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Intel Atom D525 processor review

October 27th, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments


Intel AtomD525 is a low power low cost processor and has two cores.The nominal frequency of operation of the Atom D525 processor is 1.8 GHz. It does support hyperthreading, which means that we could see 4 threads sunning simultaneously.

The Atom D525 has 1M of L2 cache. Built with 45 nm technology, the Intel Atom D525 is intended for low power, high battery life netbooks and small notebooks. The TDP ( Thermal Power Design) rating for the Atom D525 processor is 13 Watts.

Intel’s suggested budgetary price of $63 ( at the time of writing), makes this notebook a compelling choice to design low cost notebooks.


The Atom D525 has integrated memory controller. The integrated memory controller reduces the memory latency and increases the overall performance of the processor. The maximum amount of the memory supported in 4 GB. The Atom D525 supports DDR3-800 as well as DDR2-800 and DDR2-667.

The Intel Atom D525 has integrated graphics (Intel GMA 3150 graphics), which helps design of the low cost systems, by avoiding the need of a discrete graphics component in the systems design. Do not expect that the performance of the graphics is going to be extraordinary.

The Atom D525 does not support intel vitualization technology VT-x and VT-d.

When compared to the earlier intel Atom D510, the D525 improves the frequency from 1.66 GHz to 1.88 GHz, without increasing the TDP rating of 13 Watts. The Atom D525 also adds support for the DDR3 memory ( D510 has suppory only for DDR2-800 and DDR2-667).

Some of the Atom D525 benchmark results show that the D525 takes 83 seconds with Super Pi 1M and 188 seconds with Super Pi 2M.

Some of the notebooks powered by Intel Atom D525 include

– ASUS Eee PC Seashell 1215N-PU17-SL 12.1-Inch Netbook.
– ASUS Eee Box EB1501P-B016E Nettop PC
– Acer AspireRevo AR3700-U3002

Source: http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=49490

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