The A8-4500M and the A10-4600M are AMD’s newer APUs ( Accelerated Processing Units), that belongs to its newer Trinity architecture. The Trinity architecture provides better performance for the same clock as compared to the Llano processors. Also, Trinity is able to reach higher clock frequency. These newer processors also come with updated integrated graphics that provides better performance when compared to the Intel’s HD Graphics in the Ivy Bridge, making these processors more competitive.
The A10-4600M has 400 MHz higher clock frequency which makes it much better in CPU performance. It also comes with better integrated graphics.
Table : A8-4500M Vs A10-4600M Feature Differences
|Core Frequency||1.90 GHz||2.30 GHz|
|No. Of Cores||4/4 Hyperthreads||4/4 Hyperthreads|
|Cache Organization||4 MB L2||4 MB L2|
|Turbo Frequency||2.80 GHz||3.20 GHz|
|TDP Rating||35 Watts||35 Watts|
|64 Bit Support||Y||Y|
|Lithography||32 nm||32 nm|
|Integrated Memory Controller||DDR3||DDR3|
|Integrated Graphics||Radeon HD 7640G , 256 shaders||Radeon HD 7660G|
Table : A8-4500M Vs A10-4600M Benchmarking Comparison
|PassMark CPU Mark Score||4310||5390|
|Super Pi 2M||35 secinds||Not available|
|3D Mark 06 CPU||2370||2830|
|Windows 7 Experience Score||6.7||6.9|
Some more details of A8-4500M
This Accelerated Processing Unit ( As AMD calls it) belongs to Trinity architecture and comes a decent Radeon HD 7640G integrated graphics. The architecture is an improved bulldozer architecture that consists of modules. Each module has two integer cores and the a common floating point core. The A8-4500M basically has 2 modules and 4 cores that is conveniently referred to as 4 core processors.
AMD has been able to deliver better performance per clock with Trinity and has also been able to reach higher clock frequency. This has made AMD a bit more competitive against the Intel’s Ivy Bridge onslaught.
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.
Further Suggested Reading
List of AMD Trinity Processors / APUs – Check it out here.