CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 42 vs 6310 among laptop CPUs

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

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

6.1

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD Athlon 64 X2 42 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD Athlon 64 X2 42  based on its .

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD Athlon 64 X2 42

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AMD Athlon 64 X2 42

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Athlon 64 X2 42 vs the A6 6310.

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines

Benchmarks Real world tests of Athlon 64 X2 42 vs A6 6310

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Athlon 64 X2 42  vs
A6 6310 
Clock speed 1.6 GHz 1.8 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Socket type
S1
BGA 769
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support No Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
F16C
MMX
AVX
SSE3
SSE
BMI1
AMD64
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
AMD-V
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES

power consumption

TDP 20W 15W
Annual home energy cost 4.82 $/year 3.61 $/year
Performance per watt 2.21 pt/W 21.28 pt/W
Typical power consumption 16.25W 12.19W

details

Athlon 64 X2 42  vs
A6 6310 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 1 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 28 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 95°C Unknown - 90°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.11 GHz 2.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.6 GHz 2.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.11 GHz 2.4 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Radeon R4 series
GPU clock speed N/A 800 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 800 MHz
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