Hyper-Threading: Atom 230 Versus Celeron 220
Giving the Atom processor Hyper-Threading technology was a smart decision on the part of Intel. The processor is much better utilized in threaded applications; it is able to increase its performance in our tests by up to 37%.
|Benchmark||Intel Atom 230|
|Cinema 4D Release 10||36.9%|
Speed: Atom 230 versus Celeron 220 versus Sempron 64 LE-1100
|Benchmark||Celeron 220 1.20 GHz||Sempron 64 LE-1100 1.90 GHz|
|Cinema 4D Release 10||56.5%||50.6%|
Here you can clearly see the slower in-order micro-architecture, which processes commands one after another. A Celeron at 1.20 GHz is 35% faster than an Atom at 1.60 GHz, but the Atom only consumes a fraction of the energy used by the Celeron. The AMD Sempron system, which uses almost the same energy in idle mode as the Atom system, is 43% faster.