The AMD E1-1500 (codename Zacate) is a dual core processor for small notebooks and netbooks. It offers a relatively powerful integrated graphics card and a single channel DDR3-1333 memory controller. Compared to the old E1-1200, which is based on the same chip, the E1-1500 offers an 80 MHz higher CPU and 29 MHz higher GPU clock rate.
Inside the E1-1500 two Bobcat cores can access 512KB level 2 cache per core. In comparison to the Atom processors, the Bobcat architecture uses an "out-of-order" execution and is therefore faster at the same clock speed. However, the performance is far worse than similar clocked Penryn (Celeron) or Danube (Athlon II) cores. On average the cpu performance of the E1-1500 is a bit below an Athlon X2 L310 at 1.2 GHz.
The integrated Radeon HD 7310 graphics card offers 80 shaders and an UVD3 video processor. Compared to the slow GMA 3150 in the Atom processors, the HD7310 offers a lot more performance and is about as fast as the Nvidia ION graphics solution. In the E1-1500 the 7310 is clocked at 529 MHz and therefore not much different to the HD 6310 (488 - 500 MHz depending on the APU).
The power consumption is rated with a TDP of 18 W by AMD. That's similar to Intels (faster) Ivy and Sandy Bridge ULV-CPUs.
|Series: E-Series Zacate|
|Clock Rate||1480 MHz|
|Level 1 Cache||128 KB|
|Level 2 Cache||1 MB|
|Number of Cores / Threads||2 / 2|
|Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)||18 Watt|
|Manufacturing Technology||40 nm|
|Die Size||75 mm2|
|Socket||FT1 BGA 413-Ball|
|Features||MMX(+), SSE(1,2,3,3S,4A), AMD-V|
|64 Bit||64 Bit support|
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
Reviews for the AMD E-Series E1-1500 processor
HP 255 G1 (AMD Radeon HD 7310, 15.6")
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