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AMD A6-4400M vs Intel Core i7-3630QM

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AMD A6-4400M advantages

  • Base frequency of the AMD A6-4400M is higher than the frequency of the Intel Core i7-3630QM.
  • FMA3 and XOP instructions are enabled on this processor. These extensions are not extensively used by programs yet, but their support should improve in future applications.
  • The CPU features FMA4 instruction set extension. The FMA4 technology is only offered on AMD processors, therefore not many software vendors may support it in the future.
  • Power consumption of the AMD A6-4400M microprocessor is better.

Intel Core i7-3630QM advantages

  • The Intel Core i7-3630QM includes more processing cores than the AMD A6-4400M. Large number of cores helps this microprocessor to tackle multiple processes or heavily multi-threaded programs.
  • The Intel i7-3630QM incorporates Hyper-Threading feature, which doubles the number of threads that the CPU can run simultaneously.

A6-4400M vs i7-3630QM specifications comparison

The graphs below show the difference between i7-3630QM and AMD A6-4400M most important characteristics. These features, together with 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, while 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. Although the L3 cache cache is usually larger than the On-chip L2 cache, it is always slower.

The number of cores / threads
9
7.2
5.4
3.6
1.8
0
 
 
2
 
8
 
 
Higher is better
Operating frequency
4
3.2
2.4
1.6
0.8
0
 
 
3.2GHz
 
3.4GHz
 
 
Higher is better
On-chip L2 + L3 cache
8
6.4
4.8
3.2
1.6
0
 
 
1MB
 
7MB
 
 
Higher is better
Thermal Design Power
50
40
30
20
10
0
 
 
35W
 
45W
 
 
Lower is better

  - AMD A6-4400M       - Intel Core i7-3630QM

Detailed side by side comparison of AMD A6-4400M vs Core i7-3630QM specs can be found in the "Specifications" tab.


Pros and Cons summary

A6-4400M Core i7-3630QM
General recommendations:
Operates at higher base frequency,
Supports FMA3 / XOP instructions,
Somewhat lower power
  General recommendations:
More cores for better multi-threading performance,
Can execute many more threads at once,
Clocked higher

Drawbacks:

Smaller number of CPU cores,
Handles fewer threads,
Runs at lower turbo frequency
 

Drawbacks:

Base frequency is lower,
Does not support some instructions,
Requires somewhat more power

Similar processors

A6-4400M Core i7-3630QM
   

Similar CPUs use the same socket and architecture as AMD A6-4400M and i7-3630QM, however their performance and other characteristics are a bit different.

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Specifications

Please visit AMD A6-4400M and Intel Core i7-3630QM pages for more detailed specifications of both microprocessors.

 AMD A6-4400MIntel Core i7-3630QM
Market segmentMobile
ManufacturerAMDIntel
FamilyA6-Series for NotebooksCore i7 Mobile
Basic details
Model numberA6-4400Mi7-3630QM
CPU part numberAM4400DEC23HJAW8063801106200
Introduction dateMay 15, 2012September 30, 2012
 
CPU features
Core nameTrinityIvy Bridge
Platform nameComal 
MicroarchitecturePiledriverIvy Bridge
Technology (micron)0.0320.022
Data width (bits)64
SocketSocket FS1 (FS1r2)Socket G2
Frequency (MHz)27002400
Turbo Frequency (MHz)32003400
Clock Multiplier 24
L1 cache64 KB (code) / 32 KB (data)128 KB (code) / 128 KB (data)
L2 cache (KB)1024
L3 cache (KB) 6144
Max temperature (°C)100105
TDP (Watt)3545
Core voltage (V)0.8125 - 1.325 
Cores24
Threads28
Multiprocessing1
 
Instruction set extensions
AES / Advanced Encryption Standard+
AMD64 / EM64T 64-bit technology+
AVX / Advanced Vector Extensions+
BMI1 / Bit Manipulation+-
F16C / 16-bit Floating-Point conversion+
FMA3 / 3-operand Fused Multiply-Add+-
FMA4 / 4-operand Fused Multiply-Add+-
MMX+
SSE+
SSE2+
SSE3+
SSE4.1+
SSE4.2+
SSSE3 / Supplemental SSE3+
XOP / eXtended Operations+-
 
Supported technologies
Hyper-Threading-+
PowerNow! / Enhanced SpeedStep+
Turbo Core / Turbo Boost+
Virtualization+
Virus Protection / Execute Disable bit+
 
Integrated Graphics
GPU TypeRadeon HD 7520GHD 4000
Base frequency (MHz)496650
Maximum frequency (MHz)6851150
 
Integrated Memory Controller(s)
The number of controllers1
Memory channels2
Supported memoryDDR3-1600, DDR3L-1600, DDR3U-1333DDR3-1333, DDR3-1600, DDR3L-1333, DDR3L-1600, DDR3L-RS 1333, DDR3L-RS 1600
Maximum memory bandwidth (GB/s)25.6
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