The AMD’s A4-3400 is a low cost ( sub $70 ) processor, and it may not be fair to compare it with the Intel’s core i3-2100 ( priced at $129, at the time of writing). The A4-3400 is clocked at 2.7 GHz ( Vs 3.1 GHz for core i3-2100). In overall Core i3-2100 leads in performance by decent margin.
The A4-3400 is therefore suitable only for entry level desktop computing. The A6 and A8 processors from AMD’s Llano desktop series are more powerful, and compete with core i3 Intel processors in performance as well as price.
Table : Feature Differences
|Feature||AMD A4-3400||Core i3-2100|
| Core Frequency
||2.7 GHz||3.10 GHz|
| No. Of Cores
||2 ( No Hyperthreading)||2 (4 Hyperthreads)|
| Cache Organization
||1 MB L2 cache||3 MB L3 Smart Cache|
|Turbo Frequency||None||No Turbo|
| TDP Rating
||65 Watts||65 Watts|
| 64 Bit Support
| Integrated Memory Controller
| Integrated Graphics
||HD 6410D, 600 MHz||Yes, Base 850 MHz, Turbo 1.10 GHz|
In the next post we will take a look at the benchmark scores of the two processors.