AMD A4-3310MX vs AMD A6-3420M vs AMD A8-3520M

AMD A4-3310MX

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The AMD A4-3310MX (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 2.1 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 should be comparable to a previous AMD Athlon II P340 (2.2 GHz Dual-Core). Due to TurboCore the single threaded performance should be slightly better 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 240 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 A4-3310MX also features an integrated dual-channel memory controller with support for DDR3(L)-1333 memory and a PCIe 2.0 controller.

The TDP of 45 Watt for the APU (including graphics card and memory controller) makes it best suited for 15-inch+ laptops.

AMD A6-3420M

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The AMD A6-3420M (Codename Llano) is a quad-core processor for entry level laptops. It is part of the Fusion family of APUs (=Accelerated Processing Units) and features an integrated Radeon HD 6520G graphics card. The processor core is clocked at 1.4 GHz base clock speed and is able to automatically overclock up to 2.4 GHz (TurboCore, depending on temperature and used cores). Compared to the A6-3410MX, the A6-3420M offers a lower base speed but a higher turbo core speed and a lower TDP rating.

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 2.3 GHz leading to a performance of a AMD Turion II P540 (2.4 GHz 2MB L2 Cache). Using all four cores, the performance is in the range of the Phenom II X4 P920 (1.6 GHz 2MB L2 Cache). Therefore, on average a Penryn based Pentium T4500 should be comparable.

The Llano APUs feature an integrated DirectX 11 capable graphics card with a maximum of 400 cores. The AMD Radeon HD 6520G called version in the A6-Series however offers only 320 cores at 400MHz. 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 A6-3420M 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.

Beware: Parts of the information above is still based on rumors and leaks.
Sources: NGOHQ: Leaked Llano PresentationDonanimhaber: Llano Mobile Lineupc't: 12h Architecturetweakers: SuperPiAMD: leakted GPU Benchmarks (removed)pro-clockers: Llano GPU SpecificationsWikipedia: Fusion

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.

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AMD A8-3550MX2000 - 2700 MHz4 / 4
AMD A8-3530MX1900 - 2600 MHz4 / 4
AMD A8-3510MX1800 - 2500 MHz4 / 4
AMD A6-3430MX1700 - 2400 MHz4 / 4
AMD A8-3520M1600 - 2500 MHz4 / 4
AMD A6-3410MX1600 - 2300 MHz4 / 4
AMD A8-3500M1500 - 2400 MHz4 / 4
AMD A6-3420M1500 - 2400 MHz4 / 4
AMD A6-3400M1400 - 2300 MHz4 / 4
AMD A4-3330MX2200 - 2600 MHz2 / 2
» AMD A4-3310MX2100 - 2500 MHz2 / 2
AMD A4-3320M2000 - 2600 MHz2 / 2
AMD A4-3300M1900 - 2500 MHz2 / 2
AMD A4-3305M1900 - 2500 MHz2 / 2
AMD A8-3550MX2000 - 2700 MHz4 / 4
AMD A8-3530MX1900 - 2600 MHz4 / 4
AMD A8-3510MX1800 - 2500 MHz4 / 4
AMD A6-3430MX1700 - 2400 MHz4 / 4
AMD A8-3520M1600 - 2500 MHz4 / 4
AMD A6-3410MX1600 - 2300 MHz4 / 4
AMD A8-3500M1500 - 2400 MHz4 / 4
» AMD A6-3420M1500 - 2400 MHz4 / 4
AMD A6-3400M1400 - 2300 MHz4 / 4
AMD A4-3330MX2200 - 2600 MHz2 / 2
AMD A4-3310MX2100 - 2500 MHz2 / 2
AMD A4-3320M2000 - 2600 MHz2 / 2
AMD A4-3300M1900 - 2500 MHz2 / 2
AMD A4-3305M1900 - 2500 MHz2 / 2
AMD A8-3550MX2000 - 2700 MHz4 / 4
AMD A8-3530MX1900 - 2600 MHz4 / 4
AMD A8-3510MX1800 - 2500 MHz4 / 4
AMD A6-3430MX1700 - 2400 MHz4 / 4
» AMD A8-3520M1600 - 2500 MHz4 / 4
AMD A6-3410MX1600 - 2300 MHz4 / 4
AMD A8-3500M1500 - 2400 MHz4 / 4
AMD A6-3420M1500 - 2400 MHz4 / 4
AMD A6-3400M1400 - 2300 MHz4 / 4
AMD A4-3330MX2200 - 2600 MHz2 / 2
AMD A4-3310MX2100 - 2500 MHz2 / 2
AMD A4-3320M2000 - 2600 MHz2 / 2
AMD A4-3300M1900 - 2500 MHz2 / 2
AMD A4-3305M1900 - 2500 MHz2 / 2
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iGPUAMD Radeon HD 6480G (444 MHz)AMD Radeon HD 6520G (400 MHz)AMD Radeon HD 6620G (444 MHz)

Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
1.2 Points (3%)
min: 1.93     avg: 1.9     median: 2 (5%)     max: 1.96 Points
min: 1.55     avg: 1.9     median: 2 (5%)     max: 2.07 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
0.5 Points (21%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 1606     avg: 1658     median: 1673 (17%)     max: 1695 Points
min: 1745     avg: 1757     median: 1757 (18%)     max: 1769 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 5369     avg: 5393     median: 5399 (9%)     max: 5411 Points
min: 5583     avg: 5676     median: 5676 (10%)     max: 5769 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
4702 Points (6%)
min: 6952     avg: 6970     median: 6964 (9%)     max: 6995 Points
min: 5725     avg: 6710     median: 6950 (9%)     max: 7454 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
2459 Points (23%)
min: 2098     avg: 2150     median: 2152 (20%)     max: 2199 Points
min: 2079     avg: 2206     median: 2255 (21%)     max: 2284 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
1300 seconds (15%)
min: 705.669     avg: 740     median: 740.5 (9%)     max: 775.258 seconds
min: 675.5     avg: 700     median: 700.3 (8%)     max: 725.045 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
41.5 seconds (8%)
min: 22.216     avg: 23.6     median: 23.6 (5%)     max: 25.052 seconds
min: 21.8     avg: 22.4     median: 22.4 (5%)     max: 23.051 seconds
WinRAR - Result
1432 KB/s (17%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
11.3 fps (7%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
59.7 fps (21%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.1 GB/s (6%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.2 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
0.3 GB/s (1%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 2286     avg: 2305     median: 2305 (15%)     max: 2323 Points
min: 2473     avg: 2485     median: 2483 (17%)     max: 2499 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
33 Seconds (7%)
31 Seconds (7%)
36.4 Seconds (8%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
75 Seconds (3%)
71.4 Seconds (3%)
82.8 Seconds (4%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
1767 Seconds (8%)
min: 1662     avg: 2217     median: 2217 (10%)     max: 2772 Seconds
1916 Seconds (9%)
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
11130 MIPS (5%)
25000 MIPS (12%)
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
9250 MFLOPS (7%)
21000 MFLOPS (16%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
5.6 points (72%)
min: 6.6     avg: 6.7     median: 6.7 (86%)     max: 6.7 points
6.8 points (87%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 5159     avg: 5260     median: 5231 (7%)     max: 5419 Points
min: 5624     avg: 5633     median: 5633 (8%)     max: 5642 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 2284     avg: 2373     median: 2346.5 (11%)     max: 2514 points
min: 1981     avg: 2303     median: 2452 (12%)     max: 2475 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
19296 Points (12%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
1663 Points (4%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
2403 Points (8%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
1789 Points (14%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
2327 Points (21%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
4445 Points (9%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
3718 Points (7%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
3501 Points (9%)

Average Benchmarks AMD A4-3310MX → 100%

Average Benchmarks AMD A6-3420M → 106%

Average Benchmarks AMD A8-3520M → 117%

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