AMD A8-5557M

AMD A8-5557M

The AMD A8-5557M is a mobile quad-core processor based on the Richland-architecture. In contrast to the A8-5550M, the 5557M is a BGA version. As successor to the A8-4500M, the A8-5550M/5557M has a slightly higher CPU and graphics performance and settles in the lower middle class. The APU integrates 4 CPU cores, a DirectX 11 graphics unit and the Northbridge along with a DDR3 memory controller.

Compared to Trinity, Richland has been modified just slightly. Therefore, no changes in the feature set or the Pro-MHz performance can be reported. The design of the chip is still based on the Bulldozer architecture, which consists of so-called modules. Each of the two modules integrates 2 integer units, but only one FPU. Just like Trinity, Richland supports nearly all current techniques such as AVX (including FMA), AES or Turbo Core.

According to the clock rates of 2.1 to 3.1 GHz, the A8-5557M should perform about 15 percent slower than the A10-5750M and just reach a Core i3-2310M. Consequently, the performance in current applications and games is sufficient.

The graphics unit called Radeon HD 8550G offers 256 shader units (VLIW4) and clocks slightly higher than the HD 7640G at 554 -  720 MHz. With fast dual-channel memory, performance is expected to match a dedicated Radeon HD 7570M.

The power consumption of the entire APU is rated at 35 watts, which is comparable to conventional middle-class models of competition. Thus, the APU is best suited for 14 inch notebooks or bigger.

SeriesAMD A-Series
CodenameRichland
Clock Rate2100 - 3100 MHz
Level 2 Cache4096 KB
Number of Cores / Threads4 / 4
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)35 Watt
Manufacturing Technology32 nm
SocketBGA
FeaturesSSE (1, 2, 3, 3S, 4.1, 4.2, 4A), x86-64, AES, AVX, FMA, DDR3-1600 Controller
64 Bit64 Bit support
Hardware VirtualizationAMD-V
Announcement Date05/23/2013

CPU Benchmarks

Geekbench 3: 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
0% 100%
min: 3498     avg: 3498 (27.25%)     max: 3498 Points
Geekbench 3: 32 Bit Single-Core Score
0% 100%
min: 1591     avg: 1591 (45.38%)     max: 1591 Points
3DMark (2013): Fire Strike Standard Physics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 2441     avg: 2441 (13.84%)     max: 2441 Points
3DMark (2013): Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 1760     avg: 1760 (14.85%)     max: 1760 Points
3DMark (2013): Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 21396     avg: 21396 (39.52%)     max: 21396 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Stream
0% 100%
min: 3331     avg: 3331 (36.26%)     max: 3331 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Memory
0% 100%
min: 2913     avg: 2913 (32.56%)     max: 2913 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Floating Point
0% 100%
min: 5444     avg: 5444 (32.71%)     max: 5444 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Integer
0% 100%
min: 4222     avg: 4222 (31.44%)     max: 4222 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Total Score
0% 100%
min: 4298     avg: 4298 (33.93%)     max: 4298 Points
TrueCrypt: Serpent Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.128     avg: 0.1 (6.43%)     max: 0.128 GB/s
TrueCrypt: Twofish Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.219     avg: 0.2 (12.04%)     max: 0.219 GB/s
TrueCrypt: AES Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 1.1     avg: 1.1 (12.14%)     max: 1.1 GB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0: Pass 2
0% 100%
min: 12.4     avg: 12.4 (12.63%)     max: 12.4 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0: Pass 1
0% 100%
min: 62.5     avg: 62.5 (31.94%)     max: 62.5 fps
WinRAR: Result
0% 100%
min: 1860     avg: 1860 (25.58%)     max: 1860 KB/s
wPrime 2.0x: 1024m
0% 100%
min: 902.875     avg: 902.9 (90.72%)     max: 902.875 seconds*
wPrime 2.0x: 32m
0% 100%
min: 26.815     avg: 26.8 (95.48%)     max: 26.815 seconds*
3DMark 11: Performance Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 2318     avg: 2318 (17.54%)     max: 2318 points
3DMark Vantage: P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 6116     avg: 6116 (15.3%)     max: 6116 Points
3DMark 06 - CPU:
0% 100%
min: 2747     avg: 2747 (29.44%)     max: 2747 Points
Cinebench R11.5: CPU Single 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 0.78     avg: 0.8 (39.2%)     max: 0.78 Points
Cinebench R11.5: CPU Multi 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 1.91     avg: 1.9 (9.72%)     max: 1.91 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 2871     avg: 2871 (11.45%)     max: 2871 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 7373     avg: 7373 (18.48%)     max: 7373 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 2115     avg: 2115 (30.33%)     max: 2115 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 5259     avg: 5259 (15.12%)     max: 5259 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M:
0% 100%
min: 31.623     avg: 31.6 (95.02%)     max: 31.623 Seconds*
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M:
0% 100%
min: 71.855     avg: 71.9 (97.8%)     max: 71.855 Seconds*
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M:
0% 100%
min: 1883.991     avg: 1884 (91.68%)     max: 1883.991 Seconds*
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS):
0% 100%
min: 29520     avg: 29520 (14%)     max: 29520 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS):
0% 100%
min: 21160     avg: 21160 (16.23%)     max: 21160 MFLOPS
- Range of benchmarks for this CPU
- Average benchmark score

Reviews for the AMD A-Series A8-5557M processor

Acer Aspire V5-552G (AMD Radeon HD 8550G + HD 8750M Dual Graphics, 15.6")
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Acer Aspire V5-552G-8632 (AMD Radeon HD 8750M, 15.6")
» Acer Aspire V5-552G-8632 - External Review

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» AMD A-Series A8-5557M
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» AMD A-Series A8-5545M
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» AMD A-Series A4-4300M
   2.5 GHz / 1 MB
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   1.8 GHz / 2 MB
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   1.55 GHz / 2 MB
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» AMD A-Series A4-5000
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Surrounding CPUs

- Intel Core i3 2310M
   2.1 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Core i3 2308M
   2.1 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
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   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
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   2.1 GHz / 4 MB
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   2.1 GHz / 4 MB
» AMD A-Series A8-5557M
   2.1 GHz / 4 MB
+ AMD Kaveri FX-7500
   2.1 GHz / 4096 KB
+ AMD Kaveri A10 Pro-7350B
   2.1 GHz / 4096 KB
+ Intel Celeron 1020E
   2.2 GHz / 512 KB + 2048 KB
+ AMD Phenom II X4 X920 BE
   2.3 GHz / 2048 KB
+ Intel Core 2 Quad Q9000
   2 GHz / 6134 KB
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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2013-05-20)