AMD A10-4600M vs AMD A6-4400M

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 A6-4400M

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The AMD A6-4400M is a mobile dual-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). The processing unit is manufactured in 32nm SOI and integrates a 2.7 GHz CPU (up to 3.2 GHz w/ Turbo Core) with a Radeon HD 7520G 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 A6-4400M 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 A6-4400M performs similar to the Llano-based A4-3330MX. Single-threaded workloads can especially benefit from the new architecture and the updated Turbo Core functionality. If compared to Intels Pentium-series, the A6-4400M offers less performance in most cases. Nonetheless, CPU performance from the AMD processor should be 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 7520G offers only 192 shader cores of the Trinity chip (7660G: 384) 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 7520G GPU should be somewhere between the Llano-based Radeon HD 6620G and the HD Graphics 4000 as found in Intel’s Ivy Bridge.

The power consumption of the A6-4400M APU is rated at 35 Watt TDP and is therefore comparable to dual-core Ivy Bridge processors. Consequently, the A6-4400M is best suited for 14-inch notebooks or larger.

AMD A10-4600MAMD A6-4400M
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 A6-4400M2700 - 3200 MHz2
AMD A4-4300M (compare)2500 - 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 A6-4400M2700 - 3200 MHz2
AMD A4-4300M (compare)2500 - 3000 MHz2
AMD A6-4455M (compare)2100 - 2600 MHz2
AMD A4-4355M (compare)1900 - 2400 MHz2
2300 - 3200 MHz2700 - 3200 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 7520G (496 - 685 MHz)

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 175     avg: 183     median: 185 (9%)     max: 189 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 62     avg: 64.7     median: 63 (32%)     max: 69 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 1.98     avg: 2     median: 2 (8%)     max: 2.07 Points
min: 0.98     avg: 1.1     median: 1.1 (5%)     max: 1.14 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 0.61     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (31%)     max: 0.74 Points
0.8 Points (35%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 2034     avg: 2097.9     median: 2078 (28%)     max: 2231 Points
min: 1829     avg: 2225.4     median: 2292 (31%)     max: 2384 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 5371     avg: 5649.1     median: 5696 (11%)     max: 5812 Points
min: 3096     avg: 3344.4     median: 3407 (7%)     max: 3413 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 8017     avg: 8067.1     median: 8051 (20%)     max: 8183 Points
min: 4161     avg: 4482.3     median: 4589 (11%)     max: 4590 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 2801     avg: 2856.3     median: 2821 (31%)     max: 3066 Points
min: 2948     avg: 3063     median: 3069.5 (34%)     max: 3165 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 786     avg: 849.7     median: 851.9 (10%)     max: 901.074 seconds
min: 1399     avg: 1528.2     median: 1520.5 (18%)     max: 1672.9 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 24.1     avg: 26.1     median: 26.5 (5%)     max: 26.925 seconds
min: 42     avg: 47.1     median: 46.8 (9%)     max: 52.87 seconds
WinRAR - Result
min: 1844     avg: 1884.3     median: 1891.5 (22%)     max: 1910 KB/s
min: 1070     avg: 1353     median: 1353 (16%)     max: 1636 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 4.47     avg: 11     median: 13.1 (11%)     max: 13.44 fps
7.6 fps (6%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 21.54     avg: 52.8     median: 57.5 (24%)     max: 74.6 fps
38.8 fps (17%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
min: 0.138     avg: 0.1     median: 0.1 (8%)     max: 0.143 GB/s
min: 0.072     avg: 0.1     median: 0.1 (4%)     max: 0.0778 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
min: 0.248     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (12%)     max: 0.266 GB/s
min: 0.128     avg: 0.1     median: 0.1 (6%)     max: 0.135 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
1.2 GB/s (10%)
min: 0.63     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (5%)     max: 0.689 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 2493     avg: 2819.9     median: 2865.5 (23%)     max: 2917 Points
min: 1781     avg: 1800     median: 1804 (14%)     max: 1811 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 34.3     avg: 35     median: 35.1 (8%)     max: 35.381 Seconds
min: 31     avg: 32.7     median: 31.6 (7%)     max: 36.478 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 78.092     avg: 79.9     median: 80.1 (3%)     max: 81 Seconds
min: 70     avg: 73.3     median: 70.9 (3%)     max: 81.308 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 1927.69     avg: 2067.5     median: 2090.4 (9%)     max: 2133 Seconds
min: 1798     avg: 1847.9     median: 1806.9 (8%)     max: 1979.86 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
min: 32000     avg: 33543.3     median: 34100 (16%)     max: 34530 MIPS
18210 MIPS (9%)
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
min: 21760     avg: 22243.3     median: 22340 (17%)     max: 22630 MFLOPS
12380 MFLOPS (9%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
6.9 points (88%)
min: 5.5     avg: 5.6     median: 5.6 (72%)     max: 5.6 points
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 5998     avg: 6303.1     median: 6302.5 (12%)     max: 6677 Points
min: 3183     avg: 3308     median: 3304 (6%)     max: 3451 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 2480     avg: 2576.6     median: 2596.5 (16%)     max: 2633 points
min: 1193     avg: 1379.6     median: 1403 (9%)     max: 1512 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 22271     avg: 22724.7     median: 22756 (15%)     max: 23147 Points
13531 Points (9%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
22897 Points (31%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
25218 Points (35%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 1841     avg: 1877.3     median: 1882 (5%)     max: 1909 Points
1004 Points (3%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
2569 Points (11%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
3377 Points (27%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
3109 Points (28%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
6169 Points (18%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
4603 Points (14%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
4729 Points (18%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
4221 Points (11%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
1762 Points (36%)
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 (16%)
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 A6-4400M → 73%

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