AMD A6-4400M vs Intel Core i5-2450M (BGA)

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AMD A6-4400M advantages

  • The A6-4400M features F16C, FMA3 and XOP instructions. Although these extensions are not broadly used by programs yet, their support should improve in future apps.
  • The AMD A6-4400M processor incorporates FMA4 instruction set extension. Only AMD CPUs offer this technology, therefore not many software vendors may support it in the future.
  • The AMD A6-4400M microprocessor works in Socket FS1 (FS1r2). The processor can be removed from the socket without trouble for upgrade or replacement.

Intel Core i5-2450M (BGA) advantages

  • The CPU has Hyper-Threading feature, which allows this microprocessor to process twice as many threads.
  • Based on our estimates, the CPU performs 110% faster when running single-threaded applications.

A6-4400M vs i5-2450M estimated performance

The charts in the table below demonstrate relative performance of A6-4400M and Core i5-2450M (BGA) microprocessors. Performance numbers for A6-4400M were determined based on a number of tests. Results for Core i5-2450M (BGA) were approximated from benchmark results of other processors with similar core and microarchitecture. It is important to note that the approximation has greater error of margin than results obtained using real-world benchmarks. Additionally, this is an averaged performance, and the shown results may differ from results, that you may see in individual tests.
Single-threaded performance
3
2.4
1.8
1.2
0.6
0
 
 
1
 
2.1
 
 
Higher is better
 

  - AMD A6-4400M       - Intel Core i5-2450M (BGA)

A6-4400M vs i5-2450M specifications comparison

The graphs below show the difference between A6-4400M and Intel Core i5-2450M (BGA) most important characteristics. These features, together with an IPC (instructions per cycle) number, determine how well a microprocessor 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, offered 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
5
4
3
2
1
0
 
 
2
 
4
 
 
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
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 A6-4400M       - Intel Core i5-2450M (BGA)

Detailed side by side comparison of AMD A6-4400M vs Intel i5-2450M specs can be found in the "Specifications" tab.


Pros and Cons summary

A6-4400M Core i5-2450M (BGA)
General recommendations:
Supports F16C / FMA3 / XOP instructions,
Can be upgraded
  General recommendations:
Considerably better performance in single-threaded programs,
Handles more simultaneous threads

Drawbacks:

Slow in single-threaded tasks,
Cannot execute as many threads at once
 

Drawbacks:

Does not support some instructions,
Not upgreadable or replaceable

Similar processors

A6-4400M Core i5-2450M (BGA)
   

Similar microprocessors use the same socket and architecture as A6-4400M and Intel Core i5-2450M (BGA), however their performance and other characteristics are a bit different.

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Specifications

Please visit AMD A6-4400M and Intel Core i5-2450M (BGA) pages for more complete specifications of both microprocessors.

 AMD A6-4400MIntel Core i5-2450M (BGA)
Market segmentMobile
ManufacturerAMDIntel
FamilyA6-Series for NotebooksCore i5 Mobile
Basic details
Model numberA6-4400Mi5-2450M
CPU part numberAM4400DEC23HJAV8062700995806
Introduction dateMay 15, 2012January 31, 2012
 
CPU features
Core nameTrinitySandy Bridge
MicroarchitecturePiledriverSandy Bridge
Technology (micron)0.032
Data width (bits)64
SocketSocket FS1 (FS1r2)BGA1023
Frequency (MHz)27002500
Turbo Frequency (MHz)32003100
Clock Multiplier 25
L1 cache64 KB (code) / 32 KB (data)64 KB (code) / 64 KB (data)
L2 cache (KB)1024512
L3 cache (KB) 3072
Max temperature (°C)100 
TDP (Watt)35
Core voltage (V)0.8125 - 1.325 
Cores2
Threads24
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 3000
Base frequency (MHz)496650
Maximum frequency (MHz)6851300
 
Integrated Memory Controller(s)
The number of controllers1
Memory channels2
Supported memoryDDR3-1600, DDR3L-1600, DDR3U-1333DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333
Notes:

Rows with different specifications or features are highlighted.

For detailed specifications of "AMD A6-4400M" or "Intel Core i5-2450M (BGA)" parts please click on the links in the table header.

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