The AMD’s E-450 and the Intel’s Sandy Bridge Core i3-2357M make more meaningful comparison as both have comparable TDP rating.
- The Core i3-2357M has better processor performance even with a lower clock ( has higher Cache, Supports Hyperthreading, better architecture).
- The Core i3-2357M has improved the integrated graphics ( with HD 3000). While the previous generation Intel HD graphics was trailing in performance, the newer HD 3000 graphics in Sandy Bridge has improved its performance. It is now equal to or better than HD 6320 in E-450.
Table :Feature Differences
|Feature||AMD E-450||Core i3-2357M|
|Core Frequency||1.65 GHz||1.30 GHz|
|No. Of Cores||2||2 (4 Hyperthreads)|
|Cache Organization||2 x 512 KB||3 MB L3 Smart Cache|
|Turbo Frequency||-||No Turbo|
|TDP Rating||18 Watts||17 Watts|
|64 Bit Support||Y||Y|
|Lithography||40 nm||32 nm|
|Integrated Memory Controller||DDR3-1333||DDR3-1333|
|Integrated Graphics||Yes, HD 6320, base clock 508 MHz, Turbo 600 Mhz||HD Graphics 3000 , Base 350 MHz, Turbo 950 MHz|
Some more details of AMD E-450
The E-450 promises to enhance the performance of the earlier E-350 fusion processor mainly with support for turbo core. It increases the nominal core frequency to 1.65 GHz ( up from 1.60 GHz in E-350). The GPU uses newer core and supports turbo. Called APU ( Accelerated Processing Unit) by AMD, the E-450 will feature in low cost net book and small notebooks. It promises a decent multimedia performance.
Some more details of Core i3-2357M
The Core i3-2357M is low power variant of the second generation Sandy Bridge core i3 processors. It is optimized for low power at the expense of performance. Clocked at 1.3 GHz, the processors has a TDP rating of 17 Watts making it suitable for long battery life and small notebooks. The integrated graphics ensures lower power consumption, which combined with small screen further improves battery life.
In the next post we have compared the benchmark results of these two processors
Further Suggested Readings
- Since i3-2357M belongs to Sandy Bridge, we recommend that you take a looks at the Sandy Bridge Architecture.
- For the architecture underlying the E-450, take a look at the AMD’s Zacate architecture.