AMD A10-4600M vs AMD A4-4300M

AMD A10-4600M

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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.

AMD A4-4300M

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The AMD A4-4300M is a mobile dual-core processor based on the Trinity architecture. Officially introduced in 2012, it is the direct successor to the Llano A-series of APUs (Accelerated Processing Unit). The processing unit is manufactured in 32nm SOI and integrates a 2.5 GHz CPU (up to 3.0 GHz w/ Turbo Core) with a Radeon HD 7420G 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 dual-core processor, the A4-4300M includes only one module with two integer-cores and one floating-point core. As a result, the CPU is not a true dual-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 A4-4300M performs similar to the Llano-based A4-3310MX. Single-threaded workloads can especially benefit from the new architecture and the updated Turbo Core functionality. If compared to Intels Pentium-series, the A4-4300M offers less performance in most cases. Nonetheless, CPU performance from the AMD processor is sufficient for all daily workloads like Office and Internet browsing, but will reach its limits in more demanding applications.

The integrated DirectX 11-compatible Radeon HD 7420G offers probably only 192 shader cores of the Trinity chip (7660G: 384) and, thanks to Turbo Core, will operate anywhere between 470 to 640 MHz depending on the current application demand. On average, the performance of the HD 7420G GPU is somewhere between the Llano-based Radeon HD 6520G and the HD Graphics 4000 as found in Intel’s Ivy Bridge.

The power consumption of the A4-4300M APU is rated at 35 Watt TDP and is therefore comparable to dual-core Ivy Bridge processors. Consequently, the A4-4300M is best suited for 14-inch notebooks or larger.

AMD A10-4600MAMD A4-4300M
AMD A-SeriesAMD A-Series
TrinityTrinity
: A-Series Trinity
» AMD A10-4600M2300 - 3200 MHz4 / 4
AMD A10-4657M (compare)2300 - 3200 MHz4 / 4
AMD A10-4655M (compare)2000 - 2800 MHz4 / 4
AMD A8-4500M (compare)1900 - 2800 MHz4 / 4
AMD A8-4557M (compare)1900 - 2800 MHz4 / 4
AMD A8-4555M (compare)1600 - 2400 MHz4 / 4
AMD A6-4400M (compare)2700 - 3200 MHz2
AMD A4-4300M2500 - 3000 MHz2
AMD A6-4455M (compare)2100 - 2600 MHz2
AMD A4-4355M (compare)1900 - 2400 MHz2
AMD A10-4600M2300 - 3200 MHz4 / 4
AMD A10-4657M (compare)2300 - 3200 MHz4 / 4
AMD A10-4655M (compare)2000 - 2800 MHz4 / 4
AMD A8-4500M (compare)1900 - 2800 MHz4 / 4
AMD A8-4557M (compare)1900 - 2800 MHz4 / 4
AMD A8-4555M (compare)1600 - 2400 MHz4 / 4
AMD A6-4400M (compare)2700 - 3200 MHz2
» AMD A4-4300M2500 - 3000 MHz2
AMD A6-4455M (compare)2100 - 2600 MHz2
AMD A4-4355M (compare)1900 - 2400 MHz2
2300 - 3200 MHz2500 - 3000 MHz
4 MB1 MB
4 / 42
35 35
1303 1303
32 32
246 mm2246 mm2
SSE (1, 2, 3, 3S, 4.1, 4.2, 4A), x86-64, AES, AVX, FMASSE (1, 2, 3, 3S, 4.1, 4.2, 4A), x86-64, AES, AVX, FMA
iGPUAMD Radeon HD 7660G (497 - 686 MHz)AMD Radeon HD 7420G (480 - 655 MHz)

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 175     avg: 183     median: 185 (6%)     max: 189 Points
93 Points (3%)
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 62     avg: 64.7     median: 63 (30%)     max: 69 Points
60 Points (29%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 1.98     avg: 2     median: 2 (7%)     max: 2.07 Points
min: 1.03     avg: 1     median: 1 (4%)     max: 1.05 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 0.61     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (0%)     max: 0.74 Points
0.7 Points (0%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 2034     avg: 2097.9     median: 2078 (25%)     max: 2231 Points
min: 1779     avg: 1996.5     median: 1996.5 (24%)     max: 2214 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 5371     avg: 5649.1     median: 5696 (11%)     max: 5812 Points
min: 3140     avg: 3144     median: 3144 (6%)     max: 3148 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 8017     avg: 8067.1     median: 8051 (11%)     max: 8183 Points
min: 2127     avg: 3161     median: 3161 (4%)     max: 4195 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 2801     avg: 2856.3     median: 2821 (29%)     max: 3066 Points
min: 2283     avg: 2613     median: 2613 (27%)     max: 2943 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 786     avg: 849.7     median: 851.9 (10%)     max: 901.074 seconds
1619 seconds (19%)
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 24.1     avg: 26.1     median: 26.5 (5%)     max: 26.925 seconds
50.4 seconds (10%)
WinRAR - Result
min: 1844     avg: 1884.3     median: 1891.5 (22%)     max: 1910 KB/s
1072 KB/s (13%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 4.47     avg: 11     median: 13.1 (9%)     max: 13.44 fps
7.1 fps (5%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 21.54     avg: 52.8     median: 57.5 (24%)     max: 74.6 fps
36 fps (15%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
min: 0.138     avg: 0.1     median: 0.1 (0%)     max: 0.143 GB/s
0.1 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
min: 0.248     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (9%)     max: 0.266 GB/s
0.1 GB/s (4%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
1.2 GB/s (6%)
0.6 GB/s (3%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 2493     avg: 2819.9     median: 2865.5 (23%)     max: 2917 Points
min: 1671     avg: 1684     median: 1684 (13%)     max: 1697 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 34.3     avg: 35     median: 35.1 (8%)     max: 35.381 Seconds
33.9 Seconds (7%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 78.092     avg: 79.9     median: 80.1 (3%)     max: 81 Seconds
75.6 Seconds (3%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 1927.69     avg: 2067.5     median: 2090.4 (9%)     max: 2133 Seconds
2066.3 Seconds (9%)
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
min: 32000     avg: 33543.3     median: 34100 (16%)     max: 34530 MIPS
16680 MIPS (8%)
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
min: 21760     avg: 22243.3     median: 22340 (17%)     max: 22630 MFLOPS
11210 MFLOPS (9%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
6.9 points (88%)
5.2 points (67%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 5998     avg: 6303.1     median: 6302.5 (11%)     max: 6677 Points
3254 Points (5%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 2480     avg: 2576.6     median: 2596.5 (15%)     max: 2633 points
1355 points (8%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 22271     avg: 22724.7     median: 22756 (15%)     max: 23147 Points
12469 Points (8%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
22897 Points (30%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
25218 Points (32%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 1841     avg: 1877.3     median: 1882 (5%)     max: 1909 Points
996 Points (3%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
2569 Points (9%)
1359 Points (5%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
3377 Points (27%)
2965 Points (24%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
3109 Points (28%)
2978 Points (27%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
6169 Points (18%)
3696 Points (11%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
4603 Points (14%)
2855 Points (9%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
4729 Points (18%)
3184 Points (12%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
4221 Points (11%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
1762 Points (36%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
2115 Points (7%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
1512 Points (32%)
Geekbench 4.1/4.2 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
1749 Points (29%)
Geekbench 4.1/4.2 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
4061 Points (11%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
4242 ms (7%)
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
196.2 ms (5%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
7477 Points (15%)

Average Benchmarks AMD A10-4600M → 100%

Average Benchmarks AMD A4-4300M → 70%

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