CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E6850 vs 5350 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

6.3

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core2 Duo E6850 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core2 Duo E6850  based on its overclocking.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core2 Duo E6850

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core2 Duo E6850

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Much higher clock speed 3 GHz vs 2.05 GHz More than 45% higher clock speed
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.94 GHz vs 2.59 GHz More than 50% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Much more l2 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.89 GHz vs 2.81 GHz Around 40% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Athlon 5350

Reasons to consider the
AMD Athlon 5350

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Much newer manufacturing process 28 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 90 °C vs 72 °C 25% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much lower typical power consumption 20.31W vs 52.81W 2.6x lower typical power consumption
Newer Dec, 2013 vs Jul, 2007 Release date over 6 years later
Much lower annual home energy cost 6.02 $/year vs 15.66 $/year 2.6x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 21.9 $/year vs 56.94 $/year 2.6x lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Duo E6850 vs Athlon 5350

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core2 Duo E6850
127,600 MB/s
Athlon 5350
1,010,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Duo E6850  vs
Athlon 5350 
Clock speed 3 GHz 2.05 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 775
FS1b
Is unlocked Yes No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
F16C
MMX
AVX
SSE3
SSE
AMD64
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 65W 25W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 6.02 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 21.9 $/year
Performance per watt 1.91 pt/W 9.61 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 20.31W

details

Core2 Duo E6850  vs
Athlon 5350 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 4 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 2 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 28 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Voltage range 0.85 - 1.5V 0.5 - 1.4V
Operating temperature Unknown - 72°C Unknown - 90°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.94 GHz 2.59 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.89 GHz 2.81 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.94 GHz 2.59 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Radeon HD 8400
Latest DirectX N/A 11.0
GPU clock speed N/A 600 MHz
Intel Core2 Duo E6850
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