If you are looking purely for the processor performance, especially for lightly threaded computing environment, the core i5-2410M may be a preferable choice with higher base and turbo clock Frequency.
However, the integrated graphics in the A8-3530MX , the Radeon HD 6620G substantially outperforms the HD Graphics 3000 in the Core i3-2410M. So, if you are into mid to moderately high end gaming, you may be better off with the AMD’s A8-3530MX.
Table : AMD A8-3530MX Vs Core i5-2410M Feature Differences
|Feature||AMD A8-3530MX||Core i5-2410M|
|Core Frequency||1.9GHz||2.30 GHz|
| No. Of Cores
||4/4 no HyperThreading||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 HD 6620G||Yes, Base 650 MHz, Turbo 1.20 GHz|
AMD A8-3530MX Vs Core i5-2410M Benchmark Comparison
Some more details of AMD A8-3530MX
The AMD A8-3530MX is a quad-core processor with base clock rate as 1.9GHz and its Turbo Boost can over clock it up to 2.6GHz. It has integrated Radeon HD 6620G graphics card in it. This processor got TDP 45 watt and 4MB of L2 cache. Its integrated memory controller supports DDR3 1600 or DDR3L-1333 with dual channel. This is a AMD A-Series processor with code name Llano. It has 4 cores and 4 threads minus Hyperthreading. The manufacturing technology of this processor is 32nm with 64 Bit support. The performance of the processor is mainly dependent on the used cores.
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.