Notebookcheck

AMD A10-4600M

AMD A10-4600M

The AMD A10-4600M is a mobile quad-core processor based on the Trinity architecture. Officially introduced in Q2 2012, it is the direct successor to the Llano A-series of APUs (Accelerated Processing Unit) and is currently the fastest mobile Trinity APU on the market. The processing unit is manufactured in 32nm SOI and integrates a 2.3 GHz CPU (up to 3.2 GHz w/ Turbo Core) with a relatively fast Radeon HD 7660G GPU alongside a dual-channel memory controller, video de- and encoders and a northbridge.

The CPU cores are based on a reworked Bulldozer architecture, called Piledriver. Although marketed as a quad-core processor, the A10-4600M includes only two modules with four integer-cores and two floating-point cores total. As a result, the CPU is not a true quad-core processor.

When compared to previous Bulldozer cores, AMD has managed to improve upon the IPC (instructions per clock) performance of Trinity cores while allowing for higher clock frequencies. However, when compared to its Llano predecessor, the multithreaded performance of Trinity has only been slightly improved. The enhanced Turbo Core 3.0 feature functions well in speeding up single threaded performance, although it is still not on the same level as Intel’s Turbo Boost equivalent. Regardless, AMD has managed to include other features as well, such as the AVX extension (including FMA) and support for AES encryption.

In terms of raw general performance, the A10-4600M can perform anywhere from 0 to 25% faster than the Llano-based A8-3520M. Single-threaded workloads can especially benefit from the new architecture and the updated Turbo Core functionality. If compared to Intel, a Sandy Bridge Core i3-2310M is roughly on a similar level to the A10-4600M, but results can still differ greatly from benchmark to benchmark. Nonetheless, CPU performance from the AMD processor should be sufficient for all daily workloads like Office, Internet browsing and even light video editing or gaming.

The integrated DirectX 11-compatible Radeon HD 7660G offers all 384 shader cores of the Trinity chip and, thanks to Turbo Core, will operate anywhere between 497 to 686 MHz depending on the current application demand. On average, the performance of the HD 7660G GPU is comparable to a dedicated Radeon HD 6650M and is even noticeably faster than the HD Graphics 4000 as found in Intel’s Ivy Bridge.

The power consumption of the A10-4600M APU is rated at 35 Watt TDP and is therefore comparable to mid-range dual-core Ivy Bridge processors. Consequently, the A10-4600M is best suited for 14-inch notebooks or larger.

SeriesAMD A-Series
CodenameTrinity
Clock Rate2300 - 3200 MHz
Level 2 Cache4096 KB
Number of Cores / Threads4 / 4
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)35 Watt
Transistor Count1303 Million
Manufacturing Technology32 nm
Die Size246 mm2
FeaturesSSE (1, 2, 3, 3S, 4.1, 4.2, 4A), x86-64, AES, AVX, FMA
64 Bit64 Bit support
Hardware VirtualizationAMD-V
Announcement Date05/15/2012

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 62      avg: 62.5 (36%)     median: 62.5 (36%)     max: 63 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 185      avg: 187 (12%)     median: 187 (12%)     max: 189 Points
3DMark (2013) - Fire Strike Standard Physics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 2569      avg: 2569 (16%)     median: 2569 (16%)     max: 2569 Points
3DMark (2013) - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 1841      avg: 1877.3 (5%)     median: 1882 (5%)     max: 1909 Points
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
0% 100%
min: 25218      avg: 25218 (43%)     median: 25218 (43%)     max: 25218 Points
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 22897      avg: 22897 (44%)     median: 22897 (44%)     max: 22897 Points
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 22271      avg: 22724.7 (42%)     median: 22756 (42%)     max: 23147 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
0% 100%
min: 3377      avg: 3377 (36%)     median: 3377 (36%)     max: 3377 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
0% 100%
min: 3109      avg: 3109 (35%)     median: 3109 (35%)     max: 3109 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
0% 100%
min: 6169      avg: 6169 (35%)     median: 6169 (35%)     max: 6169 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
0% 100%
min: 4603      avg: 4603 (30%)     median: 4603 (30%)     max: 4603 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
0% 100%
min: 4729      avg: 4729 (33%)     median: 4729 (33%)     max: 4729 Points
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.138      avg: 0.1 (8%)     median: 0.1 (8%)     max: 0.143 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.248      avg: 0.3 (16%)     median: 0.3 (16%)     max: 0.266 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 1.2      avg: 1.2 (14%)     median: 1.2 (14%)     max: 1.2 GB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
0% 100%
min: 4.47      avg: 11 (13%)     median: 13.1 (15%)     max: 13.44 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
0% 100%
min: 21.54      avg: 52.8 (27%)     median: 57.5 (30%)     max: 74.6 fps
WinRAR - Result
0% 100%
min: 1844      avg: 1884.3 (26%)     median: 1891.5 (26%)     max: 1910 KB/s
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m
0% 100%
min: 786      avg: 849.7 (10%)     median: 851.9 (10%)     max: 901.074 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m
0% 100%
min: 24.1      avg: 26.1 (5%)     median: 26.5 (5%)     max: 26.925 seconds
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 2480      avg: 2576.6 (19%)     median: 2596.5 (20%)     max: 2633 points
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 5998      avg: 6303.1 (16%)     median: 6302.5 (16%)     max: 6677 Points
3DMark 06 - CPU -
0% 100%
min: 2493      avg: 2819.9 (32%)     median: 2865.5 (32%)     max: 2917 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 0.61      avg: 0.7 (35%)     median: 0.7 (35%)     max: 0.74 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 1.98      avg: 2 (11%)     median: 2 (11%)     max: 2.07 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 2801      avg: 2856.3 (33%)     median: 2821 (33%)     max: 3066 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 8017      avg: 8067.1 (23%)     median: 8051 (23%)     max: 8183 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 2034      avg: 2097.9 (31%)     median: 2078 (31%)     max: 2231 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 5371      avg: 5649.1 (16%)     median: 5696 (16%)     max: 5812 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M -
0% 100%
min: 34.3      avg: 35 (8%)     median: 35.1 (8%)     max: 35.381 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M -
0% 100%
min: 78.092      avg: 79.9 (3%)     median: 80.1 (3%)     max: 81 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M -
0% 100%
min: 1927.693      avg: 2067.5 (9%)     median: 2090.4 (9%)     max: 2133 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) -
0% 100%
min: 32000      avg: 33543.3 (16%)     median: 34100 (16%)     max: 34530 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) -
0% 100%
min: 21760      avg: 22243.3 (17%)     median: 22340 (17%)     max: 22630 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
0% 100%
min: 6.9      avg: 6.9 (88%)     median: 6.9 (88%)     max: 6.9 points
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card

