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Intel Core i3-3110M Vs AMD A8-4500M

Comparing two processors can be difficult. We have tried to put together some data that will help you draw your own conclusion about these two different processors.

The core i3-3110M belongs to Intel’s i3-3110M while the A8-4500M is AMD’s Trinity APU. The AMD processor is better in terms of integrated graphics. In processor performance the Intel’s i3-3110M has comparable performance. In case graphics performance is your main requirement, you may like to side with AMD’s APU.

Table : Core i3-3110M Vs A8-4500M Feature Differences

Feature Core i3-3110M A8-4500M
Core Frequency 2.4 GHz 1.90 GHz
No. Of Cores 2/4 Hyperthreads 4/4 Hyperthreads
Cache Organization 3 MB L3 4 MB L2
Turbo Frequency None 2.80 GHz
TDP Rating 35 Watts 35 Watts
64 Bit Support Y Y
Lithography 22 nm 32 nm
Integrated Memory Controller DDR3-1600, DDR3L-1333 DDR3
Integrated Graphics HD 4000, 650 MHz Base, 1100 MHz Turbo Radeon HD 7640G , 256 shaders

Table : Core i3-3110M Vs A8-4500M Benchmarking Comparison

Benchmarks Core i3-3110M A8-4500M
PassMark CPU Mark Score 3545 4310
Super Pi 2M 33 seconds 35 secinds
3D Mark 06 CPU 3150 2370
Windows 7 Experience Score 6.9 6.7

Some more details of Core i3-3110M

The Core i3-3110M belongs to the Ivy Bridge series and is great for entry to mid level computing. While is is slightly inferior to the Core i5 and Core i7 Ivy Bridge, it comes with the same integrated graphics – HD Graphics 4000 ( as in Core i5 and Core i7). Architectural improvement provides 10% performance advantage over the similarly clocked Core i3 Sandy bridge processors, while providing 50% advantage in the integrated graphics. We also get native support for PCI Express 3.0 and USB 2.0

Some more details of A8-4500M

This Accelerated Processing Unit ( As AMD calls it) belongs to Trinity architecture and comes a decent Radeon HD 7640G integrated graphics. The architecture is an improved bulldozer architecture that consists of modules. Each module has two integer cores and the a common floating point core. The A8-4500M basically has 2 modules and 4 cores that is conveniently referred to as 4 core processors.

AMD has been able to deliver better performance per clock with Trinity and has also been able to reach higher clock frequency. This has made AMD a bit more competitive against the Intel’s Ivy Bridge onslaught.

Further suggested readings

List of Trinity APUs.
Ivy Bridge architecture
List of Ivy Bridge notebook Processors

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3 Response

  1. Maria says:

    Will I be able to play Diable 3 with these processors ?

    1. Alex says:

      Maria – I think you wanted to ask about Diablo 3. The answer is yeas – you should be able to play Diablo 3 with this processor. Better with the AMD processor.

      Both processor should be fine at 1366 x 768 resolutions. But for 1600 x 900 you will be better off the AMD.

      For HD resolution ( 1920 x 1080) both are insufficient. You need a separate graphics.

  2. joe says:

    Does the intergrated graphics play a role in dvd playback,streaming video from netflix, youtube, and web based video’s? Or are we talking it really matters between AMD and Intel intergrated graphics just for gaming..

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