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

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.

Specifications of the AMD E1-6010

Here's the specs sheet of the AMD E1-6010:

Processor Name

AMD E1-6010

CPU Family

AMD E1-Series "Beema"

Number of Cores

Dual-core / 1 thread per 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

Category:

Written by Dan Z on October 30, 2014

User reviews, comments, and Q&A on the AMD E1-6010

Below you can read and submit user reviews, comments, questions, and answers regarding the processor. Thank you for your contribution.

Rating:  

3.82 out of 5
(11 user reviews) AMD E1-6010

  1. Karan

    It has great gaming capacity
    I can play call of duty modern warfare 1,2,3, Black ops 1,2 ,gta 4 ,farcry3

  2. Ivan

    I pity the souls using this processor in 2019. I was given an HP laptop for some maintenance and I was shocked how slow the cpu was. This cpu is ruining a perfectly good laptop.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mahmudul Hasan

    AMD E1 6010 is the most worst processor i ever experienced with. This device make my life hell. Recently i just upgraded my HDD to SSD, but overall performance is worst yet :/

  4. Galavis

    I have a laptop with AMD E-6015 and radeon r2 but this review is a little bit off.If you optimize it enough and have your drivers updated CS:GO can be played in 40 fps,league of legends 40 fps,lowest 25 and minecraft in 100+ on low settings.

    • Pritam

      How do that please tell me

  5. Sujan

    Where can I find driver for it

  6. Alex

    Hi
    I have a HP laptop with AMD E1-6010 with Radeon R2 Integrated Graphics runnign at 1.40GHz and was wondering if it is possible to overclock my APU

    • SriHari

      you cannot overclock almost any laptop that’s the main disadvantage of them

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Vijay Patil

    Hello Sir,
    I am using Dell 3541 laptop E1-6010 with Radeon™ R2 Graphics, 4gb ram, clock speed is 1.35, But i want to upgrade my laptop processor speed from 1.35 up to 2 to 2.2 GHZ. Please suggest good processor name.

    • Danijel Z

      Danijel Z

      Hi, you actually can’t upgrade the AMD E1-6010 processor in the Dell 3541. Modern laptop processors, including the E1, are soldered onto the notebooks’ motherboards, so they are not upgradeable.

  8. gonaryu

    I have Lenovo g50-45 AMD E1, is that laptop using Sata 3 for hardisk? because I plan to change my hardisk to wd green ssd. But someone said that if my laptop using Sata 2, SSD speed will decrease 50%.

    • Danijel Z

      Danijel Z

      I suggest you to download HWinfo program. It’s free and it should show what SATA version you have. It’s displayed in “Drives” section. Just like on the last image in the post above (lower-left corner of the image). For instance, on the tested Dell 3541 laptop it is SATA 6 Gb/s, which is called SATA 3. SATA 2 is 3Gb/s.

    • Jeff Murray

      Think about building a muscle car. Your old 1 TB HDD is like a carburetor fueled 4 cylinder. Where as in the same car your 250 GB SSD is like a blown big block. You decide bro

  9. MD.Kauser ali

    AMD E1-6010 with Radeon R2 Integrated Graphics

  10. phetsamai

    when

  11. Williams

    Hello Daniel.

    I have an HP laptop with AMD E1-6010 APU with AMD R2 Graphics ,1350Mhz, 2 cores with 2 GB memory . I recently upgraded it to windows 10 but the “adjust brightness” button won’t work. I tried looking for a graphics driver I can install but can’t find one. I would really appreciate any assistance you can give me.

    Thank you

    • Danijel Z

      Danijel Z

      Hi, that’s a common issue on HP laptops which started after one of the recent Windows updates. It isn’t related to graphics drivers, but to “hotkey” driver. On my HP laptop (different model than yours) I solved the problem by reinstalling Hotkey driver. So, I can recommend you to go to the support section of HP site, find hotkeys driver for your model and install it.
      In my case the driver is called “sp81790.exe”. It was available on HP.com. You can try to find and install that driver if you can’t find hotkey driver for your laptop, but I don’t know if it is compatible with your HP model.

  12. Vijay

    Hi I have a Lenovo G40-45 laptop with AMD E1-6010 APU with AMD R2 Graphics ,1350Mhz, 2 cores with 2 GB memory . it is very slow can i Upgrade it to 10 GB by adding 8 GB RAM i.e. 2GB+8GB does it comapable.

  13. Trung

    Hi Danijel Z, it’s great to see you’re still replying to questions on this old but great review from 2014! Anyway to my suprise, my low cost backup Lenovo B50-45 notebook is still working great today even after updating to the latest version of Windows 10 Pro 64-bit, Chrome etc. It has the E1 6010 with 4GB RAM. Anyway do you know if AMD QuickStream supports the E1 processor? I looked at the datasheet and it only mentions the A4 which is slower than the E1?

    • Danijel Z

      Danijel Z

      Hi, I have only found this page: https://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/AMDQuickStreamTechnology.aspx
      where the E1-6010 isn’t on the list of the QuickStream-enabled processors. The same page contains a link to QuickStream driver download, so you can try to install the driver and see whether if it will notify you about presence of QuickStream. I don’t think processor speed is of importance here. Generally, the A-series (and E2-series) processors are above the E1-series when it comes to features (and speed generally).

  14. Opeyemi

    Pls I have an acer laptop with an Amd E1-6010 Apu With Radeon R2 Graphics X2 (1.35ghz) But The Problem Is When Playing Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 It Will Always Hang And I Dont Know What To Do But When I Checked The Specifications Of The Game It Says The Processor Is Not Allowed Pls What Should I Do ?

