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AMD A6-3420M

AMD A6-3420M

The AMD A6-3420M (Codename Llano) is a quad-core processor for entry level laptops. It is part of the Fusion family of APUs (=Accelerated Processing Units) and features an integrated Radeon HD 6520G graphics card. The processor core is clocked at 1.4 GHz base clock speed and is able to automatically overclock up to 2.4 GHz (TurboCore, depending on temperature and used cores). Compared to the A6-3410MX, the A6-3420M offers a lower base speed but a higher turbo core speed and a lower TDP rating.

The processor core is based on the Husky familiy 12h. Compared to the older Phenom II mobile processors, the Husky core is very similar but features an additional hardware divider. However, the performance per clock should be similar to the old Turion II, Athlon II, Phenom II mobile processors (as the Llano APU they did not feature a Level 3 cache).

The performance of the processor part depends on the used cores. Due to Turbo Core, a single core can be clocked up to 2.3 GHz leading to a performance of a AMD Turion II P540 (2.4 GHz 2MB L2 Cache). Using all four cores, the performance is in the range of the Phenom II X4 P920 (1.6 GHz 2MB L2 Cache). Therefore, on average a Penryn based Pentium T4500 should be comparable.

The Llano APUs feature an integrated DirectX 11 capable graphics card with a maximum of 400 cores. The AMD Radeon HD 6520G called version in the A6-Series however offers only 320 cores at 400MHz. It has no dedicated memory and also is not able to use the integrated cache (in difference to the Intel HD 3000). Furthermore the APU also features an integrated UVD3 video processor to fully decode most used HD videos (like H.264, VC-1, MPEG4).

The A6-3420M also features an integrated dual-channel memory controller with support for DDR3(L)-1333 memory and a PCIe 2.0 controller.

The TDP of 35 Watt for the APU (including graphics card and memory controller) makes it best suited for 14 to 15-inch laptops.

Beware: Parts of the information above is still based on rumors and leaks.
Sources: NGOHQ: Leaked Llano PresentationDonanimhaber: Llano Mobile Lineupc't: 12h Architecturetweakers: SuperPiAMD: leakted GPU Benchmarks (removed)pro-clockers: Llano GPU SpecificationsWikipedia: Fusion

SeriesAMD A-Series
CodenameLlano
Clock Rate1500 - 2400 MHz
Level 2 Cache4096 KB
Number of Cores / Threads4 / 4
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)35 Watt
Transistor Count1000 Million
Manufacturing Technology32 nm
Die Size218 mm2
Features3DNow!, MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSE4a, Radeon HD 6480G, DDR3(L)-1333 Memory Controller
64 Bit64 Bit support
Hardware VirtualizationAMD-V
Announcement Date06/15/2011

Benchmarks

TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.121      avg: 0.1 (7%)     median: 0.1 (7%)     max: 0.121 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.18      avg: 0.2 (11%)     median: 0.2 (11%)     max: 0.18 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.256      avg: 0.3 (3%)     median: 0.3 (3%)     max: 0.256 GB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
0% 100%
min: 11.27      avg: 11.3 (13%)     median: 11.3 (13%)     max: 11.27 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
0% 100%
min: 59.68      avg: 59.7 (31%)     median: 59.7 (31%)     max: 59.68 fps
WinRAR - Result
0% 100%
min: 1432      avg: 1432 (20%)     median: 1432 (20%)     max: 1432 KB/s
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m
0% 100%
min: 705.669      avg: 740.5 (9%)     median: 740.5 (9%)     max: 775.258 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m
0% 100%
min: 22.216      avg: 23.6 (5%)     median: 23.6 (5%)     max: 25.052 seconds
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 2284      avg: 2372.8 (18%)     median: 2346.5 (18%)     max: 2514 points
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 5159      avg: 5260 (13%)     median: 5231 (13%)     max: 5419 Points
3DMark 06 - CPU -
0% 100%
min: 2286      avg: 2304.8 (26%)     median: 2305 (26%)     max: 2323 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 1.93      avg: 1.9 (11%)     median: 2 (11%)     max: 1.96 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 2098      avg: 2149.7 (25%)     median: 2152 (25%)     max: 2199 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 6952      avg: 6970.3 (20%)     median: 6964 (20%)     max: 6995 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 1606      avg: 1658 (25%)     median: 1673 (25%)     max: 1695 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 5369      avg: 5393 (16%)     median: 5399 (16%)     max: 5411 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M -
0% 100%
min: 31.044      avg: 31 (7%)     median: 31 (7%)     max: 31.044 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M -
0% 100%
min: 71.417      avg: 71.4 (3%)     median: 71.4 (3%)     max: 71.417 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M -
0% 100%
min: 1662      avg: 2217 (0%)     median: 2217 (0%)     max: 2772 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) -
0% 100%
min: 11130      avg: 11130 (5%)     median: 11130 (5%)     max: 11130 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) -
0% 100%
min: 9250      avg: 9250 (7%)     median: 9250 (7%)     max: 9250 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
0% 100%
min: 6.6      avg: 6.7 (85%)     median: 6.7 (86%)     max: 6.7 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 +0.001s ... 0.001s

#1 min, max, avg, median took 0.00020170211791992s +0.485s ... 0.486s

#2 return log +0s ... 0.487s

Reviews for the AMD A-Series A6-3420M processor

Asus A53Z-NS61 (AMD Radeon HD 6520G, 11.6")
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Asus K53TK-SX117 (AMD Radeon HD 7670M, 15.6")
» Asus K53TK-SX117 - External Review

HP Pavilion g7-1353eg (AMD Radeon HD 6520G + HD 7450M Dual Graphics, 17.3")
» Review HP Pavilion g7-1353eg Notebook - Review
» HP Pavilion g7-1353eg - External Review

Samsung 305E5A-A07US (AMD Radeon HD 6520G, 15.6")
» Samsung 305E5A-A07US - External Review

Samsung 305E7A-S03DE (AMD Radeon HD 6540G2, 17.3")
» Review Samsung Series 3 305E7A-S03DE Notebook - Review
» Samsung 305E7A-S03DE - External Review

Toshiba Satellite L750D-1D3 (AMD Radeon HD 6520G, 15.6")
» Toshiba Satellite L750D-1D3 - External Review

Toshiba Satellite L755D-14U (AMD Radeon HD 6520G + HD 7450M Dual Graphics, 15.6")
» Review Toshiba Satellite L755D-14U Notebook - Review
» Toshiba Satellite L755D-14U - External Review

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» AMD A-Series A8-5550M
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» 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
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» 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

- AMD A-Series A8-4557M
   1.9 GHz / 4 MB
- Intel Core 2 Duo P8400
   2.26 GHz / 3 MB
- AMD Phenom II X4 P960
   1.8 GHz / 2 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
+ Intel Core 2 Duo P7570
   2.26 GHz / 3072 KB
+ Intel Core 2 Duo P7550
   2.26 GHz / 3072 KB
+ Intel Core 2 Duo T7600
   2.33 GHz / 4096 KB
+ Intel Pentium P6200
   2.13 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Core 2 Duo T6770
   2.3 GHz / 2048 KB
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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2012-05-26)