AMD A8-4500M vs AMD A10-4600M

AMD A8-4500M

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The AMD A8-4500M is a mobile quad-core processor based on the Trinity architecture. Officially introduced in Q2 2012, it is the direct successor to the Llano A-series of APUs (Accelerated Processing Unit). The processing unit is manufactured in 32nm SOI and integrates a 1.9 GHz CPU (up to 2.8 GHz w/ Turbo Core) with a relatively fast Radeon HD 7640G GPU alongside a dual-channel memory controller, video de- and encoders and a northbridge.

The CPU cores are based on a reworked Bulldozer architecture, called Piledriver. Although marketed as a quad-core processor, the A8-4500M includes only two modules with four integer-cores and two floating-point cores total. As a result, the CPU is not a true quad-core processor.

When compared to previous Bulldozer cores, AMD has managed to improve upon the IPC (instructions per clock) performance of Trinity cores while allowing for higher clock frequencies. However, when compared to its Llano predecessor, the multithreaded performance of Trinity has only been slightly improved. The enhanced Turbo Core 3.0 feature functions well in speeding up single threaded performance, although it is still not on the same level as Intel’s Turbo Boost equivalent. Regardless, AMD has managed to include other features as well, such as the AVX extension (including FMA) and support for AES encryption.

In terms of raw general performance, the A8-4500M performs similar to the Llano-based A8-3500M. Single-threaded workloads can especially benefit from the new architecture and the updated Turbo Core functionality. If compared to Intels Core-i3-series, the A8-4500M offers less performance in most cases. Nonetheless, CPU performance from the AMD processor should be sufficient for all daily workloads like Office, Internet browsing and even light video editing or gaming.

The integrated DirectX 11-compatible Radeon HD 7640G offers only 256 shader cores of the Trinity chip (7660G: 384) and, thanks to Turbo Core, will operate anywhere between 497 to 686 MHz depending on the current application demand. On average, the performance of the HD 7640G GPU is comparable to a dedicated Radeon HD 7610M and is even faster than the HD Graphics 4000 as found in Intel’s Ivy Bridge.

The power consumption of the A8-4500M APU is rated at 35 Watt TDP and is therefore comparable to mid-range dual-core Ivy Bridge processors. Consequently, the A8-4500M is best suited for 14-inch notebooks or larger.

AMD A10-4600M

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The AMD A10-4600M is a mobile quad-core processor based on the Trinity architecture. Officially introduced in Q2 2012, it is the direct successor to the Llano A-series of APUs (Accelerated Processing Unit) and is currently the fastest mobile Trinity APU on the market. The processing unit is manufactured in 32nm SOI and integrates a 2.3 GHz CPU (up to 3.2 GHz w/ Turbo Core) with a relatively fast Radeon HD 7660G GPU alongside a dual-channel memory controller, video de- and encoders and a northbridge.

The CPU cores are based on a reworked Bulldozer architecture, called Piledriver. Although marketed as a quad-core processor, the A10-4600M includes only two modules with four integer-cores and two floating-point cores total. As a result, the CPU is not a true quad-core processor.

When compared to previous Bulldozer cores, AMD has managed to improve upon the IPC (instructions per clock) performance of Trinity cores while allowing for higher clock frequencies. However, when compared to its Llano predecessor, the multithreaded performance of Trinity has only been slightly improved. The enhanced Turbo Core 3.0 feature functions well in speeding up single threaded performance, although it is still not on the same level as Intel’s Turbo Boost equivalent. Regardless, AMD has managed to include other features as well, such as the AVX extension (including FMA) and support for AES encryption.

In terms of raw general performance, the A10-4600M can perform anywhere from 0 to 25% faster than the Llano-based A8-3520M. Single-threaded workloads can especially benefit from the new architecture and the updated Turbo Core functionality. If compared to Intel, a Sandy Bridge Core i3-2310M is roughly on a similar level to the A10-4600M, but results can still differ greatly from benchmark to benchmark. Nonetheless, CPU performance from the AMD processor should be sufficient for all daily workloads like Office, Internet browsing and even light video editing or gaming.

