AMD A8-3500M review

AMD's second Fusion processor ups the performance ante with more cores and better graphics

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Professional rendering, Cinebench R10
Time: faster is better
AMD A8-3500M 2m21s
AMD E-350 7m20s
Core i7 2820QM 47s

Video encoding, x264 HD
Frames per second: higher is better
AMD A8-3500M 8.3fps
AMD E-350 3.2fps
Core i7 2820QM 28.4fps

Gaming, Call of Duty 4
Frames per second: higher is better
AMD A8-3500M 46fps
AMD E-350 11fps
Core i7 2820QM 27fps

Gaming, World in Conflict
Frames per second: higher is better
AMD A8-3500M 18fps
AMD E-350 5fps
Core i7 2820QM 13fps

Memory bandwidth
GB/s: Higher is better
AMD A8-3500M 10.8GB/s
AMD E-350 2.1GB/s
Core i7 2820QM 14.9GB/s

Battery life during 720p video playback
AMD A8-3500M 6h5m

Power consumption
AMD A8-3500M Idle 15W, peak CPU 44W, peak gaming 61W

Tech Specs

Product TypeProcessor
Processor CoreQuad-core (4 Core)
Thermal Design Power35 W
Processor ManufacturerAMD
Graphics Controller ManufacturerAMD
Graphics Controller ModelRadeon HD 6620G
Product FamilyA8
Clock Speed1.50 GHz
Processor SocketSocket FS1
Brand NameAMD
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS
64-bit ProcessingYes
Thermal Specification100°C
L2 Cache4 MB
Product SeriesA8
ManufacturerAdvanced Micro Devices, Inc
Product ModelA8-3500M
Product NameQuad-core A8-3500M 1.5GHz Mobile Processor
Package TypeOEM
Input Voltage1.4 V DC
Manufacturer Part NumberAM3500DDX43GX
Manufacturer Website Address
Process Technology32 nm