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Core i3-370M Vs AMD A6-3400M difference

The AMD’s new launch – the A6-3400M throws up some odd comparisons that we have to make against the Intel processors. While the A6-3400M is clocked merely 1.4 GHz, it is a quad core and it DOES SUPPORT TURBO.

And this is what makes real life computing in the A6-3400M a breeze. You need high processsing power when you need – for a small period of time. The turbo feature is not available in Core i3-370M, otherwise a good entry level processor.

Table : Core i3-370M Vs AMD A6-3400M Feature Differences

Feature Core i3-370M AMD A6-3400M
Core Frequency 2.40 GHz 1.4 Ghz
No. Of Cores
2 4
Cache Organization
512KB L2 + 3MB L3 4 MB L2 cache
Turbo Frequency
No Turbo 2.3 Ghz
TDP Rating
35 Watts 35
64 Bit Support
32 nm 32nm
Integrated Memory Controller
DDR3-1066 DDR3L-1333
Integrated Graphics
Yes, Base 500 MHz, Turbo 667 MHz Yes, Radeon HD 6480G


Table : Core i3-370M Vs AMD A6-3400M Benchmarking Comparison

Benchmarks Core i3-370M AMD A6-3400M
PassMark Score
2224 3563
Super Pi 2M (Lower in better)
42 seconds 35 Seconds
3D Mark 06 CPU
2570 2136
Windows 7 Experience Score
6.7 6.6

Some more details of Core i3-370M

The Hyperthreading ( Two threads for each core) in the core i3-370M improved performance in multithreaded environment. The processor is built with two dies on the chip, the first die has the two cores and the second die has the Integrated memory controller and the integrated graphics unit called GMA that runs at base clock of 500 MHz and ramp to 667 MHz based upon demand. The performance of the Integrated GPU is for entry level graphics and not really great for gaming, though, it helps reduce system cost by not requiring a separate discrete graphics component. The core i3-370M is for entry level notebooks. The i3-380M at slightly higher 2.53 GHz has become become more popular choice for the notebook manufacturers. The processor communicates with the chipset using DMI Bus – a fast differential Bus. Based upon Arrandale architecture – the core i3-370M has a fast processor to memory communication using its integrated graphics controller

Some more details of AMD A6-3400M

The AMD A6-3400M is an entry level quad-core processor for notebooks. This is code named as Llano and released on June 15th of 2011. This processor comes under AMD A-Series. The base frequency of the processor is 1.4GHz only. Its Turbo Boost technology can over clock it up to 2.3 GHz, but this over clocking completely depends on temperature conditions and number of cores usage. This processor comes with integrated Radeon HD 6520G Graphics card and integrated memory controller that can support for DDR3 (L)- 1333 memory and a PCle 2.0 controller. The TDP of this processor is 35 Watt.

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