AMD A4-3310MX is an APU from "A4-Series for Notebooks" family of mobile microprocessors for budget / mid-class laptops. This model was released in June 2011 as a part of Sabine mobile platform launch. When introduced, the A4-3310MX was one of the first two chips from A4 mobile series.
AMD A4-3310MX is based on Llano core, that utilizes tweaked "Stars" (K10) micro-architecture, and is manufactured on 32nm technology. This A4-Series processor comes with two CPU cores, that boast dedicated 128 KB level 1 and 1 MB level 2 caches per each core. The 3310MX operates at 2.1 GHz, or 200 MHz higher than the A4-3300M. The A4-3310MX supports the same technologies as mobile 45nm Athlon II / Phenom II chips, such as AMD 64, Virtualization, and instruction set extensions up to SSE3 and SSE4A. New in this model is Turbo Core feature, that can boost microprocessor speed up to 2.5 GHz when one core is idle.
Another new feature in the AMD A4-3310MX is an integrated graphics processing unit (GPU), which has much higher performance than integrated GPUs in previous generations of AMD mobile chipsets. The graphics unit, Radeon HD 6480G, operates at 444 MHz, and incorporates 240 shader units. The shader units may be used for 3D graphics acceleration in graphics tasks, and for highly parallel calculations by non-graphics programs. When the shaders are used for parallel computation, the sheer number of units results in much higher (by an order of magnitude) chip performance than the use of just the CPU cores.
In addition to two processor cores and the GPU, the AMD 3310MX includes several other components:
- Universal Video Decoder (UVD) 3.0 is used for acceleration of video decoding.
- memory controller provides interface to system RAM. The controller has two channels, and it supports standard and low-voltage DDR3 memory with data rates up to 1333 MHz.
A4-Series A4-3310MX supports several low-power states. Also, the
microprocessor includes a handful of low-level enhancements, that
significantly reduce chip's power consumption. As an example,
power gating allows the 3310MX to turn off power for on-chip
circuitry, such as CPU cores, graphics processing unit and/or UVD,
when they are not used. The A4-3310MX has 45 Watt Thermal Design
Power, which consists of power dissipated by the cores, GPU and other
chip components. The CPU is manufactured in a PGA package, and it's
compatible with Socket FS1.
AMD A4-3310MX specifications
|Type||CPU / Microprocessor|
|Family||AMD A4-Series for Notebooks|
|CPU part number|
|Turbo frequency||2500 MHz|
|Package||722-pin organic lidless micro Pin Grid Array (UOL722)|
|Weight||0.2oz / 6g|
|Introduction date||June 14, 2011|
|Architecture / Microarchitecture|
|Manufacturing process||0.032 micron|
|Data width||64 bit|
|The number of cores||2|
|The number of threads||2|
|Floating Point Unit||Integrated|
|Level 1 cache size||2 x 64 KB 2-way set associative instruction caches|
2 x 64 KB 2-way set associative data caches
|Level 2 cache size||2 x 1 MB 16-way set associative caches|
|Integrated peripherals / components|
|Electrical / Thermal parameters|
|V core||0.9125V - 1.4125V|
|Maximum operating temperature||100°C|
|Thermal Design Power||45 Watt|