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AMD A8-3500M

AMD A8-3500M

The AMD A6-3500M (Codename Llano) is a quad-core processor for mid-range laptops. It is part of the Fusion family of APUs (=Accelerated Processing Units) and features an integrated Radeon HD 6620G graphics card. The processor core is clocked at 1.5 GHz base clock speed and is able to automatically overclock up to 2.4 GHz (TurboCore, depending on temperature and used cores). 

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 2.4 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 P940 (1.7 GHz 2MB L2 Cache)

The Llano APUs feature an integrated DirectX 11 capable graphics card with a maximum of 400 cores. The AMD Radeon HD 6620G called version in the A8-Series offers all 400 cores at 444MHz. 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 A8-3500M 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 14-15-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 6620G, DDR3(L)-1333 Memory Controller
64 Bit64 Bit support
Hardware VirtualizationAMD-V
Announcement Date06/14/2011

CPU Benchmarks

wPrime 2.0x: 1024m
0% 100%
min: 742     avg: 758.7 (92.45%)     max: 775.353 seconds*
wPrime 2.0x: 32m
0% 100%
min: 23.5     avg: 24.1 (96.03%)     max: 24.68 seconds*
3DMark 11: Performance Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 2061     avg: 2203.3 (16.67%)     max: 2302 points
3DMark Vantage: P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 5076     avg: 5304.3 (13.27%)     max: 5438 Points
3DMark 06 - CPU:
0% 100%
min: 2195     avg: 2244.5 (23.62%)     max: 2272 Points
PCMark 05: Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 6236     avg: 6236 (36.36%)     max: 6236 Points
Cinebench R11.5: CPU Multi 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 1.87     avg: 1.9 (9.54%)     max: 1.89 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 1997     avg: 2036.6 (8.06%)     max: 2085 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 6615     avg: 6736 (16.64%)     max: 6852 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 1519     avg: 1576.2 (22.08%)     max: 1613 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 4974     avg: 5148.3 (14.8%)     max: 5243 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M:
0% 100%
min: 36     avg: 48.5 (91.3%)     max: 61 Seconds*
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M:
0% 100%
min: 77     avg: 79 (97.5%)     max: 81 Seconds*
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M:
0% 100%
min: 1727     avg: 1777.5 (92.16%)     max: 1828 Seconds*
Windows 7 Experience Index: Processor
0% 100%
min: 6.5     avg: 6.6 (80.42%)     max: 6.6 points
- Range of benchmarks for this CPU
- Average benchmark score

Cinebench R10 in comparison
Intel Atom Z670 (min)
691 
...
Intel Pentium B940
5066.5 
AMD A-Series (Desktop) AMD A6-6400K
5079 
Intel Core 2 Duo (Desktop) E6700
5110 
AMD A-Series A8-3500M
5148.3 
AMD Phenom II X3 N850
5169 
Intel Core 2 Duo T9300
5230.1 
Intel Core i3 3217U
5239.9 
...
Intel Xeon (Desktop) E5-2697 v2 (max)
34776 

Reviews for the AMD A-Series A8-3500M processor

Acer Aspire 5560G-8358G50Mnkk (AMD Radeon HD 6740G2, 15.6")
» Acer Aspire 5560G-8358G50Mnkk - External Review

Acer Aspire 5560G-8358G75Mnkk (AMD Radeon HD 6740G2, 15.6")
» Acer Aspire 5560G-8358G75Mnkk - External Review

Acer Aspire 5560G-Sb485 (AMD Radeon HD 6470M, 15.6")
» Acer Aspire 5560G-Sb485 - External Review

Acer Aspire 7560G-8358G50Mnkk (AMD Radeon HD 6740G2, 17.3")
» Acer Aspire 7560G-8358G50Mnkk - External Review

Dell Vostro 3555 (AMD Radeon HD 6620G, 15.6")
» Review Dell Vostro 3555 Notebook - Review
» Dell Vostro 3555 - External Review

Gateway NV55S05u (AMD Radeon HD 6620G, 15.6")
» Gateway NV55S05u - External Review

Gateway NV75S17u (AMD Radeon HD 6620G, 17.3")
» Gateway NV75S17u - External Review

HP Pavilion dv6-6145dx (AMD Radeon HD 6620G, 15.6")
» HP Pavilion dv6-6145dx - External Review

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E525 (AMD Radeon HD 6620G, 15.6")
» Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E525 - External Review

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E525-NZ62KGE (AMD Radeon HD 6620G, 15.6")
» Review Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E525-NZ62KGE Notebook - Review
» Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E525-NZ62KGE - External Review

MSI CR670 (AMD Radeon HD 6620G, 15.6")
» MSI CR670 - External Review

Toshiba Satellite L750D-17Q (AMD Radeon HD 6640G2, 15.6")
» Toshiba Satellite L750D-17Q - External Review

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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

- AMD A-Series A8-4500M
   1.9 GHz / 4 MB
- 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 / 4096 KB
+ 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
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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2012-05-26)