AMD A8-4500M advantages
- The AMD A8-4500M has more CPU cores than the i5-3210M. Large number of cores helps this microprocessor to tackle many tasks or threads at once.
- The A8-4500M includes FMA3 and XOP instructions, that appeared in modern CPUs not too far ago. Although these extensions are not widely used by programs yet, their support should improve in future apps.
- The CPU has FMA4 instruction set extension enabled. Only AMD microprocessors offer this technology, thus not many software vendors may support it in the future.
Intel Core i5-3210M (PGA) advantages
- The processor comes with higher operating frequency than the A8-4500M CPU.
A8-4500M vs i5-3210M specifications comparison
The graphs below show the difference between Core i5-3210M and A8-4500M most important characteristics. These features, along 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 corresponds to 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 A8-4500M - Intel Core i5-3210M (PGA)
Detailed side by side comparison of AMD A8-4500M vs Intel i5-3210M specs can be found in the "Specifications" tab.
Pros and Cons summary
|A8-4500M|| ||Core i5-3210M (PGA)|
More cores improve multi-threading performance,
Supports FMA3 / XOP instructions
Smaller number of CPU cores,
Does not support some instructions
Similar processors use the same core and fit the same socket as AMD A8-4500M and i5-3210M.
Please visit AMD A8-4500M and Intel Core i5-3210M (PGA) pages for more complete specifications of both microprocessors.
| ||AMD A8-4500M||Intel Core i5-3210M (PGA)|
|Family||A8-Series for Notebooks||Core i5 Mobile|
|CPU part number||AM4500DEC44HJ||AW8063801032301|
|Introduction date||May 15, 2012||June 3, 2012|
|Core name||Trinity||Ivy Bridge|
|Data width (bits)||64|
|Socket||Socket FS1 (FS1r2)||Socket G2|
|Turbo Frequency (MHz)||2800||3100 / 2900|
|Clock Multiplier|| ||25|
|L1 cache||128 KB (code) / 64 KB (data)||64 KB (code) / 64 KB (data)|
|L2 cache (KB)||4096||512|
|L3 cache (KB)|| ||3072|
|Max temperature (°C)||100||105|
|Core voltage (V)||0.8125 - 1.3|| |
|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 7640G||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||DDR3-1600, DDR3L-1600|
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