CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 1800 vs 3520M

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

E2 1800
5.5
A8 3520M
6.3
3DMark06 (CPU), Passmark and GeekBench (32-bit)

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

E2 1800
6.0
A8 3520M
6.4
Passmark (Single Core)

Power Consumption

How much power does the processor require?

E2 1800
5.6
A8 3520M
5.3
TDP

Features

How does CPUBoss rank the features of each product?

E2 1800
2.8
A8 3520M
4.6
Features and specifications that differ between products

CPUBoss Score

Performance, Single-core Performance, Power Consumption and Features

E2 1800
5.6
A8 3520M
6.1

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Differences What are the advantages of each

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AMD E2 1800

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Lower typical power consumption 14.63W vs 28.44W Around 50% lower typical power consumption
Higher GPU clock speed 523 MHz vs 444 MHz Around 20% higher GPU clock speed
Newer Jun, 2012 vs Sep, 2011 Release date 8 months later
Lower annual home energy cost 4.34 $/year vs 8.43 $/year Around 50% lower annual home energy cost
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Much higher turbo clock speed 2.5 GHz vs None Compared to all cpus, 2.5 GHz turbo clock speed is just OK
Much more l2 cache 4 MB vs 1 MB 4x 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
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
More l3 cache 1 MB vs 0.5 MB 2x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Better 3DMark06 CPU score 2,483 vs 1,082.5 More than 2.2x better 3DMark06 CPU score
Better geekbench (32-bit) score 3,241 vs 1,093 Around 3x better geekbench (32-bit) score
Better PassMark score 2,241 vs 840 Around 2.8x better PassMark score
Better PassMark (Single core) score 649 vs 451 Around 45% better PassMark (Single core) score

Benchmarks Real world tests of E2 1800 vs A8 3520M

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

E2 1800
1,093
A8 3520M
3,241

GeekBench

E2 1800
1,628
A8 3520M
5,977

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

E2 1800
1,082.5
A8 3520M
2,483

Passmark

E2 1800
840
A8 3520M
2,241

Passmark (Single Core)

E2 1800
451
A8 3520M
649

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

E2 1800  vs
A8 3520M 
Clock speed 1.7 GHz 1.6 GHz
Turbo clock speed None 2.5 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 7.95 pt/W 9.17 pt/W
Typical power consumption 14.63W 28.44W

details

E2 1800  vs
A8 3520M 
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 1.75 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.7 GHz 1.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.72 GHz 1.75 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Radeon™ HD 7340 Radeon™ HD 6620G
Latest DirectX 11.0 11.0
GPU clock speed 523 MHz 444 MHz

memory controller

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