In response to the Ivy Bridge processors released by Intel this 2012, AMD has released another accelerated processors for ultraportable PCs, the AMD A10-4655M. This quad-core APU is manufactured using 32 nanometer technology and comprises of Radeon HD 7620G graphics controller, Dual-channel DDR3 memory controller; PCI Express 2.0; HD Media Accelerator; and DVI / DisplayPort / HDMI / VGA display controllers.
This AMD A10-4655M quad-core accelerated processor for ultraportable PCs has a base clock speed of 2 GHz (2000 MHz) but because of Turbo Core technology, it has the capability of overclocking automatically up to 2.8 GHz (2800 MHz) when thermal and electrical aspects of the system are met.
Moreover, this AMD A10-4655M quad-core processor has an integrated Graphics controller dubbed Radeon HD 7620G which is DirectX 11-compatible and offers 384 shader cores but because of Turbo Core technology, the GPU operates somewhere amid 360 to 497 MHz. Compare to other integrated GPUs, this GPU is more powerful compared to Intel HD Graphics 3000 and 4000 found in Sandy and Ivy Bridge processors.
Other feature of this AMD A10-4655M quad-core processor includes 4MB L2 cache, AMD-V hardware virtualization, 64-bit technology support and more. This APU has a Thermal Design Power (TDP) of 25 Watts which makes it appropriate for laptop sizes ranging from 12 inches and above.
This AMD A10-4655M APU has a PassMark rating of 4038. This is faster compared to AMD A6-4400M which has a rating of 2682, Intel Core i5-3317U with a rating of 2974 and Intel Core i3-3217U with a rating of 2670. On the other hand the AMD A10-4655M APU is slower compared to Intel Core i7 2670QM with a rating of 6804, Intel Core i7 3610QM with a rating of 8384 and Intel Core i7-3720QM with a rating of 9078.