The Intel Atom N550 runs at 1.5Ghz and has two physical cores, and can run four threads. While this sounds great, how does it actually perform on a netbook?
notebookitalia have got their hands on the upcoming Asus Eee PC 1015PN netbook which is one of the first netbooks to feature the new Atom N550, and have benchmarked its performance with 7-Zip.
They compared its performance against the popular Atom N450, Intel Core 2 Solo SU3300, Atom 330 and Atom D510 dual core processors.
The good new is it came out on top, offering the highest performance scores, beating out the competition.
It is also important to note the Atom N550’s power consumption (TDP), of 8.5W. While this is higher than the single core N450 at 5.5W, its lower than the 13W of the D510 dual core.