AMD A10 4600M 

Released May, 2012
  • 2.3 GHz
  • Quad core
6.5 Out of 10

The AMD A10 4600M is the first processor to incorporate the Piledriver technology and is also one of the most expected pieces of hardware of 2012. The chip itself sports four cores, each clocked at 2.3GHz, but are easily capable of going all the way up to 3.2GHz. The exciting thing about this chip is that AMD stirred the ultrabook marked with it, making it one of the thinnest and smallest chips on the market in 2012, while also managing to squeeze in all the necessary features such a piece of technology needs. The 4600M also manages to squeeze in an amazing GPU from the Radeon HD 7660G series. This small chip provides an astounding combination of low power consumption, performance and price.

CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the AMD A10 4600M

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

A10 4600M
6.7
3DMark06 (CPU), Passmark, GeekBench (32-bit) and GeekBench (64-bit)

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

A10 4600M
7.2
Passmark (Single Core)

Power Consumption

How much power does the processor require?

A10 4600M
5.3
TDP

Features

How does CPUBoss rank the features of each product?

A10 4600M
4.9
Features and specifications that differ between products

6.5

CPUBoss Score

Performance, Single-core Performance, Power Consumption and Features

A10 4600M
6.5

Benchmarks Real world tests of the AMD A10 4600M

GeekBench (32-bit)

A10 4600M
3,689

GeekBench (64-bit)

A10 4600M
5,183
A8 4500M
2,862

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

A10 4600M
2,220

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

A10 4600M
2,865.5
Core i5 4200M
3,882.5

Passmark

A10 4600M
3,174

Passmark (Single Core)

A10 4600M
1,008

Reviews Word on the street for the AMD A10 4600M


8.0
You might also like Best Ultrabook: 16 top thin and lights for 2012 The AMD A10-4600M is also the first Bulldozer-derived chip of any flavour to integrate graphics functionality.

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Socket Type

It's a 14-inch system with a TN panel and 1,366 x 768 pixel native resolution.
by Tech Radar (May, 2012)
So configured and running high detail settings and antialiasing disabled, you're looking at a very healtbhy and playable 46 frames per second at 720p.
by Tech Radar (May, 2012)
Our main worry with the new AMD A10-4600M was that its Bulldozer-derived CPU cores might actually make for a backwards step in performance compared to the fully quad-core Llano chip it replaces.
by Tech Radar (May, 2012)

Socket

Up the ante to ultra quality, 4x antialiasing and 1,366 x 768 pixels and you'll still get a near-playable 25 frames per second.
by Tech Radar (May, 2012)
This is where things get complicated, because the AMD A8-3500M, which claimed to have HD 6000 graphics but really had HD 5000 vintage hardware, has 400 graphics shaders, whereas the AMD A10-4600M has just 384 of those VLIW4 shaders.
by Tech Radar (May, 2012)
As for the AMD A10-4600M itself, it's nominally a 2.3GHz chip manufactured using the same 32nm production process as both Llano chips (like the AMD A8-3500M more powerful Bulldozer-class desktop processors including the AMD FX-8150).
by Tech Radar (May, 2012)

Type of CPU

And yet AMD can still get its new chip into thin, light and sexy laptops that are Ultrabooks in all but name.
by Tech Radar (May, 2012)
What's more, it might just make for a much more affordable and portable alternative to all those big money, heavy weight gaming laptops out there.
by Tech Radar (May, 2012)
Buyers looking for affordable laptops in the Ultrabook idiom but with a little extra graphics gumption would be well advised for the first retail systems with this impressive little chip to appear.
by Tech Radar (May, 2012)

Laptop

It's a solid platform for mobile computing.
by Tech Radar (May, 2012)
If the future of computing is all about mobile devices, the future of computer chips is increasingly about squeezing in more features into ever less space.
by Tech Radar (May, 2012)
Increasingly, graphics performance is what matters most in mobile devices.
by Tech Radar (May, 2012)

Multicore

It's easily the fastest integrated graphics core out there.
by Tech Radar (May, 2012)
No previous integrated graphics core comes close to this.
by Tech Radar (May, 2012)
Admittedly, it hasn't been brought right up to date with AMD latest Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture.
by Tech Radar (May, 2012)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Clock speed 2.3 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.2 GHz
Cores Quad core
Is unlocked No
Is hyperthreaded No

features

Has a NX bit Yes
Has vitualization support Yes
Instruction-set-extensions
  1. MMX
  2. SSE4.2
  3. Supplemental SSE3
  4. SSE4.1
  5. AVX
  6. SSE
  7. SSE4
  8. AES
  9. SSE4a
  10. SSE3
  11. SSE2
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes

gpu

GPU GPU
Label Radeon™ HD 7660G
Latest DirectX 11.0

details

Threads 4 threads
L2 cache 4 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 1 MB
L3 cache per core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nms
Max CPUs 1
Voltage range 0.81 - 1.3V
Operating temperature Unknown - 100°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.01 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.3 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.01 GHz

power consumption

TDP 35W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year
Performance per watt 11.11 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W
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Comments

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wtf kind of laptop did you get i have these same specs and can't run arma on med to high i can barley run it on low cause of faggots like you guys i bought this 700 dollar laptop holy shit was this a bad idea.
I agree with you
I have the AMD A10-4600M in my HP Envy M6 laptop. It is very nice and runs at around 1.60 GHz when using just the internet (like now) and around 3.00 GHz when gaming. All of the games that I play (Garry's Mod, Counter-Strike: Source, Arma 2) all work great with the AMD Radeon HD 7660G. They all run around high to medium graphics quality. Very pleased with the AMD A10-4600M processor. I'm glad I did my research when looking for laptops. This laptop was the best I could find at the time; and money well spent.
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