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AMD A8-3520M Vs Core i5-2450M

The Intel’s Core i5-2450M belongs to its Sandy Bridge architecture while A8-3520M is AMD’s Llano APU ( Accelerated Processing Unit). AMD just started calling their parts that come with Integrated graphics as the APU. In reality, Intel’s processors could also be called APU.

It turns out that Intel takes lead in the CPU performance by a wide margin while the AMD’s A8-3520M has a much better integrated graphics. Let us us take a quick look at their specification comparison. In the next post we will compare their benchmarks.

Table : Feature Differences

Feature AMD A8-3520M Core i5-2450M
Core Frequency 1.6 GHz 2.50 GHz
No. Of Cores 4 2 (4 Hyperthreads)
Cache Organization 4MB L2 Cache 3 MB L3 Smart Cache
Turbo Frequency 2.5 GHz 3.1 GHz
TDP Rating 35 35 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 1.20 GHz

Some more details of AMD A8-3520M

The AMD’s A8-3520M bumps up the base and turbo clock of the A8-3500M by 100 MHz and should give you 5% to 7% CPU performance improvement, making it more competitive against the Intel’s Sandy Bridge Core i3 processor to great extent and to Core i5 to some extent. The A8-3520M comes under the Llano APU group and has integrated graphics that outperforms the Intel’s integrated HD Graphics in Sandy bridge processors by 2x margin.

Some more details of Core i5-2450M

The core i5-2450M is clocked at 2.50 GHz and that gives decent performance with its turbo boost 2.0 feature. The Integrated Graphics (HD Graphics 3000) is not that great for gaming but good enough for a decent display.

In the next post we will take a look at some of the benchmark results.

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  3. AMD A8-3520M Vs A8-3500M
  4. Intel Core i5-2450M Processor

3 Response

  1. mendy says:

    One more Intel Vs AMD – sigh !!! Stop comparing this with than and grab anything that you get in the price that fits in your pocket – and start enjoying it.

  2. Ilyas says:

    We now have Ivy Bridge and Trinity launched.Let us move on.

  3. Prolific says:

    Mind my words – In next 7 years from now – a smart phone processor will have more powerful processor than either of these two processors.

    It is just stupid to go and keep comparing. Just enjoy the machine that you have today.

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