CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 1800 vs 3520M 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

7.2

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD A8 3520M 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD A8 3520M  based on its performance and single-core performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD E2 1800

Reasons to consider the
AMD E2 1800

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Significantly lower typical power consumption 14.63W vs 28.44W Around 50% lower typical power consumption
Slightly higher clock speed 1.7 GHz vs 1.6 GHz More than 5% higher clock speed
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
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 4.34 $/year vs 8.43 $/year Around 50% lower annual home energy cost
Front view of AMD A8 3520M

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AMD A8 3520M

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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 better CompuBench 1.5 ocean surface simulation score 168.6 fps vs 53.74 fps Around 3.2x better CompuBench 1.5 ocean surface simulation score
Much better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 3,241 vs 1,093 Around 3x better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
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
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Significantly better 3DMark06 CPU score 2,483 vs 1,082.5 More than 2.2x better 3DMark06 CPU score
Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 3,386 vs 1,184 More than 2.8x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Better geekbench 3 single core score 1,052 vs 659 Around 60% better geekbench 3 single core score

Benchmarks Real world tests of E2 1800 vs A8 3520M

CompuBench 1.5 (Ocean surface simulation) Data courtesy CompuBench

E2 1800
53.74 fps
A8 3520M
168.6 fps

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

E2 1800
0.07 fps
A8 3520M
0.3 fps

CompuBench 1.5 (Video composition) Data courtesy CompuBench

E2 1800
1.91 fps
A8 3520M
-1 fps

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

E2 1800
1,184
A8 3520M
3,386

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

E2 1800
659
A8 3520M
1,052

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

E2 1800
55,000 MB/s
A8 3520M
90,100 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

E2 1800
840
A8 3520M
2,223

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 3.28 pt/W 3.89 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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