A8-7410 vs Core i5-520M comparison
According to the hardwareDB Benchmark tool, the A8-7410 is faster than the Core i5-520M. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Core i5-520M in all gaming tests too.
In terms of the number of cores of each of these CPUs, the A8-7410 has significantly more cores than the Core i5-520M. Indeed, the A8-7410 has 4 cores compared to 2 cores found in the Core i5-520M. But they both have the same number of threads. Our comparison shows that the Core i5-520M has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the A8-7410. A A8-7410 CPU outputs less heat than a Core i5-520M CPU because of its slightly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.
Most CPUs have more threads than cores. This technology, colloquially called hyperthreading, improves performance by splitting a core into multiple virtual ones. This provides more efficient utilisation of a core. For instance, the A8-7410 has the same number of threads as cores. This means the the CPU does not support hyperthreading.