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AMD A8-7100

AMD A8-7100

The AMD A8-7100 is a power efficient ULV (Ultra Low Voltage) quad-core processor based on the Kaveri architecture. It was revealed in June 2014 for notebooks and is manufactured by GlobalFoundries using a 28 nm SHP process. In addition to having two CPU modules for a total of four integer cores clocked at 1.8 - 3.0 GHz, the AMD chip also integrates a Radeon R5 GPU clocked at up to 514 MHz with 256 GCN shaders and a dual-channel DDR3-1600 memory controller.

Architecture 

Kaveri is the successor to the 2013 Richland architecture (e.g. A10-5750M). The revised CPU cores, codenamed Steamroller, represent the third generation of the module-based Bulldozer design. A number of major changes include modified decoders (now one per integer core), optimized branch prediction, and increased L1 I-cache from 64 KB to 96 KB per module. These revisions boost the performance per clock slightly over a similarly clocked Richland APU. For more details about the AMD Kaveri architecture, see our detailed analysis here:

Analysis of the AMD Kaveri Notebook Platform

Performance 

According to our benchmarks, the A8-7100 offers a CPU performance similar to the Haswell-based Intel Core i3-4010U. While the Core i3 wins in single-thread benchmarks, the A8-7100 takes the lead in some multi-thread tests. Overall, the A8-7100 will be sufficient for all daily workloads (Office, Internet browsing, multimedia) as well as light multitasking.

Graphics

The Radeon R5 (Kaveri) GPU of the A8-7100 features a core clock of up to 514 MHz and 256 shader units. Since the GPU is based on AMD's GCN 1.1 architecture, both DirectX 11.2 "Tier 2" and Mantle are supported. Furthermore, the GPU can be used for general purpose computing in various applications, such as Adobe Photoshop via the OpenCL API. 

In terms of 3D performance, the GPU is roughly as fast as a dedicated GeForce 710M and can handle many current games at low settings and (W)XGA resolution (as of 2014).

Power Consumption

The power consumption of the entire APU is rated at 19 Watts, which is somewhat above the Haswell ULV CPUs from Intel (15 W including chipset). Nevertheless, the A8-7100 is suited for 12 - 13-inch notebooks or larger.

SeriesAMD Kaveri
CodenameKaveri
Clock Rate1800 - 3000 MHz
Level 2 Cache4096 KB
Number of Cores / Threads4 / 4
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)19 Watt
Transistor Count2410 Million
Manufacturing Technology28 nm
Die Size245 mm2
FeaturesSSE (1, 2, 3, 3S, 4.1, 4.2, 4A), x86-64, AES, AVX, FMA, DDR3-1600 Controller
GPUAMD Radeon R5 (Kaveri) (? - 514 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Hardware VirtualizationAMD-V
Announcement Date06/04/2014
Product Link (external)AMD Kaveri A8-7100

