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AMD A6-3420M Vs Core i5-2450M

The Table below captures the key features of the AMD’s A6-3420M Llano APU and the Intel’s Core i5-2450M Sandy bridge processor.

Table : AMD A6-3420M Vs Core i5-2450M Feature Differences

Feature AMD A6-3420M Core i5-2450M
Core Frequency 1.5 Ghz 2.50 GHz
No. Of Cores 4 2 (4 Hyperthreads)
Cache Organization 4 MB L2 cache 3 MB L3 Smart Cache
Turbo Frequency 2.4 Ghz 3.1 GHz
TDP Rating 35 35 Watts
64 Bit Support Y Y
Lithography 32nm 32 nm
Integrated Memory Controller DDR3-1333 DDR3-1333
Integrated Graphics Radeon HD 6520G, 320 shaders, 400 MHz Yes, Base 650 MHz, Turbo 1.20 GHz


Table : AMD A6-3420M Vs Core i5-2450M Benchmarking Comparison

Benchmarks AMD A6-3420M Core i5-2450M
PassMark CPU Mark Score
3700
Super Pi 2M (Lower in better)
31 seconds
3D Mark 06 CPU
2290 3440
Windows 7 Experience Score

6.7 7


Some more details of AMD A6-3420M

The AMD A6-3420M bumps up the clock frequency by 100 MHz. This should make it better performing than many of the Core i3 Sandy Bridge processor and brings it closer to some of the Core i5 Sandy Bridge processors. The Integrated Graphics in the A6-3420M is much better than the Intel’s HD Graphics 3000 and supports DirectX11. A great graphics at low power could be the best reason for you to consider A6-3420M

Some more details of Core i5-2450M

The core i5-2450M is clocked at 2.50 GHz and should have a decent performance with its turbo boost 2.0 feature.

Further Suggested Readings

The A6-3420M belongs to the Llano Series. Take a look at at the Llano Architecture.

The i5-2450M belongs to Sandy Bridge. Check out the Sandy Bridge Architecture.

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