Intel Core i5-4340M vs AMD A6-5350M

Intel Core i5-4340M
AMD A6-5350M

General info

Comparing Core i5-4340M and A6-5350M processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Series
Intel Core i5
 
AMD A-Series
Achitecture codename
Haswell
 
Richland
Release date
19 January 2014
 
12 March 2013
Launch price (MSRP)
$266
 
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Technical specs

Core i5-4340M and A6-5350M quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i5-4340M and A6-5350M performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
2
 
2
Number of threads
4
 
2
Maximum frequency
3.6 GHz
 
3.5 GHz
L1 cache
128 KB
 
n/d
L2 cache
512 KB
 
2048 KB
L3 cache
3 MB
 
n/d
Manufacturing process technology
22 nm
 
32 nm
Die size
130 mm2
 
246 mm2
Maximum core temperature
100 °C
 
n/d
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
n/d
 
71 °C
Transistor count
960 Million
 
1,178 million
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Core i5-4340M and A6-5350M compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
1
Socket
FCPGA946
 
FS1r2
Power consumption (TDP)
37 Watt
 
35 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i5-4340M and A6-5350M. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
 
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AES-NI
+
 
+
FMA
-
 
+
AVX
+
 
+
vPro
+
 
n/d
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
n/d
Turbo Boost
2.0
 
n/d
Hyper-Threading
+
 
n/d
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
-

Security technologies

Core i5-4340M and A6-5350M technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
+
 
n/d
EDB
+
 
n/d
Secure Key
+
 
n/d
Identity Protection
+
 
-
Anti-Theft
+
 
n/d

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i5-4340M and A6-5350M are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
+
VT-d
+
 
n/d
VT-x
+
 
n/d
EPT
+
 
n/d

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i5-4340M and A6-5350M.
Supported memory types
DDR3L-1333, DDR3L-1600
 
DDR3-1600
Maximum memory size
32 GB
 
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Max memory channels
2
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
25.6 GB / s
 
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Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Core i5-4340M and A6-5350M.
Integrated graphics
Intel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1250 MHz)
 
Max video memory
2 GB
 
n/d
Quick Sync
+
 
-
Clear Video HD
+
 
n/d
Enduro
-
 
+
Switchable graphics
-
 
+
UVD
-
 
+
VCE
-
 
+
Graphics max frequency
1.25 GHz
 
n/d
InTru 3D
+
 
n/d

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i5-4340M and A6-5350M integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
3
 
n/d
eDP
+
 
n/d
DisplayPort
+
 
+
HDMI
+
 
+

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i5-4340M and A6-5350M integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
3840x2160@60Hz
 
n/d
Max resolution over DisplayPort
3840x2160@60Hz
 
n/d
Max resolution over VGA
2880x1800@60Hz
 
n/d

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Core i5-4340M and A6-5350M integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.
DirectX
11.2 / 12
 
DirectX® 11
OpenGL
4.3
 
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Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i5-4340M and A6-5350M.
PCIe revision
3
 
Not Listed
Max number of PCIe lanes
16
 
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Gaming performance

Let's see how good Core i5-4340M and A6-5350M are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Core i5-4340M

0.6% faster in synthetic tests
Somewhat newer (19 January 2014 vs 12 March 2013)
Finer manufacturing process technology (22 vs 32 nm)
HyperThreading (allows one physical CPU function as two logical ones. It increases performance, since while one logical CPU is waiting for data, the second may still do useful work)
AVX2 (Advanced Vector Extensions 2 - an extension to AVX, the set of SIMD instructions working with 128- and 256-bit registers)
Quick Sync (hardware acceleration of video encoding and decoding for Intel CPUs. Speeds up video encoding by times, but at the cost of somewhat lower quality)
vPro (a marketing umbrella term for several Intel technologies: AMT, TXT, EDB, VT, Anti-Theft and some others)
AES-NI (Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions - additional instructions for hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
IdentityProtectionTechVersion
QuickSyncVideo

Advantages of AMD A6-5350M

Less power hungry (35 vs 37 watts)
SSE (Streaming SIMD Instructions - a SIMD instruction extension working with 128-bit registers)
x86-64 (a general name for 64-bit extension of x86 instruction set. There are AMD64 and Intel 64 versions that differ very little)
AES (Advanced Encryption Standard instructions set - hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption. Speeds up encryption software, e.g. Veracrypt)
FMA4
MMX (MultiMedia Extensions - the very first (1996) SIMD instruction expansion for Intel desktop CPUs, works with 64-bit registers)
3DNow! (older SIMD instructions set used by AMD CPUs. Supercedes MMX, works with 64-bit registers)
AMD64 (AMD CPUs 64-bit architecture. Almost identical to Intel 64, save for some little and rarely used nuances)
Enduro (saves battery charge by automatically switching between an integrated and discrete AMD GPU depending on workload. Similar to NVIDIA Optimus)
SwitchableGraphics
UVDMenu
VCEMenu

So, Core i5-4340M or A6-5350M?

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