AMD A10-4657M vs AMD A10-4600M

AMD A10-4657M

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The AMD A10-4657M is a mobile quad-core processor based on the Trinity architecture. 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 encoders and a northbridge. The A10-4657M is the BGA version of the A10-4600M.

The CPU cores are based on a reworked Bulldozer architecture called Piledriver. Although marketed as a quad-core processor, the A10-4657M 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 performs well in speeding up single-threaded performance, although it is still underperforms compared to 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 A10-4657M 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 similar to the A10-4657M, 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 noticeably faster than the HD Graphics 4000 as found on Intel’s Ivy Bridge platform.

The power consumption of the A10-4657M APU is rated at 35 Watt TDP and is therefore comparable to mid-range dual-core Ivy Bridge processors. Consequently, the A10-4657M is best suited for 14-inch notebooks or larger.

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 A10-4657MAMD A10-4600M
AMD A-SeriesAMD A-Series
TrinityTrinity
: A-Series Trinity
AMD A10-4600M2.3 - 3.2 GHz4 / 4
» AMD A10-4657M2.3 - 3.2 GHz4 / 4
AMD A10-4655M compare2 - 2.8 GHz4 / 4
AMD A8-4500M compare1.9 - 2.8 GHz4 / 4
AMD A8-4557M compare1.9 - 2.8 GHz4 / 4
AMD A8-4555M compare1.6 - 2.4 GHz4 / 4
AMD A6-4400M compare2.7 - 3.2 GHz2
AMD A4-4300M compare2.5 - 3 GHz2
AMD A6-4455M compare2.1 - 2.6 GHz2
AMD A4-4355M compare1.9 - 2.4 GHz2
» AMD A10-4600M2.3 - 3.2 GHz4 / 4
AMD A10-4657M2.3 - 3.2 GHz4 / 4
AMD A10-4655M compare2 - 2.8 GHz4 / 4
AMD A8-4500M compare1.9 - 2.8 GHz4 / 4
AMD A8-4557M compare1.9 - 2.8 GHz4 / 4
AMD A8-4555M compare1.6 - 2.4 GHz4 / 4
AMD A6-4400M compare2.7 - 3.2 GHz2
AMD A4-4300M compare2.5 - 3 GHz2
AMD A6-4455M compare2.1 - 2.6 GHz2
AMD A4-4355M compare1.9 - 2.4 GHz2
2300 - 3200 MHz2300 - 3200 MHz
4 MB4 MB
4 / 44 / 4
35 35
1303 1303
32 32
246 mm2246 mm2
BGA
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 7660G (497 - 686 MHz)
Architecturex86x86

Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
62.6 Points (10%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
148 Points (1%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 185     avg: 187     median: 187 (4%)     max: 189 Points
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 62     avg: 65.1     median: 63 (23%)     max: 70.4 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 1.98     avg: 2     median: 2 (4%)     max: 2.07 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 0.61     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (22%)     max: 0.74 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 2034     avg: 2098     median: 2078 (19%)     max: 2231
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 5371     avg: 5649     median: 5696 (10%)     max: 5812
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 8017     avg: 8067     median: 8051 (8%)     max: 8183 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 2801     avg: 2856     median: 2821 (21%)     max: 3066 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 786     avg: 850     median: 851.9 (10%)     max: 901.074 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 24.1     avg: 26.1     median: 26.5 (5%)     max: 26.925 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
min: 1844     avg: 1884     median: 1891.5 (12%)     max: 1910
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
6898 MIPS (5%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
2699 MIPS (18%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
min: 4.47     avg: 11     median: 13.1 (6%)     max: 13.44 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
min: 21.54     avg: 52.8     median: 57.5 (17%)     max: 74.6 fps
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
1.2 fps (4%)
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TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
min: 0.138     avg: 0.1     median: 0.1 (0%)     max: 0.143 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
min: 0.248     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (0%)     max: 0.266 GB/s
Blender 2.79 - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
3004 Seconds (21%)
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
1.6 sec (35%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 2493     avg: 2820     median: 2865.5 (16%)     max: 2917 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 34.3     avg: 35     median: 35.1 (8%)     max: 35.381 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 78.092     avg: 79.9     median: 80.1 (3%)     max: 81 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 1927.69     avg: 2067     median: 2090.4 (9%)     max: 2133 s
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
min: 32000     avg: 33543     median: 34100 (16%)     max: 34530 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
min: 21760     avg: 22243     median: 22340 (17%)     max: 22630 MFLOPS
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
min: 5998     avg: 6303     median: 6302.5 (7%)     max: 6677 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 2480     avg: 2577     median: 2596.5 (11%)     max: 2633 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 22271     avg: 22725     median: 22756 (15%)     max: 23147 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
22897 Points (24%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
25218 Points (26%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 1841     avg: 1877     median: 1882 (5%)     max: 1909 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
2569 Points (6%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
3377 Points (27%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
3109 Points (28%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
6169 Points (12%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
4603 Points (9%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
4729 Points (12%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
4221 (7%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
1762 (36%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1749     avg: 1906     median: 1906 (26%)     max: 2063
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 4061     avg: 4372     median: 4371.5 (7%)     max: 4682
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
378 (22%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
1089 (7%)
Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3 64 Bit Single-Core
446 (26%)
Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3 64 Bit Multi-Core
1162 (7%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
4242 ms (7%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
196 ms (2%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
7477 Points (12%)

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