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

Intel Atom 230
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
Achitecture 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

1.6% faster in synthetic tests
Finer manufacturing process technology (45 vs 130 nm)
Less power hungry (4 vs 18 watts)
MMX (MultiMedia Extensions - the very first (1996) SIMD instruction expansion for Intel desktop CPUs, works with 64-bit registers)
SSE (Streaming SIMD Instructions - a SIMD instruction extension working with 128-bit registers)
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

We are unaware of any advantages of VIA C3-M C3-M-1200 over Intel Atom 230.

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

Technical City couldn't decide between Intel Atom 230 and VIA C3-M C3-M-1200. The differences in performance seem too small.
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