AMD A4-3305M vs AMD A8-3520M

AMD A4-3305M

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The AMD A4-3305M (Codename Llano) is a dual-core processor for entry level laptops. It is part of the Fusion family of APUs (=Accelerated Processing Units) and features an integrated Radeon HD 6480G graphics card. The processor core is clocked at 1.9 GHz base clock speed and is able to automatically overclock up to 2.5 GHz (TurboCore, depending on temperature and used cores). 

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 is similar to a previous AMD Athlon II M320. Due to TurboCore the single threaded performance is slightly better (AMD Turion II N530 level) and the multithreaded slightly slower. Therefore, the performance is clearly worse than similar clocked Sandy Bridge based processors (e.g. Core i3-2310M).

The Llano APUs feature an integrated DirectX 11 capable graphics card with a maximum of 400 cores. The AMD Radeon HD 6480G called version in the A4-Series however offers only 160 cores at 593MHz. That is the main difference to the A4-3300M that features a "normal" 6480G with 240 shaders at 444MHz (which should be slightly faster). Both feature no dedicated memory and also are 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 A4-3305M 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 to 15-inch laptops.

AMD A8-3520M

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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.

AMD A4-3305MAMD A8-3520M
AMD A-SeriesAMD A-Series
LlanoLlano
Series: A-Series Llano
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AMD A8-3530MX compare1.9 - 2.6 GHz4 / 4
AMD A8-3510MX compare1.8 - 2.5 GHz4 / 4
AMD A6-3430MX compare1.7 - 2.4 GHz4 / 4
AMD A8-3520M1.6 - 2.5 GHz4 / 4
AMD A6-3410MX compare1.6 - 2.3 GHz4 / 4
AMD A8-3500M compare1.5 - 2.4 GHz4 / 4
AMD A6-3420M compare1.5 - 2.4 GHz4 / 4
AMD A6-3400M compare1.4 - 2.3 GHz4 / 4
AMD A4-3330MX compare2.2 - 2.6 GHz2 / 2
AMD A4-3310MX compare2.1 - 2.5 GHz2 / 2
AMD A4-3320M compare2 - 2.6 GHz2 / 2
AMD A4-3300M compare1.9 - 2.5 GHz2 / 2
» AMD A4-3305M1.9 - 2.5 GHz2 / 2
AMD A8-3550MX compare2 - 2.7 GHz4 / 4
AMD A8-3530MX compare1.9 - 2.6 GHz4 / 4
AMD A8-3510MX compare1.8 - 2.5 GHz4 / 4
AMD A6-3430MX compare1.7 - 2.4 GHz4 / 4
» AMD A8-3520M1.6 - 2.5 GHz4 / 4
AMD A6-3410MX compare1.6 - 2.3 GHz4 / 4
AMD A8-3500M compare1.5 - 2.4 GHz4 / 4
AMD A6-3420M compare1.5 - 2.4 GHz4 / 4
AMD A6-3400M compare1.4 - 2.3 GHz4 / 4
AMD A4-3330MX compare2.2 - 2.6 GHz2 / 2
AMD A4-3310MX compare2.1 - 2.5 GHz2 / 2
AMD A4-3320M compare2 - 2.6 GHz2 / 2
AMD A4-3300M compare1.9 - 2.5 GHz2 / 2
AMD A4-3305M1.9 - 2.5 GHz2 / 2
1900 - 2500 MHz1600 - 2500 MHz
256 KB
1 MB4 MB
2 / 24 / 4
35 35
1000 1000
32 32
226 mm2218 mm2
3DNow!, MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSE4a, DDR3 Memory Controller, Radeon HD 6480G3DNow!, MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSE4a, Radeon HD 6620G, DDR3(L)-1333 Memory Controller
iGPUAMD Radeon HD 6480G (593 MHz)AMD Radeon HD 6620G (444 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
AMD A-Series A4-3305M

Benchmarks

Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 1.07     avg: 1.1     median: 1.1 (2%)     max: 1.16 Points
min: 1.55     avg: 1.9     median: 2 (4%)     max: 2.07 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
0.6 Points (18%)
0.5 Points (16%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 1807     avg: 1812     median: 1812 (16%)     max: 1817
min: 1745     avg: 1757     median: 1757 (16%)     max: 1769
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 3324     avg: 3395     median: 3394.5 (6%)     max: 3465
min: 5583     avg: 5676     median: 5676 (10%)     max: 5769
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 4336     avg: 4338     median: 4338 (4%)     max: 4340 Points
min: 5725     avg: 6710     median: 6950 (7%)     max: 7454 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 2293     avg: 2296     median: 2295.5 (17%)     max: 2298 Points
min: 2079     avg: 2206     median: 2255 (17%)     max: 2284 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
1255 s (15%)
min: 675.5     avg: 700     median: 700.3 (8%)     max: 725.045 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
40.3 s (8%)
min: 21.8     avg: 22.4     median: 22.4 (5%)     max: 23.051 s
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 1575     avg: 1614     median: 1613.5 (9%)     max: 1652 Points
min: 2473     avg: 2485     median: 2483 (14%)     max: 2499 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
36.2 s (8%)
36.4 s (8%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
83.6 s (4%)
82.8 s (4%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
1868 s (8%)
1916 s (9%)
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
14000 MIPS (7%)
25000 MIPS (12%)
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
12170 MFLOPS (9%)
21000 MFLOPS (16%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 CPU
5.7 Points (73%)
6.8 Points (87%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
min: 3008     avg: 3157     median: 3156.5 (4%)     max: 3305 Points
min: 5624     avg: 5633     median: 5633 (7%)     max: 5642 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 1294     avg: 1339     median: 1338.5 (6%)     max: 1383 Points
min: 1981     avg: 2303     median: 2452 (10%)     max: 2475 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
19296 Points (12%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
1663 Points (4%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
2403 Points (6%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
1789 Points (14%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
2327 Points (21%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
4445 Points (9%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
3718 Points (7%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
3501 Points (9%)

Average Benchmarks AMD A4-3305M → 100% n=17

Average Benchmarks AMD A8-3520M → 135% n=17

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