Intel Atom 230: specs and benchmarks

Intel Atom 230


Intel started Intel Atom 230 sales 1 March 2008 at a recommended price of $29. This is Silverthorne architecture notebook processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 1 core and 2 thread, and is based on 45 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 1.60 GHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is PBGA437 processor with a TDP of 4 Watt.

It provides poor benchmark performance at 0.65 percent of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7742.

General info

Of Atom 230 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
Intel Atom
Achitecture codename
Release date
1 March 2008
Launch price (MSRP)

Technical specs

Atom 230's quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Atom 230's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
Number of threads
Maximum frequency
1.6 GHz
of 5 (FX-9590)
Bus support
533 MHz
L1 cache
64K (per core)
of 896 (Atom C3950)
L2 cache
512 KB
of 8192 (FX-8350)
Manufacturing process technology
45 nm
Die size
26 mm2
Maximum core temperature
85 °C
of 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Transistor count
47 Million
of 19200 (Ryzen 7 3700)
64 bit support
VID voltage range


Information on Atom 230 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
1 (Uniprocessor)
Power consumption (TDP)
4 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Atom 230. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE2, Intel® SSE3, Intel® SSSE3
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
Turbo Boost
Idle States
Demand Based Switching
FSB parity

Security technologies

Atom 230 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Atom 230 are enumerated here.

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Atom 230.
Maximum memory size
8 GB

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPU integrated into Atom 230.
Integrated graphics

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Atom 230. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance


Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core


Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core




Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Atom 230 is for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Atom 230 performance compared to nearest competitors. All CPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Atom 230 from AMD is C-30, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

Advices and comments

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