AMD A8-7100 vs AMD A6 Pro-7050B

AMD A8-7100

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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.

AMD A6 Pro-7050B

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The AMD A6 Pro-7050B is a power efficient ULV (Ultra Low Voltage) dual-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 one CPU module for a total of two integer cores clocked at 2.2 - 3.0 GHz, the AMD chip also integrates a Radeon R4 GPU clocked at up to 533 MHz with 192 GCN shaders and a dual-channel DDR3-1600 memory controller.

Technically, the 7050B is almost identical with the consumer model A6-7000. However, AMD guarantees an especially high stability and durability for the business-oriented Pro-Series.

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 

The A6 Pro-7050B offers a relatively low CPU performance somewhere between an Intel Atom Z3735G and Pentium 977. Overall, the 7050B is sufficient for simple everyday workloads (Office, light browsing, multimedia), but will struggle in more demanding applications or multitasking.

Graphics

The Radeon R4 (Kaveri) GPU of the A6 Pro-7050B features a core clock of up to 533 MHz and 192 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 the Intel HD Graphics (Haswell) or HD Graphics 4000. Limited by the CPU performance, however, only a few older and less demanding games such as Trackmania will run fluently in (very) low settings.

Power Consumption

The power consumption of the entire APU is rated at 17 Watts, which is somewhat above the Haswell ULV CPUs from Intel (15 W including chipset). Nevertheless, the A6 Pro-7050B is suited for 12 - 13-inch notebooks or larger.

AMD A8-7100AMD A6 Pro-7050B
AMD KaveriAMD Kaveri
KaveriKaveri
: Kaveri Kaveri
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AMD A8-7200P compare2.4 - 3.3 GHz4 / 4
AMD FX-7500 compare2.1 - 3.3 GHz4 / 4
AMD A10 Pro-7350B compare2.1 - 3.3 GHz4 / 4
AMD A10-7300 compare1.9 - 3.2 GHz4 / 4
AMD A8 Pro-7150B compare1.9 - 3.2 GHz4 / 4
» AMD A8-71001.8 - 3 GHz4 / 4
AMD A6 Pro-7050B2.2 - 3 GHz2 / 2
AMD A6-7000 compare2.2 - 3 GHz2 / 2
AMD FX-7600P compare2.7 - 3.6 GHz4 / 4
AMD A10-7400P compare2.5 - 3.4 GHz4 / 4
AMD A8-7200P compare2.4 - 3.3 GHz4 / 4
AMD FX-7500 compare2.1 - 3.3 GHz4 / 4
AMD A10 Pro-7350B compare2.1 - 3.3 GHz4 / 4
AMD A10-7300 compare1.9 - 3.2 GHz4 / 4
AMD A8 Pro-7150B compare1.9 - 3.2 GHz4 / 4
AMD A8-71001.8 - 3 GHz4 / 4
» AMD A6 Pro-7050B2.2 - 3 GHz2 / 2
AMD A6-7000 compare2.2 - 3 GHz2 / 2
1800 - 3000 MHz2200 - 3000 MHz
4 MB1 MB
4 / 42 / 2
19 17
2410 2410
28 28
245 mm2245 mm2
SSE (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, DDR3-1600 Controller
iGPUAMD Radeon R5 (Kaveri) (? - 514 MHz)AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri) ( - 533 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
AMD Kaveri A8-7100AMD Kaveri A6 Pro-7050B

