AMD A8-3520M

AMD A8-3520M

The AMD A6-3520M (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 1.6 GHz base clock speed and is able to automatically overclock up to 2.5 GHz (TurboCore, depending on temperature and useage). 

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 2.5 GHz leading to a performance of a AMD Turion II P560 (2.5 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 320 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 A8-3520M 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.

SeriesAMD A-Series
CodenameLlano
Clock Rate1600 - 2500 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 Date10/01/2011

CPU Benchmarks

3DMark 06 - CPU:
0% 100%
min: 2473     avg: 2485 (27.62%)     max: 2499 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M:
0% 100%
min: 36.394     avg: 36.4 (93.97%)     max: 36.394 Seconds*
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M:
0% 100%
min: 82.782     avg: 82.8 (97.33%)     max: 82.782 Seconds*
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M:
0% 100%
min: 1916.053     avg: 1916.1 (91.54%)     max: 1916.053 Seconds*
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS):
0% 100%
min: 25000     avg: 25000 (11.86%)     max: 25000 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS):
0% 100%
min: 21000     avg: 21000 (16.11%)     max: 21000 MFLOPS
PCMark Vantage: Result 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 4029     avg: 4130 (14.59%)     max: 4231 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 1745     avg: 1757 (25.99%)     max: 1769 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 5583     avg: 5676 (20.8%)     max: 5769 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 5725     avg: 6709.7 (16.56%)     max: 7454 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 2079     avg: 2206 (8.75%)     max: 2284 Points
3DMark Vantage: P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 5624     avg: 5633 (14.09%)     max: 5642 Points
wPrime 2.0x: 32m
0% 100%
min: 21.8     avg: 22.4 (96.37%)     max: 23.051 seconds*
wPrime 2.0x: 1024m
0% 100%
min: 675.5     avg: 700.3 (93.15%)     max: 725.045 seconds*
Windows 7 Experience Index: Processor
0% 100%
min: 6.8     avg: 6.8 (84.13%)     max: 6.8 points
Cinebench R11.5: CPU Multi 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 1.55     avg: 1.9 (14.12%)     max: 2.07 Points
Cinebench R11.5: CPU Single 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 0.51     avg: 0.5 (23.86%)     max: 0.51 Points
3DMark 11: Performance Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 1981     avg: 2302.7 (19.07%)     max: 2475 points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Total Score
0% 100%
min: 3501     avg: 3501 (27.45%)     max: 3501 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Integer
0% 100%
min: 3718     avg: 3718 (27.6%)     max: 3718 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Floating Point
0% 100%
min: 4445     avg: 4445 (26.66%)     max: 4445 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Memory
0% 100%
min: 2327     avg: 2327 (25.24%)     max: 2327 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Stream
0% 100%
min: 1789     avg: 1789 (19.14%)     max: 1789 Points
3DMark (2013): Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 19296     avg: 19296 (35.64%)     max: 19296 Points
3DMark (2013): Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 1663     avg: 1663 (5.89%)     max: 1663 Points
3DMark (2013): Fire Strike Standard Physics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 2403     avg: 2403 (16.65%)     max: 2403 Points
- Range of benchmarks for this CPU
- Average benchmark score

Cinebench R10 in comparison
Intel Atom Z670 (min)
691 
...
Intel Core 2 Duo P9500
5606.7 
Intel Core i7 620LM
5640 
AMD A-Series A10-4600M
5649.1 
AMD A-Series A8-3520M
5676 
Intel Core i5 4202Y
5686 
Intel Core i3 4010U
5693 
Intel Core 2 Extreme (Desktop) X6800
5700 
...
Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 3960X (max)
27189.5 

Reviews for the AMD A-Series A8-3520M processor

Acer Aspire 7560G-83524G50Mnkk (AMD Radeon HD 6740G2, 17.3")
» Review Acer Aspire 7560G (Fusion) Notebook - Review
» Acer Aspire 7560G-83524G50Mnkk - External Review

Asus N53T (AMD Radeon HD 6750M, 15.6")
» Asus N53T - External Review

Gateway NV55S22u (AMD Radeon HD 6620G, 15.6")
» Gateway NV55S22u - External Review

HP Pavilion g6-1331ea (AMD Radeon HD 6620G + HD 7450M Dual Graphics, 15.6")
» HP Pavilion g6-1331ea - External Review

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E525-NZ63EGE (AMD Radeon HD 6620G, 15.6")
» Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E525-NZ63EGE - External Review

Packard Bell EasyNote TS11SB-250GE (AMD Radeon HD 6620G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics, 15.6")
» Review Packard Bell EasyNote TS11SB-250GE Notebook - Review

Samsung 305E7A-S04DE (AMD Radeon HD 6640G2, 17.3")
» Samsung 305E7A-S04DE - External Review

Toshiba Satellite P755D-S5172 (AMD Radeon HD 6620G, 17.3")
» Toshiba Satellite P755D-S5172 - External Review

Toshiba Satellite P775D-S7144 (AMD Radeon HD 6620G, 17.3")
» Toshiba Satellite P775D-S7144 - External Review

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Other CPUs of the series AMD A-Series

» AMD A-Series A10-5750M
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» AMD A-Series A10-5757M
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» 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 A8-3530MX
   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 A4-5100
   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 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 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 Celeron 2981U
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
- Intel Celeron 2980U
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
- AMD Phenom II X3 N830
   2.1 GHz / 1.5 MB
- Intel Core 2 Duo SP9300
   2.26 GHz / 6 MB
- Intel Core i7 660UM
   1.33 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» AMD A-Series A8-3520M
   1.6 GHz / 4 MB
+ AMD A-Series A10-4655M
   2 GHz / 4096 KB
+ AMD A-Series A8-4500M
   1.9 GHz / 4096 KB
+ AMD A-Series A8-4557M
   1.9 GHz / 4096 KB
+ Intel Core 2 Duo P8400
   2.26 GHz / 3072 KB
+ AMD Phenom II X4 P960
   1.8 GHz / 2048 KB
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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2012-05-26)