Benchmarks

Octane V2 - Total Score
0% 100%
min: 7421      avg: 7421 (20%)     median: 7421 (20%)     max: 7421 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 40      avg: 44 (25%)     median: 44 (25%)     max: 48 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 126      avg: 133 (9%)     median: 133 (9%)     max: 140 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
0% 100%
min: 4949.9      avg: 4949.9 (8%)     median: 4949.9 (8%)     max: 4949.9 ms
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
0% 100%
min: 3319      avg: 3337 (21%)     median: 3337 (21%)     max: 3355 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
0% 100%
min: 1459      avg: 1473 (32%)     median: 1473 (32%)     max: 1487 Points
3DMark (2013) - Fire Strike Standard Physics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 1490      avg: 1581 (10%)     median: 1581 (10%)     max: 1672 Points
3DMark (2013) - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 1062      avg: 1119 (3%)     median: 1119 (3%)     max: 1176 Points
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 10696      avg: 11243.5 (7%)     median: 11243.5 (7%)     max: 11791 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
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min: 2810      avg: 2900.5 (31%)     median: 2900.5 (31%)     max: 2991 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
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min: 2381      avg: 2431.5 (27%)     median: 2431.5 (27%)     max: 2482 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
0% 100%
min: 4575      avg: 4582.5 (26%)     median: 4582.5 (26%)     max: 4590 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
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min: 4360      avg: 4382 (28%)     median: 4382 (28%)     max: 4404 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
0% 100%
min: 3889      avg: 3913.5 (27%)     median: 3913.5 (27%)     max: 3938 Points
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score
0% 100%
min: 199.5      avg: 199.5 (5%)     median: 199.5 (5%)     max: 199.5 ms
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.132      avg: 0.1 (8%)     median: 0.1 (8%)     max: 0.135 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.211      avg: 0.2 (13%)     median: 0.2 (13%)     max: 0.212 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 1      avg: 1.1 (12%)     median: 1.1 (12%)     max: 1.1 GB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
0% 100%
min: 11      avg: 11.1 (13%)     median: 11.1 (13%)     max: 11.1 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
0% 100%
min: 55.7      avg: 56 (29%)     median: 56 (29%)     max: 56.2 fps
WinRAR - Result
0% 100%
min: 1409      avg: 1416.5 (19%)     median: 1416.5 (19%)     max: 1424 KB/s
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m
0% 100%
min: 966.584      avg: 984 (12%)     median: 984 (12%)     max: 1001.37 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m
0% 100%
min: 30.719      avg: 33.2 (7%)     median: 33.2 (7%)     max: 35.736 seconds
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 1666      avg: 1710 (13%)     median: 1710 (13%)     max: 1754 points
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 4846      avg: 4886.5 (12%)     median: 4886.5 (12%)     max: 4927 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 0.54      avg: 0.6 (28%)     median: 0.6 (28%)     max: 0.56 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 1.55      avg: 1.8 (10%)     median: 1.8 (10%)     max: 1.97 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 2047      avg: 2047 (24%)     median: 2047 (24%)     max: 2047 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 5763      avg: 5763 (16%)     median: 5763 (16%)     max: 5763 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 1287      avg: 1379 (21%)     median: 1379 (21%)     max: 1471 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 4103      avg: 4134 (12%)     median: 4134 (12%)     max: 4165 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M -
0% 100%
min: 26.547      avg: 27.2 (6%)     median: 27.2 (6%)     max: 27.785 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M -
0% 100%
min: 33.553      avg: 48 (2%)     median: 48 (2%)     max: 62.36 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M -
0% 100%
min: 1546      avg: 1546 (0%)     median: 1546 (0%)     max: 1546 Seconds
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card

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#1 min, max, avg, median took 0.00039315223693848s +0.581s ... 0.584s

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Other CPUs of the series AMD Kaveri

» AMD Kaveri FX-7600P
   2.7 GHz / 4 MB
» AMD Kaveri A10-7400P
   2.5 GHz / 4 MB
» AMD Kaveri A8-7200P
   2.4 GHz / 4 MB
» AMD Kaveri FX-7500
   2.1 GHz / 4 MB
» AMD Kaveri A10 Pro-7350B
   2.1 GHz / 4 MB
» AMD Kaveri A10-7300
   1.9 GHz / 4 MB
» AMD Kaveri A8 Pro-7150B
   1.9 GHz / 4 MB
» AMD Kaveri A8-7100
   1.8 GHz / 4 MB
» AMD Kaveri A6-7000
   2.2 GHz / 1 MB
» AMD Kaveri A6 Pro-7050B
   2.2 GHz / 1 MB

Surrounding CPUs

- Intel Core 2 Duo T9400
   2.53 GHz / 6 MB
- Intel Core i5 4200Y
   1.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Core M 5Y31
   0.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
- Intel Pentium B970
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
- Intel Celeron 2950M
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» AMD Kaveri A8-7100
   1.8 GHz / 4 MB
+ Intel Core i3 4102E
   1.6 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Core i3 4030Y
   1.6 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ AMD A-Series A8-3550MX
   2 GHz / 4096 KB
+ Intel Core 2 Duo P8800
   2.66 GHz / 3072 KB
+ AMD A-Series (Desktop) AMD A4-5300
   3.4 GHz / 2048 KB
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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2014-05-26)