CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E5300 vs 5400B among desktop CPUs (45 to 75W)

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

1.6

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Pentium E5300 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Pentium E5300  based on its performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Pentium E5300

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium E5300

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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 better PassMark score 1,549 vs 1,425 Around 10% better PassMark score
Much better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 2,271 vs 2,051 More than 10% better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
Much newer manufacturing process 45 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better performance per watt 1.66 pt/W vs 0.88 pt/W Around 90% better performance per watt
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.87 GHz vs 3.27 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 74.1 °C vs 68 °C Around 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.33 GHz vs 2.8 GHz Around 55% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Athlon X2 5400B

Reasons to consider the
AMD Athlon X2 5400B

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Higher clock speed 2.8 GHz vs 2.6 GHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium E5300 vs Athlon X2 5400B

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 E5300
110,800 MB/s
Athlon X2 5400B
74.95 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium E5300  vs
Athlon X2 5400B 
Clock speed 2.6 GHz 2.8 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 775
AM2

features

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

power consumption

TDP 65W 65W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 1.66 pt/W 0.88 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 52.81W

details

Pentium E5300  vs
Athlon X2 5400B 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 2 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 74.1°C Unknown - 68°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.87 GHz 3.27 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.33 GHz 2.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.87 GHz 3.27 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
Intel Pentium E5300
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