Page 1:Intel Atom 230 At 1.60 GHz With Hyper-Threading
Page 2:Overview Of Atom Technology
Page 3:Functional Comparison Of The Atom
Page 4:ITX Motherboard
Page 5:ITX Motherboard, Continued
Page 6:BIOS And Overclocking
Page 7:Thermal Power Loss
Page 8:Thermal Power Loss, Continued
Page 9:Cooling And Temperatures
Page 10:Speed When Surfing
Page 11:Windows XP Or Vista?
Page 12:LAN, DVD And HD-Speed
Page 13:Hyper-Threading: Atom 230 Versus Celeron 220
Page 14:Test System, Drivers, Benchmarks, Settings
Page 15:Lame, iTunes, AVG, Winrar
Page 16:Cinema 4D, Fritz, PCMark
Page 17:SiSoft Sandra
Page 18:Results: Atom Is Not Suitable As An Office PC
Speed When Surfing
To test the speed when surfing the Internet, we loaded our CPU charts website and timed how long it took for the page to be fully loaded and displayed. The results depended on the operating system and browser used.
The Atom 220 was fastest under Windows XP with Firefox 3: with this combination it only required nine seconds to open the page. However, if other browser windows have already been opened, or other tools are running in the background, times slow down considerably.
We do not recommend using Vista — the Atom 230 is generally too slow for this operating system. It takes up to a minute for the processor to react after loading the desktop interface when starting Vista, and the unit operates constantly at less than 100% load. You often do not notice that a website has not been loaded fully, which means that the navigation on the website initially does not work. If a number of clicks are performed during the loading process, the CPU does not react for quite some time while it sorts out the tasks, and the load time can easily quadruple. You need to get a feeling for the slower system in order to be able to enjoy using it.
- Intel Atom 230 At 1.60 GHz With Hyper-Threading
- Overview Of Atom Technology
- Functional Comparison Of The Atom
- ITX Motherboard
- ITX Motherboard, Continued
- BIOS And Overclocking
- Thermal Power Loss
- Thermal Power Loss, Continued
- Cooling And Temperatures
- Speed When Surfing
- Windows XP Or Vista?
- LAN, DVD And HD-Speed
- Hyper-Threading: Atom 230 Versus Celeron 220
- Test System, Drivers, Benchmarks, Settings
- Lame, iTunes, AVG, Winrar
- Cinema 4D, Fritz, PCMark
- SiSoft Sandra
- Results: Atom Is Not Suitable As An Office PC