AMD A10-4600M advantages
- The AMD A10-4600M comes with higher operating frequency than the Core i7-3612QM microprocessor.
- The CPU features FMA3 and XOP instructions, introduced in the recent past. These extensions are not widely used by programs yet, however this should improve in future apps.
- The processor has FMA4 instruction set extension. The FMA4 technology is only offered on AMD CPUs, therefore not many software vendors may support it in the future.
- The A10-4600M uses Socket FS1 (FS1r2). The microprocessor can be removed from the socket with ease for upgrade or replacement.
Intel Core i7-3612QM advantages
- The Core i7-3612QM integrates Hyper-Threading feature, which doubles the number of threads that the microprocessor can execute at once.
A10-4600M vs i7-3612QM specifications comparison
The charts below compare the most important characteristics of the i7-3612QM and AMD A10-4600M processors. These features, along with an IPC (instructions per cycle) number, determine how well a CPU performs. The "Number of cores / threads" graph displays 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
Higher is better
Higher is better
On-chip L2 + L3 cache
Higher is better
Thermal Design Power
Lower is better
- AMD A10-4600M - Intel Core i7-3612QM
Detailed side by side comparison of A10-4600M vs i7-3612QM specs can be found in the "Specifications" tab.
Pros and Cons summary
|A10-4600M|| ||Core i7-3612QM|
Supports FMA3 / XOP instructions,
The CPU is upgreadable
Supports more simultaneous threads
Executes fewer threads
Operates at lower frequency,
Does not support some instructions,
Not possible to upgrade ot replace
Similar microprocessors use the same core and fit the same socket as A10-4600M and Intel i7-3612QM.
Please visit AMD A10-4600M and Intel Core i7-3612QM pages for more complete specifications of both microprocessors.
| ||AMD A10-4600M||Intel Core i7-3612QM|
|Family||A10-Series for Notebooks||Core i7 Mobile|
|CPU part number||AM4600DEC44HJ||AV8063801130704|
|Introduction date||May 15, 2012||April 23, 2012|
|Core name||Trinity||Ivy Bridge|
|Data width (bits)||64|
|Socket||Socket FS1 (FS1r2)||BGA1224|
|Turbo Frequency (MHz)||3200||3100 / 3000 / 2800 / 2800|
|Clock Multiplier|| ||21|
|L1 cache||128 KB (code) / 64 KB (data)||128 KB (code) / 128 KB (data)|
|L2 cache (KB)||4096||1024|
|L3 cache (KB)|| ||6144|
|Max temperature (°C)||100||105|
|Core voltage (V)||0.8125 - 1.3||0.8 - 1.25|
|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||+||-|
|SSSE3 / Supplemental SSE3||+|
|XOP / eXtended Operations||+||-|
|PowerNow! / Enhanced SpeedStep||+|
|Turbo Core / Turbo Boost||+|
|Virus Protection / Execute Disable bit||+|
|GPU Type||Radeon HD 7660G||HD 4000|
|Base frequency (MHz)||496||650|
|Maximum frequency (MHz)||685||1100|
|Integrated Memory Controller(s)|
|The number of controllers||1|
|Supported memory||DDR3-1600, DDR3L-1600, DDR3U-1333||DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333, DDR3-1600|
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