Intel Atom N550: specs and benchmarks

Intel Atom N550

Summary

Intel started Intel Atom N550 sales 23 August 2010 at a recommended price of $86. This is Pineview architecture notebook processor primarily aimed at office 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 9 Watt. It supports DDR3 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at 0.66 percent of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X.

General info

Of Atom N550 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
3.22
 
Type
Laptop
 
Series
Intel Atom
 
Architecture codename
Pineview
 
Release date
23 August 2010
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$86
 
Price now
$86
 
of 8685 (Xeon E5-4650L)

Technical specs

Atom N550's quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Atom N550's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
2
 
Number of threads
4
 
Maximum frequency
1.5 GHz
 
Bus support
666 MHz
 
L1 cache
64K (per core)
 
of 896 (Atom C3950)
L2 cache
512K (per core)
 
of 8192 (Opteron 3380)
Manufacturing process technology
45 nm
 
Die size
87 mm2
 
Transistor count
176 million
 
of 19200 (Ryzen 7 3700)
64 bit support
+
 

Compatibility

Information on Atom N550 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
 
Socket
Intel BGA 559
 
Power consumption (TDP)
9 Watt
 
of 650 (Atom Z500)

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions 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
-
 
Hyper-Threading
+
 
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
Demand Based Switching
-
 

Security technologies

Atom N550 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
-
 
EDB
+
 

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Atom N550 are enumerated here.
VT-d
-
 
VT-x
-
 

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Atom N550.
Supported memory types
DDR3
 
of 4266 (Ryzen 9 4900H)
Maximum memory size
2 GB
 
Max memory channels
1
 

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPU integrated into Atom N550.
Integrated graphics
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Atom N550. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

0.66

3DMark06 CPU

742

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

517

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

1435

Passmark

540

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Atom N550 is for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Atom N550 performance compared to nearest competitors. All CPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Atom N550 from AMD is Mobile Athlon 64 3700+, which is faster by 2% and higher by 6 positions in our rating.

User rating

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Advices and comments

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