Is Intel Atom 1.6GHZ greater than P4 1.7GHZ

By shoeseat
Oct 4, 2008
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  1. I am just curious and want to know is the intel atom 1.6GHZ greater or equal to the speed of older P4 1.7GHZ processors.Like core to duo 1.7GHZ greater than P4 1.7GHZ as C2D has two cores.So is atom superior than P4 processors?
  2. shoeseat

    shoeseat TechSpot Member Topic Starter Posts: 93

    I like to apologies if this topic is in wrong place.Thank You!
  3. onmyown

    onmyown Newcomer, in training

    I don't know if it is in the wrong place, but I have the same question since I'm considering a netbook as a back up computer.
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,250   +213

    The Atom is a pretty poor processor for any form of desktop computing. I think the P4 would probably beat it.

    Consider the Via Nano line instead, much greater performance, very similar power consumption.
  5. shoeseat

    shoeseat TechSpot Member Topic Starter Posts: 93

    Thankx "SNGX1275" for letting us know
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