Does Intel's Dual-Core Atom Improve Efficiency?

SYSmark 2004 SE

We would have loved to use Windows Vista and SYSmark 2007 Preview, but the benchmark wouldn’t complete on any of the Atom systems, so we switched to Windows XP and SYSmark 2004 preview.

The Atom 330 dual-core introduces a small benefit in the communication section of the SYSmark 2004 benchmark suite.

There is no benefit in the data analysis section.

Document creation benefits marginally.

Finally, the overall SYSmark 2004 SE score isn’t really better on the Atom 330 dual core than it is on the 230 single core.