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AMD A4-4300M

AMD A4-4300M

The AMD A4-4300M is a mobile dual-core processor based on the Trinity architecture. Officially introduced in 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 2.5 GHz CPU (up to 3.0 GHz w/ Turbo Core) with a Radeon HD 7420G 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 dual-core processor, the A4-4300M includes only one module with two integer-cores and one floating-point core. As a result, the CPU is not a true dual-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 A4-4300M performs similar to the Llano-based A4-3310MX. Single-threaded workloads can especially benefit from the new architecture and the updated Turbo Core functionality. If compared to Intels Pentium-series, the A4-4300M offers less performance in most cases. Nonetheless, CPU performance from the AMD processor is sufficient for all daily workloads like Office and Internet browsing, but will reach its limits in more demanding applications.

The integrated DirectX 11-compatible Radeon HD 7420G offers probably only 192 shader cores of the Trinity chip (7660G: 384) and, thanks to Turbo Core, will operate anywhere between 470 to 640 MHz depending on the current application demand. On average, the performance of the HD 7420G GPU is somewhere between the Llano-based Radeon HD 6520G and the HD Graphics 4000 as found in Intel’s Ivy Bridge.

The power consumption of the A4-4300M APU is rated at 35 Watt TDP and is therefore comparable to dual-core Ivy Bridge processors. Consequently, the A4-4300M is best suited for 14-inch notebooks or larger.

SeriesAMD A-Series
CodenameTrinity
Series: A-Series Trinity
AMD A10-4600M compare2.3 - 3.2 GHz4 / 4
AMD A10-4657M compare2.3 - 3.2 GHz4 / 4
AMD A10-4655M compare2 - 2.8 GHz4 / 4
AMD A8-4500M compare1.9 - 2.8 GHz4 / 4
AMD A8-4557M compare1.9 - 2.8 GHz4 / 4
AMD A8-4555M compare1.6 - 2.4 GHz4 / 4
AMD A6-4400M compare2.7 - 3.2 GHz2
» AMD A4-4300M2.5 - 3 GHz2
AMD A6-4455M compare2.1 - 2.6 GHz2
AMD A4-4355M compare1.9 - 2.4 GHz2
Clock Rate2500 - 3000 MHz
Level 2 Cache1 MB
Number of Cores / Threads2
Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)35 Watt
Transistor Count1303 Million
Manufacturing Technology32 nm
Die Size246 mm2
FeaturesSSE (1, 2, 3, 3S, 4.1, 4.2, 4A), x86-64, AES, AVX, FMA
GPUAMD Radeon HD 7420G (480 - 655 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Architecturex86
Announcement Date06/30/2012

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
60 Points (22%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
1619 s (19%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
33.9 s (7%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
2066 s (9%)
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- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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Reviews for the AMD A-Series A4-4300M processor

HP Pavilion g6-2226nr (AMD Radeon HD 7420G, 15.60")
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HP Pavilion g6-2248ca (AMD Radeon HD 7420G, 15.60")
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HP Pavilion g6-2260SM (AMD Radeon HD 7670M, 15.60")
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HP Pavilion g6z-2200 (AMD Radeon HD 7670M, 15.60")
» HP Pavilion g6z-2200 - External Review

HP ProBook 4545s C5D26ES (AMD Radeon HD 7420G, 15.60")
» Review HP ProBook 4545s Notebook - Review

HP ProBook 4545s-C1N28EA (AMD Radeon HD 7650M, 15.60")
» HP ProBook 4545s-C1N28EA - External Review

HP ProBook 4545s-C5C71EA (AMD Radeon HD 7420G, 15.60")
» HP ProBook 4545s-C5C71EA - External Review

HP ProBook 4545s-H5K12EA (AMD Radeon HD 7420G, 15.60")
» HP ProBook 4545s-H5K12EA - External Review

HP ProBook 455 G1 (AMD Radeon HD 7420G, 15.60")
» HP ProBook 455 G1 - External Review

HP ProBook 455 G1 H6P57EA (AMD Radeon HD 7420G, 15.60")
» Review HP ProBook 455 G1 H6P57EA Notebook - Review

Samsung 355V5C-S0FDE (AMD Radeon HD 7670M, 15.60")
» Samsung 355V5C-S0FDE - External Review

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Other CPUs of the series A-Series

