March 22, 2012

Intel Atom N2600 : Dual Core, Hyper Threading Technology, 32nm Lithography

The Intel Atom N2600 is a dual core processor for entry level netbooks and tablet PCs. It was made available last December 2011 and is fabricated using 32nm lithography and supports Hyper Threading technology. It has a clock speed of 1600 MHz (1.6 GHz) and 2.5 GT/s DMI bus speed. It has 1MB level 2 cache.


The Intel Atom N2600 just like Atom N2800 features a PowerVR SGX545 based graphics card but with a speed of only 400MHz and named as Graphics Media Accelerator 360. It supports video decoding engine for MPEG4 Part2, VC-1, WMV9, and H.264. This new atom processor now supports DisplayPort 1.1 and HDMI 1.3a outputs.

The Intel Atom N2600 has 64Bit Single-Channel DDR3-800/1067 memory controller that supports two Small Outline DIMMs and maximum physical memory storage of 2 GB. It has a PassMark rating of 543 which is somewhat slower in terms of CPU muscle than to AMD C-60 but a mile slower than the GPU side.

It has thermal design power (TDP) rating of 3.5 Watts and is suited for netbooks and tablet PCs. Below is a list of processors showing their PassMark Rating together with the intel Atom N2600.

Processors Passmark Rating
Intel Atom N435 246
Intel Atom N280 315
AMD E-240 317
Intel Atom N450 318
Intel Atom N455 321
AMD C-50 453
Intel Atom N2600 543
Intel Atom N550 567
AMD C-60 592
AMD E-300 595
Intel Atom N570 646
Intel Atom N2800 723
AMD E-350 APU 725
AMD E-450 743
Intel Core i3 380UM 1305
Intel Celeron B815 1346
AMD Athlon II P360 1348
Celeron B800 1379
AMD A4-3310MX 1417
AMD Turion II P540 1497
Pentium T4500 1546
Pentium P6200 1624
Pentium P6300 1679
Intel Core i3-2367M 1842
AMD E2-3000M 1857
Intel Core i3-2367M 1884
Intel Pentium B950 1976
AMD A8-3520M 2014
AMD A4-3300M 2196
intel Core i3-370M 2220
Pentium B960 2282
Intel Core i3 380M 2313
AMD A6-3420M 2321
Core i5-2467M 2371
Intel Core i5-2557M 2590
Intel Core i5 460M 2612
Intel Core i3 2310M 2619
Intel Core i5 560M 2671
Intel Core i7 620M 2794
Intel Core i3 2330M 2803
Intel Core i3-2350M 3084
AMD A8-3530MX 3151
AMD A6-3410MX APU 3157
AMD A8-3500M 3166
Intel Core i7-2677M 3176
Intel Core i7 720QM 3294
Intel Core i7 2637M 3328
Intel Core i5 2410M 3350
AMD A8-3510MX 3359
Intel Core i5 2430M 3484
AMD A6-3400M 3539
Intel Core i5 2520M 3586
Intel Core i5 2450M 3827
Intel Core i7 2620M 3907
Intel Core i7 2640M 4209
Intel Core i7 2675QM 6128
Intel Core i7 2630QM 6334
Intel Core i7 2635QM 6574
Intel Core i7 2670QM 6804
Intel Core i7 2720QM 7040
Intel Core i7 2820QM 7495
Intel Core i7 2760QM 7586
Intel Core i7 2920XM 7680
Intel Core i7 2860QM 7912
Intel Core i7 2960XM 8861

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