In AIDA, we ran a slew of memory and CPU tests to gauge the performance of the E-350 processor inside of the HP DM1. Here are some of our results.
In the Queen CPU test, the E-350 inside of the DM1 scored almost identically with the reference E-350 running on a desktop board. This indicates that the DM1 is performing on par with what is expected of an E-350 processor.
In the PhotoWorkxx test, the E-350 actually just scored below the AMD Phenom X4 and above the Intel Atom, Celeron and many others. It proves our previous beliefs that having the E-350 in a notebook makes it a very powerful notebook for photographers on the go. As you can see, the E-350 nearly doubled the performance of the ATOM 230 HT, admittedly though that is a fairly dated ATOM chip.
In the Zlib test, the DM1 and E-350 didn’t necessarily look too great compared to other dual cores, but considering the thermal consumption of all of the comparable processors, performance per watt is still immeasurable.
In the AES test, the E-350 performs pretty well compared to many of its higher power consuming competitors, but admittedly still isn’t that powerful when it comes to CPU power in things like AES.
In the Hash test, the DM1 with the E-350 Zacate performed better than the desktop Athlon 3200+ but worse than a P4 extreme edition. This indicates that perhaps there is some room for improvement, but once again taking power consumption into consideration there is a world of difference.
We also tested the FPU with the VP8 test. The VP8 test yielded expected results considering our previous benchmarks but still outperformed the older Atom processors. In this test we can also see that the Zacate E-350 inside of the DM1 performed exactly the same as the ASRock desktop platform with an E-350 as well. This means that HP hasn’t sacrificed performance for the sake of mobility.
In the Julia FPU test the DM1 actually beats a Dual Core Opteron 240 as well as scores a little lower than the E-350 in a desktop. Admittedly, this puts the E-350 towards the bottom of our list in terms of performance but considering that we didn’t necessarily experience any issues with normal usage we have no reason to question the processing capability.
In the Mandel FPU test the E-350 inside of the DM1 doesn’t really deviate far away from where it sat in the previous FPU tests as these are fairly static and similar for the most part.
Finally, in the SinJulia FPU test the Zacate inside of the DM1 performs pretty reasonably well and appears to outdo some significantly higher powered dual core processors that would normally consume significantly more power than the E-350 and DM1 would.
As a part of AIDA, we also tested the memory latency, memory read, memory write, and memory copy. These four tests are shown below.
As you can see from these tests, the memory performance for the DM1 and E-350 weren’t so stellar when you consider that many of the comparable processors are running significantly slower RAM. Admittedly, the DM1 did not feel memory bandwidth starved but we feel that if it had faster RAM there would be the likelihood that you could see a noticeable improvement in speed. So if there’s one upgrade we’d suggest it would be RAM.
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