CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3230M 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

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CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i5 3230M 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i5 3230M

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 3230M

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Intel Core i5 3230M vs the AMD A10 4600M.

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the AMD A10 4600M vs the Intel Core i5 3230M.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 3230M vs A10 4600M

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 3230M
6.29 mHash/s
A10 4600M
54.12 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 3230M
0.97 fps
A10 4600M
0.62 fps

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

A10 4600M
2,610

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

A10 4600M
2,832

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

A10 4600M
4,110

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A10 4600M
3,860

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A10 4600M
1,434

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 3230M
2,110,000 MB/s
A10 4600M
1,670,000 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 3230M  vs
A10 4600M 
Clock speed 2.6 GHz 2.3 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.2 GHz 3.2 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

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3L-1333
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 25,600 MB/s

details

Core i5 3230M  vs
A10 4600M 
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 0.5 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 1 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 26 23
Operating temperature Unknown - 105°C Unknown - 100°C

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4000 Radeon™ HD 7660G
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 496 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz 685 MHz

power consumption

TDP 35W 35W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 8.43 $/year
Performance per watt 12.42 pt/W 11.42 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 28.44W
Intel Core i5 3230M
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in the real world , its the AMD that wins when surfing or most games, it easily beats the Intel when doing normal tasks and its a lot cheaper, better bang for the buck .. we all don't spend time overclocking and burning out our processors
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