AMD A10-4600M advantages
- The AMD A10-4600M includes more CPU cores than the Intel Core i7-3520M. Large number of cores helps this microprocessor to tackle multiple simultaneous processes or threads.
- The processor has FMA3 and XOP instructions enabled. These extensions are not extensively supported by programs yet, however their support should improve in future apps.
- The CPU supports FMA4 instruction set extension. The FMA4 technology is only available on AMD processors, for that reason it may not get broad support from software vendors.
Intel Core i7-3520M (PGA) advantages
- Operating frequency of the microprocessor is higher than the frequency of the AMD A10-4600M.
A10-4600M vs i7-3520M specifications comparison
The charts below compare the most important characteristics of the Intel i7-3520M and A10-4600M CPUs. These features, as well as 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 additional threads, offered by Hyper-Threading technology. The "Operating frequency" chart uses dark color to represent base frequency, whereas lighter area is for extra 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 i7-3520M (PGA)
Detailed side by side comparison of A10-4600M vs Core i7-3520M (PGA) specs can be found in the "Specifications" tab.
Pros and Cons summary
|A10-4600M|| ||Core i7-3520M (PGA)|
Comes with more CPU cores,
Features FMA3 / XOP instructions
Operating frequency is lower
Not as many CPU cores,
Does not support some instructions
Similar processors use the same socket and architecture as A10-4600M and i7-3520M.
Please visit AMD A10-4600M and Intel Core i7-3520M (PGA) pages for more complete specifications of both microprocessors.
| ||AMD A10-4600M||Intel Core i7-3520M (PGA)|
|Family||A10-Series for Notebooks||Core i7 Mobile|
|CPU part number||AM4600DEC44HJ||AW8063801028703|
|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||3600 / 3400|
|Clock Multiplier|| ||29|
|L1 cache||128 KB (code) / 64 KB (data)||64 KB (code) / 64 KB (data)|
|L2 cache (KB)||4096||512|
|L3 cache (KB)|| ||4096|
|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||1250|
|Integrated Memory Controller(s)|
|The number of controllers||1|
|Supported memory||DDR3-1600, DDR3L-1600, DDR3U-1333||DDR3-1600, DDR3L-1333|
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