AMD A10-4600M vs Intel Core i7-3612QM

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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
9
7.2
5.4
3.6
1.8
0
 
 
4
 
8
 
 
Higher is better
Operating frequency
4
3.2
2.4
1.6
0.8
0
 
 
3.2GHz
 
3.1GHz
 
 
Higher is better
On-chip L2 + L3 cache
8
6.4
4.8
3.2
1.6
0
 
 
4MB
 
7MB
 
 
Higher is better
Thermal Design Power
40
32
24
16
8
0
 
 
35W
 
35W
 
 
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
General recommendations:
Clocked higher,
Supports FMA3 / XOP instructions,
The CPU is upgreadable
  General recommendations:
Supports more simultaneous threads

Drawbacks:

Executes fewer threads
 

Drawbacks:

Operates at lower frequency,
Does not support some instructions,
Not possible to upgrade ot replace

Similar processors

A10-4600M Core i7-3612QM
   

Similar microprocessors use the same core and fit the same socket as A10-4600M and Intel i7-3612QM.

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Specifications

Please visit AMD A10-4600M and Intel Core i7-3612QM pages for more complete specifications of both microprocessors.

 AMD A10-4600MIntel Core i7-3612QM
Market segmentMobile
ManufacturerAMDIntel
FamilyA10-Series for NotebooksCore i7 Mobile
Basic details
Model numberA10-4600Mi7-3612QM
CPU part numberAM4600DEC44HJAV8063801130704
Introduction dateMay 15, 2012April 23, 2012
 
CPU features
Core nameTrinityIvy Bridge
MicroarchitecturePiledriverIvy Bridge
Technology (micron)0.0320.022
Data width (bits)64
SocketSocket FS1 (FS1r2)BGA1224
Frequency (MHz)23002100
Turbo Frequency (MHz)32003100 / 3000 / 2800 / 2800
Clock Multiplier 21
L1 cache128 KB (code) / 64 KB (data)128 KB (code) / 128 KB (data)
L2 cache (KB)40961024
L3 cache (KB) 6144
Max temperature (°C)100105
TDP (Watt)35
Core voltage (V)0.8125 - 1.30.8 - 1.25
Cores4
Threads48
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 7660GHD 4000
Base frequency (MHz)496650
Maximum frequency (MHz)6851100
 
Integrated Memory Controller(s)
The number of controllers1
Memory channels2
Supported memoryDDR3-1600, DDR3L-1600, DDR3U-1333DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333, DDR3-1600
Notes:

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For detailed specifications of "AMD A10-4600M" or "Intel Core i7-3612QM" parts please click on the links in the table header.

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