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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i3 4030U

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Intel Core i3 4030U

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Intel Core i3 4030U vs the AMD A8 6410.

Front view of AMD A8 6410

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AMD A8 6410

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Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 4030U vs A8 6410

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i3 4030U
12.85 mHash/s
A8 6410
24.62 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i3 4030U
13.2 mPixels/s
A8 6410
4.42 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i3 4030U
0.95 fps
A8 6410
0.45 fps

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 6410

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 6410

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 4030U
2,370,000 MB/s
A8 6410
1,120,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

A8 6410

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Core i3 4030U  vs
A8 6410 
Clock speed 1.9 GHz 2 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Is unlocked No No


Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
Supplemental SSE3
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type


Core i3 4030U  vs
A8 6410 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 0.5 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 28 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

integrated graphics

Label Intel® HD Graphics 4400 Radeon R5 series
GPU clock speed 200 MHz 800 MHz

power consumption

TDP 15W 15W
Annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year 3.61 $/year
Performance per watt 31.85 pt/W 22.75 pt/W
Typical power consumption 12.19W 12.19W
Intel Core i3 4030U
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He said AMD A8 is more likely to overheat because he wants you to buy the more expensive computer so he can get a bigger paycheck.
AMD processors are notorious for overheating. They just run hotter than Intels. For that reason AMD processors tend to burn out after 3-4 years whereas Intel processors will never burn out on you. I've worked in a computer repair shop and we'd get at least 5-6 AMD laptops a day with fried processors and motherboards. Never seen a fried Intel. Not once.
which one is better then? ineed to buy a laptop for work in my office ( office package, nutrition programs for planning diets )and i would like to know which one is better
I have an A8 6410 and the laptop it's pritty cold, also playing games like Rayman legends. No hot air flow throwg cooler
APU's are retarded. period. They are okay in prebuilt PC's and all in ones also the lid soldering thing isnt true, usually theres no lid its just the chip itsself is soldered in place because all amd chips dont have a lid like the Nvidia cpu's it's just a little snap thing to hold the cpu in the socket, it doesnt actually touch the top of the cpu
This is false. Overheating is only caused by extreme temperatures usually generated by overclocking or extreme load.
i have had my AMD running at 80 degrees due to overclocking for a little over a day and this has cause no damage but my intel was dead and gone around 70 degrees so i think its just luck weather you get a good one to take heat or not.
thing about that is that amd cpu's can have the cpu lid soldered on which means they can dissipate heat more efficiently than intel ones, intel cpu coolers are only as good as the thermal interface material they used with and on everything but the haswell refresh they used absolute shit tim which is why the temp limit is higher.
this means intel processor can still work under 100 degree temp and AMD will most likely stop working once the temp is more than 70 degree
AMD has maximum temperature of around 70 degrees while intel has about 100 degrees, explain that.
it depens on the cooling but yeah amd cpus tend to get more hotter but they also can stand alot more heat so i ifind it unlikely that it will actually overheat
Overheating? The guy in the shop said the A8 was more likely to overheat. Any comment true or false??
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