Intel Atom N270 vs. Atom N280

Now that the Intel Atom N280 has arrived (c/o the Acer Aspire One D150), we’ll try to take a look if this slightly higher-clocked CPU is indeed faster than its predecessor. So, we compared it to the Atom N270 and got the following results:

A quick run thru Super Pi showed the N280 (1.66GHz) edging slightly faster than the N270 (1.6GHz). That extra 60MHz is evident in the results.

atom n270 vs n280

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The main difference between the N270 and the N280 is actually in the bus speed (133Mhz vs. 166MHz) as shown in the CPUId below:

cpuz n280

cpuz atom n270

Also check out our comparison of the Atom Z539 vs. the N270.

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Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

5 Responses

  1. Virtually all of whatever you say happens to be supprisingly legitimate and it makes me wonder why I hadn’t looked at this with this light before. This piece really did turn the light on for me as far as this particular topic goes. But there is one position I am not necessarily too comfortable with and while I make an effort to reconcile that with the actual central theme of your position, let me see what the rest of your subscribers have to point out.Nicely done.

  2. Avatar for Thore Thore says:

    From the CPU-Z pictures it appears that you run both cpu’s on battery power. Is the difference in speed similar when you use them on AC?
    And is it possible to adjust the cpu speed on the Atom N280 as you can on a Wind 100 which is Atom N270 based?

  3. Avatar for Reel Advice Reel Advice says:

    What I actually meant was if the price difference would be worth the upgrade. My bad!

  4. Avatar for Abe Olandres Abe Olandres says:

    Since they are newer, they tend to be more expensive.

  5. Avatar for Reel Advice Reel Advice says:

    Makes me wonder how this relates to the real world experience. Most probably people won’t even see or feel a difference. BTW, are netbooks with N280 Atoms more expensive?

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