CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 370M vs 4500M 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

6.8

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD A8 4500M 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i3 370M

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i3 370M

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Significantly higher clock speed 2.4 GHz vs 1.9 GHz More than 25% higher clock speed
Better geekbench 2 (64-bit) score 3,419 vs 3,076 More than 10% better geekbench 2 (64-bit) score
Better geekbench 3 single core score 1,452 vs 1,223 Around 20% better geekbench 3 single core score
Slightly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.48 GHz vs 2.33 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz vs 1.9 GHz More than 25% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD A8 4500M

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AMD A8 4500M

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Much more l2 cache 4 MB vs 1 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much better PCMark 8 home 3.0 accelerated score 2,220 vs 1,526 More than 45% better PCMark 8 home 3.0 accelerated score
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Newer May, 2012 vs Jun, 2010 Release date over 1 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 370M vs A8 4500M

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

Core i3 370M
1,526
A8 4500M
2,220

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 370M
3,161
A8 4500M
3,234

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 370M
1,452
A8 4500M
1,223

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 370M
101,000 MB/s
A8 4500M
1,420,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 370M
3,009
A8 4500M
3,154

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 370M
3,419
A8 4500M
3,076

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i3 370M
2,033
A8 4500M
2,665

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 370M  vs
A8 4500M 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 1.9 GHz
Cores Dual 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
SSE4
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 3.67 pt/W 10.34 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 28.44W

details

Core i3 370M  vs
A8 4500M 
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Transistor count 382,000,000 1,303,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 18 19

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.48 GHz 2.33 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz 1.9 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.48 GHz 2.33 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics Radeon™ HD 7640G
GPU clock speed 500 MHz 496 MHz
Turbo clock speed 667 MHz 685 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1066
DDR3-800
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 17,066.66 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
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