Professional rendering, Cinebench R10
Time: faster is better
AMD A8-3500M 2m21s
AMD E-350 7m20s
Core i7 2820QM 47s

Video encoding, x264 HD
Frames per second: higher is better
AMD A8-3500M 8.3fps
AMD E-350 3.2fps
Core i7 2820QM 28.4fps

Gaming, Call of Duty 4
Frames per second: higher is better
AMD A8-3500M 46fps
AMD E-350 11fps
Core i7 2820QM 27fps

Gaming, World in Conflict
Frames per second: higher is better
AMD A8-3500M 18fps
AMD E-350 5fps
Core i7 2820QM 13fps

Memory bandwidth
GB/s: Higher is better
AMD A8-3500M 10.8GB/s
AMD E-350 2.1GB/s
Core i7 2820QM 14.9GB/s

Battery life during 720p video playback
AMD A8-3500M 6h5m

Power consumption
AMD A8-3500M Idle 15W, peak CPU 44W, peak gaming 61W

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Technology and cars. Increasingly the twain shall meet. Which is handy, because Jeremy (Twitter) is addicted to both. Long-time tech journalist, former editor of iCar magazine and incumbent car guru for T3 magazine, Jeremy reckons in-car technology is about to go thermonuclear. No, not exploding cars. That would be silly. And dangerous. But rather an explosive period of unprecedented innovation. Enjoy the ride.