CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3530MX vs 4600M among laptop CPUs (over 15W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

3.4

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD A8 3530MX 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD A8 3530MX

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Benchmarks Real world tests of A8 3530MX vs A10 4600M

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

A8 3530MX
32.46 mHash/s
A10 4600M
54.12 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

A8 3530MX
0.3 fps
A10 4600M
0.62 fps

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

A8 3530MX
1,929
A10 4600M
2,832

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

A8 3530MX
3,670
A10 4600M
4,110

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 3530MX
3,844
A10 4600M
3,860

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 3530MX
1,164
A10 4600M
1,434

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 3530MX
98,650 MB/s
A10 4600M
1,670,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

A8 3530MX
2,384
A10 4600M
3,174

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

A8 3530MX  vs
A10 4600M 
Clock speed 1.9 GHz 2.3 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.6 GHz 3.2 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Radeon™ HD 6620G Radeon™ HD 7660G
Latest DirectX 11.0 11.0
GPU clock speed 444 MHz 496 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600

details

A8 3530MX  vs
A10 4600M 
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 4 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L3 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Transistor count 1,450,000,000 1,303,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Die size 228 mm² 246 mm²
Clock multiplier 13 23
Voltage range 0.91 - 1.41V 0.81 - 1.3V
Operating temperature Unknown - 100°C Unknown - 100°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.76 GHz 2.93 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.9 GHz 2.3 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.76 GHz 2.93 GHz

power consumption

TDP 45W 35W
Annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year 8.43 $/year
Performance per watt 2.94 pt/W 11.44 pt/W
Typical power consumption 36.56W 28.44W
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