#0 Did not recreate cache, as it is less than 5 days old +0.002s ... 0.002s

#1 min, max, avg, median took 0.00048327445983887s +0.52s ... 0.522s

#2 return log +0.001s ... 0.523s

Reviews for the AMD A-Series A10-4600M processor

Acer Aspire V3-551G (AMD Radeon HD 7660G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics, 15.6")
» Acer Aspire V3-551G - External Review

Acer Aspire V3-551G-10468G50Makk (AMD Radeon HD 7660G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics, 15.6")
» Review Acer Aspire V3-551G-10468G50Makk Notebook - Review
» Acer Aspire V3-551G-10468G50Makk - External Review

AMD Pumori Platform A10-4600M (AMD Radeon HD 7660G, 15.6")
» Trinity in Review: AMD A10-4600M APU - Review

Asus N56DP-DH11 (AMD Radeon HD 7730M, 15.6")
» Asus N56DP-DH11 - External Review

HP Envy dv6z-7200 (AMD Radeon HD 7660G, 15.6")
» HP Envy dv6z-7200 - External Review

HP Pavilion g6-2002ax (AMD Radeon HD 7660G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics, 15.6")
» HP Pavilion g6-2002ax - External Review

HP Pavilion g6-2151sg (AMD Radeon HD 7660G, 15.6")
» HP Pavilion g6-2151sg - External Review

HP Pavilion g6-2253sg (AMD Radeon HD 7660G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics, 15.6")
» Review HP Pavilion g6-2253sg Notebook - Review

HP Pavilion g7-2051sg (AMD Radeon HD 7660G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics, 17.3")
» Review HP Pavilion g7-2051sg Notebook - Review

HP Pavilion m6-1035dx (AMD Radeon HD 7660G, 15.6")
» HP Pavilion m6-1035dx - External Review

HP Pavilion m6-1050sg (AMD Radeon HD 7660G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics, 15.6")
» Review HP Pavilion m6-1050sg Notebook - Review

HP Pavilion m6-1188ca (AMD Radeon HD 7660G, 15.6")
» HP Pavilion m6-1188ca - External Review

Lenovo IdeaPad Z585 (AMD Radeon HD 7660G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics, 15.6")
» Review Lenovo IdeaPad Z585 Notebook - Review

MSI GX60 (AMD Radeon HD 7970M, 15.6")
» Review MSI GX60 Notebook - Review
» MSI GX60 - External Review

MSI GX60-1AC-021US (AMD Radeon HD 7970M, 15.6")
» MSI GX60-1AC-021US - External Review

MSI GX60-1AC-025UK (AMD Radeon HD 7970M, 15.6")
» MSI GX60-1AC-025UK - External Review

MSI GX60-1AC-096XPL (AMD Radeon HD 7970M, 15.6")
» MSI GX60-1AC-096XPL - External Review

MSI GX60-A10797287B (AMD Radeon HD 7970M, 15.6")
» MSI GX60-A10797287B - External Review

Samsung 355V5C-S01 (AMD Radeon HD 7660G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics, 15.6")
» Samsung 355V5C-S01 - External Review