The integrated DirectX 11-compatible Radeon HD 7660G offers all 384 shader cores of the Trinity chip and, thanks to Turbo Core, will operate anywhere between 497 to 686 MHz depending on the current application demand. On average, the performance of the HD 7660G GPU is comparable to a dedicated Radeon HD 6650M and is even noticeably faster than the HD Graphics 4000 as found in Intel’s Ivy Bridge.

The power consumption of the A10-4600M APU is rated at 35 Watt TDP and is therefore comparable to mid-range dual-core Ivy Bridge processors. Consequently, the A10-4600M is best suited for 14-inch notebooks or larger.

AMD A8-4500MAMD A10-4600M
AMD A-SeriesAMD A-Series
TrinityTrinity
: A-Series Trinity
AMD A10-4600M2300 - 3200 MHz4 / 4
AMD A10-4657M (compare)2300 - 3200 MHz4 / 4
AMD A10-4655M (compare)2000 - 2800 MHz4 / 4
» AMD A8-4500M1900 - 2800 MHz4 / 4
AMD A8-4557M (compare)1900 - 2800 MHz4 / 4
AMD A8-4555M (compare)1600 - 2400 MHz4 / 4
AMD A6-4400M (compare)2700 - 3200 MHz2
AMD A4-4300M (compare)2500 - 3000 MHz2
AMD A6-4455M (compare)2100 - 2600 MHz2
AMD A4-4355M (compare)1900 - 2400 MHz2
» AMD A10-4600M2300 - 3200 MHz4 / 4
AMD A10-4657M (compare)2300 - 3200 MHz4 / 4
AMD A10-4655M (compare)2000 - 2800 MHz4 / 4
AMD A8-4500M1900 - 2800 MHz4 / 4
AMD A8-4557M (compare)1900 - 2800 MHz4 / 4
AMD A8-4555M (compare)1600 - 2400 MHz4 / 4
AMD A6-4400M (compare)2700 - 3200 MHz2
AMD A4-4300M (compare)2500 - 3000 MHz2
AMD A6-4455M (compare)2100 - 2600 MHz2
AMD A4-4355M (compare)1900 - 2400 MHz2
1900 - 2800 MHz2300 - 3200 MHz
4 MB4 MB
4 / 44 / 4
35 35
1303 1303
32 32
246 mm2246 mm2
SSE (1, 2, 3, 3S, 4.1, 4.2, 4A), x86-64, AES, AVX, FMASSE (1, 2, 3, 3S, 4.1, 4.2, 4A), x86-64, AES, AVX, FMA
iGPUAMD Radeon HD 7640G (496 - 685 MHz)AMD Radeon HD 7660G (497 - 686 MHz)

