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AMD A6-3400M vs A8-3500M

If you are comparing the A6-3400M with A8-3500M for the graphics performance, the A8-3500M is the clear winner with the Radeon HD 6620G which has substantially better performance as compared to the  Radeon HD 6480G  in the A6-3400M.

On the processor side, the gain of the A8-3850M is not significant. The A8-3500M is 100 MHz faster than the A6-3400M in both the base clock and the turbo clock.

Table : AMD A6-3400M Vs AMD A8-3500M Feature Differences

Feature AMD A6-3400M AMD A8-3500M
Core Frequency
1.4 Ghz 1.5Ghz
No. Of Cores
4 4
Cache Organization
4 MB L2 cache 4MB L2 Cache
Turbo Frequency
2.3 Ghz 2.4GHz
TDP Rating
35 35
64 Bit Support
32nm 32nm
Integrated Memory Controller DDR3-1333 DDR3-1333
Integrated Graphics
Yes, Radeon HD 6480G Yes, Radeon HD 6620G


Table : AMD A6-3400M Vs AMD A8-3500M Benchmarking Comparison

Note : The Passmark score of AMD A6-3400M is slightly greater than the  A8-3500M, as posted on passmark site, which we believe is due to the small number of the samples. We expect this to get corrected as more samples are updated.

Benchmarks AMD A6-3400M AMD A8-3500M
PassMark Score
3563 2949
Super Pi 2M (Lower in better)
89 Seconds 81 seconds
3D Mark 06 CPU
2136 2240
Windows 7 Experience Score
6.6 6.6

Some more details of AMD A6-3400M

The AMD A6-3400M is an entry level quad-core processor for notebooks. This is code named as Llano and released on June 15th of 2011. This processor comes under AMD A-Series. The base frequency of the processor is 1.4GHz only. Its Turbo Boost technology can over clock it up to 2.3 GHz, but this over clocking completely depends on temperature conditions and number of cores usage. This processor comes with integrated Radeon HD 6520G Graphics card and integrated memory controller that can support for DDR3 (L)- 1333 memory and a PCle 2.0 controller. The TD of this processor is 35 Watt.

Some more details of AMD A8-3500M

The AMD A8-3500M is a quad-core processor codenamed as Llano. It is designed for mid-range notebooks. The base frequency of this laptop is 1.5 GHz. The turbo boost technology of the processor can over clock it up to 2.4 GHz successfully basing on temperature conditions and core usage. The processor got integrated Radeon HD 6620G graphics card in it. The integrated memory controller of the processor can support DDR3 (L)-1333 memory and PCle 2.0 controller. The TDP of the processor is 35 watt. This processor is latest for the market and released on June 14th of 2011. This processor got 4 cores and 4 threads in it.


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