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Athlon Vs. Atom: Duel Of The Energy Savers

Athlon 64 vs. Atom 230 vs. Celeron 220

The Atom 230 at 1.6 GHz is approximately 13% slower in our benchmark set than the Athlon 64 2000+ clocked at 1 GHz. The Intel Atom can claim to be faster only in the data compression program WinRAR and when scanning for viruses.

Benchmark Atom 230Celeron 220
iTunes-23.5%25.4%
Lame-37.8%33.2%
AVG Antivirus3.0%19.8%
WinRAR3.4%14.1%
Cinema4D Rlease 10-9.6%52.3%
Total-12.9%29.0%

The Celeron 220, which is based on the previous board model from Intel’s Atom system, is 29% faster than the Athlon 64.