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 126     avg: 133     median: 133 (3%)     max: 140 Points
min: 81     avg: 81.5     median: 81.5 (2%)     max: 82 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 40     avg: 44     median: 44 (16%)     max: 48 Points
min: 49     avg: 49.5     median: 49.5 (18%)     max: 50 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 1.55     avg: 1.8     median: 1.8 (4%)     max: 1.97 Points
min: 0.96     avg: 1     median: 1 (2%)     max: 0.99 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 0.54     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (18%)     max: 0.56 Points
min: 0.56     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (18%)     max: 0.58 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 1287     avg: 1379     median: 1379 (12%)     max: 1471
min: 1790     avg: 1820     median: 1820 (16%)     max: 1850
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 4103     avg: 4134     median: 4134 (7%)     max: 4165
min: 2785     avg: 2930     median: 2930 (5%)     max: 3075
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
5763 Points (6%)
min: 3876     avg: 3975     median: 3974.5 (4%)     max: 4073 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
2047 Points (15%)
min: 2386     avg: 2392     median: 2392 (18%)     max: 2398 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 966.584     avg: 984     median: 984 (12%)     max: 1001.37 s
min: 1370.44     avg: 1483     median: 1482.5 (18%)     max: 1594.6 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 30.719     avg: 33.2     median: 33.2 (7%)     max: 35.736 s
min: 38.951     avg: 48     median: 48 (10%)     max: 57.019 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
min: 1409     avg: 1417     median: 1416.5 (9%)     max: 1424
765 (5%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
min: 11     avg: 11.1     median: 11.1 (5%)     max: 11.1 fps
min: 6.29     avg: 6.3     median: 6.3 (3%)     max: 6.33 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
min: 55.7     avg: 56     median: 56 (17%)     max: 56.2 fps
min: 32.67     avg: 32.8     median: 32.8 (10%)     max: 33 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
min: 0.132     avg: 0.1     median: 0.1 (0%)     max: 0.135 GB/s
0.1 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
min: 0.211     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (0%)     max: 0.212 GB/s
0.1 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
min: 1     avg: 1.1     median: 1.1 (0%)     max: 1.1 GB/s
0.6 GB/s (0%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
2225 Points (12%)
1468 Points (8%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 26.547     avg: 27.2     median: 27.2 (6%)     max: 27.785 s
min: 29.421     avg: 31.7     median: 31.7 (7%)     max: 33.982 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 33.553     avg: 48     median: 48 (2%)     max: 62.36 s
min: 70.263     avg: 73.8     median: 73.8 (3%)     max: 77.307 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
1546 s (7%)
min: 1665     avg: 1673     median: 1673.5 (7%)     max: 1681.96 s
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
min: 4846     avg: 4887     median: 4886.5 (6%)     max: 4927 Points
2591 Points (3%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 1666     avg: 1710     median: 1710 (7%)     max: 1754 Points
min: 1113     avg: 1133     median: 1133 (5%)     max: 1153 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 10696     avg: 11244     median: 11243.5 (7%)     max: 11791 Points
min: 10780     avg: 10798     median: 10798 (7%)     max: 10816 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
8512 Points (9%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
10306 Points (11%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 1062     avg: 1119     median: 1119 (3%)     max: 1176 Points
min: 846     avg: 855     median: 854.5 (2%)     max: 863 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 1490     avg: 1581     median: 1581 (4%)     max: 1672 Points
min: 1129     avg: 1137     median: 1137 (3%)     max: 1145 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
min: 2810     avg: 2901     median: 2900.5 (23%)     max: 2991 Points
2177 Points (18%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
min: 2381     avg: 2432     median: 2431.5 (22%)     max: 2482 Points
2300 Points (21%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
min: 4575     avg: 4583     median: 4582.5 (9%)     max: 4590 Points
2118 Points (4%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
min: 4360     avg: 4382     median: 4382 (9%)     max: 4404 Points
2601 Points (5%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
min: 3889     avg: 3914     median: 3913.5 (10%)     max: 3938 Points
2329 Points (6%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
min: 3319     avg: 3337     median: 3337 (6%)     max: 3355
1902 (3%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
min: 1459     avg: 1473     median: 1473 (30%)     max: 1487
1255 (26%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
2035 (3%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
1311 (27%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
4950 ms (8%)
5810 ms (10%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
200 ms (2%)
244 ms (3%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
7421 Points (12%)
6167 Points (10%)

Average Benchmarks AMD A8-7100 → 100% n=35

Average Benchmarks AMD A6 Pro-7050B → 78% n=35

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