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
|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
|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.