AMD A8-3520M vs AMD A6-3400M vs AMD A4-3310MX

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 A6-3400M

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The AMD A6-3400M (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 2.3 GHz (TurboCore, depending on temperature and used cores). Compared to the A6-3410MX, the A6-3400M offers a lower base speed and also 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 P520 (2.3 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. A first single threaded SuperPi benchmark by tweakers.net resulted in 36.6s (comparable to 36.8s of a Phenom II X4 N950).

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 A6-3400M 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 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 A8-3520MAMD A6-3400MAMD A4-3310MX
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 (444 MHz)

Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 1     avg: 1.9     median: 2 (6%)     max: 2 Points
1.8 Points (5%)
1.2 Points (4%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
0.5 Points (26%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 1745     avg: 1757     median: 1757 (19%)     max: 1769 Points
min: 1456     avg: 1497.2     median: 1512 (17%)     max: 1529 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 5583     avg: 5676     median: 5676 (11%)     max: 5769 Points
min: 4823     avg: 4908.9     median: 4922 (10%)     max: 4962 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 5725     avg: 6709.7     median: 6950 (9%)     max: 7454 Points
min: 6284     avg: 6389.6     median: 6363 (8%)     max: 6496 Points
4702 Points (6%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 2079     avg: 2206     median: 2255 (22%)     max: 2284 Points
min: 1871     avg: 1930.3     median: 1950 (19%)     max: 1961 Points
2459 Points (24%)
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 675     avg: 700.3     median: 700 (8%)     max: 725 seconds
min: 781     avg: 806.8     median: 792 (9%)     max: 863 seconds
1299.8 seconds (15%)
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 21     avg: 22.4     median: 22 (4%)     max: 23 seconds
min: 24     avg: 26.1     median: 26 (5%)     max: 27 seconds
41.5 seconds (8%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 2473     avg: 2485     median: 2483 (17%)     max: 2499 Points
min: 2120     avg: 2136.5     median: 2135 (14%)     max: 2152 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
36.4 Seconds (8%)
min: 33     avg: 37.6     median: 37 (8%)     max: 48 Seconds
33 Seconds (7%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
82.8 Seconds (4%)
min: 73     avg: 90.9     median: 84 (4%)     max: 120 Seconds
75 Seconds (3%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
1916.1 Seconds (9%)
min: 1831     avg: 1921.8     median: 1944 (9%)     max: 1946 Seconds
1767 Seconds (8%)
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
25000 MIPS (12%)
21200 MIPS (10%)
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
21000 MFLOPS (16%)
min: 17590     avg: 17730     median: 17730 (14%)     max: 17870 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
6.8 points (97%)
6.6 points (94%)
5.6 points (80%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 5624     avg: 5633     median: 5633 (8%)     max: 5642 Points
min: 4842     avg: 5049.9     median: 5086 (7%)     max: 5171 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 1981     avg: 2302.7     median: 2452 (13%)     max: 2475 points
min: 2046     avg: 2095.4     median: 2092 (11%)     max: 2167 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 (13%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
3718 Points (11%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
3501 Points (13%)

Average Benchmarks AMD A8-3520M → 100%

Average Benchmarks AMD A6-3400M → 89%

Average Benchmarks AMD A4-3310MX → 89%

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