AMD A6 3420M 

Released December, 2011
  • 1.5 GHz
  • Quad core
6.5 Out of 10

CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the AMD A6 3420M among laptop CPUs (over 15W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

A6 3420M
5.7
PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

A6 3420M
5.4
PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

A6 3420M
5.7
Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

A6 3420M
6.7
CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

A6 3420M
5.9
Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

A6 3420M
7.8
Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

6.5

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

A6 3420M
6.5

Benchmarks Real world tests of the AMD A6 3420M

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

A6 3420M
23.58 mHash/s
Core i5 3210M
6.22 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

A6 3420M
0.25 fps
Core i5 3210M
0.97 fps

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

A6 3420M
1,666

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

A6 3420M
1,502

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

A6 3420M
2,982

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A6 3420M
3,126

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A6 3420M
973

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A6 3420M
76,600 MB/s
Core i5 3210M
2,090,000 MB/s
Core i3 2350M
113,100 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Clock speed 1.5 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.4 GHz
Cores Quad core
Is unlocked No

features

Has a NX bit Yes
Has virtualization support Yes
Instruction set extensions
  1. AMD-V
  2. AMD64
  3. MMX
  4. SSE
  5. SSE2
  6. SSE3
  7. SSE4a
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes

integrated graphics

GPU GPU
Label Radeon™ HD 6520G
Latest DirectX 11.0
GPU clock speed 400 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in
Memory type DDR3-1333

details

Architecture x86-64
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 nm
Transistor count 1,450,000,000
Max CPUs 1
Die size 228 mm²
Clock multiplier 12
Voltage range 0.91 - 1.41V
Operating temperature Unknown - 100°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.6 GHz

power consumption

TDP 35W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year
Performance per watt 3.97 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W
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