AMD A6-6310 vs AMD A8-6410

AMD A6-6310

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The AMD A6-6310 is a mobile quad-core SoC (codenamed "Beema") for entry-level devices and subnotebooks, which has been presented in April 2014. In addition to 4 CPU cores clocked at 1.8 - 2.4 GHz (boost clock), the 28 nanometer chip also integrates a Radeon R4 GPU, a single-channel DDR3L-1866 memory controller and the Southbridge with various I/O-ports.

Architecture

Both Beema (for notebooks) and Mullins (for tablets and compact subnotebooks, same die) are based on AMD's Puma+ architecture, which is the successor to the previous Jaguar design (Kabini and Temash APUs). Neither the performance per clock nor the feature set (including SSE up to 4.2, AVX and AES) have been modified. However, AMD managed to reduce the leakage current, enabling significantly higher (boost) clock speeds. This leads to a more responsive system and better overall performance. As its predecessor, the chip is manufactured in 28 nm, however by Globalfoundires instead of TSMC.

Performance

Thanks to its higher boost clock, the A6-6310 slightly outperforms the former A6-5200 (25 W, 2.0 GHz) in single thread tasks. The multi thread performance is quite similar and on par with Intel's Core i3-4010U. Overall, the A6-6310 should be sufficient for all daily workloads like Office, Internet browsing and multimedia.

Graphics

The SoC integrates a Radeon R4 GPU with 128 shaders, which is based on the GCN architecture and clocked at up to 800 MHz. On average, the graphics performance is comparable to Intel's HD Graphics 4200 or a dedicated Radeon HD 7470M . Only a few current games (as of 2014) are thus playable in low settings, but older and less demanding titels will run flawlessly.

Power Consumption

The power consumption of the entire SoC is rated at 15 watts. Thus, the APU is suitable for smaller subnotebooks.

AMD A8-6410

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The AMD A8-6410 is a mobile quad-core SoC (codenamed "Beema") for entry-level devices and subnotebooks, which has been presented in spring 2014. In addition to 4 CPU cores clocked at 2.0 - 2.4 GHz (boost clock), the 28 nanometer chip also integrates a Radeon R5 GPU, a single-channel DDR3L-1866 memory controller and the Southbridge with various I/O-ports. Besides the slightly higher base clock (2.0 instead of 1.8 GHz), the technical data and therefore the performance is almost identical to the A6-6310 APU.

Architecture

Both Beema (for notebooks) and Mullins (for tablets and compact subnotebooks, same die) are based on AMD's Puma+ architecture, which is the successor to the previous Jaguar design (Kabini and Temash APUs). Neither the performance per clock nor the feature set (including SSE up to 4.2, AVX and AES) have been modified. However, AMD managed to reduce the leakage current, enabling significantly higher (boost) clock speeds. This leads to a more responsive system and better overall performance. As its predecessor, the chip is manufactured in 28 nm.

Performance

In single thread tasks, the A8-6410 is clearly faster than the former A6-5200 (25 W, 2.0 GHz), but just slightly ahead in multi thread benchmarks. Overall, the APU offers a performance similar to a Haswell-based Pentium or Core i3 (ULV). Nonetheless, the A8-6410 will be sufficient for all daily workloads like Office, Internet browsing and multimedia.

Graphics

The SoC integrates a Radeon R5 GPU with 128 shaders, which is based on the GCN architecture and clocked at up to 800 MHz. On average, the graphics performance is similar to Intel's HD Graphics 4200 or a dedicated Radeon HD 7470M. Only a few current games (as of 2014) are thus playable in low settings, but older and less demanding titels should run flawlessly.

Power Consumption

The power consumption of the entire SoC is rated at 15 watts. Thus, the APU is suitable for smaller subnotebooks.

