Intel Atom D2700 is the successor to the Atom D525 processor that is being used in the Asus 1215N and Asus Lamborghini VX6 netbooks. Unlike other Atom processors that come with GMA 3150 GPU on board, the D2700 comes with a PowerVR SGX545 GPU (clocked at 640MHz). The new GPU offers video decoding for a variety of formats including MP4, H.264 and WMV9. The processor is built using 32nm technology and has support for HDMI 1.3a as-well-as DisplayPort 1.1.
Even though the D2700 is meant to be used only in nettops, Asus has been offering the new processor in the Asus Lamborghini VX6s (minilaptopindia.com), chiefly because the TDP of the it is still very netbook friendly – 10 watts. The D2700 CPU runs at 2.13GHz clock speed and comes with 1MB L2 cache.
Atom D2700 also has full 64 bit support and thus can run Windows 7 64 bit with maximum 4GB of DDR3 RAM. Here are the benchmark results of it. Keep in mind that all of these tests were done on the Asus Lamborghini VX6s netbook. In the PCMark Vantage benchmark test, we were able to get 2686. In comparison, the AMD E350 powered Asus 1215B scored 2567 (as noted in our AMD E300 review) and the 1215N got 1646. Keep in mind that the VX6 had same internals as 1215N, so there should be no performance difference between the two.
Even though the D2700 looks very powerful compared to other Atom and entry level AMD processors, it is still no match for a core I series processor like Core i3 2330m (scored 6600 in the same benchmark) that was reviewed few days back.
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