AMD A10-4657M vs AMD A4-4355M

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 A4-4355M

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The AMD A4-4355M is a mobile ultra-low-voltage (ULV) dual-core processor based on the Trinity architecture. Officially introduced in Q4 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 1.9 GHz CPU (up to 2.4 GHz w/ Turbo Core) with a Radeon HD 7400G 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 A4-4355M includes only one module with two integer-cores and a 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 A4-4355M performs significantly faster than the E-Series (e.g. E2-1800) and competes with Intels Celeron and Pentium ULV processors. 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 and multitasking.

The APU integrates a DirectX 11-compatible GPU called Radeon HD 7400G.

The power consumption of the A4-4355M APU is rated at 17 Watt TDP and is therefore comparable to Intels ULV-processors. Consequently, the A4-4355M is best suited for thin-and-light notebooks.

AMD A10-4657MAMD A4-4355M
AMD A-SeriesAMD A-Series
TrinityTrinity
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AMD A10-4600M (compare)2300 - 3200 MHz4 / 4
» AMD A10-4657M2300 - 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 A4-4300M (compare)2500 - 3000 MHz2
AMD A6-4455M (compare)2100 - 2600 MHz2
AMD A4-4355M1900 - 2400 MHz2
AMD A10-4600M (compare)2300 - 3200 MHz4 / 4
AMD A10-4657M2300 - 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 A4-4300M (compare)2500 - 3000 MHz2
AMD A6-4455M (compare)2100 - 2600 MHz2
» AMD A4-4355M1900 - 2400 MHz2
2300 - 3200 MHz1900 - 2400 MHz
4 MB2 MB
4 / 42
35 17
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 7400G (327 - 424 MHz)

Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
0.7 Points (2%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
0.5 Points (26%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
1690 Points (18%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
2318 Points (4%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
3120 Points (4%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
2108 Points (20%)
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
2128 seconds (25%)
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
63.5 seconds (13%)
WinRAR - Result
884 KB/s (10%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.1 GB/s (3%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.1 GB/s (3%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
0.5 GB/s (2%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
1239 Points (8%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
22 Seconds (5%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
95 Seconds (4%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
2448 Seconds (11%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
994 points (5%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
9328 Points (6%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
718 Points (2%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
922 Points (3%)

Average Benchmarks AMD A4-4355M → 100%

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1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

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Redaktion, 2017-09- 8 (Update: 2017-09-11)