AMD A10-4600M vs Intel Core i5-6400

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AMD A10-4600M CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i5-6400
AMD A10-4600M Intel Core i5-6400

CPU comparison

AMD A10-4600M or Intel Core i5-6400 ? In this comparison, we check which of these two CPUs is better. We compare the technical data and benchmark results.

The AMD A10-4600M has 4 cores with 4 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 3.20 GHz. Up to GB of memory is supported in 2 (Dual Channel) memory channels. The AMD A10-4600M was released in Q2/2012.

The Intel Core i5-6400 has 4 cores with 4 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 3.30 GHz. The CPU supports up to 64 GB of memory in 2 (Dual Channel) memory channels. The Intel Core i5-6400 was released in Q3/2015.
AMD A Family Intel Core i5
AMD A10-4000M CPU group Intel Core i 6000
2 Generation 6
Trinity (Piledriver) Architecture Skylake S
Mobile Segment Desktop / Server
-- Predecessor --
-- Successor Intel Core i5-7400

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

In addition to the number of CPU cores and threads, you can see here whether the AMD A10-4600M or Intel Core i5-6400 can be overclocked. You will also find the clock frequencies of the processor (single-core and multi-core) here. The number of CPU cores greatly affects the speed of the processor.

4 Cores 4
4 Threads 4
normal Core architecture normal
No Hyperthreading No
Yes Overclocking ? No
2.30 GHz Frequency 2.70 GHz
3.20 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 3.30 GHz
3.20 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 3.00 GHz

Internal Graphics

The AMD A10-4600M or Intel Core i5-6400 has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die. A processor with integrated graphics is also called APU (Accelerated Processing Unit).

AMD Radeon HD 7660G GPU Intel HD Graphics 530
0.50 GHz GPU frequency 0.35 GHz
0.69 GHz GPU (Turbo) 1.15 GHz
4 GPU Generation 9
32 nm Technology 14 nm
2 Max. displays 3
6 Execution units 24
384 Shader 192
8 GB Max. GPU Memory 32 GB
11.2 DirectX Version 12

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) Decode / Encode
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) Decode
Decode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
No Codec VP9 Decode
No Codec VP8 Decode / Encode
No Codec AV1 No
Decode Codec AVC Decode / Encode
No Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

The memory type as well as the amount of memory can greatly affect the speed of the processor. The memory bandwidth depends on several factors and is given in gigabytes per second.

DDR3-1600 Memory DDR3-1600, DDR4-2133
Max. Memory 64 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
-- Bandwidth --
No ECC No
L2 Cache
4.00 MB L3 Cache 6.00 MB
PCIe version 3.0
PCIe lanes 16

Thermal Management

The Thermal Design Power (TDP for short) specifies the necessary cooling solution to cool the processor sufficiently. The TDP usually only gives a rough idea of the real consumption of a CPU.

35 W TDP (PL1) 65 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical details

Here you will find information on the size of the level 2 and level 3 cache of the AMD A10-4600M or Intel Core i5-6400 as well as a list of the processors ISA extensions. We have documented the architecture and the manufacturing technology for you as well as the release date.

32 nm Technology 14 nm
Unknown Chip design Monolithic
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX, FMA3, FMA4 ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2
FS1r2 Socket LGA 1151
AMD-V Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Yes AES-NI Yes
Operating systems Windows 10, Linux
Q2/2012 Release date Q3/2015
-- Release price --
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Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

AMD A10-4600M AMD A10-4600M
4C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i5-6400 Intel Core i5-6400
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
275 (100%)
Show all Cinebench R20 (Single-Core) results



Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

AMD A10-4600M AMD A10-4600M
4C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i5-6400 Intel Core i5-6400
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
1061 (100%)
Show all Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core) results



Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

AMD A10-4600M AMD A10-4600M
4C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
355 (42%)
Intel Core i5-6400 Intel Core i5-6400
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
841 (100%)
Show all Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core) results



Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

AMD A10-4600M AMD A10-4600M
4C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
916 (34%)
Intel Core i5-6400 Intel Core i5-6400
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
2706 (100%)
Show all Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core) results



CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Single-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.

