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AMD A8-5550M vs AMD A4-5150M

AMD A8-5550M

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The AMD A8-5550M is a mobile quad-core processor based on the Richland-architecture. As successor to the A8-4500M, the A8-5550M 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 A8-5550M performs about 15 percent slower than the A10-5750M and similar to 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. With fast dual-channel memory, performance matches 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.

AMD A4-5150M

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The AMD A4-5150M is a mobile dual-core processor based on the Richland-architecture. As successor to the A4-4300M, the A4-5150M has a slightly higher CPU and graphics performance and settles in the low end segment. The APU integrates 2 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 module 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 our benchmarks, the A4-5150M performs similar to the A6-4400M and just matches a Pentium P6000. Consequently, the performance in less demanding applications and games is sufficient.

The graphics unit called Radeon HD 8350G offers 128 shader units (VLIW4) and clocks slightly higher than the similar HD 7420G. With fast dual-channel memory, performance is somewhat below a dedicated Radeon HD 7450M.

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.

ModelAMD A8-5550MAMD A4-5150M
SeriesAMD A-SeriesAMD A-Series
CodenameRichlandRichland
Series: A-Series Richland
AMD A10-5750M compare2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 4 cores
AMD A10-5757M compare2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 4 cores
AMD A10-5745M compare2.1 - 2.9 GHz4 / 4 cores
AMD A8-5550M « 2.1 - 3.1 GHz4 / 4 cores
AMD A8-5557M compare2.1 - 3.1 GHz4 / 4 cores
AMD A8-5545M compare1.7 - 2.7 GHz4 / 4 cores
AMD A6-5350M compare2.9 - 3.5 GHz2 / 2 cores
AMD A6-5357M compare2.9 - 3.5 GHz2 / 2 cores
AMD A4-5150M2.7 - 3.3 GHz2 / 2 cores
AMD A6-5345M compare2.2 - 2.8 GHz2 / 2 cores
AMD A4-5145M compare2 - 2.6 GHz2 / 2 cores
AMD A10-5750M compare2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 4 cores
AMD A10-5757M compare2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 4 cores
AMD A10-5745M compare2.1 - 2.9 GHz4 / 4 cores
AMD A8-5550M2.1 - 3.1 GHz4 / 4 cores
AMD A8-5557M compare2.1 - 3.1 GHz4 / 4 cores
AMD A8-5545M compare1.7 - 2.7 GHz4 / 4 cores
AMD A6-5350M compare2.9 - 3.5 GHz2 / 2 cores
AMD A6-5357M compare2.9 - 3.5 GHz2 / 2 cores
AMD A4-5150M « 2.7 - 3.3 GHz2 / 2 cores
AMD A6-5345M compare2.2 - 2.8 GHz2 / 2 cores
AMD A4-5145M compare2 - 2.6 GHz2 / 2 cores
Clock2100 - 3100 MHz2700 - 3300 MHz
L2 Cache4 MB1 MB
Cores / Threads4 / 42 / 2
TDP35 Watt35 Watt
32 nm32 nm, 0.925-
FeaturesSSE (1, 2, 3, 3S, 4.1, 4.2, 4A), x86-64, AES, AVX, FMA, DDR3-1600 ControllerSSE (1, 2, 3, 3S, 4.1, 4.2, 4A), x86-64, AES, AVX, FMA (3, 4), DDR3-1600 Controller
iGPUAMD Radeon HD 8550G (515 - 720 MHz)AMD Radeon HD 8350G (514 - 720 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
Announced
L1 Cache96 KB
Transistors1300 Million
Die Size246 mm2
max. Temp.105 °C
SocketFS1r2
Manufacturerproducts.amd.com

