CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4500M vs 3650

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

A8 4500M
5.6
A6 3650
5.7
Passmark and GeekBench

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

A8 4500M
6.7
A6 3650
6.8
Passmark (Single Core)

Power Consumption

How much power does the processor require?

A8 4500M
5.3
A6 3650
5.1
TDP

Value

A8 4500M
8.0
A6 3650
6.2
Performance Per Dollar

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD A8 4500M

Reasons to consider the
AMD A8 4500M

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Significantly lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 105.55W 3.7x lower typical power consumption
Much better performance per dollar 13.15 pt/$ vs 5.21 pt/$ More than 2.5x better performance per dollar
Significantly higher Maximum Operating Temperature 100 °C vs 72.7 °C Around 40% higher Maximum Operating Temperature
Much lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 37.37 $/year 4.4x lower annual home energy cost
Better performance per watt 9.39 pt/W vs 3.62 pt/W More than 2.5x better performance per watt
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 105.12 $/year 3.4x lower annual commercial energy cost
Marginally newer May, 2012 vs Jul, 2011 Release date 10 months later
Front view of AMD A6 3650

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AMD A6 3650

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Higher clock speed 2.6 GHz vs 1.9 GHz More than 35% higher clock speed
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.49 GHz vs 2.33 GHz Around 50% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better geekbench (64-bit) score 6,340 vs 2,875 Around 2.2x better geekbench (64-bit) score
Better 3DMark11 physics score 3,350 vs 2,080 More than 60% better 3DMark11 physics score
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.58 GHz vs 1.9 GHz Around 90% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of A8 4500M vs A6 3650

GeekBench (32-bit)

A8 4500M
3,171
A6 3650
4,782

GeekBench (64-bit)

A8 4500M
2,875
A6 3650
6,340

GeekBench

A8 4500M
4,382
A6 3650
6,340

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

A8 4500M
2,080
A6 3650
3,350
A8 4500M A6 3650 @ community.futuremark.com

Passmark

A8 4500M
2,673
A6 3650
3,208

Passmark (Single Core)

A8 4500M
848
A6 3650
901

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

A8 4500M  vs
A6 3650 
Clock speed 1.9 GHz 2.6 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Is unlocked No No
Is hyperthreaded No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction-set-extensions
MMX
SSE
SSE4.2
AVX
XOP
SSE3
SSE2
Supplemental SSE3
SSE4.1
SSE4
SSE4a
AES
3DNow!
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

gpu

GPU GPU GPU
Label Radeon™ HD 7640G Radeon™ HD 6530D
Latest DirectX 11.0 11.0

details

A8 4500M  vs
A6 3650 
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 4 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nms 32 nms
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 100°C Unknown - 72.7°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.33 GHz 3.49 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.9 GHz 3.58 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.33 GHz 3.49 GHz

power consumption

TDP 35W 100W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 37.37 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year 105.12 $/year
Performance per watt 9.39 pt/W 3.62 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 105.55W
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