The AMD’s A8-3510MX is a quad core APU ( Accelerated Processing Unit) while the Core i5-2410M is a dual core processor. The i5-2410M does support the Hyperthreading, but, this is not the same as the real core.
In multi threaded environment the A8-3510MX has comparable performance level. In single threaded environment the Core i5-2410M takes leads.
The AMD A8-3510MX turns out to be substantially better in the integrated graphics performance. The Radeon HD 6620G is twice as fast as the HD Graphics 3000 in the Intel’s Core i5-24150M. If you are into fast moving gaming and want a decent graphics performance, you may want to prefer A8-3510MX over Intel’s Core i5.
Table : AMD A8-3510MX Vs Core i5-2410M Feature Differences
|Feature||AMD A8-3510MX||Core i5-2410M|
|Core Frequency||1.8Ghz||2.30 GHz|
| No. Of Cores
||4||2 (4 Hyperthreads)|
| Cache Organization
||4MB L2 Cache||3 MB L3 Smart Cache|
| Turbo Frequency
| TDP Rating
| 64 Bit Support
| Integrated Memory Controller
| Integrated Graphics
||Yes, Radeon 6620G||HD Graphics 3000 Base 650 MHz, Turbo 1.20 GHz|
Table : AMD A8-3510MX Vs Core i5-2410M Benchmarking Comparison
|Benchmarks||AMD A8-3510MX||Core i5-2410M|
| PassMark Score
| Super Pi 2M (Lower in better)
| 3D Mark 06 CPU
| Windows 7 Experience Score
Some more details of AMD A8-3510MX
The AMD A8-3510MX is a quad-core mid-range to high end laptop processor codenamed as Llano. The base clock rate of this processor is 1.8 GHz and its Turbo boost can overclock it up to 2.5GHz. It has integrated Radeon HD 6620G Graphics card in it along with integrated memory controller that can support DDR3-1600 or DDR3L-1333 memory and a PCle 2.0 controller.
Some more details of Core i5-2410M
The core i5-2410M is a relatively fast processor belonging to the 2nd generation Intel Core i5 processor. The most characteristic improvement as compared to the 1st generation Intel Sandy Bridge processors is in the area of Integrated graphics powered by the Intel HD Graphics 3000 core. Integrated graphics is a part of the silicon and not a separate discrete component or a card. The Integrated graphics and the processor cores are all in one die unlike the earlier 1st generation processors, in which the processor and the integrated graphics were on separate die. The base frequency of the graphics runs at 650 MHz that can extend to 1.20 GHz depending upon the demand. The new Turbo boost 2.0 significantly improves the performance of the processor.
You may also like to check
1. Informal discussion of A8-3510MX vs Core i5-2410M at Forum
2. Radeon HD 6620G Vs Intel HD Graphics 3000 - The integrated graphics comparison in A8-3510MX and Core i5-2410M