The AMD A6-5350M is a mobile dual-core processor based on the Richland-architecture. As successor to the A6-4400M, the A6-5350M has a slightly higher CPU and graphics performance and settles in the low end segment. The APU integrates 2 CPU cores, a DirectX 11 graphics unit and the Northbridge along with a DDR3 memory controller.
Compared to Trinity, Richland has been modified just slightly. Therefore, no changes in the feature set or the Pro-MHz performance can be reported. The design of the chip is still based on the Bulldozer architecture, which consists of so-called modules. Each module integrates 2 integer units, but only one FPU. Just like Trinity, Richland supports nearly all current techniques such as AVX (including FMA), AES or Turbo Core.
According to the clock rates of 2.9 to 3.5 GHz, the A6-5350M performs about 15 percent faster than the A6-4400M and just reaches a Pentium P6100. Consequently, the performance in less demanding applications and games is sufficient.
The graphics unit called Radeon HD 8450G offers 192 shader units (VLIW4) and clocks slightly higher than the HD 7520G. With fast dual-channel memory, performance matches a dedicated Radeon HD 7470M.
The power consumption of the entire APU is rated at 35 watts, which is comparable to conventional middle-class models of competition. Thus, the APU is best suited for 14 inch notebooks or bigger.