AMD A8-7410 vs Intel Core i5-520M

Compare AMD A8-Series APU for Laptops 4 core CPU vs Intel Core 2 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

10 %
Identical
10 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

19 %
11% slightly better gaming score
17 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

8 %
14% slightly better multitasking score
7 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

8 %
14% slightly better heavy workload score
7 %

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

770
857
11% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

261
396
51% significantly higher Geekbench (single) score

Specifications

Cores

Number of physical processing units

4
100% significantly more cores
2

Threads

Number of logical processing units

4
Identical
4

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

2 GHz
2 GHz
9% slightly higher clock speed

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

25 W
40% slightly lower TDP
35 W

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access

1
2
100% significantly more memory channels

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

1,110th of 1,337
1,137th of 1,337

Family

The product line

A8-Series APU for Laptops
Core

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

-
February 2010

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

DDR3L
DDR3-1066

Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory

-
No

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.

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