CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3227U vs 5350M 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

7.4

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i3 3227U 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i3 3227U  based on its performance and power consumption.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i3 3227U

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i3 3227U

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Significantly newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly better turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz vs 720 MHz Around 55% better turbo clock speed
Significantly lower typical power consumption 13.81W vs 28.44W 2.1x lower typical power consumption
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Better 3DMark06 CPU score 2,413 vs 1,649 More than 45% better 3DMark06 CPU score
Better CompuBench 1.5 T-Rex score 0.83 fps vs 0.38 fps Around 2.2x better CompuBench 1.5 T-Rex score
Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 3,242 vs 2,058 Around 60% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 3,133 vs 2,136 More than 45% better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
Better geekbench 3 single core score 1,530 vs 1,274 More than 20% better geekbench 3 single core score
Better performance per watt 18.2 pt/W vs 11.07 pt/W Around 65% better performance per watt
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year vs 8.43 $/year 2.1x lower annual home energy cost
Front view of AMD A6 5350M

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AMD A6 5350M

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Much higher clock speed 2.9 GHz vs 1.9 GHz Around 55% higher clock speed
Much better performance per dollar 9.69 pt/$ vs 0.25 pt/$ Around 39.2x better performance per dollar
Higher GPU clock speed 533 MHz vs 350 MHz More than 50% higher GPU clock speed
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.9 GHz vs 1.9 GHz Around 55% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.9 GHz vs 1.9 GHz Around 55% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Mar, 2013 vs Jan, 2013 Release date 1 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 3227U vs A6 5350M

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i3 3227U
11.31 mHash/s
A6 5350M
30.02 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i3 3227U
0.83 fps
A6 5350M
0.38 fps

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A6 5350M
2,058

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A6 5350M
1,274

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 3227U
99,400 MB/s
A6 5350M
1,200,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A6 5350M
2,136

GeekBench

A6 5350M
2,136

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

A6 5350M
1,649

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 3227U  vs
A6 5350M 
Clock speed 1.9 GHz 2.9 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
BMI1
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 17W 35W
Annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year 8.43 $/year
Performance per watt 18.2 pt/W 11.07 pt/W
Typical power consumption 13.81W 28.44W

details

Core i3 3227U  vs
A6 5350M 
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 105°C Unknown - 105°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 1.9 GHz 2.9 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.9 GHz 2.9 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.9 GHz 2.9 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4000 Radeon™ HD 8450G
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 533 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz 720 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3
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