Samsung 355V5C-S03FR (AMD Radeon HD 7670M, 15.6")
» Samsung 355V5C-S03FR - External Review

Toshiba Satellite S855D-S5256 (AMD Radeon HD 7660G, 15.6")
» Review Toshiba Satellite S855D-S5256 Notebook - Review

Toshiba Satellite S875D-S7239 (AMD Radeon HD 7660G, 17.3")
» Toshiba Satellite S875D-S7239 - External Review

» Mobile CPU Comparison
Comparison of all mobile CPU series

» Mobile Processors - Benchmarklist
Benchmarklist of all known CPUs that are used in laptops (desktop and laptop CPUs)

Other CPUs of the series AMD A-Series

» AMD A-Series A10-5750M
   2.5 GHz / 4 MB
» AMD A-Series A10-5757M
   2.5 GHz / 4 MB
» AMD A-Series A10-4600M
   2.3 GHz / 4 MB
» AMD A-Series A10-4657M
   2.3 GHz / 4 MB
» AMD A-Series A10-5745M
   2.1 GHz / 4 MB
» AMD A-Series A8-5550M
   2.1 GHz / 4 MB
» AMD A-Series A8-5557M
   2.1 GHz / 4 MB
» AMD A-Series A8-3550MX
   2 GHz / 4 MB
» AMD A-Series A8-6410
   2 GHz / 2 MB
» AMD A-Series A6-6310
   1.8 GHz / 2 MB
» AMD A-Series A8-3530MX
   1.9 GHz / 4 MB
» AMD A-Series A8-3510MX
   1.8 GHz / 4 MB
» AMD A-Series A6-3430MX
   1.7 GHz / 4 MB
» AMD A-Series A8-3520M
   1.6 GHz / 4 MB
» AMD A-Series A10-4655M
   2 GHz / 4 MB
» AMD A-Series A8-4500M
   1.9 GHz / 4 MB
» AMD A-Series A8-4557M
   1.9 GHz / 4 MB
» AMD A-Series A6-3410MX
   1.6 GHz / 4 MB
» AMD A-Series A8-3500M
   1.5 GHz / 4 MB
» AMD A-Series A6-3420M
   1.5 GHz / 4 MB
» AMD A-Series A8-5545M
   1.7 GHz / 4 MB
» AMD A-Series A6-3400M
   1.4 GHz / 4 MB
» AMD A-Series A8-4555M
   1.6 GHz / 4 MB
» AMD A-Series A6-5350M
   2.9 GHz / 1 MB
» AMD A-Series A6-5357M
   2.9 GHz / 1 MB
» AMD A-Series A6-5200
   2 GHz / 2 MB
» AMD A-Series A4-3330MX
   2.2 GHz / 2 MB
» AMD A-Series A4-5150M
   2.7 GHz / 1 MB
» AMD A-Series A6-4400M
   2.7 GHz / 1 MB
» AMD A-Series A4-4300M
   2.5 GHz / 1 MB
» AMD A-Series A4-6210
   1.8 GHz / 2 MB
» AMD A-Series A4-5100
   1.55 GHz / 2 MB
» AMD A-Series A4-5050
   1.55 GHz / 2 MB
» AMD A-Series A4-5000
   1.5 GHz / 2 MB
» AMD A-Series A10 Micro-6700T
   1.2 GHz / 2 MB
» AMD A-Series A4-3310MX
   2.1 GHz / 2 MB
» AMD A-Series A4-3320M
   2 GHz / 2 MB
» AMD A-Series E2-3800
   1.3 GHz / 2 MB
» AMD A-Series A4-3300M
   1.9 GHz / 2 MB
» AMD A-Series A4-3305M
   1.9 GHz / 1 MB
» AMD A-Series A6-5345M
   2.2 GHz / 1 MB
» AMD A-Series A6-1450
   1 GHz / 2 MB
» AMD A-Series A4 Micro-6400T
   1 GHz / 2 MB
» AMD A-Series A6-4455M
   2.1 GHz / 2 MB
» AMD A-Series A4-5145M
   2 GHz / 1 MB
» AMD A-Series A4-4355M
   1.9 GHz / 2 MB
» AMD A-Series A4-1350
   1 GHz / 2 MB
» AMD A-Series A4-1250
   1 GHz / 1 MB
» AMD A-Series A4-1200
   1 GHz / 1 MB

Surrounding CPUs

- Intel Core i3 370M
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Celeron 2970M
   2.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
- Intel Pentium B980
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
- Intel Core i3 4030U
   1.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Core i3 4025U
   1.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» AMD A-Series A10-4600M
   2.3 GHz / 4 MB
+ AMD A-Series A10-4657M
   2.3 GHz / 4096 KB
+ Intel Core i3 2312M
   2.1 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Core i3 2310M
   2.1 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Core i3 2308M
   2.1 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Core i5 2557M
   1.7 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > FAQ / Tips / Technics > Notebook Processors > AMD A-Series A10-4600M Notebook Processor
Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2012-05-26)