Does Intel's Dual-Core Atom Improve Efficiency?

Audio And Application Benchmarks

Audio Benchmarks

Since iTunes isn’t thread optimized, it doesn’t benefit from the Atom 330’s additional core.

Something similar happened with the Lame MP3 encoder: it doesn’t scale on the dual core.

Application Benchmarks

Cinebench graphics rendering performance almost doubles on the Atom 230 dual core.

WinRAR shows a nice performance increase when compressing files with WinRAR. The increase is still small, though.

WinZIP is not thread optimized, hence is takes the same time to process our workload.