Intel Atom 230 vs VIA C3-M C3-M-1200
Comparing Atom 230 and VIA C3-M C3-M-1200 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
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
Number of threads
64K (per core)
Manufacturing process technology
Maximum core temperature
64 bit support
VID voltage range
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
Power consumption (TDP)
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
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
Demand Based Switching
Atom 230 and VIA C3-M C3-M-1200 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Atom 230 and VIA C3-M C3-M-1200 are enumerated here.
Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Atom 230 and VIA C3-M C3-M-1200.
Maximum memory size
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.
Should you still have questions on choice between Atom 230 and VIA C3-M C3-M-1200, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.