January 17, 2012

AMD A-Series A8-3520M APU

The AMD A6-3520M is a quad-core accelerated processor for middle class laptops. The AMD A6-3520M is part of the Fusion family of Accelerated Processing Units (APU) and offers an integrated graphics controller called Radeon HD 6620G graphics card. The processor core of AMD A6-3520M is clocked at 1.6 GHz base clock speed and is capable of automatically overclock up to 2.5 GHz because of the TurboCore technology. The Turbocore technology is activated whenever the thermal and electrical aspects of the system are met.

As mentioned above, the AMD A6-3520M has an integrated DirectX 11 capable graphics card with a maximum of 400 cores called AMD Radeon HD 6620G which offers all 320 cores at 444MHz. The AMD Radeon HD 6620G has no dedicated memory and also is not capable of using the integrated cache. In addition the AMD A6-3520M APU features an integrated UVD3 video processor to fully decode commonly used HD videos such as H.264, VC-1, MPEG4 etc.

Aside from the integrated graphics controller, the A8-3520M also features an integrated dual-channel memory controller with support for DDR3(L)-1333 memory and a PCIe 2.0 controller. The processor has a Thermal Design Power (TDP) of 35 Watts which makes it suited for 14-15-inch notebooks. It has a Level 2 Cache of 4096 KB. It has a PassMark rating of 2014.

Below is the table showing the PassMark Rating of AMD A8-3520M compared to other Processors. The higher the rating the better the performance.

Processors Passmark Rating
Intel Atom N435 246
Intel Atom N280 315
AMD E-240 317
Intel Atom N450 318
Intel Atom N455 321
AMD C-50 453
Intel Atom N550 567
AMD C-60 592
AMD E-300 595
Intel Atom N570 646
AMD E-350 APU 725
AMD E-450 768
Intel Core i3 380UM 1305
AMD Athlon II P360 1348
AMD A4-3310MX 1417
Celeron B800 1454
AMD Turion II P540 1497
Pentium T4500 1546
Pentium P6200 1624
Pentium P6300 1679
Intel Core i3-2367M 1842
AMD E2-3000M 1857
Intel Core i3-2367M 1884
Intel Pentium B950 1976
AMD A8-3520M 2014
Intel Core i5-2467M 2172
AMD A4-3300M 2196
intel Core i3-370M 2220
Intel Core i3 380M 2313
AMD A6-3420M 2321
Intel Core i5-2557M 2590
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
Intel Core i3-2350M 3084
AMD A6-3410MX APU 3157
AMD A8-3500M 3166
Intel Core i7-2677M 3176
Intel Core i7 720QM 3294
Intel Core i5 2410M 3350
AMD A8-3510MX 3359
AMD A8-3530MX 3431
Intel Core i5 2430M 3484
AMD A6-3400M 3539
Intel Core i5 2450M 3827
Intel Core i7 2620M 3907
Intel Core i7 2640M 4209
Intel Core i7 2675QM 6144
Intel Core i7 2630QM 6334
Intel Core i7 2635QM 6574
Intel Core i7 2670QM 6804
Intel Core i7 2720QM 7040
Intel Core i7 2820QM 7495
Intel Core i7 2760QM 7586
Intel Core i7 2920XM 7680
Intel Core i7 2860QM 8012
Intel Core i7 2960XM 8861

E2-1800 APU 
Core i5-3317U
Core i7-3610M