- The A10-4600M belongs to the recently released Trinity series from AMD. The Core i7-2760QM is Intel’s Sandy Bridge notebook processor.
- In processor performance the Core i7-2760QM is better than the AMD’s processor.
- In Graphics however, the AMD’s Radeon HD 7660G is much better than the HD Graphics 3000 – the Intel’s integrated GPU. Even the earlier Llano based GPU was faster. The Trinity has further increased the gap between.
- The A10-4600M also comes with significantly improved battery life.
Table : A10-4600M Vs Core i7-2760QM Feature Differences
|Core Frequency||2.30 GHz||2.40 GHz|
|No. Of Cores||4/4 Hyperthreads||4 (8 Hyperthreads)|
|Cache Organization||4 MB L2||6 MB L3 Smart Cache|
|Turbo Frequency||3.20 GHz||3.50 GHz|
|TDP Rating||35 Watts||45 Watts|
|64 Bit Support||Y||Y|
|Lithography||32 nm||32 nm|
|Integrated Memory Controller||DDR3||DDR3-1600|
|Integrated Graphics||Radeon HD 7660G||Intel HD 3000 Base 650 MHz, Turbo 1.30 GHz|
Table : A10-4600M Vs Core i7-2760QM Benchmarking Comparison
|PassMark CPU Mark Score||5390||7604|
|Super Pi 2M (Lower in better)||Not available||25 seconds|
|3D Mark 06 CPU||2830||5950|
|Windows 7 Experience Score||6.9||7.5|
Some more details of A10-4600M
The A10-4600M belongs to the Trinity series, a successor to its highly successful Llano Series of APUs. It gets new processor core based upon and updated bulldozer and comes with improved graphics. AMD has been able to bring out a competitive processor using the same older 32 nm Lithograhy ( even as Intel has completed the migration to 22 nm with Ivy Bridge). Trinity brings a much better battery life and better GPU performance ( through its integrated Radeon HD 7660G GPU) compared to Ivy Bridge. However, the degree of the difference between the HD Graphics 4000 in Ivy Bridge and the Radeon HD 7660G in Trinity is less than it was in Llano Vs HD Graphics 3000 in Intel. Also, in CPU performance, Intel has significant lead as compared to Trinity.
Some more details of Core i7-2760QM
The core i7-2720QM is a high end notebolk processor suitable for the large notebooks ( as it has relatively higher 45 Watts TDP rating). At 2.50 GHz nominal clock frequency the processor is suitable for most of your high end computing augmented by its turbo boost. The integrated HD 3000 graphics is suitable for most of the games, though it is inferior to many of the AMD’s Radeon HD series ( check Radeon 6000 series) discrete graphics.