The AMD’s A4-3300M APU ( Accelerated Processing Unit ) Supports Turbo Boost feature with which it can raise its clock frequency to 2.5 GHz from its base clock frequency of 1.9 GHz. This is the main reason why A4-3300M offers almost comparable performance than the Pentium B950. The Pentium B950 is clocked at 2.1 GHz.
Both are dual core processors with integrated graphics and have comparable performance.
If you however, compare A4-3300M with Sandy Bridge core i3-2330m, it will be slightly lacking in overall comparison. The A4-3300M will be substantially slower than the similarly clocked Core i5 processors.
Table : Feature Differences
|Feature||AMD A4-3300M||Intel Pentium B950|
|Core Frequency||1.9GHz||2.1 GHz|
| No. Of Cores
||2||2 ( No Hyperthreading)|
| Cache Organization
||2MB L2 cache||2 MB L3|
| Turbo Frequency
| TDP Rating
| 64 Bit Support
| Integrated Memory Controller
| Integrated Graphics
||Yes, Radeon HD 6480G||Yes, 650 MHz Base, 1.1 GHz Max|
Table : Benchmarking Comparison
|Benchmarks||AMD A4-3300M||Intel Pentium B950|
| PassMark Score
| Super Pi 2M (Lower in better)
||Not avaailble||44 seconds|
| 3D Mark 06 CPU
| Windows 7 Experience Score
Some more details of AMD A4-3300M
The AMD A4-3300M is an entry level notebooks dual-core processor. This processor is codenamed as Llano and released in the markets since June 14th of 2011. This processor comes under the AMD-A Series. The base clock rate of the processor is 1.9 GHz. The turbo boost technology of the processor can over clock it up to 2.5 GHz basing on the prevailing temperature conditions and cores usage. The processor is enabled with integrated Radeon HD 6480G Graphics card and integrated memory controller that can support for DDR3 (L)-1333 memory and a PCle 2.0 controller. The TDP rate of the processor is 35 watt.
Some more details of Intel Pentium B950
Based upon Sandy Bridge architecture Pentium B950 is the elder brother of the more populate Pentium B940 processor. If we wish to compare Performance wise, it is better than the Arrandale Pentium processors aka, Pentium P6100 and P6200). The Hyperthreading in B950 ( as well as the Turbo Boost )is disabled in the Pentium B950, which leads to lower performance than the similarly clocked second generation Core i3 sandy bridge processor.