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AMD A8-3500M Vs Intel Core i7-2630QM

– The AMD’s A8-3500M as well as the Core i7-3630QM are both quad core processors and turbo boost feature, however,

– The substantially higher base and turbo clock frequency of the Core i7-2630QM leads to much better processor performance with the Intel’s Core i7-2630QM. But,

– The integrated graphics in A8-3500M is better than the integrated graphics in i7-2630QM. You may like to check
Radeon HD 6620G Vs HD Graphics 3000 ( HD 6620G is the integrated graphics in A8-3500M while the HD Graphics 3000 is the integrated graphics in HD Graphics 3000).
Table : AMD A8-3500M Vs Core i7-2630QM Feature Differences

Feature AMD A8-3500M Core i7-2630QM
Core Frequency 1.5Ghz 2.00 GHz
No. Of Cores 4 4 (8 Hyperthreads)
Cache Organization 4MB L2 Cache 6 MB L3 Smart Cache
Turbo Frequency 2.4GHz 2.90 GHz
TDP Rating 35 45 Watts
64 Bit Support Y Y
Lithography 32nm 32 nm
Integrated Memory Controller DDR3L-1333 DDR3-1333
Integrated Graphics Yes, Radeon HD 6620G Yes, Base 650 MHz, Turbo 1.10 GHz


Table : AMD A8-3500M Vs Core i7-2630QM Benchmarking Comparison

Benchmarks AMD A8-3500M Core i7-2630QM
PassMark Score
3089 6318
Super Pi 2M (Lower in better)
81 seconds 30 seconds
3D Mark 06 CPU
2240 4890
Windows 7 Experience Score
6.6 7.4


Some more details of AMD A8-3500M

The AMD A8-3500M is a quad-core processor codenamed as Llano. It is designed for mid-range notebooks. The base frequency of this laptop is 1.5 GHz. The turbo boost technology of the processor can over clock it up to 2.4 GHz successfully basing on temperature conditions and core usage. The processor got integrated Radeon HD 6620G graphics card in it. The integrated memory controller of the processor can support DDR3 (L)-1333 memory and PCle 2.0 controller. The TDP of the processor is 35 watt. This processor is latest for the market and released on June 14th of 2011. This processor got 4 cores and 4 threads in it.

Some more details of Core i7-2630QM

The core i7-2630QM , is the second generation quad core Sandy Bridge processor, that promises high end CPU performance. Its integrated GPU will also ensure a decent integrated GPU performance. The GPU has a base frequency of 650 MHz and when turbo is in action, its maximum clock frequency can ramp to 1.10 GHz depending upon the demand. One of the reasons for the better performance of the second generation core i7 processors is the improved Turbo Boost 2.0, using which, the processor can stay in the boosted state for a longer duration.


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2 Response

  1. Leo says:

    This was very interesting. The core i7 almost doubles performance to AMD’s A8. Maybe this was too much for it, I’ll check it vs the Intel’s i5. I was very interested in buying the AMD’s A6 3400, but, experienced people have told me not to do it, because they all affirm it overheates at most usages :( and some technicians have told me it can get to damage the chipset sooner than later. And that I won’t be able to use, like, autocad 3D or similars in it :(
    Do you have information that could be helpful for me in this matter? Please. Thank you.

  2. Leo says:

    Btw, comparing to a i5 or i7, how “slow” could be the 1.4 Ghz of The A6 3400 or an A8 at rendering a 3D something? I know its turbo mode is 2.3 Ghz or so, but does using this high power it may cause more overheating? I hope to get an answer soon. Thank you all.

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