Intel Atom D510 vs. N450 vs. D410 : Pine Trail Platform Pineview CPU Battle !

Here's a comparative chart of Passmark Benchmark results of three Intel Atom Pine Trail Platform Pineview CPU's out today ~ Intel Atom D510, D410 and N450:

CPU Benchmark results (“Baselines”) were gathered from users’ submissions to the PassMark web site as well as from internal testing. PerformanceTest conducts eight different tests and then averages the results together to determine the CPU Mark for a system. These eight tests are as follows:

1. Integer Maths Test
2. Compression Test
3. Prime Number Test
4. Encryption Test
5. Floating Point Math Test
6. SSE/3D Now Test
7. SSE stands for Streaming SIMD extensions.
8. String Sorting Test

To ensure that the full CPU power of a PC system is realized, PerformanceTest runs each CPU test on all available CPUs. Specifically, PerformanceTest runs one simultaneous CPU test for every logical CPU (Hyper-threaded); physical CPU core (dual core) or physical CPU package (multiple CPU chips). So hypothetically if you have a PC that has two CPUs, each with dual cores that use hyper-threading then PerformanceTest will run eight simultaneous tests. (via Passmark website, first published on TP at AMD Neo vs. Neo X2 Dual Core post)

Background on Pine Trail CPU's

Pine Trail, simply put, is the next-generation Atom chip for desktops, nettops and netbooks. Note that Pine Trail is the platform codename while Pineview is the codename for the new Atom CPU, which is but a part of the whole architecture.

Pineview takes the same 45nm Atom architecture introduced in 2008 and integrates a memory controller, DMI link and GMA 3150 graphics core. Learn more about Intel Atom Pine Trail Platform and Intel Atom N450 vs. N270, N280 via the link.

Two Versions of Pineview

There are basically 2 versions of the Pineview CPU: The D line and the N line.

Under the D-line, we have D410 and D510. While under N, we have N450.

The N450 is the low-power netbook version of Pine Trail and is a single core processor. Intel claimed that only single core Atom processors will be offered in netbooks. But it appears that this limitation may be lifted soon.

The D410 and D510, on the other hand, are for desktops and nettops. They are single and dual core versions of the new processor, respectively. It is rumored that a netbook version of the D510 is in the works and that it will be called the N500.


Intel Atom D510 has a price tag of $63; N450 had a similar price tag at launch. D410, on the other and, curretly sells for only $43.

TP Verdict:

As you can see on the chart, dual core Intel Atom D510 easily beats both single core N450 and D410 in performance. Intel Atom D410 having almost similar architecture as N450 performs almost just as well as the latter. Note that the main difference between D410 and N450 is that the former supports up to 4GB of DDR2-800 memory while N450 only supports up to 2GB of DDR2-667 memory.

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