CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 1800 vs 3420M among laptop CPUs (over 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

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

No winner declared

Too close to call

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD E2 1800

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AMD E2 1800

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the E2 1800 vs the A6 3420M.

Front view of AMD A6 3420M

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AMD A6 3420M

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the A6 3420M vs the E2 1800.

Benchmarks Real world tests of E2 1800 vs A6 3420M

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

E2 1800
7.42 mHash/s
A6 3420M
23.72 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Ocean surface simulation) Data courtesy CompuBench

E2 1800
53.74 fps
A6 3420M
133.27 fps

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

E2 1800
0.07 fps
A6 3420M
0.25 fps

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

E2 1800
1,184
A6 3420M
3,126

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

E2 1800
659
A6 3420M
973

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

E2 1800
55,000 MB/s
A6 3420M
76,600 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

E2 1800
822
A6 3420M
2,020

PassMark (Single Core)

E2 1800
448
A6 3420M
594

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

E2 1800  vs
A6 3420M 
Clock speed 1.7 GHz 1.5 GHz
Turbo clock speed None 2.4 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
MMX
SSE3
SSE
AMD64
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 18W 35W
Annual home energy cost 4.34 $/year 8.43 $/year
Performance per watt 2.71 pt/W 3.11 pt/W
Typical power consumption 14.63W 28.44W

details

E2 1800  vs
A6 3420M 
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 1 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 0.5 MB 1 MB
L3 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 5 12
Voltage range 0.88 - 1.35V 0.91 - 1.41V
Operating temperature Unknown - 100°C Unknown - 100°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 1.72 GHz 2.62 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.7 GHz 1.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.72 GHz 2.62 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Radeon™ HD 7340 Radeon™ HD 6520G
Latest DirectX 11.0 11.0
GPU clock speed 523 MHz 400 MHz

memory controller

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