speed

2 x 1.2GHz

6 x 3.6GHz

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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX

32 x 3GHz

2.L2 cache

1MB

1.5MB

A larger L2 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.

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32MB

3.CPU threads

4

12

More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.

Best

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX

64

4.L1 cache

64KB

384KB

A larger L1 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.

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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX

2250KB

5.L2 core

0.5MB/core

0.25MB/core

More data can be stored in the L2 cache for access by each core of the CPU.

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2.5MB/core

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Memory

1.RAM speed

1066MHz

1866MHz

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.

Best

AMD Ryzen 5 2500X

2933MHz

2.memory channels

2

4

More memory channels increases the speed of data transfer between the memory and the CPU.

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Intel Atom x5-Z8350

12.8

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Features

1.Uses hyperthreading technology
Intel Atom Z2520
Intel Core i7-4960X

Many of Intel's processors use hyperthreading, which means that each core of the processor can work on two threads at once instead of most processors which work on a single thread per core. This means you can have significant performance gains in certain applications.

2.Has dynamic frequency scaling
Intel Atom Z2520
Intel Core i7-4960X

Dynamic frequency scaling is a technology that allows the processor to conserve power and reduce noise when it is under a light load.

3.Has AES
Intel Atom Z2520
Intel Core i7-4960X

AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.

4.SSE version

3

4.2

SSE is used to speed up multimedia tasks such as editing an image or adjusting audio volume. Each new version contains new instructions and improvements.

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4.2

5.Supports hardware-assisted virtualization
Intel Atom Z2520
Intel Core i7-4960X

It is easier to obtain better performance when using virtualization if it is hardware-assisted.

6.Has Tri-Gate transistors
Intel Atom Z2520
Intel Core i7-4960X

An advanced transistor technology developed by Intel that allows lower power consumption and higher speeds.

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