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AMD E-450 Vs Core i3-2357M

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 : AMD E-450 Vs Core i3-2357M 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


Table : AMD E-450 Vs Core i3-2357M Benchmarking Comparison

Benchmarks AMD E-450 Core i3-2357M
PassMark Score
781 1656
Super Pi 2M (Lower in better)
Not available 66 seconds
3D Mark 06 CPU
1004 1570
Windows 7 Experience Score
3.9 4.9

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.

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.

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2 Response

  1. noah says:

    The core i3 here is one and a half time better in CPU performance. The GPU too is better. But then, the core i3 is way too expensive that the AMD’s cheap processor (more than twice as expensive).

    So if you look at the price to performance levels, AMD still wins.

    Just go to Amazon and check out the prices of the notebooks based upon these two processors and you know what I am talking about.

  2. Silicon says:

    I think Intel overpriced the low voltage Core i3 processors by creating Hype of the ultrabook and overpricing them. Otherwise these are the same processors created out of the same die as the regular core i3’s, or I am missing something ?

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