CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3610QM 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

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 3610QM

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 3610QM

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Significantly higher turbo clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 2.8 GHz Around 20% higher turbo clock speed
Higher clock speed 2.3 GHz vs 1.9 GHz More than 20% higher clock speed
Significantly newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Much better turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz vs 685 MHz More than 60% better turbo clock speed
Much better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 10,051 vs 3,154 Around 3.2x better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
Much better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 10,606 vs 3,234 More than 3.2x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Much better 3DMark06 CPU score 6,078 vs 2,438 Around 2.5x better 3DMark06 CPU score
Much better geekbench 2 (64-bit) score 11,098 vs 3,076 More than 3.5x better geekbench 2 (64-bit) score
Much better geekbench 3 single core score 2,717 vs 1,223 Around 2.2x better geekbench 3 single core score
Significantly better cloud gate score 5,592 vs 3,331 Around 70% better cloud gate score
Higher GPU clock speed 650 MHz vs 496 MHz More than 30% higher GPU clock speed
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.08 GHz vs 2.33 GHz More than 30% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Higher Maximum operating temperature 105 °C vs 100 °C 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.3 GHz vs 1.9 GHz More than 20% 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 more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Significantly better CompuBench 1.5 bitcoin mining score 36.54 mHash/s vs 11.21 mHash/s More than 3.2x better CompuBench 1.5 bitcoin mining score
Lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 36.56W More than 20% lower typical power consumption
Lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 10.84 $/year More than 20% lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 3610QM vs A8 4500M

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 3610QM
11.21 mHash/s
A8 4500M
36.54 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 3610QM
1.22 fps
A8 4500M
0.38 fps

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

A8 4500M
2,220

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

A8 4500M
2,194

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

A8 4500M
3,331

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 4500M
3,234

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 4500M
1,223

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 3610QM
2,200,000 MB/s
A8 4500M
1,420,000 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 3610QM  vs
A8 4500M 
Clock speed 2.3 GHz 1.9 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.3 GHz 2.8 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 45W 35W
Annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year 8.43 $/year
Performance per watt 12.08 pt/W 10.47 pt/W
Typical power consumption 36.56W 28.44W

details

Core i7 3610QM  vs
A8 4500M 
Threads 8 4
L2 cache 1 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 32 nm
Transistor count 1,400,000,000 1,303,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 23 19
Operating temperature Unknown - 105°C Unknown - 100°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.08 GHz 2.33 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.3 GHz 1.9 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.08 GHz 2.33 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4000 Radeon™ HD 7640G
Latest DirectX 10.x 11.0
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 496 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz 685 MHz

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
Intel Core i7 3610QM
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