The A8-3520M is a 4 core CPU from AMD. This chip has a bad overall score at 8% in our CPU benchmark. Our gaming benchmark shows that this CPU is an average processor for gaming, with a score of 14%. As for multitasking and heavy workloads, the A8-3520M scores 6% and 6% respectively. Indeed, this is a bad rating for very heavy workloads.
The A8-3520M has 4 cores and 4 threads. This chip has no simultaneous multithreading support, as it has the same number of cores as threads.
Power and thermals for the AMD A8-3520M CPU are a TDP (Thermal Design Power) of 35 watts. This measures the amount of heat the processor produces when running at full load. This isn't a measure of power consumption, but it's good estimate.
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