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AMD A8-5550M vs AMD A8-5545M

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 A8-5545M

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The AMD A8-5545M is a mobile low-voltage quad-core processor based on the Richland architecture. The APU integrates two modules with 1.7 to 2.7 GHz, a Radeon HD 8510G graphics card and a DDR3(L)-1333 memory controller.

Compared to Trinity, Richland has been modified just slightly. Therefore, changes at the feature set or the performance per clock are not expected. 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.

The CPU performance of the A8-5545M is expected to be roughly on par with a Pentium P6100. For most current applications and less demanding games, the APU has sufficient power.

The graphics unit called Radeon HD 8510G offers all 384 shader units (VLIW4) and is slightly faster than the HD 7640G. The core is clocked at 450-554 MHz (with turbo).

The power consumption of the entire APU is rated at 19 watts, which is slightly above normal ULV CPUs. Thus, the APU is best suited for 13 inch notebooks or bigger.

ModelAMD A8-5550MAMD A8-5545M
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 A8-5545M1.7 - 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 compare2.7 - 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 « 1.7 - 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 compare2.7 - 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 MHz1700 - 2700 MHz
L2 Cache4 MB4 MB
Cores / Threads4 / 44 / 4
TDP35 Watt19 Watt
Technology32 nm32 nm
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, DDR3-1333 Controller
iGPUAMD Radeon HD 8550G (515 - 720 MHz)AMD Radeon HD 8510G (450 - 554 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
Announced

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
188 Points (1%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
68 Points (20%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 1.9     avg: 2     median: 2.1 (3%)     max: 2.06 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 0.78     avg: 0.8     median: 0.8 (19%)     max: 0.79 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 2139     avg: 2276     median: 2321 (14%)     max: 2368 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 5334     avg: 5702     median: 5844 (4%)     max: 5929 Points
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
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 25.3     avg: 26.2     median: 26 (5%)     max: 27.18 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
min: 1902     avg: 1933     median: 1932.5 (3%)     max: 1963 Points
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
6631 MIPS (4%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
2646 MIPS (32%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
min: 13.3     avg: 13.5     median: 13.5 (5%)     max: 13.67 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
min: 67     avg: 70.6     median: 70.6 (16%)     max: 74.2 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
min: 0.141     avg: 0.1     median: 0.1 (0%)     max: 0.148 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
min: 0.256     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (5%)     max: 0.269 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
1.3 GB/s (3%)
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
3223 Seconds (23%)
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
1.7 sec (37%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 2768     avg: 2854     median: 2795 (6%)     max: 2999 Points
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
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
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
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 2274     avg: 2437     median: 2503 (7%)     max: 2535 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 19496     avg: 21244     median: 21872 (18%)     max: 22365 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
22155 Points (18%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
25741 Points (22%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 1662     avg: 1771     median: 1777 (4%)     max: 1869 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 2350     avg: 2492     median: 2489 (4%)     max: 2641 Points
Geekbench 5.5 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
395 Points (17%)
Geekbench 5.5 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
1073 Points (2%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
4417 Points (8%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
1691 Points (33%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
4680 Points (38%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
3498 Points (32%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
4514 Points (9%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
4814 Points (10%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
4432 Points (12%)
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
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 8435     avg: 11020     median: 11019.5 (10%)     max: 13604 Points
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
65.3 Points (14%)

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