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Intel Core i7-2760QM Vs AMD A8-3500M

– In pure processor performance, the Intel’s Sandy Bridge Core i7-2760QM is significantly higher than the AMD’s Llano A8-3500M APU.

– 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 : Core i7-2760QM Vs AMD A8-3500M 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
Lithography 32 nm 32nm
Integrated Memory Controller DDR3-1600 DDR3L-1333
Integrated Graphics Intel HD 3000 Base 650 MHz, Turbo 1.30 GHz Yes, Radeon HD 6620G


Table : Core i7-2760QM Vs AMD A8-3500M Benchmarking Comparison

Benchmarks Core i7-2760QM AMD A8-3500M
PassMark CPU Mark Score
7604 3089
Super Pi 2M (Lower in better)
25 seconds 81 seconds
3D Mark 06 CPU


5950 2240
Windows 7 Experience Score
7.5 6.6


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.

Further Reading

– 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

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2 Response

  1. Glen says:

    hi what would be the best processors between i7 and a8? i’m looking forward for this, i’m going to upgrade new desktop computer, i want to choose whats best CPU’s for 3D animations, pretty please help me before i spend money. tnx and God Bless.

  2. Jeremy says:

    They did not take in account the easy software over clock of the a8, I have the 3500m and it runs great at 3ghz and stays pretty cool and uses less power then the intel also the CPU score with it running at 2.8 is over 9000.

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