CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 330 vs 2350 among all 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

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

5.1

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD Athlon X2 2350 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD Athlon X2 2350  based on its performance and single-core performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Atom 330

Reasons to consider the
Intel Atom 330

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Much newer manufacturing process 45 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly lower typical power consumption 6.5W vs 36.56W 5.6x lower typical power consumption
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 85.2 °C vs 55 °C Around 55% higher Maximum operating temperature
Better performance per watt 3.77 pt/W vs 1.3 pt/W Around 3x better performance per watt
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Newer Sep, 2008 vs Jun, 2007 Release date over 1 years later
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 1.93 $/year vs 10.84 $/year 5.6x lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 7.01 $/year vs 39.42 $/year 5.6x lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD Athlon X2 2350

Reasons to consider the
AMD Athlon X2 2350

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Higher clock speed 2.1 GHz vs 1.6 GHz More than 30% higher clock speed
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for maximum performance when needed, while conserving power and minimizing heat production when not needed
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.03 GHz vs 2.05 GHz Around 50% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better PassMark (Single core) score 640 vs 252 More than 2.5x better PassMark (Single core) score
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.1 GHz vs 1.6 GHz More than 30% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Atom 330 vs Athlon X2 2350

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Atom 330  vs
Athlon X2 2350 
Clock speed 1.6 GHz 2.1 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
437
AM2

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support No Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling No Yes

power consumption

TDP 8W 45W
Annual home energy cost 1.93 $/year 10.84 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 7.01 $/year 39.42 $/year
Performance per watt 3.77 pt/W 1.3 pt/W
Typical power consumption 6.5W 36.56W

details

Atom 330  vs
Athlon X2 2350 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 85.2°C Unknown - 55°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.05 GHz 3.03 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.6 GHz 2.1 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 322.4 1,570.9
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.05 GHz 3.03 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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