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - A4-5150M
14.4 pt (20%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
144 Points (16%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
186 Points (0%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
188 Points (1%)
min: 96.9     avg: 101     median: 101 (1%)     max: 105 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
68 Points (20%)
min: 54     avg: 59.1     median: 59.1 (18%)     max: 64.2 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 1.9     avg: 2     median: 2.1 (3%)     max: 2.06 Points
1.2 Points (2%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 0.78     avg: 0.8     median: 0.8 (19%)     max: 0.79 Points
0.7 Points (17%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 2139     avg: 2276     median: 2321 (14%)     max: 2368 Points
2446 Points (15%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 5334     avg: 5702     median: 5844 (4%)     max: 5929 Points
3589 Points (3%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 7526     avg: 7930     median: 8077 (6%)     max: 8186 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 2902     avg: 3081     median: 3155 (4%)     max: 3187 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 863     avg: 900     median: 891 (11%)     max: 947 s
1430 s (17%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 25.3     avg: 26.2     median: 26 (5%)     max: 27.18 s
43 s (9%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
min: 1902     avg: 1933     median: 1932.5 (3%)     max: 1963 Points
1167 Points (2%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
6631 MIPS (4%)
min: 3740     avg: 3769     median: 3768.5 (2%)     max: 3797 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
2646 MIPS (32%)
min: 2616     avg: 2620     median: 2620 (31%)     max: 2624 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
min: 13.3     avg: 13.5     median: 13.5 (5%)     max: 13.67 fps
8 fps (3%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
min: 67     avg: 70.6     median: 70.6 (16%)     max: 74.2 fps
42 fps (10%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 0.51     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (1%)     max: 0.62 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
min: 0.141     avg: 0.1     median: 0.1 (0%)     max: 0.148 GB/s
min: 0.083     avg: 0.1     median: 0.1 (0%)     max: 0.086 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
min: 0.256     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (5%)     max: 0.269 GB/s
min: 0.15     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (3%)     max: 0.154 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
1.3 GB/s (3%)
min: 0.739     avg: 0.8     median: 0.8 (2%)     max: 0.766 GB/s
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
3223 Seconds (23%)
min: 5364     avg: 5507     median: 5506.5 (39%)     max: 5649 Seconds
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
1.7 sec (37%)
1.8 sec (38%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 2768     avg: 2854     median: 2795 (6%)     max: 2999 Points
1881 Points (4%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 31.4     avg: 31.5     median: 31.4 (7%)     max: 31.61 s
30.3 s (7%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 71     avg: 71.1     median: 71 (3%)     max: 71.4 s
67.2 s (3%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 1849     avg: 1852     median: 1851.5 (8%)     max: 1854 s
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
29660 MIPS (14%)
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
20870 MFLOPS (16%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
min: 6035     avg: 6251     median: 6321 (6%)     max: 6398 Points
3732 Points (3%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 2274     avg: 2437     median: 2503 (7%)     max: 2535 Points
1531 Points (4%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 19496     avg: 21244     median: 21872 (18%)     max: 22365 Points
8366 Points (7%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
22155 Points (18%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
25741 Points (22%)
9004 Points (8%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 1662     avg: 1771     median: 1777 (4%)     max: 1869 Points
844 Points (2%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 2350     avg: 2492     median: 2489 (4%)     max: 2641 Points
722 Points (1%)
Geekbench 5.5 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
395 Points (17%)
454 Points (19%)
Geekbench 5.5 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
1073 Points (2%)
633 Points (1%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
454 Points (2%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
639 Points (2%)
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 2048     avg: 2050     median: 2050 (20%)     max: 2052 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 2711     avg: 2872     median: 2871.5 (3%)     max: 3032 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
1971 Points (27%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
2896 Points (7%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
4417 Points (8%)
2528 Points (4%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
1691 Points (33%)
1739 Points (34%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
2747 Points (4%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
1927 Points (29%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
4680 Points (38%)
3968 Points (32%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
3498 Points (32%)
3616 Points (33%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
4514 Points (9%)
2993 Points (6%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
4814 Points (10%)
3438 Points (7%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
4432 Points (12%)
3370 Points (9%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 2921     avg: 3334     median: 2939 (3%)     max: 4141 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
min: 185.5     avg: 235.7     median: 235.7 (3%)     max: 285.8 ms
274 ms (3%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 0.9.1 Total Score *
288 ms (3%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 8435     avg: 11020     median: 11019.5 (10%)     max: 13604 Points
min: 13144     avg: 13186     median: 13185.5 (12%)     max: 13227 Points
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
65.3 Points (14%)

Average Benchmarks AMD A8-5550M → 100% n=38

Average Benchmarks AMD A4-5150M → 74% n=38

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