AMD A10-4600M advantages
- The A10-4600M has more CPU cores than the i5-3210M. Large number of cores helps this processor to tackle multiple threads or applications at once.
- The microprocessor incorporates FMA3 and XOP instructions, that were introduced in the recent past. These extensions are not broadly supported by programs yet, but their support should improve in future applications.
- The AMD A10-4600M features FMA4 instruction set extension. The FMA4 technology is only available on AMD microprocessors, therefore it probably will not get broad support from software vendors.
Intel Core i5-3210M (PGA) advantages
- The microprocessor offers higher base frequency than the AMD A10-4600M CPU.
A10-4600M vs i5-3210M specifications comparison
The graphs below compare the most important characteristics of the Intel Core i5-3210M and A10-4600M processors. 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 for 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 i5-3210M (PGA)
Detailed side by side comparison of AMD A10-4600M vs Intel Core i5-3210M (PGA) specs can be found in the "Specifications" tab.
Pros and Cons summary
|A10-4600M|| ||Core i5-3210M (PGA)|
Packs more CPU cores,
Operating frequency is higher,
Supports FMA3 / XOP instructions
Higher base frequency
Has lower base frequency
Not as many CPU cores,
Maximum turbo frequency is lower,
Does not support some instructions
Similar CPUs use the same socket and architecture as A10-4600M and Intel i5-3210M, however their performance and other characteristics are a bit different.
Please visit AMD A10-4600M and Intel Core i5-3210M (PGA) pages for more complete specifications of both microprocessors.
| ||AMD A10-4600M||Intel Core i5-3210M (PGA)|
|Family||A10-Series for Notebooks||Core i5 Mobile|
|CPU part number||AM4600DEC44HJ||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)||3200||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 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||DDR3-1600, DDR3L-1600|
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