CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 2500 vs 5000 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

E1 2500
n.d.
A4 5000
5.0
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 A4 5000 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD A4 5000  based on its performance, single-core performance, power consumption and features.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD E1 2500

Reasons to consider the
AMD E1 2500

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Front view of AMD A4 5000

Reasons to consider the
AMD A4 5000

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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 cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Better 3DMark06 CPU score 2,038.5 vs 1,021 Around 2x better 3DMark06 CPU score
Better CompuBench 1.5 ocean surface simulation score 86.09 fps vs 53.32 fps More than 60% better CompuBench 1.5 ocean surface simulation score
Better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 2,499 vs 1,162 Around 2.2x better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 2,562 vs 1,221 More than 2x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Newer Feb, 2014 vs Apr, 2013 Release date 9 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of E1 2500 vs A4 5000

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

E1 2500
13.15 mHash/s
A4 5000
16.17 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Ocean surface simulation) Data courtesy CompuBench

E1 2500
53.32 fps
A4 5000
86.09 fps

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

E1 2500
0.17 fps
A4 5000
0.41 fps

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

E1 2500
1,221
A4 5000
2,562

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

E1 2500
730
A4 5000
842

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

E1 2500
677,550 MB/s
A4 5000
752,800 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

E1 2500
890
A4 5000
1,892

PassMark (Single Core)

E1 2500
523
A4 5000
719

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

E1 2500  vs
A4 5000 
Clock speed 1.4 GHz 1.55 GHz
Turbo clock speed None 0 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad 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

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1333

details

E1 2500  vs
A4 5000 
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 28 nm 28 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 90°C Unknown - 90°C

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Radeon™ HD 8240 Radeon HD 8330

power consumption

TDP 15W 13.5W
Annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year 3.25 $/year
Performance per watt 13.78 pt/W 15.86 pt/W
Typical power consumption 12.19W 10.97W
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