Intel Atom Z2420 Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Intel Atom Z2420 has 1 cores with 2 threads and is based on the 3. gen of the Intel Atom series. The processor uses a mainboard with the BGA 617 socket and was released in Q1/2013.
Intel Atom Z2420

CPU lineage

The segment in which we have classified the Intel Atom Z2420. Here you can see if it is a desktop processor or a mobile processor or which processor may be the successor of the Intel Atom Z2420.

Name: Intel Atom Z2420
Family: Intel Atom (101)
CPU group: Intel Atom Z2400/Z2600 (2)
Architecture: Penwell
Segment: Mobile
Generation: 3
Predecessor: --
Successor: --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Atom Z2420 has 1 CPU cores and can calculate 2 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the Intel Atom Z2420 is 1.20 GHz. The number of CPU cores greatly affects the speed of the processor and is an important performance indicator.

CPU Cores / Threads: 1 / 2
Core architecture: normal
Cores: 1x
Hyperthreading / SMT: Yes
Overclocking: No
Frequency: 1.20 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): --
Turbo Frequency (1 Cores): --

Internal Graphics

The Intel Atom Z2420 has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. Specifically, the Intel Atom Z2420 uses the PowerVR SGX540, which has -- texture shaders and 1 execution units. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die.

GPU name: PowerVR SGX540
GPU frequency: 0.40 GHz
GPU (Turbo): No turbo
Compute units: 1
Shader: --
Hardware Raytracing: No
Release date: Q1/2008
Max. displays: 1
Generation: --
Direct X: 10.1
Technology: 45nm
Max. GPU Memory: --
Frame Generation: No

Memory & PCIe

The processor can use up to 1 GB memory in 2 (Dual Channel) memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 6.4 GB/s. The memory type as well as the amount of memory can greatly affect the speed of the system.

Memory type: Memory bandwidth:
6.4 GB/s
Max. Memory: 1 GB
Memory channels: 2 (Dual Channel)
PCIe Bandwidth: --

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the processor is 3 W. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently. The TDP usually gives a rough idea of the actual power consumption of the CPU.

TDP (PL1 / PBP): 3 W
TDP (PL2): --
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: 90 °C

Technical details

The Intel Atom Z2420 is made in 32 nm. The smaller the manufacturing process of a CPU, the more modern and energy-efficient it is. Overall, the processor has 0.50 MB cache. A large cache can greatly speed up the processor's speed in some cases such as games.

Technology: 32 nm
Chip design: Monolithic
Socket: BGA 617
L2-Cache: 0.50 MB
L3-Cache: --
Operating systems:
Virtualization: None
Instruction set (ISA): x86-64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions: MMX, SSE3, SSSE3
Release date: Q1/2013
Release price: --
Part Number: --
Documents: Technical data sheet

Benchmark results

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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.
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