Intel Atom N550: specs and benchmarks
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Intel started Intel Atom N550 sales 23 August 2010 at a recommended price of $86. This is Pineview architecture notebook processor primarily aimed at home systems. It has 2 cores and 4 threads, and is based on 45 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 1500 MHz and a locked multiplier.
Compatibility-wise, this is Intel BGA 559 processor with a TDP of 8.5 Watt and a maximum temperature of °C. It supports DDR3 memory.
We have no data on Atom N550 benchmark results.
Of Atom N550 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.
|Place in performance rating||not rated|
|Release date||23 August 2010 (11 years ago)|
|Launch price (MSRP)||$86||of 305 (Core i7-870)|
|Price now||$198 (2.3x MSRP)||of 14999 (Xeon Platinum 9282)|
Basic microprocessor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
|Physical cores||2 (Dual-core)|
|Base clock speed||1.5 GHz||of 4.7 (FX-9590)|
|Boost clock speed||1.5 GHz||of 5.3 (Core i9-10900KF)|
|Bus support||666 MHz|
|L1 cache||64K (per core)||of 896 (Atom C3950)|
|L2 cache||512K (per core)||of 12288 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)|
|Chip lithography||45 nm||of 5 (Apple M1)|
|Die size||87 mm2|
|Number of transistors||176 million||of 16000 (Apple M1)|
|64 bit support||+|
|Windows 11 compatibility||-|
Information on Atom N550 compatibility with other computer components and devices: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.
|Number of CPUs in a configuration||1||of 8 (Opteron 842)|
|Socket||Intel BGA 559|
|Thermal design power (TDP)||8.5 Watt||of 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)|
Technologies and extensions
Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Atom N550. 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 Technology||-|
|Demand Based Switching||-|
Processor technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.
Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Atom N550's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.
|Supported memory types||DDR3||of 4266 (Ryzen 9 4900H)|
|Maximum memory size||2 GB||of 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)|
|Max memory channels||1||of 12 (Xeon Platinum 9221)|
General parameters of GPU integrated into Atom N550.
|Integrated graphics card||Intel GMA 3150|
Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Atom N550. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.
- Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core
- 3DMark06 CPU
- Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core
Cinebench R10 is an ancient ray tracing benchmark for processors by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. Its single core version uses just one CPU thread to render a futuristic looking motorcycle.
3DMark06 is a discontinued DirectX 9 benchmark suite from Futuremark. Its CPU part contains two scenarios, one dedicated to artificial intelligence pathfinding, another to game physics using PhysX package.
Cinebench Release 10 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R10 using all the processor threads. Possible number of threads is limited by 16 in this version.
Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.
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