AMD A8-3500M vs AMD A6-3430MX vs AMD A4-3305M

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 A6-3430MX

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The AMD A6-3430MX (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 1.7 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 P960 (1.8 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 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 A6-3430MX 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 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 A8-3500MAMD A6-3430MXAMD A4-3305M
AMD A-SeriesAMD A-SeriesAMD A-Series
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: A-Series Llano
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 6620G (444 MHz)AMD Radeon HD 6520G (400 MHz)AMD Radeon HD 6480G (593 MHz)
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AMD A-Series A6-3430MXAMD A-Series A4-3305M

Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 1.87     avg: 1.9     median: 1.9 (7%)     max: 1.89 Points
min: 1.07     avg: 1.1     median: 1.1 (4%)     max: 1.16 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
0.6 Points (23%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 1519     avg: 1576.2     median: 1586 (17%)     max: 1613 Points
min: 1807     avg: 1812     median: 1812 (20%)     max: 1817 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 4974     avg: 5148.3     median: 5170 (10%)     max: 5243 Points
min: 3324     avg: 3394.5     median: 3394.5 (7%)     max: 3465 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 6615     avg: 6736     median: 6721 (9%)     max: 6852 Points
min: 4336     avg: 4338     median: 4338 (6%)     max: 4340 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 1997     avg: 2036.6     median: 2034 (20%)     max: 2085 Points
min: 2293     avg: 2295.5     median: 2295.5 (22%)     max: 2298 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 742     avg: 758.7     median: 758.7 (9%)     max: 775.353 seconds
1254.9 seconds (15%)
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 23.5     avg: 24.1     median: 24.1 (5%)     max: 24.68 seconds
40.3 seconds (8%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 2195     avg: 2244.5     median: 2255.5 (6%)     max: 2272 Points
min: 1575     avg: 1613.5     median: 1613.5 (5%)     max: 1652 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 36     avg: 48.5     median: 48.5 (10%)     max: 61 Seconds
36.2 Seconds (8%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 77     avg: 79     median: 79 (3%)     max: 81 Seconds
83.6 Seconds (4%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 1727     avg: 1777.5     median: 1777.5 (8%)     max: 1828 Seconds
1867.5 Seconds (8%)
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
14000 MIPS (7%)
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
12170 MFLOPS (9%)
PCMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
6236 Points (39%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
min: 6.5     avg: 6.6     median: 6.6 (85%)     max: 6.6 points
5.7 points (73%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 5076     avg: 5304.3     median: 5399 (9%)     max: 5438 Points
min: 3008     avg: 3156.5     median: 3156.5 (5%)     max: 3305 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 2061     avg: 2203.3     median: 2247 (12%)     max: 2302 points
min: 1294     avg: 1338.5     median: 1338.5 (7%)     max: 1383 points

Average Benchmarks AMD A8-3500M → 100%

Average Benchmarks AMD A4-3305M → 87%

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