AMD A10-4600M AMD A10-4600M
4C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i5-6400 Intel Core i5-6400
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
359 (100%)
Show all CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Single-Core) results



CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.

AMD A10-4600M AMD A10-4600M
4C 4T @ 2.30 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i5-6400 Intel Core i5-6400
4C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
1360 (100%)
Show all CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core) results



iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.

AMD A10-4600M AMD A10-4600M
AMD Radeon HD 7660G @ 0.69 GHz
527 (100%)
Intel Core i5-6400 Intel Core i5-6400
Intel HD Graphics 530 @ 1.15 GHz
442 (84%)
Show all iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS) results



Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.

AMD A10-4600M AMD A10-4600M
4C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
3148 (46%)
Intel Core i5-6400 Intel Core i5-6400
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
6869 (100%)
Show all Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark results



Blender 2.81 (bmw27)

Blender is a free 3D graphics software for rendering (creating) 3D bodies, which can also be textured and animated in the software. The Blender benchmark creates predefined scenes and measures the time (s) required for the entire scene. The shorter the time required, the better. We selected bmw27 as the benchmark scene.

AMD A10-4600M AMD A10-4600M
4C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i5-6400 Intel Core i5-6400
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
730 (100%)
Show all Blender 2.81 (bmw27) results



V-Ray CPU-Render Benchmark

V-Ray is a 3D rendering software from the manufacturer Chaos for designers and artists. Unlike many other render engines, V-Ray is capable of so-called hybrid rendering, in which the CPU and GPU work together at the same time.

However, the CPU benchmark we used (CPU Render Mode) only uses the system's processor. The working memory used plays a major role in the V-Ray benchmark. For our benchmarks we use the fastest RAM standard approved by the manufacturer (without overclocking).

Due to the high compatibility of V-Ray (including Autodesk 3ds Max, Maya, Cinema 4D, SketchUp, Unreal Engine and Blender), it is a frequently used software. With V-Ray, for example, photorealistic images can be rendered that laypeople cannot distinguish from normal photos.

AMD A10-4600M AMD A10-4600M
4C 4T @ 2.30 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i5-6400 Intel Core i5-6400
4C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
2254 (100%)
Show all V-Ray CPU-Render Benchmark results



Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

AMD A10-4600M AMD A10-4600M
4C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
63 (45%)
Intel Core i5-6400 Intel Core i5-6400
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
140 (100%)
Show all Cinebench R15 (Single-Core) results



Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

AMD A10-4600M AMD A10-4600M
4C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
186 (37%)
Intel Core i5-6400 Intel Core i5-6400
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
497 (100%)
Show all Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core) results



Geekbench 3, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 3 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

AMD A10-4600M AMD A10-4600M
4C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
1417 (40%)
Intel Core i5-6400 Intel Core i5-6400
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
3502 (100%)
Show all Geekbench 3, 64bit (Single-Core) results



Geekbench 3, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 3 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

AMD A10-4600M AMD A10-4600M
4C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
3992 (40%)
Intel Core i5-6400 Intel Core i5-6400
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
10070 (100%)
Show all Geekbench 3, 64bit (Multi-Core) results



Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

AMD A10-4600M AMD A10-4600M
4C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
0.78 (46%)
Intel Core i5-6400 Intel Core i5-6400
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
1.68 (100%)
Show all Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Single-Core) results



Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

AMD A10-4600M AMD A10-4600M
4C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
2.04 (38%)
Intel Core i5-6400 Intel Core i5-6400
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
5.42 (100%)
Show all Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Multi-Core) results



Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (iGPU, OpenGL)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The iGPU test uses the CPU internal graphic unit to execute OpenGL commands.

AMD A10-4600M AMD A10-4600M
AMD Radeon HD 7660G @ 0.69 GHz
30.5 (84%)
Intel Core i5-6400 Intel Core i5-6400
Intel HD Graphics 530 @ 1.15 GHz
36.2 (100%)
Show all Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (iGPU, OpenGL) results



Devices using this processor

AMD A10-4600M Intel Core i5-6400
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