AMD A8-3500M vs AMD A4-3320M

AMD A8-3500M

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The AMD A6-3500M (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 1.5 GHz base clock speed and is able to automatically overclock up to 2.4 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 depends on the used cores. Due to Turbo Core, a single core can be clocked up to 2.4 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 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 400 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 A8-3500M 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.
Sources: NGOHQ: Leaked Llano PresentationDonanimhaber: Llano Mobile Lineupc't: 12h Architecturetweakers: SuperPiAMD: leakted GPU Benchmarks (removed)pro-clockers: Llano GPU SpecificationsWikipedia: Fusion

AMD A4-3320M

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The AMD A4-3320M (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 GHz base clock speed and is able to automatically overclock up to 2.6GHz (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 M340. 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 A4-3320M 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 A8-3500MAMD A4-3320M
AMD A-SeriesAMD A-Series
LlanoLlano
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AMD A8-3510MX compare1.8 - 2.5 GHz4 / 4
AMD A6-3430MX compare1.7 - 2.4 GHz4 / 4
AMD A8-3520M compare1.6 - 2.5 GHz4 / 4
AMD A6-3410MX compare1.6 - 2.3 GHz4 / 4
» AMD A8-3500M1.5 - 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 A4-3320M2 - 2.6 GHz2 / 2
AMD A4-3300M compare1.9 - 2.5 GHz2 / 2
AMD A4-3305M compare1.9 - 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 A8-3520M compare1.6 - 2.5 GHz4 / 4
AMD A6-3410MX compare1.6 - 2.3 GHz4 / 4
AMD A8-3500M1.5 - 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 A4-3320M2 - 2.6 GHz2 / 2
AMD A4-3300M compare1.9 - 2.5 GHz2 / 2
AMD A4-3305M compare1.9 - 2.5 GHz2 / 2
1500 - 2400 MHz2000 - 2600 MHz
4 MB2 MB
4 / 42 / 2
35 35
1000 1000
32 32
218 mm2226 mm2
3DNow!, MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSE4a, Radeon HD 6620G, DDR3(L)-1333 Memory Controller3DNow!, MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSE4a, DDR3 Memory Controller, Radeon HD 6480G
iGPUAMD Radeon HD 6620G (444 MHz)AMD Radeon HD 6480G (444 MHz)
Architecturex86x86

Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 1.87     avg: 1.9     median: 1.9 (4%)     max: 1.89 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 1519     avg: 1576     median: 1586 (14%)     max: 1613
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 4974     avg: 5148     median: 5170 (9%)     max: 5243
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 6615     avg: 6736     median: 6721 (6%)     max: 6852 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 1997     avg: 2037     median: 2034 (15%)     max: 2085 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 742     avg: 759     median: 758.7 (9%)     max: 775.353 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 23.5     avg: 24.1     median: 24.1 (5%)     max: 24.68 s
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 2195     avg: 2245     median: 2255.5 (12%)     max: 2272 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 36     avg: 48.5     median: 48.5 (10%)     max: 61 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 77     avg: 79     median: 79 (3%)     max: 81 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 1727     avg: 1778     median: 1777.5 (8%)     max: 1828 s
PCMark 05 - PCMark 05 - Standard
6236 Points (39%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 CPU
min: 6.5     avg: 6.6     median: 6.6 (85%)     max: 6.6 Points
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
min: 5076     avg: 5304     median: 5399 (6%)     max: 5438 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 2061     avg: 2203     median: 2247 (10%)     max: 2302 Points

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