    • Danijel Z

      Unfortunately, it looks like the E1-6010 isn’t able to run PES 2017. It’s slower than the AMD Athlon Ⅱ X2 240, which is the minimum for the game. Also, if you have only 2GB of RAM, that can be a problem too.

      • Opeyemi

        I Have A 4gb Ram

        • Danijel Z

          Danijel Z

          4GB is enough for the game, but still the CPU doesn’t meet the game requirements.

          • Opeyemi

            Do you have any idea of what i can do to stop the hanging pls

      • papalaye

        i have lenovo E1 6010 5gb and 1.35ghz what i can doing to boost my pc

    • Danijel Z

      Danijel Z

      You can go to Task Manager (CTRL + Shift + ESC) and see if there’s some program taking up too much of CPU resources. If there is and you don’t need it, you can close it and see if that helps. Check your RAM usage there, too.

  15. TANER

    Hi Daniel, l have an all in one HP with Amd E1-6010 R2 graphics with 4 gb RAM 1.35 ghz… and too slow…what should look for… intel i5,i7 processor or 8 or 16 gb RAM? Thanks a million!

    • Danijel Z

      Danijel Z

      Hi, Taner. As for the processor, it’s more important to get the latest 8th Gen Core than whether it’s i5 or i7. You will get the best price / performance out of the 8th Gen i5-8250U. The i7 version is pricier but not much faster. The i5-8250U is quad-core as opposed to 7th Gen and earlier i5 which are dual-core and slower. But if you do only light tasks, you won’t notice much difference between the 7th and 8th Gen. If you do video / photo editing and such, than you’ll notice the difference.

      But if you want full power regardless of price and greater CPU heat, then you can choose the recently released Gen i7-8750H six core. That’s a CPU you can find in expensive gaming laptops and it’s an overkill for most users.

      As for RAM 16GB is more than enough for most users. For the daily use (if you don’t run tens of browser tabs and programs at the same time) 8GB is enough. But if you are into gaming and choose a laptop which has only Intel HD integrated graphics, then it’s important to get dual RAM modules – i.e. 2 x 4GB instead of 1 x 8GB.

  16. Sadik

    Hello I have problem in my Lenovo g50-45 AMD E1
    My computer works slowly
    If I install any off application software it doesn’t work as a permanently
    Also when I watch videos on YouTube the video it goes like very slowly
    So can you help me
    I need to become my computer as look like when I was buying a Lenovo company
    Thanks

    • Danijel Z

      The E1-6010 is among the slowest laptop processors. But if it was faster when you bought it than it’s now, you can check in your Task Manager (CTRL + SHIFT + ESC) if there are some processes that take too much of your processor power. Try to kill them (End Task), if there are some and you don’t need them for your work.

      What do I do when a laptop becomes too slow over time? I do a clean install of operating system (Windows). If nothing helps you can try that, but please back up your important files first.

      Also, how much RAM do you have? If you have only 2GB that might be a big problem, too. Upgrading to at least 4GB will help.

  17. veez

    which motherboard does this laptop cpu?

  18. Darius

    Hello,
    I have a Compaq 15h003nl with amd e1-6010 apu and only 1 memory slot (SO-DIMM) with 4Gb RAM (DDR3L-SDRAM).
    Do you think I could take over the current RAM with a 8Gb or 16Gb new one?
    What type of RAM could be suitable for it? Thanks in advance

  19. Abhishek

    i have a dell laptop of vostro 14 3000 series with amd e1-6010 apu with amd raedon r2 graphics. It runs very slow. can it changed to any intel processor?

  20. Rated 1 out of 5

    anshul

    I have dell 15 3252 , out of warranty it is very very slow may be coz of AMD E1 processor with 1.35 GHZ clock speed with win 10 . 4GB RAM .. suggest me some changes for this laptop so that my laptop can be made fast. whether i can upgrade processor AMD E1 R2 graphics or 4GB RAM or WIN 10 . it shuld be run for only win7 .

    • Danijel Z

      Danijel Z

      Is your model actually 3552 not 3252? Anyway, AMD E1 laptop processors aren’t upgradeable. Adding more RAM will help only with running multiple programs simultaneously, but in most cases 4GB is large enough. Upgrading Windows 10 to another version like Win 10 Pro won’t help either.

      Have you considered upgrading your hard drive (if you use HDD) to SSD? That would help with program loading times and boot-ups significantly.

  21. Jude Akanbi

    Can I upgrade the system with this specification 2gb ram to 4 or 8 gb ram? or How can I make it work faster?

    • Danijel Z

      Danijel Z

      Yes, getting 4 or 8 GB instead of 2 can make some things faster. Upgradeability depends on your laptop. Can you specify your laptop model name?

  22. dalo

    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

      Danijel Z

      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.

  23. Juan

    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!!

  24. Rated 5 out of 5

    FireBird9

    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 🙂

  25. Rated 3 out of 5

    Giak

    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.

    • Rated 4 out of 5

      Yash Singh

      I am playing Far cry 3,Just cause 2,Saint rows the third,CS go,gta4
      ….getting average fps of 20-45…so yeah I’m happy

  26. Rated 4 out of 5

    Theo

    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

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

      • Rated 4 out of 5

        Katherine

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

  27. Aditya

    Amd e1 properly support win 8.1 or win 7

    • Danijel Z

      Danijel Z

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

      • Rated 3 out of 5

        Judith

        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

  28. Aditya

    Amd e1 is best for intel core

  29. Rated 3 out of 5

    ADi

    Can I run Fifa 14 or 15 and GTA V

    • Danijel Z

      Danijel Z

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

  30. Rated 5 out of 5

    Adarsh singh

    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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