Intel Atom 230 vs VIA C3-M C3-M-1200

General info

Comparing Atom 230 and VIA C3-M C3-M-1200 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
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Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Series
Intel Atom
 
C3-M
Architecture codename
Silverthorne
 
Nehemiah
Release date
1 March 2008
 
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Launch price (MSRP)
$29
 
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Technical specs

Atom 230 and VIA C3-M C3-M-1200 quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Atom 230 and VIA C3-M C3-M-1200 performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
1
 
1
Number of threads
2
 
1
Maximum frequency
1.6 GHz
 
1.2 GHz
Bus support
533 MHz
 
200 MHz
L1 cache
64K (per core)
 
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L2 cache
512 KB
 
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Manufacturing process technology
45 nm
 
130 nm
Die size
26 mm2
 
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Maximum core temperature
85 °C
 
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Transistor count
47 Million
 
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64 bit support
+
 
-
VID voltage range
0.9V-1.1625V
 
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Compatibility

Information on Atom 230 and VIA C3-M C3-M-1200 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)
 
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Socket
PBGA437
 
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Power consumption (TDP)
4 Watt
 
18 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Atom 230 and VIA C3-M C3-M-1200. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE2, Intel® SSE3, Intel® SSSE3
 
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Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
-
 
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Turbo Boost
-
 
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Hyper-Threading
+
 
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Idle States
-
 
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Demand Based Switching
-
 
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FSB parity
-
 
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Security technologies

Atom 230 and VIA C3-M C3-M-1200 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
-
 
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EDB
+
 
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Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Atom 230 and VIA C3-M C3-M-1200 are enumerated here.
VT-d
-
 
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VT-x
-
 
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Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Atom 230 and VIA C3-M C3-M-1200.
Maximum memory size
8 GB
 
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Gaming performance

Let's see how good Atom 230 and VIA C3-M C3-M-1200 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Atom 230

Higher maximum frequency (1600 vs 1200 MHz)
Finer manufacturing process technology (45 vs 130 nm)
Less power hungry (4 vs 18 watts)
x86-64 (a general name for 64-bit extension of x86 instruction set. There are AMD64 and Intel 64 versions that differ very little)

Advantages of VIA C3-M C3-M-1200

82.9% faster (about 2 times) in synthetic tests

So, Atom 230 or VIA C3-M C3-M-1200?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends VIA C3-M C3-M-1200.
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