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AMD A6-3400M vs Intel i5-2430M

Depending upon your preference for the pure CPU performance or the integrated graphics performance, the Intel’s core i5-2430M or the AMD’s A6-3400M could be a better choice.

In terms of the processor performance, especially in light threaded applications the i5-2430M significantly outperforms the A6-3400M by a significant margin.

However, the Radeon HD 6480G graphics outperforms the Intel HD 3000 by a substantial margin.

Table : AMD A6-3400M Vs Core i5-2430M Feature Differences

Feature AMD A6-3400M Core i5-2430M
Core Frequency
1.4 Ghz 2.40 GHz
No. Of Cores
4 2 (4 Hyperthreads)
Cache Organization
4 MB L2 cache 3 MB L3 Smart Cache
Turbo Frequency
2.3 Ghz 3.0 GHz
TDP Rating
35 35 Watts
64 Bit Support
Y Y
Lithography
32nm 32 nm
Integrated Memory Controller  DDR3-1333 DDR3-1333
Integrated Graphics
Yes, Radeon HD 6480G Yes, Base 650 MHz, Turbo 1.20 GHz

Table : AMD A6-3400M Vs Core i5-2430M Benchmarking Comparison

Benchmarks AMD A6-3400M Core i5-2430M
PassMark Score
3563 3344
Super Pi 2M (Lower in better)
89 seconds 31.5 seconds
3D Mark 06 CPU
2136 3195
Windows 7 Experience Score
6.6 7

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 Core i5-2430M

The core i5-2430M is the 2nd generation Intel Core i5 processor ( Sandy Bridge Processor). Its turbo boost feature ( can raise its clock all way to 3.0 GHz) and the integrated graphics makes it a substantially fast processor.

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