- While both are quad core, the Intel’s Core i7-2760QM is clocked significantly higher at 2.40 GHz, compared to 1.50 GHz of AMD’s A8-3500M.
- The AMD’s Llano A8-3500M is however better in the integrated graphics. The AMD’s Radeon HD 6620G in A8-3500M is twice as fast as the HD Graphics 3000 in the Core i7-2760QM.
Table : Feature Differences
|Feature||Core i7-2760QM||AMD A8-3500M|
|Core Frequency||2.40 GHz||1.5Ghz|
|No. Of Cores||4 (8 Hyperthreads)||4|
|Cache Organization||6 MB L3 Smart Cache||4MB L2 Cache|
|Turbo Frequency||3.50 GHz||2.4GHz|
|TDP Rating||45 Watts||35|
|64 Bit Support||Y||Y|
|Integrated Memory Controller||DDR3-1600||DDR3L-1333|
|Integrated Graphics||Intel HD 3000 Base 650 MHz, Turbo 1.30 GHz||Yes, Radeon HD 6620G|
Some more details of Core i7-2760QM
The core i7-2720QM is a high end notebolk processor suitable for the large notebooks ( as it has relatively higher 45 Watts TDP rating). At 2.50 GHz nominal clock frequency the processor is suitable for most of your high end computing augmented by its turbo boost. The integrated HD 3000 graphics is suitable for most of the games, though it is inferior to many of the AMD’s Radeon HD series ( check Radeon 6000 series) discrete graphics.
Some more details of AMD A8-3500M
The AMD A8-3500M is a quad-core processor codenamed as Llano. Designed for mid-range notebooks the processor has base of 1.5 GHz and turbo clock of 2.4 GHz. The Radeon HD 6620G graphics makes its a better alternative to the Intel’s Sandy Bridge offering. The integrated memory controller of the processor can support DDR3 (L)-1333 memory and PCle 2.0 controller.
In the next post we will compare the benchmark results of these two processors
- You may check the Sandy Bridge architecture, since Core i7-2760QM is part of it.
- Check out the Llano architecture for details of the processor and graphics in the A8-3500M