AMD E1-6010 with Radeon R2 Integrated Graphics [Review]


AMD-E1-Series-E1-6010

The AMD E1-6010 is a very basic processor for inexpensive laptops. Featuring two cores, a clock speed of only 1.35GHz, and 1MB of cache, the E1-6010 “Beema” APU can’t offer anything but entry-level performance. In fact, it is one of the slowest notebook-use CPUs on the market today, as you can see in the PassMark benchmark comparison chart.

AMD E1-6010 with Radeon R2 Graphics Benchmark

However, it can be used for the daily chores and provides an acceptable experience if you don’t do anything too complex on it and don’t multitask too much. Just like the competing Intel Celeron N2820/N2830/N2840 series CPUs we reviewed recently.

In the video below, you can see what doing everyday light tasks on a laptop with the E1-6010 looks like. It’s a Dell Inspiron 3541 series configuration with 4GB of RAM and a mechanical hard drive. Scrolling through web pages is quite smooth, as well as switching between a couple of opened apps – YouTube video in Internet explorer, a text document in WordPad, and a 5MP image in Paint.net. YouTube 1080p-resolution videos play without a glitch. The aforementioned Intel Celerons provide a bit snappier experience, but overall the E1-6010 has a real life performance very close to them.

 

As for gaming, the Radeon R2 is also similar to the Intel HD integrated graphics used in the Celeron chips. This means playable frame rates only in less demanding games on lower graphics settings and low 720p resolution. Under these conditions, our test showed playable are League of Legends, Counter Strike: Global Offensive, and Team Fortress 2, all running at about 25 fps.

 

 

 

However, in some titles the E1-6010 / Radeon R2 performed unexpectedly bad. Among the tested games, in Dota 2 and Minecraft in particular. Due to some reason, the frame rates on the lowest settings and 720p resolution were around 10fps in Dota 2 and around 15 fps in Minecraft most of the time. It appears the CPU clock speed of 1.35GHz throttles the system in these games. On the other hand, Minecraft and Dota 2 are playable on the Celeron CPUs at above 20 fps.

 

Performance of the E1-6010 is sacrificed big time in interest of lower costs, better power efficiency, and lower heat. The processor consumes 10 Watts, which is below consumption of the popular Intel Core series chips with 15W or greater TDP, but still above the Celeron N-series with 7.5W TDP. The E1 runs quite cool. In the tested notebook, the CPU temperatures were between 40 degrees Celsius on idle and up to 60 degrees under heavy stress. The laptop itself stayed almost cold most of the time with fans blowing only occasionally on low and quiet rotating speeds.

All in all, the E1-6010 review shows us that even the cheapest notebooks with slowest CPUs on the current market are usable machines, which perform the daily web, office, and multimedia tasks at acceptable speeds and even run some lighter games.

AMD E1-6010 Radeon R2 Specs - HW Info

Laptops with the AMD E1-6010.

Update: The E1-6015 is an updated version of the same chip. The only difference between the 6010 and 6015 are their clock speeds of 1.35 and 1.4 MHz, respectively, without any noticeable impact on performance.

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Processor Name

AMD E1-6010

CPU Family

AMD E1-Series “Beema”

Number of Cores

Dual-Core

CPU Clock Speed

1.35GHz

Cache Size

1MB

Memory Support

DDR3 1333MHz

Integrated Graphics

AMD Radeon R2 Series

Power Consumption

10W

Production Technology

28-nanometer

Technologies

AMD-V Virtualization

Typical Use

Affordable Laptops & 2-in-1 PCs

PassMark CPU Test Score

900

7 reviews for AMD E1-6010 with Radeon R2 Integrated Graphics [Review]

  1. dalo – July 13, 2016:

    Hey. My hp 255 g4 order is on its way and i want to ask some questioquestions. Is the e1-6015 faster than the 6010? Do I have to unscrew a portion of the back panel to fit in a new 2gb or 4gb ddr3 single stick ram or a whole disassembly ?.p.s what ram modules are compatible, i don’t want to damage my motherboard “again” ?


    • Danijel Z – July 14, 2016:

      The E1-6015 is only marginally faster, I don’t think you’ll ever notice any difference in real life. As for RAM, you should check with your seller whether you’re allowed to upgrade it yourself because of warranty. As far as I know, the HP 255 G4 doesn’t have a user-friendly bottom cover for easy RAM / HDD upgrades. It uses DDR3L memory at either 1333MHz or 1600MHz speed (chances are DDR3 without L modules won’t work) and has two RAM slots.


  2. Juan – May 8, 2016:

    Hi there,

    I have this exact cpu with radeon r2 and 4GB ram. Can I run CS Global Offensive? I see on the review that it runs pretty smoothly but surfin’ the Internet I did run into some posts saying that they cannot run CS:GO with this cpu / graphic card.

    I’ve got an HP 20-2201ns if it helps.

    Thank you in advance!!


  3. 5 out of 5

    FireBird9 – May 2, 2016:

    Hello Sir First Of All I Want To Say That Your Site Is Great & Thanks For Creating This Great Helping Site. GOD BLESS U 🙂

    Sir My Question Is This Processor Is Able To Run Kali_Lunix Or Black_Box Smoothly.

    Thank U 🙂


  4. 3 out of 5

    Giak – April 24, 2016:

    I bought a laptop for my dad equipped with this cpu.
    I installed on it Lubuntu (i previously installed mint but the overall perfomance was very weak).
    he usually surf internet, uses skype with my brother that live abroad, write documents and use spreadsheet and play sometimes basic 3d games.
    I can’t say this cpu is fast but so far he never complained me :D.
    Anyway i think with windows OS the notebook would be slower.


  5. 4 out of 5

    Theo – October 30, 2015:

    In general I am very satisfied but anyway I wanted to ask if I can replace this proccesor. Somewhere I read that these proccesors are soldered on a motherboard. Is it true or can I replace it with an A6-6310, which seems to use same specs? Thanks.


    • Danijel Z – November 2, 2015:

      Yes it is soldered, so it isn’t upgradeable.


      • 4 out of 5

        Katherine – November 7, 2016:

        It’s like you’re on a misison to save me time and money!


  6. Aditya – August 17, 2015:

    Amd e1 properly support win 8.1 or win 7


    • Danijel Z – August 28, 2015:

      The CPU is quite slow, but supports both operating systems and Windows 10 too.


      • 3 out of 5

        Judith – November 7, 2016:

        Zawccyhona jestem tymi orzechami, a przez tÄ™ foremkÄ™ to pewnie spać nie bÄ™dÄ™ mogÅ‚a, tak mi siÄ™ marzy. W wielu starych przepisach na nalewki wystÄ™puje ten magiczny migdaÅ‚, może MikoÅ‚aj spojrzy dobrym okiem 🙂 Pozdrawiam


  7. Aditya – August 17, 2015:

    Amd e1 is best for intel core


  8. 3 out of 5

    ADi – May 30, 2015:

    Can I run Fifa 14 or 15 and GTA V


    • Danijel Z – June 1, 2015:

      The processor and its integrated graphics are to weak for FIFA and GTA 5…


  9. 5 out of 5

    Adarsh singh – April 7, 2015:

    i hav this processer, but as described above, it is working more slow than you said. i own inspiron 15 3541 with win-8.1. please suggest me some solution fast to make my pc fast. please help me.


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