Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711) vs Intel Atom x5-Z8350

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711) CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Atom x5-Z8350
Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711) Intel Atom x5-Z8350

CPU comparison

Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711) or Intel Atom x5-Z8350 - which processor is faster? In this comparison we look at the differences and analyze which of these two CPUs is better. We compare the technical data and benchmark results.

The Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711) has 4 cores with 4 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 1.50 GHz. Up to 8 GB of memory is supported in 1 memory channels. The Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711) was released in 06/2019.

The Intel Atom x5-Z8350 has 4 cores with 4 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 1.92 GHz. The CPU supports up to 2 GB of memory in 1 memory channels. The Intel Atom x5-Z8350 was released in Q1/2016.
Broadcom BCM (3) Family Intel Atom (101)
Broadcom BCM2711 (1) CPU group Intel Atom x3/x5/x7 (9)
4 Generation 5
Cortex-A72 Architecture Cherry Trail
Desktop / Server Segment Mobile
Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (Broadcom BCM2837B0) Predecessor --
Raspberry Pi 5 B (Broadcom BCM2712) Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711) has 4 CPU cores and can calculate 4 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711) is 1.50 GHz while the Intel Atom x5-Z8350 has 4 CPU cores and 4 threads can calculate simultaneously. The clock frequency of the Intel Atom x5-Z8350 is at 1.44 GHz (1.92 GHz).

Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711) Characteristic Intel Atom x5-Z8350
4 Cores 4
4 Threads 4
normal Core architecture normal
No Hyperthreading No
Yes Overclocking ? No
1.50 GHz Frequency 1.44 GHz
-- Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 1.92 GHz
-- Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 1.92 GHz

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Processors with the support of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors. Algorithms for ML improve their performance the more data they have collected via software. ML tasks can be processed up to 10,000 times faster than with a classic processor.

Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711) Characteristic Intel Atom x5-Z8350
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --

Internal Graphics

The Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711) or Intel Atom x5-Z8350 has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die.

Broadcom VideoCore VI GPU Intel HD Graphics 400
0.50 GHz GPU frequency 0.20 GHz
-- GPU (Turbo) 0.50 GHz
6 GPU Generation 8
28 nm Technology 14 nm
2 Max. displays 3
4 Compute units 12
64 Shader 96
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
2 GB Max. GPU Memory 8 GB
-- DirectX Version 12

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

Broadcom VideoCore VI GPU Intel HD Graphics 400
Decode Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
Decode Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VP9 No
Decode Codec VP8 Decode
No Codec AV1 No
Decode Codec AVC Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG Decode

Memory & PCIe

The Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711) can use up to 8 GB of memory in 1 memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 12.8 GB/s. The Intel Atom x5-Z8350 supports up to 2 GB of memory in 1 memory channels and achieves a memory bandwidth of up to 12.8 GB/s.

Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711) Characteristic Intel Atom x5-Z8350
LPDDR4-3200 Memory DDR3L-1600
8 GB Max. Memory 2 GB
1 (Single Channel) Memory channels 1 (Single Channel)
12.8 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 12.8 GB/s
No ECC No
1.00 MB L2 Cache --
-- L3 Cache 2.00 MB
-- PCIe version 2.0
-- PCIe lanes 1
-- PCIe Bandwidth 0.5 GB/s

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711) is 7.5 W, while the Intel Atom x5-Z8350 has a TDP of 2 W. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently.

Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711) Characteristic Intel Atom x5-Z8350
7.5 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 2 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
3 W TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical details

The Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711) is manufactured in 28 nm and has 1.00 MB cache. The Intel Atom x5-Z8350 is manufactured in 14 nm and has a 2.00 MB cache.

Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711) Characteristic Intel Atom x5-Z8350
28 nm Technology 14 nm
Monolithic Chip design Monolithic
Armv8-A (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
-- ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2
-- Socket BGA 592
None Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT
No AES-NI Yes
Windows 11 (ARM), Linux Operating systems
06/2019 Release date Q1/2016
35 $ Release price 18 $
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 1 CPU benchmarks
Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711) (100%)
Intel Atom x5-Z8350 (100%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 1 CPU benchmarks
Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711) (93%)
Intel Atom x5-Z8350 (100%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711) Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711)
4C 4T @ 1.50 GHz
202 (100%)
Intel Atom x5-Z8350 Intel Atom x5-Z8350
4C 4T @ 1.92 GHz
202 (100%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711) Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711)
4C 4T @ 1.50 GHz
601 (93%)
Intel Atom x5-Z8350 Intel Atom x5-Z8350
4C 4T @ 1.92 GHz
645 (100%)

iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.
Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711) Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711)
Broadcom VideoCore VI @ 0.50 GHz
32 (30%)
Intel Atom x5-Z8350 Intel Atom x5-Z8350
Intel HD Graphics 400 @ 0.50 GHz
105 (100%)

Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711) Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711)
4C 4T @ 1.50 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Atom x5-Z8350 Intel Atom x5-Z8350
4C 4T @ 1.92 GHz
126 (100%)

Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711) Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711)
4C 4T @ 1.50 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Atom x5-Z8350 Intel Atom x5-Z8350
4C 4T @ 1.92 GHz
440 (100%)

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711) Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711)
4C 4T @ 1.50 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Atom x5-Z8350 Intel Atom x5-Z8350
4C 4T @ 1.92 GHz
152 (100%)

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711) Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711)
4C 4T @ 1.50 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Atom x5-Z8350 Intel Atom x5-Z8350
4C 4T @ 1.92 GHz
424 (100%)

Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711) Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711)
4C 4T @ 1.50 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Atom x5-Z8350 Intel Atom x5-Z8350
4C 4T @ 1.92 GHz
47 (100%)

Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711) Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711)
4C 4T @ 1.50 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Atom x5-Z8350 Intel Atom x5-Z8350
4C 4T @ 1.92 GHz
165 (100%)

Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.
Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711) Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711)
4C 4T @ 1.50 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Atom x5-Z8350 Intel Atom x5-Z8350
4C 4T @ 1.92 GHz
906 (100%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711) Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711)
4C 4T @ 1.50 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Atom x5-Z8350 Intel Atom x5-Z8350
4C 4T @ 1.44 GHz
241 (100%)

Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711) Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711)
4C 4T @ 1.50 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Atom x5-Z8350 Intel Atom x5-Z8350
4C 4T @ 1.92 GHz
32 (100%)

Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711) Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711)
4C 4T @ 1.50 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Atom x5-Z8350 Intel Atom x5-Z8350
4C 4T @ 1.92 GHz
116 (100%)

Devices using this processor

Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711) Intel Atom x5-Z8350
Raspberry Pi 4 B Unknown

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