The AMD A6-3400M will overclock depending on thermal aspect and used cores, the chip will sense the temperature if the processor can withstand the thermal condition of the chip and will automatically overclock or speed up when the condition is met. When compared to the AMD A6-3410MX, the AMD A6-3400M gives a lesser base speed and also a lesser TDP rating which is good to prolong the battery usage. The AMD A6-3400M processor supports memory up to DDR3-1333 and LV DDR3-1333.
The AMD A6-3400M Llano APU comes with an integrated DirectX 11 capable graphics card with a maximum of 400 cores. The AMD Radeon HD 6520G integrated GPU in the A6-Series APU typically offers only 320 cores at 400MHz. This integrated GPU has no dedicated memory and also is not able to use the integrated cache. Moreover, the AMD A6-3400M APU also features an integrated UVD3 video processor to completely decrypt most High Definition videos like H.264, VC-1, MPEG4, etc. This incorporated GPU can be employed for 3D graphics acceleration wherein the GPU can achieve the same level of performance as discreet class graphics cards. When this feature is used for other applications other than graphics related one, the collective performance of 320 shaders on the AMD A6-3400M APU will significantly surpasses the performance of 4 CPU cores. The AMD Radeon HD 6520G integrated GPU offers no dedicated graphics memory - shared memory graphics card, and is consequently sluggish than similar Radeon HD 6000M series cards.
This AMD A6-3400M is appropriate for laptops with 14 to 15-inch displays because of the 35 Watt TDP of the APU together with the integrated graphics card and memory controller. The AMD A6-3400M APU is manufactured in a socket FS1-compatible PGA package.
The illustration below shows the processors' performance in terms of PassMark rating. The higher the rating the better the performance.
Below is a list of other processors' rating as compared to AMD A6-3400M APU. Again the higher the rating the better the performance.
|List of Processors||PassMark Rating|
|Intel Atom N435||246|
|Intel Atom N280||315|
|Intel atom N550||567|
|AMD E-300 with AMD Radeon™ HD 6310 Graphics||595|
|Intel Atom 400M||646|
|AMD E-350 APU||725|
|AMD E-450 with AMD Radeon™ HD 6320 Graphics||768|
|Intel Core i3 380UM||1305|
|AMD A4-3310MX APU with Radeon™ HD 6480G||1417|
|AMD E2-3000M APU with Radeon™ HD 6380G||2044|
|AMD A4-3300M APU with Radeon™ HD 6480G||2196|
|Intel Core i3 380M||2313|
|Intel Core i5 460M||2612|
|Intel Core i3 2310M||2619|
|Intel Core i5 560M||2671|
|Intel Core i7 620M||2794|
|Intel Core i3 2330M||2803|
|AMD A6-3410MX APU with Radeon™ HD 6520G||3157|
|AMD A8-3500M APU with Radeon™ HD 6620G||3166|
|Intel Core i7 720QM||3294|
|Intel Core i5 2410M||3350|
|AMD A8-3510MX APU with Radeon™ HD 6620G||3359|
|AMD A8-3530MX APU with Radeon™ HD 6620G||3431|
|Intel Core i5 2430M||3484|
|AMD A6-3400M APU with Radeon™ HD 6520G||3539|
|Intel Core i7 2630QM||6334|
|Intel Core i7 2670QM||6804|