» AMD A10-5750M
   4x 2.5 GHz - 3.5 GHz
» AMD A10-5757M
   4x 2.5 GHz - 3.5 GHz
» AMD A10-4600M
   4x 2.3 GHz - 3.2 GHz
» AMD A10-4657M
   4x 2.3 GHz - 3.2 GHz
» AMD A10-5745M
   4x 2.1 GHz - 2.9 GHz
» AMD A8-5550M
   4x 2.1 GHz - 3.1 GHz
» AMD A8-5557M
   4x 2.1 GHz - 3.1 GHz
» AMD A8-7410
   4x 2.2 GHz - 2.5 GHz
» AMD A8-3550MX
   4x 2 GHz - 2.7 GHz
» AMD A8-6410
   4x 2 GHz - 2.4 GHz
» AMD A6-7310
   4x 2 GHz - 2.4 GHz
» AMD A6-6310
   4x 1.8 GHz - 2.4 GHz
» AMD A8-3530MX
   4x 1.9 GHz - 2.6 GHz
» AMD A8-3510MX
   4x 1.8 GHz - 2.5 GHz
» AMD A4-7210
   4x 1.8 GHz - 2.2 GHz
» AMD A6-3430MX
   4x 1.7 GHz - 2.4 GHz
» AMD A8-3520M
   4x 1.6 GHz - 2.5 GHz
» AMD A10-4655M
   4x 2 GHz - 2.8 GHz
» AMD A8-4500M
   4x 1.9 GHz - 2.8 GHz
» AMD A8-4557M
   4x 1.9 GHz - 2.8 GHz
» AMD A6-3410MX
   4x 1.6 GHz - 2.3 GHz
» AMD A8-3500M
   4x 1.5 GHz - 2.4 GHz
» AMD A6-3420M
   4x 1.5 GHz - 2.4 GHz
» AMD A8-5545M
   4x 1.7 GHz - 2.7 GHz
» AMD A6-3400M
   4x 1.4 GHz - 2.3 GHz
» AMD A8-4555M
   4x 1.6 GHz - 2.4 GHz
» AMD A6-5350M
   2x 2.9 GHz - 3.5 GHz
» AMD A6-5357M
   2x 2.9 GHz - 3.5 GHz
» AMD A6-5200
   4x 2 GHz
» AMD A4-3330MX
   2x 2.2 GHz - 2.6 GHz
» AMD A4-5150M
   2x 2.7 GHz - 3.3 GHz
» AMD A6-4400M
   2x 2.7 GHz - 3.2 GHz
» AMD A4-4300M
   2x 2.5 GHz - 3 GHz
» AMD A4-6210
   4x 1.8 GHz
» AMD A4-5100
   4x 1.55 GHz
» AMD A4-5050
   4x 1.55 GHz
» AMD A4-5000
   4x 1.5 GHz
» AMD A10 Micro-6700T
   4x 1.2 GHz - 2.2 GHz
» AMD A4-3310MX
   2x 2.1 GHz - 2.5 GHz
» AMD A4-3320M
   2x 2 GHz - 2.6 GHz
» AMD E2-3800
   4x 1.3 GHz
» AMD A4-3300M
   2x 1.9 GHz - 2.5 GHz
» AMD A4-3305M
   2x 1.9 GHz - 2.5 GHz
» AMD A6-5345M
   2x 2.2 GHz - 2.8 GHz
» AMD A6-1450
   4x 1 GHz - 1.4 GHz
» AMD A4 Micro-6400T
   4x 1 GHz - 1.6 GHz
» AMD A6-4455M
   2x 2.1 GHz - 2.6 GHz
» AMD A4-5145M
   2x 2 GHz - 2.6 GHz
» AMD A4-4355M
   2x 1.9 GHz - 2.4 GHz
» AMD A4-1350
   4x 1 GHz
» AMD A4-1250
   2x 1 GHz
» AMD A4-1200
   2x 1 GHz

Surrounding CPUs

+ Intel Core 2 Duo T5850
   2x 2.1 GHz
+ AMD A4-3330MX
   2x 2.2 GHz - 2.6 GHz
+ AMD A4-5150M
   2x 2.7 GHz - 3.3 GHz
+ AMD A6-4400M
   2x 2.7 GHz - 3.2 GHz
+ Intel Pentium J2900
   4x 2.41 GHz - 2.67 GHz
» AMD A4-4300M
   2x 2.5 GHz - 3 GHz
- Intel Pentium N3530
   4x 2.16 GHz - 2.58 GHz
- Intel Celeron 1017U
   2x 1.6 GHz
- Intel Celeron 3205U
   2x 1.5 GHz
- Intel Celeron B820
   2x 1.7 GHz
- Intel Pentium N3700
   4x 1.6 GHz - 2.4 GHz
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2017-09- 5)