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Front view of AMD A8 3520M

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AMD A8 3520M

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Benchmarks Real world tests of A8 3520M vs A4 3305M

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

A8 3520M
1,953
A4 3305M
1,429

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

A8 3520M
1,836
A4 3305M
1,058

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

A8 3520M
3,362
A4 3305M
1,852

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 3520M
3,386
A4 3305M
1,916

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 3520M
1,052
A4 3305M
1,062

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 3520M
90,100 MB/s
A4 3305M
83,950 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

A8 3520M
2,189
A4 3305M
1,220

PassMark (Single Core)

A8 3520M
638
A4 3305M
677

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

A8 3520M  vs
A4 3305M 
Clock speed 1.6 GHz 1.9 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.5 GHz 2.5 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
AMD64
AMD-V
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Radeon™ HD 6620G Radeon™ HD 6480G
Latest DirectX 11.0 11.0
GPU clock speed 444 MHz 593 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1333

details

A8 3520M  vs
A4 3305M 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 4 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L3 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Transistor count 1,450,000,000 1,450,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Die size 228 mm² 228 mm²
Clock multiplier 12 12
Voltage range 0.91 - 1.41V 0.88 - 1.41V
Operating temperature Unknown - 100°C Unknown - 100°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 1.85 GHz 2.64 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.6 GHz 1.9 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.85 GHz 2.64 GHz

power consumption

TDP 35W 35W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 8.43 $/year
Performance per watt 3.09 pt/W 2.32 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 28.44W
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