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 175     avg: 183     median: 185 (6%)     max: 189 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 62     avg: 64.7     median: 63 (30%)     max: 69 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 1.68     avg: 1.7     median: 1.7 (6%)     max: 1.76 Points
min: 1.98     avg: 2     median: 2 (7%)     max: 2.07 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 0.56     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (0%)     max: 0.71 Points
min: 0.61     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (0%)     max: 0.74 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 1709     avg: 1803.5     median: 1820.5 (22%)     max: 1862 Points
min: 2034     avg: 2097.9     median: 2078 (25%)     max: 2231 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 4536     avg: 4825.3     median: 4872 (10%)     max: 4950 Points
min: 5371     avg: 5649.1     median: 5696 (11%)     max: 5812 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 6524     avg: 6770.2     median: 6795 (9%)     max: 6958 Points
min: 8017     avg: 8067.1     median: 8051 (11%)     max: 8183 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 2355     avg: 2475.5     median: 2475.5 (26%)     max: 2593 Points
min: 2801     avg: 2856.3     median: 2821 (29%)     max: 3066 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 1000.59     avg: 1028.4     median: 1038.6 (12%)     max: 1039.24 seconds
min: 786     avg: 849.7     median: 851.9 (10%)     max: 901.074 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 30.607     avg: 31.2     median: 31.5 (6%)     max: 31.636 seconds
min: 24.1     avg: 26.1     median: 26.5 (5%)     max: 26.925 seconds
WinRAR - Result
1777 KB/s (21%)
min: 1844     avg: 1884.3     median: 1891.5 (22%)     max: 1910 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
10.8 fps (7%)
min: 4.47     avg: 11     median: 13.1 (9%)     max: 13.44 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
58.4 fps (25%)
min: 21.54     avg: 52.8     median: 57.5 (24%)     max: 74.6 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.1 GB/s (0%)
min: 0.138     avg: 0.1     median: 0.1 (0%)     max: 0.143 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.2 GB/s (8%)
min: 0.248     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (9%)     max: 0.266 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
1.1 GB/s (6%)
1.2 GB/s (6%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 2282     avg: 2406     median: 2438 (19%)     max: 2451 Points
min: 2493     avg: 2819.9     median: 2865.5 (23%)     max: 2917 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 34.586     avg: 38.5     median: 40.8 (9%)     max: 41.277 Seconds
min: 34.3     avg: 35     median: 35.1 (8%)     max: 35.381 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 78.188     avg: 87.1     median: 91.9 (4%)     max: 93.803 Seconds
min: 78.092     avg: 79.9     median: 80.1 (3%)     max: 81 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 2034.03     avg: 2306.3     median: 2395.7 (11%)     max: 2431.28 Seconds
min: 1927.69     avg: 2067.5     median: 2090.4 (9%)     max: 2133 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
min: 26660     avg: 27698     median: 26700 (13%)     max: 30470 MIPS
min: 32000     avg: 33543.3     median: 34100 (16%)     max: 34530 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
min: 18760     avg: 19672     median: 18780 (14%)     max: 23120 MFLOPS
min: 21760     avg: 22243.3     median: 22340 (17%)     max: 22630 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
6.7 points (86%)
6.9 points (88%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 5119     avg: 5398.6     median: 5348 (9%)     max: 5665 Points
min: 5998     avg: 6303.1     median: 6302.5 (11%)     max: 6677 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 1945     avg: 2213.3     median: 2243 (13%)     max: 2410 points
min: 2480     avg: 2576.6     median: 2596.5 (15%)     max: 2633 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 18472     avg: 19251.2     median: 19286 (12%)     max: 19813 Points
min: 22271     avg: 22724.7     median: 22756 (15%)     max: 23147 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
22897 Points (30%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
25218 Points (32%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 1514     avg: 1547.8     median: 1540 (4%)     max: 1600 Points
min: 1841     avg: 1877.3     median: 1882 (5%)     max: 1909 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 2129     avg: 2163     median: 2149 (8%)     max: 2242 Points
2569 Points (9%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
min: 4131     avg: 4177.3     median: 4131 (33%)     max: 4270 Points
3377 Points (27%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
min: 3032     avg: 3107     median: 3032 (27%)     max: 3257 Points
3109 Points (28%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
min: 5242     avg: 5272     median: 5242 (15%)     max: 5332 Points
6169 Points (18%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
min: 3925     avg: 3971.7     median: 3925 (12%)     max: 4065 Points
4603 Points (14%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
min: 4227     avg: 4273.7     median: 4227 (16%)     max: 4367 Points
4729 Points (18%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
4221 Points (11%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
1762 Points (36%)
Geekbench 4.1/4.2 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
1749 Points (29%)
Geekbench 4.1/4.2 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
4061 Points (11%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
4242 ms (7%)
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
196.2 ms (5%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
7477 Points (15%)

Average Benchmarks AMD A8-4500M → 100%

Average Benchmarks AMD A10-4600M → 108%

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