The Intel’s Pentium B940 processor and the AMD’s E-350 APU makes an interesting comparison as both of these are intended for the entry level nortebooks promising decent graphics performance with their integrated GPU ( Graphics Processing Unit). While Intel still calls its Pentium B940 a CPU, AMD has rechristened it to APU or the Accelerated Processing Unit formed with the fusion the processor and the Graphics units.
Now, the quick answer is that the Pentium B940 outperforms the AMD E-350 – broadly speaking, in the performance. Let us take a look at the following charts.
Table : Intel Pentium B940 Vs AMD E-350 Feature Differences
|Feature||Intel Pentium B940||AMD E-350|
|Core Frequency||2.0 GHz||1.60 GHz|
|No. Of Cores||2 ( No Hyperthreading)||2|
|Cache Organization||2 MB L3||2 x 512 KB|
|Turbo Frequency||No Turbo||No Turbo|
|TDP Rating||35 Watts||18 Watts|
|64 Bit Support||Y||Y|
|Lithography||32 nm||40 nm|
|Integrated Memory Controller||DDR3-1333||DDR3-1066|
|Integrated Graphics||Yes, 650 MHz Base, 1.1 GHz Max||Yes, HD 6310, 500 MHz|
Table : Benchmarking Comparison
|Benchmarks||Intel Pentium B940||AMD E-350|
|Super Pi 2M (Lower in better)||Not available||111 seconds|
|3D Mark 06 CPU||Not available||1010|
|Windows 7 Experience Score||Not available||3.8|
The operating frequency of 2.0 GHz for the Pentium B940 is too much of an advantage over the E-350′s 1.6 GHz. But there may still be some reason why you may be willing to go with the E-350 – it has lower power consumption and the notebooks based upon E-350 may be $50 to $100 cheaper than the corresponding notebooks based upon the B940.
Other than this, the general verdict dictates a win for Pentium B940.