AMD A6-3400M advantages
- The A6-3400M packs more CPU cores than the Core i5-460M. Large number of cores helps this microprocessor to process multiple processes or threads at once.
- The A6-3400M processor has 3DNow! instructions enabled. The 3DNow! instruction set allows the CPU to execute certain floating-point operations faster, and thus increase performance in games and software, that support the instructions. This technology is obsolete now, and only some old games and software used them.
Intel Core i5-460M (PGA988) advantages
- The microprocessor offers higher operating frequency than the AMD A6-3400M.
- The Intel Core i5-460M incorporates SSSE3, SSE4.1 and SSE4.2 instructions.
A6-3400M vs i5-460M specifications comparison
The graphs below demonstrate the difference between i5-460M and AMD A6-3400M most important features. These characteristics, as well as an IPC (instructions per cycle) number, determine how well a microprocessor performs. The "Number of cores / threads" graph displays the number of cores (darker area). Lighter area on the graph corresponds to the number of extra threads, offered by Hyper-Threading technology. The "Operating frequency" chart uses dark color to represent base frequency, whereas 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. While 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 A6-3400M - Intel Core i5-460M (PGA988)
Detailed side by side comparison of A6-3400M vs Intel i5-460M specs can be found in the "Specifications" tab.
Pros and Cons summary
|A6-3400M|| ||Core i5-460M (PGA988)|
Packs more CPU cores
Supports SSE4.1 / SSE4.2 instructions
Operating frequency is lower,
Does not support some instructions
Not as many CPU cores,
No products planned for the socket
Similar CPUs use the same socket and architecture as A6-3400M and Intel Core i5-460M (PGA988).
Please visit AMD A6-3400M and Intel Core i5-460M (PGA988) pages for more complete specifications of both microprocessors.
| ||AMD A6-3400M||Intel Core i5-460M (PGA988)|
|Family||A6-Series for Notebooks||Core i5 Mobile|
|CPU part number||AM3400DDX43GX||CP80617004116AI|
|Introduction date||June 14, 2011||September 26, 2010|
|Data width (bits)||64|
|Socket||Socket FS1||Socket G1|
|Turbo Frequency (MHz)||2300||2800|
|Clock Multiplier|| ||19|
|L1 cache||256 KB (code) / 256 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)||0.9125 - 1.4125|| |
|Instruction set extensions|
|AMD64 / EM64T 64-bit technology||+|
|SSSE3 / Supplemental SSE3||-||+|
|PowerNow! / Enhanced SpeedStep||-||+|
|Turbo Core / Turbo Boost||+|
|Virus Protection / Execute Disable bit||+|
|GPU Type||Radeon HD 6520G||HD (Nehalem)|
|Base frequency (MHz)||400||500|
|Integrated Memory Controller(s)|
|The number of controllers||1|
|Supported memory||DDR3-1333, LV DDR3-1333||DDR3-800, DDR3-1066|
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