AMD C-30 vs AMD C-60

AMD C-30

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The AMD C-30 (codename Ontario) is a single-core processor for small notebooks and netbooks. It offers a relatively powerful integrated graphics card and a single channel DDR3-1066 memory controller.

Compared to the faster C-50, the C-30 has only one activated processor core but is on the other hand a bit faster clocked.

Inside the C-30 one Bobcat core can access 512KB level 2 cache. 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 single core) or Danube (AMD V-Series) cores. Compared to Intel Atom processors, the calculating power is somewhere between a 1.3 - 1.6 GHz clocked single core Atom (e.g. Z520 - Z530 in 3DMark06 CPU test) processor. 

The integrated Radeon HD 6250 graphics card offers 80 shaders and an UVD3 video processor. Compared to the slow GMA 3150 in the Atom processors, the HD6250 offers a lot more performance and is about as fast as the Nvidia ION graphics solution. Due to the slow processor part, most games still are not playable. The main advantage however is the possibility to fluently play back most HD videos using the UVD3 core.

The power consumption is rated with a TDP of 9 Watt by AMD and therefore a bit higher as the single core Atom CPUs at 1.6 GHz.

AMD C-60

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The AMD C-60 (codename Ontario) is a dual core processor for small notebooks and netbooks. It offers a relatively powerful integrated graphics card and a single channel DDR3(L)-1066 memory controller. Compared to the C-50, the C-60 offers the same base clock speed but in addition a short Turbo Core overclocking to 1.33 GHz. 

Inside the C-60 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. 

The integrated AMD Radeon HD 6290 graphics card offers 80 shaders and an UVD3 video processor. Compared to the slow GMA 3150 in the Atom processors, the HD6290 offers a lot more performance and is about as fast as the Nvidia ION graphics solution. Compared to the HD 6250 in the C-50, the 6290 also offers Turbo Core to overclock to up to 400MHz (same 276MHz base speed).

The processor speed is somewhere between a single core 1.6 GHz Atom N455 and a dual core Atom N550 depending on the benchmark (see below). Therefore, the performance is still in netbook regions and only suited for low demanding tasks.

The power consumption is rated with a TDP of 9 Watt by AMD and therefore a bit higher as the single core Atom CPUs at 1.6 GHz.

AMD C-30AMD C-60
AMD C-SeriesAMD C-Series
OntarioOntario
: C-Series Ontario
AMD C-70 compare1 - 1.33 GHz2 / 2
AMD C-601 - 1.33 GHz2 / 2
AMD C-50 compare1 GHz2 / 2
» AMD C-301.2 GHz1 / 1
AMD C-70 compare1 - 1.33 GHz2 / 2
» AMD C-601 - 1.33 GHz2 / 2
AMD C-50 compare1 GHz2 / 2
AMD C-301.2 GHz1 / 1
1200 MHz1000 - 1333 MHz
64 KB128 KB
512 KB1 MB
1 / 12 / 2
9 9
40 1.24-1.35V40
75 mm275 mm2
FT1 BGA 413-BallFT1 BGA 413-Ball
MMX(+), SSE(1,2,3,3S,4A), AMD-V, Single-Channel DDR3(L) Memory ControllerMMX(+), SSE(1,2,3,3S,4A), AMD-V, Radeon HD 6290 (276-400MHz)
Architecturex86x86
AMD C-Series C-30AMD C-Series C-60

Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
1 C-60 +
min: 0.42     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (1%)     max: 0.45 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
1 C-60 +
0.2 Points (7%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
100%
1 C-60 +
min: 756     avg: 769     median: 767.5 (7%)     max: 785
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
100%
1 C-60 +
min: 1344     avg: 1458     median: 1483 (2%)     max: 1522
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
100%
1 C-60 +
min: 1388     avg: 1505     median: 1504.5 (1%)     max: 1621 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
100%
1 C-60 +
min: 758     avg: 813     median: 812.5 (6%)     max: 867 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
100%
1 C-60 +
min: 2685     avg: 2726     median: 2726 (32%)     max: 2767 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
100%
1 C-60 +
min: 84.5     avg: 86.2     median: 86.2 (17%)     max: 87.8 s
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
100%
C-30 +
403 Points (2%)
187%
C-60 +
min: 633     avg: 727     median: 753 (4%)     max: 770 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
100%
1 C-60 +
min: 68     avg: 68.5     median: 68.5 (15%)     max: 69 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
100%
1 C-60 +
min: 143.1     avg: 148     median: 148.1 (6%)     max: 153 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
100%
1 C-60 +
3140 s (14%)
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
100%
1 C-60 +
min: 5840     avg: 6200     median: 5870 (3%)     max: 6890 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
100%
1 C-60 +
min: 5660     avg: 6350     median: 6680 (5%)     max: 6710 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 CPU
100%
C-30 +
1.9 Points (24%)
171%
C-60 +
min: 3.1     avg: 3.7     median: 3.3 (42%)     max: 5.2 Points
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
100%
1 C-60 +
min: 1220     avg: 1241     median: 1240.5 (1%)     max: 1261 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
100%
1 C-60 +
538 Points (2%)

Average Benchmarks AMD C-30 → 100% n=2

Average Benchmarks AMD C-60 → 179% n=2

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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

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