Efficiency: Core 2 Nukes Atom On The Desktop

Application Benchmark Results

As expected, Core 2 Duo is many times faster than the Atom 230 for popular applications:

6.1x more performance for the 2.53 GHz Core 2 Duo in Cinebench R10.

Converting WAV audio into Apple’s AAC audio format for iPod utilization takes more than three times longer with the Atom 230 than it does with the Core 2 Duo E7200.

Converting WAV audio into the MP3 format takes almost four times as long with the Atom 230 as it does with the Core 2 Duo E7200.

Compressing files on WinRAR took almost three times more time with the Atom system.

WinZIP isn’t thread-optimized, which is the reason why the Atom 230 appears to be faster. Still, it takes more than twice as much time to complete this workload.