Is the Intel Atom N280 (1.66 GHz) like the Pentium 3 (regarding the performance)?


More like a Pentium 4 Northwood 2.4 GHz.

feel free to browse the GeekBench Result Browser.


It's only slightly faster than the 900mhz Celerons that the very first Eee PCs used.

  • fortunately, speed isn't the only factor in how well a CPU performs. – quack quixote Feb 19 '10 at 21:05
  • What do you mean? In the benchmarks I've seen, the difference is really small. The main advantage to the Atom is that it uses less power. – jonescb Feb 19 '10 at 21:06
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    not in every aspect though, i.e. when it comes to multimedia applications such as flash and HD video, the Celerons (and other processors supporting out-of-order execution) are running circles around the 'in-order' Atom CPUs. – Molly7244 Feb 19 '10 at 21:08
  • can i get any free tool for make benchmark on my computer and compare with others computers ? – Gold Feb 19 '10 at 21:21
  • @Gold - just get GeekBench (link in my answer), works portable, just copy the install folder to a USB stick and run on other computers, you can also check their result browser for comparisons with similar specced systems. – Molly7244 Feb 19 '10 at 21:38

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