AMD A4-3305M vs Intel Core i3-2348M

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AMD A4-3305M advantages

  • The processor includes 3DNow! technology. While the 3DNow! instruction set may enhance performance of some old games, it is now obsolete, and it is no longer utilized by modern programs.

Intel Core i3-2348M advantages

  • This CPU incorporates Hyper-Threading technology, which doubles the number of threads that the microprocessor can process simultaneously.
  • Base frequency of the CPU is higher than the frequency of the A4-3305M processor.
  • The Intel i3-2348M has SSSE3, SSE4.1 and SSE4.2 instructions enabled.
  • The CPU supports AVX instructions. Although these extensions are not broadly used in applications yet, their support should improve in future programs.

A4-3305M vs i3-2348M specifications comparison

The graphs below compare the most important characteristics of the Intel i3-2348M and A4-3305M microprocessors. These features, as well as an IPC (instructions per cycle) number, determine how well a processor performs. The "Number of cores / threads" graph shows the number of cores (darker area). Lighter area on the graph represents the number of extra threads, provided by Hyper-Threading technology. The "Operating frequency" chart uses dark color to represent base frequency, whereas lighter area is for additional frequency, provided by Turbo feature. Darker area on the "On-chip cache" graph is for the On-chip L2 cache. Lighter area is for the L3 cache cache. While the L3 cache cache is usually larger than the On-chip L2 cache, it is always slower.

The number of cores / threads
5
4
3
2
1
0
 
 
2
 
4
 
 
Higher is better
Operating frequency
3
2.4
1.8
1.2
0.6
0
 
 
2.5GHz
 
2.3GHz
 
 
Higher is better
On-chip L2 + L3 cache
4000
3200
2400
1600
800
0
 
 
1024KB
 
3584KB
 
 
Higher is better
Thermal Design Power
40
32
24
16
8
0
 
 
35W
 
35W
 
 
Lower is better

  - AMD A4-3305M       - Intel Core i3-2348M

Detailed side by side comparison of A4-3305M vs Core i3-2348M specs can be found in the "Specifications" tab.


Pros and Cons summary

A4-3305M Core i3-2348M
General recommendations:
None
  General recommendations:
Handles more simultaneous threads,
Base frequency is higher,
Features SSE4.1 / SSE4.2 / AVX instructions

Drawbacks:

Cannot execute as many threads at once,
Has lower base frequency,
Lacks some instructions
 

Drawbacks:

None

Similar processors

A4-3305M Core i3-2348M
 

Similar CPUs use the same socket and architecture as A4-3305M and Intel Core i3-2348M, however their performance and other characteristics are a bit different.

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Specifications

Please visit AMD A4-3305M and Intel Core i3-2348M pages for more complete specifications of both microprocessors.

 AMD A4-3305MIntel Core i3-2348M
Market segmentMobile
ManufacturerAMDIntel
FamilyA4-Series for NotebooksCore i3 Mobile
Basic details
Model numberA4-3305Mi3-2348M
CPU part numberAM3305DDX22GXFF8062701275200
Introduction dateDecember 31, 2011January 31, 2013
 
CPU features
Core nameLlanoSandy Bridge
Platform nameSabine 
MicroarchitectureK10Sandy Bridge
Technology (micron)0.032
Data width (bits)64
SocketSocket FS1Socket G2
Frequency (MHz)19002300
Turbo Frequency (MHz)2500 
Clock Multiplier 23
L1 cache128 KB (code) / 128 KB (data)64 KB (code) / 64 KB (data)
L2 cache (KB)1024512
L3 cache (KB) 3072
Max temperature (°C)10085
TDP (Watt)35
Core voltage (V)0.875 - 1.4125 
Cores2
Threads24
Multiprocessing1
 
Instruction set extensions
3DNow!+-
AMD64 / EM64T 64-bit technology+
AVX / Advanced Vector Extensions-+
MMX+
SSE+
SSE2+
SSE3+
SSE4.1-+
SSE4.2-+
SSSE3 / Supplemental SSE3-+
 
Supported technologies
Hyper-Threading-+
PowerNow! / Enhanced SpeedStep-+
Turbo Core / Turbo Boost+-
Virtualization+
Virus Protection / Execute Disable bit+
 
Integrated Graphics
GPU TypeRadeon HD 6480GHD 3000
Base frequency (MHz)593650
 
Integrated Memory Controller(s)
The number of controllers1
Memory channels2
Supported memoryDDR3-1333, LV DDR3-1333DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333
Notes:

Rows with different specifications or features are highlighted.

For detailed specifications of "AMD A4-3305M" or "Intel Core i3-2348M" parts please click on the links in the table header.

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