CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E8400 vs 3510MX 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

7.6

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core2 Duo E8400 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core2 Duo E8400  based on its single-core performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core2 Duo E8400

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core2 Duo E8400

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Much more l2 cache 6 MB vs 4 MB 50% more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Significantly higher clock speed 3 GHz vs 1.8 GHz More than 65% higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache per core 3 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 3x more l2 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.22 GHz vs 2.65 GHz Around 60% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,251 vs 692 More than 80% better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.23 GHz vs 1.8 GHz More than 2.2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD A8 3510MX

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AMD A8 3510MX

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Much better CompuBench 1.5 bitcoin mining score 33.4 mHash/s vs 2.41 mHash/s More than 13.8x better CompuBench 1.5 bitcoin mining score
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 100 °C vs 72.4 °C Around 40% higher Maximum operating temperature
Lower typical power consumption 36.56W vs 52.81W More than 30% lower typical power consumption
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Newer Jun, 2011 vs Jan, 2008 Release date over 3 years later
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 3,577 vs 2,982 Around 20% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Better performance per watt 2.7 pt/W vs 1.83 pt/W More than 45% better performance per watt
Lower annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year vs 15.66 $/year More than 30% lower annual home energy cost
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 Core2 Duo E8400 vs A8 3510MX

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core2 Duo E8400
2.41 mHash/s
A8 3510MX
33.4 mHash/s

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 E8400
128,000 MB/s
A8 3510MX
90,200 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Duo E8400  vs
A8 3510MX 
Clock speed 3 GHz 1.8 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
AMD64
SSE4.1
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Radeon™ HD 6620G
Latest DirectX N/A 11.0
GPU clock speed N/A 444 MHz

details

Core2 Duo E8400  vs
A8 3510MX 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 6 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 3 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 32 nm
Transistor count 410,000,000 1,450,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 9 12
Voltage range 0.85 - 1.36V 0.91 - 1.41V
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.4°C Unknown - 100°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.22 GHz 2.65 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.23 GHz 1.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.22 GHz 2.65 GHz

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 1.83 pt/W 2.7 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 36.56W
Intel Core2 Duo E8400
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