CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 1450 vs 1250 among laptop CPUs (up to 15W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

A6 1450
n.d.
A4 1250
n.d.
Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

6.5

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD A6 1450 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD A6 1450  based on its performance and single-core performance.

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AMD A6 1450

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Front view of AMD A6 1450

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD A6 1450

Reasons to consider the
AMD A6 1450

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Much higher turbo clock speed 1.4 GHz vs None Compared to all cpus, 1.4 GHz turbo clock speed is just OK
Significantly more l2 cache 2 MB vs 1 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Significantly better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 1,935 vs 852 More than 2.2x better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
Significantly better 3DMark06 CPU score 1,439 vs 740.5 Around 95% better 3DMark06 CPU score
Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 1,892 vs 926 More than 2x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Slightly better geekbench 3 single core score 694 vs 535 Around 30% better geekbench 3 single core score
Front view of AMD A4 1250

Reasons to consider the
AMD A4 1250

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the A4 1250 vs the A6 1450.

Benchmarks Real world tests of A6 1450 vs A4 1250

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A6 1450
1,892
A4 1250
926

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A6 1450
694
A4 1250
535

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A6 1450
639,700 MB/s
A4 1250
489,300 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A6 1450
1,935
A4 1250
852

GeekBench

A6 1450
1,935
A4 1250
852

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

A6 1450
1,439
A4 1250
740.5

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

A6 1450
1,509
A4 1250
606

PassMark (Single Core)

A6 1450
505
A4 1250
358

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

A6 1450  vs
A4 1250 
Clock speed 1 GHz 1 GHz
Turbo clock speed 1.4 GHz None
Cores Quad core Dual core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
F16C
MMX
AVX
SSE3
SSE
BMI1
AMD64
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 8W 8W
Annual home energy cost 1.93 $/year 1.93 $/year
Performance per watt 28.37 pt/W 16.92 pt/W
Typical power consumption 6.5W 6.5W

details

A6 1450  vs
A4 1250 
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 2 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 28 nm 28 nm
Operating temperature Unknown - 90°C Unknown - 90°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 1.06 GHz 1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1 GHz 1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.06 GHz 1 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Radeon™ HD 8250 Radeon™ HD 8210
Latest DirectX 11.0 11.0
GPU clock speed 300 MHz 300 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3L-1066
DDR3L-1333
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