In most cases, common mass does not need a high end computing machine – all the need is a durable notebook that is just good enough for surfing, emails, document editing etc. The Intel’s Celeron B820 and the AMD’s E1-1200 belong to these entry level notebook processors.
The Celeron B820 has better promise – it belongs to the Intel’s Sandy Bridge architecture and has a much faster CPU than the AMD’s E1-1200. The advantage of the E1-1200 is a comparable graphics performance and low power. Its TDP rating is half that of the Celeron B820 and you potentially can get the systems based upon E1-1200 about $50 cheaper.
Compare-processors.com suggest that, unless, you are extremely short of money, Celeron B820 makes better sense.
Table : Feature Differences
|Feature||Intel Celeron B820||AMD E1-1200|
|Core Frequency||1.70 GHz||1.40 GHz|
|No. Of Cores||2||2|
|Cache Organization||2 MB L3 Cache||2 x 512 KB|
|Turbo Frequency||No Turbo||-|
|TDP Rating||35 Watts||18 Watts|
|64 Bit Support||Y||Y|
|Lithography||32 nm||40 nm|
|Integrated Memory Controller||DDR3-1066/1333||DDR3-1333|
|Integrated Graphics||Intel HD Graphics, 650 MHz Base, 1050 MHz Turbo||HD 7310 GPU , 500 MHz|
PassMark CPU Mark Score Benchmark
|Intel Celeron B820||1759|
3D Mark 06 CPU Benchmark
|Intel Celeron B820||1700|
Some more details of Intel Celeron B820
The Celeron B820 belongs to the Sandy Bridge series of processor and is intended for the entry level notebook computing. You may like to check the core i3 and core i5 processors in the Sandy Bridge line if you are looking for high performance processors.
Some more details of AMD E1-1200
The E1-1200 replaced E-300, bumps up its clock by 100 MHz and brings in a better graphics. Launched in Q1- 2012 , it will have a faster HD 7310 graphics. On processor side, its performance will be better than the E-300. The processor is aimed for small notebooks and netbooks.
In the next post we have compared the benchmark results of these two processors.