CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 350 vs 250u among all 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?

E 350
n.d.
E 450
n.d.
Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

6.2

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD Athlon II X2 250u 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD Athlon II X2 250u  based on its single-core performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD E 350

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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
Newer manufacturing process 40 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.5 GHz vs 2.54 GHz Around 40% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Higher Maximum operating temperature 90 °C vs 81 °C More than 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.5 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 2.2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Jan, 2011 vs Nov, 2009 Release date over 1 years later
Front view of AMD Athlon II X2 250u

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AMD Athlon II X2 250u

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Much better geekbench 3 AES single core score 63,700 MB/s vs 51,600 MB/s Around 25% better geekbench 3 AES single core score
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
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Lower typical power consumption 20.31W vs 30.2W Around 35% lower typical power consumption
Better performance per watt 2.52 pt/W vs 1.5 pt/W Around 70% better performance per watt
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 6.02 $/year vs 12 $/year Around 50% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 21.9 $/year vs 28.21 $/year More than 20% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of E 350 vs Athlon II X2 250u

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

E 350
1,096

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

E 350
51,600 MB/s
Athlon II X2 250u
63,700 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

E 350  vs
Athlon II X2 250u 
Clock speed 1.6 GHz 1.6 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes No
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
AMD64
AMD-V
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 18W 25W
Annual home energy cost 12 $/year 6.02 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 28.21 $/year 21.9 $/year
Performance per watt 1.5 pt/W 2.52 pt/W
Typical power consumption 30.2W 20.31W

details

E 350  vs
Athlon II X2 250u 
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 1 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 40 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Voltage range 1.25 - 1.35V 0.85 - 1.15V
Operating temperature Unknown - 90°C Unknown - 81°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.5 GHz 2.54 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.5 GHz 1.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.5 GHz 2.54 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Radeon™ HD 6310 N/A
Latest DirectX 11.0 N/A
GPU clock speed 492 MHz N/A
AMD E 350
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