AMD A6-6310AMD A8-6410
AMD A-SeriesAMD A-Series
BeemaBeema
: A-Series Beema
AMD A8-64102000 - 2400 MHz4 / 4
» AMD A6-63101800 - 2400 MHz4 / 4
AMD A4-6210 (compare)1800 MHz4 / 4
» AMD A8-64102000 - 2400 MHz4 / 4
AMD A6-63101800 - 2400 MHz4 / 4
AMD A4-6210 (compare)1800 MHz4 / 4
1800 - 2400 MHz2000 - 2400 MHz
256 KB256 KB
2 MB2 MB
4 / 44 / 4
15 15
930 930
28 28
107 mm2
SSE (1, 2, 3, 3S, 4.1, 4.2, 4A), x86-64, AES, AVX, Single-Channel DDR3L-1866MMX, SSE4.2, AES, AVX, BMI1, F16C, AMD64, VT
iGPUAMD Radeon R4 (Beema) (? - 800 MHz)AMD Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L) (? - 800 MHz)
BGA769

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 146     avg: 157     median: 157 (4%)     max: 175 Points
min: 156     avg: 163.2     median: 165 (4%)     max: 166 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 46     avg: 47.2     median: 47 (22%)     max: 49 Points
49 Points (22%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 1.62     avg: 1.9     median: 1.9 (7%)     max: 2.15 Points
min: 1.96     avg: 2     median: 2 (8%)     max: 2.06 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 0.55     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (23%)     max: 0.6 Points
min: 0.59     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (25%)     max: 0.6 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 1709     avg: 1808     median: 1829 (20%)     max: 1858 Points
min: 1850     avg: 1972.5     median: 1886.5 (21%)     max: 2267 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 5309     avg: 5662.4     median: 5612 (11%)     max: 6200 Points
min: 5659     avg: 6103     median: 5871.5 (12%)     max: 7010 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
6743 Points (9%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
2271 Points (22%)
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
836.5 seconds (10%)
787 seconds (9%)
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
26.6 seconds (5%)
24.3 seconds (5%)
WinRAR - Result
1247 KB/s (15%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
11.1 fps (0%)
11.8 fps (0%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
52.2 fps (19%)
54.4 fps (20%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.1 GB/s (7%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.2 GB/s (7%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
1.2 GB/s (6%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
2730 Points (19%)
min: 2833     avg: 2866     median: 2866 (20%)     max: 2899 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
28.9 Seconds (6%)
27.6 Seconds (6%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
66.1 Seconds (3%)
63.1 Seconds (3%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
1480.9 Seconds (7%)
1413 Seconds (6%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
5704 Points (10%)
6269 Points (10%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 1721     avg: 1830.2     median: 1825 (10%)     max: 1925 points
min: 1684     avg: 1896.2     median: 1867 (10%)     max: 2114 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 19842     avg: 22174.5     median: 22141.5 (14%)     max: 25867 Points
min: 10868     avg: 21131     median: 23124 (15%)     max: 25581 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
23592 Points (27%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 1796     avg: 1917.2     median: 1887.5 (5%)     max: 2214 Points
min: 895     avg: 1679.6     median: 2003 (5%)     max: 2107 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 2468     avg: 2703.5     median: 2643.5 (10%)     max: 3149 Points
min: 2301     avg: 2797     median: 2905 (11%)     max: 2971 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
3184 Points (26%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
2667 Points (24%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
5290 Points (15%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
4057 Points (12%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
4123 Points (16%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 3183     avg: 3514.7     median: 3549 (11%)     max: 4012 Points
min: 3715     avg: 3757.6     median: 3756 (12%)     max: 3803 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 1175     avg: 1230.5     median: 1233 (26%)     max: 1289 Points
min: 1245     avg: 1282.4     median: 1277 (26%)     max: 1333 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 6278.9     avg: 6542.5     median: 6468.4 (11%)     max: 6880.3 ms
min: 3876.2     avg: 5457.5     median: 6200.1 (10%)     max: 6296.2 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 251.1     avg: 297     median: 254.9 (3%)     max: 415.5 ms
min: 253     avg: 264.7     median: 270.2 (3%)     max: 271 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 5334     avg: 5494.3     median: 5574 (11%)     max: 5575 Points
min: 5800     avg: 7669     median: 6074 (12%)     max: 11133 Points

Average Benchmarks AMD A6-6310 → 100%

Average Benchmarks AMD A8-6410 → 104%

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