CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4500M 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

8.1

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD A10 4600M 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD A10 4600M  based on its performance and single-core performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

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Better performance per dollar 0.59 pt/$ vs 0.06 pt/$ Around 10.8x better performance per dollar
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Significantly higher turbo clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 2.8 GHz Around 15% higher turbo clock speed
Much better sky diver score 2,832 vs 2,194 Around 30% better sky diver score
Higher clock speed 2.3 GHz vs 1.9 GHz More than 20% higher clock speed
Significantly better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 3,679 vs 3,154 More than 15% better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.97 GHz vs 2.33 GHz More than 25% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better CompuBench 1.5 bitcoin mining score 54.12 mHash/s vs 36.54 mHash/s Around 50% better CompuBench 1.5 bitcoin mining score
Better 3DMark06 CPU score 2,865.5 vs 2,438 Around 20% better 3DMark06 CPU score
Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 3,860 vs 3,234 Around 20% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Better geekbench 3 single core score 1,434 vs 1,223 More than 15% better geekbench 3 single core score
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.3 GHz vs 1.9 GHz More than 20% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of A8 4500M vs A10 4600M

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

A8 4500M
36.54 mHash/s
A10 4600M
54.12 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

A8 4500M
0.38 fps
A10 4600M
0.62 fps

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

A8 4500M
2,220
A10 4600M
2,610

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

A8 4500M
2,194
A10 4600M
2,832

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

A8 4500M
3,331
A10 4600M
4,110

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 4500M
3,234
A10 4600M
3,860

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 4500M
1,223
A10 4600M
1,434

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 4500M
1,420,000 MB/s
A10 4600M
1,670,000 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

A8 4500M  vs
A10 4600M 
Clock speed 1.9 GHz 2.3 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.8 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

power consumption

TDP 35W 35W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 8.43 $/year
Performance per watt 10.31 pt/W 12.67 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 28.44W

details

A8 4500M  vs
A10 4600M 
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 4 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Transistor count 1,303,000,000 1,303,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Die size 246 mm² 246 mm²
Clock multiplier 19 23
Voltage range 0.81 - 1.3V 0.81 - 1.3V
Operating temperature Unknown - 100°C Unknown - 100°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.33 GHz 2.97 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.9 GHz 2.3 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.33 GHz 2.97 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Radeon™ HD 7640G Radeon™ HD 7660G
Latest DirectX 11.0 11.0
GPU clock speed 496 MHz 496 MHz
Turbo clock speed 685 MHz 685 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
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