CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 8450e vs 4850e among desktop 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

Fire Strike

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?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

3.9

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD Phenom X3 8450e 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD Phenom X3 8450e  based on its performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD Phenom X3 8450e

Reasons to consider the
AMD Phenom X3 8450e

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Much 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 l3 cache 2 MB vs 0.5 MB 4x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much better PassMark score 2,035 vs 1,313 Around 55% better PassMark score
Much better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 2,386 vs 1,903 More than 25% better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
More cores 3 vs 2 1 more cores; run more applications at once
More threads 3 vs 2 1 more threads
Much more l2 cache per core 0.67 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core Around 35% more l2 cache per core
Much more l3 cache per core 0.67 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core Around 2.8x more l3 cache per core
Front view of AMD Athlon X2 4850e

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AMD Athlon X2 4850e

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Significantly higher clock speed 2.5 GHz vs 2.1 GHz Around 20% higher clock speed
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 78 °C vs 71 °C Around 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.13 GHz vs 2.75 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly lower typical power consumption 36.56W vs 52.81W More than 30% lower typical power consumption
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.5 GHz vs 2.1 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year vs 15.66 $/year More than 30% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year vs 56.94 $/year More than 30% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Phenom X3 8450e vs Athlon X2 4850e

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Phenom X3 8450e  vs
Athlon X2 4850e 
Clock speed 2.1 GHz 2.5 GHz
Cores Tri core Dual core
Socket type
AM2+
AM2
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
3DNow!
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 65W 45W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 10.84 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 39.42 $/year
Performance per watt 1.24 pt/W 1.73 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 36.56W

details

Phenom X3 8450e  vs
Athlon X2 4850e 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 3 2
L2 cache 2 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.67 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 2 MB 0.5 MB
L3 cache per core 0.67 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 71°C Unknown - 78°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.75 GHz 3.13 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.1 GHz 2.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.75 GHz 3.13 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None None
Label N/A N/A
Latest DirectX N/A N/A
Number of displays supported N/A N/A
GPU clock speed N/A N/A
Turbo clock speed N/A N/A
3DMark06 N/A N/A
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