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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Pentium E2140

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium E2140

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Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3 GHz vs 2.59 GHz More than 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.06 GHz vs 2.81 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Athlon 5350

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AMD Athlon 5350

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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 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
Much better PassMark score 2,577 vs 871 Around 3x better PassMark score
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 808 vs 585 Around 40% better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 3,551 vs 1,447 Around 2.5x better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
Significantly higher clock speed 2.05 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 30% higher clock speed
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 90 °C vs 61.4 °C More than 45% higher Maximum operating temperature
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Much better performance per watt 9.61 pt/W vs 0.99 pt/W Around 9.8x better performance per watt
Much lower typical power consumption 20.31W vs 52.81W 2.6x lower typical power consumption
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Newer Dec, 2013 vs Apr, 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 Pentium E2140 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

Pentium E2140
68,300 MB/s
Athlon 5350
1,010,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

Cinebench R10 32-Bit

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium E2140  vs
Athlon 5350 
Clock speed 1.6 GHz 2.05 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 775
FS1b

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support No 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 0.99 pt/W 9.61 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 20.31W

details

Pentium E2140  vs
Athlon 5350 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 1 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 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 - 61.4°C Unknown - 90°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3 GHz 2.59 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.06 GHz 2.81 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3 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
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