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A10-4600M Vs Core i7-2820QM

Table : A10-4600M Vs Core i7-2820QM Feature Differences

Feature A10-4600M Core i7-2820QM
Core Frequency 2.30 GHz 2.30 GHz
No. Of Cores 4/4 Hyperthreads 4 (8 Hyperthreads)
Cache Organization 4 MB L2 8 MB L3 Smart Cache
Turbo Frequency 3.20 GHz 3.40 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 HD Graphics 3000, Base 650 MHz, Turbo 1.30 GHz

Table : A10-4600M Vs Core i7-2820QM Benchmarking Comparison

Benchmarks A10-4600M Core i7-2820QM
PassMark CPU Mark Score 5390 7536
Super Pi 2M (Lower in better) Not available 25 seconds
3D Mark 06 CPU 2830 5660
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 i7-2820QM

The core i7-2820QM ( which is errously searched, sometimes with Core i7-2820M) , is the second generation quad core Sandy Bridge processor, that promises high end CPU performance. Compared to its younger brother core i7-2720QM, not only does it improve upon clock frequency, but also has a larger Intel Cache. Its integrated GPU will also ensure a decent integrated GPU performance. The GPU has a base frequency of 650 MHz and when turbo is in action, its maximum clock frequency can ramp to 1.30 GHz depending upon the demand. One of the reasons for the better performance of the second generation core i7 processors is the improved Turbo Boost 2.0, using which, the processor can stay in the boosted state for a longer duration. The Integrated memory can support upto DDR3-1600 and if used in the 1600 speed grade can ( Lower speeds are DDR3-1333 and DDR3-1066) enhance the memory throughput.

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