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AMD A4-3400 Vs Intel Core i3-2100

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
Y Y
Lithography
32nm 32 nm
Integrated Memory Controller
DDR3-1600 DDR3-1333
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.


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  1. AMD to replace A4-3400 by A4-3420
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  3. AMD A4-3300 APU

One Response

  1. it only depends how you use your machine
    i prefer APU for HTPC!

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