Ok, so I am coming to understand that the AMD E-350 has better graphics performance than the Intel B940.
I don't play computer games. I do heavy web browsing with a ton of open tabs. I use MS Publisher, MS Word, MS Excel, MS Powerpoint.
Based on what I will be doing, which processor would be better?
Will the AMD E-350 work as well as the Intel B940 in for web browsing with multiple tabs, MS Publisher, MS Word, MS Excel, and MS Powerpoint?
Will the Intel B940 still play full-screen movies, and Youtube videos, with no problems?
Thank you all, for your replies.
In 'single' cpu tasks the B940 will be faster than the E350. In multi-tasking senarios I would not count on it.
There are demos (google Brazos APU demo) that show multi-tasking senarios with 100% cpu utilization, where the e350 (using the UVD3 video decode engine) maintains stutter-free video playback while crunching the CPU at 100% in background tasks. Not so much with the other guys.
The new Intel B940 looks pretty good, but the new AMD A4-3300M ("A-Series") CPU looks even better. Best Buy the HP Model g4-1117dx (Best Buy SKU: 2715258) with a 14" screen for $380. It has a PassMark score about 26% better than the Intel B940, and 3.4 times the AMD E-350. (The similar B940-based g4-1107dx is $350.)
I just did some Passmark lookups on laptop CPUs. In declining order of performance they are:
BTW, Passmark's web site now shows a few more samples for the A4-3300M and B940 CPUs than they did when I posted before. Both CPU scores have slipped slightly, but the AMD A4-3300M still looks a bit better than the Intel B940, and the AMD E-350 is clearly much slower than the other two:
Any Fusion AMD CPUs will be better for multimedia (mainly HD video decoding) than B940, due to B940 not having hardware decoding capability (called 'Clear Video HD'). For pure-CPU tasks though, B940 will be faster.