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AMD A4-5000

AMD A4-5000

The AMD A4-5000 is a mobile quad-core SoC for low-end laptops, which was presented in mid-2013. In addition to 4 CPU cores with a clock speed of 1.5 GHz (no Turbo), the 28-nanometer chip also integrates a Radeon HD 8330 GPU, a single channel DDR3(L)-1600 memory controller as well as the Southbridge with various I/O- ports.

Architecture

Both Kabini (for notebooks) and Temash (tablets and compact subnotebooks) are based on AMD's new Jaguar architecture, which replaces the previous Bobcat models (e.g. the E-350). According to AMD, the performance per clock has been increased by about 15 percent. Furthermore, various modern instruction set extensions such as SSE up to version 4.2, AVX and AES are now supported. The finer 28-nanometer process from TSMC allows lower voltages and/or higher clock rates compared to Bobcat, as well as up to 4 CPU cores (Bobcat: 2 cores).

Performance

Due to the low clock speed of 1.5 GHz, the performance in poorly parallelized applications is quite modest and just slightly above the old E2-1800. However, if all 4 cores are busy, the performance equals the Sandy-Bridge-based Core i3-2377M. For office and multimedia tasks, the A4-5000 has sufficient power; however, it will reach its limits in more demanding applications and games.

Graphics

The SoC integrates a Radeon HD 8330 GPU with 128 shaders, which is based on the GCN architecture and clocked at 500 MHz (no Turbo). On average, the HD 8330 matches a Radeon HD 7470M or Intel HD Graphics 4000. Many recent games (as of 2013) are therefore hardly playable. However, some older or less demanding games will run fluently.

Power Consumption

The power consumption of the entire SoC is rated at 15 watts. Thus, the A4-5000 is a bit more economical than its predecessors (E2-1800: 17 watts) and suitable for smaller subnotebooks.

SeriesAMD A-Series
CodenameKabini
Series: A-Series Kabini
AMD A6-5200 compare2 GHz4 / 4
AMD A4-5100 compare1.55 GHz4 / 4
AMD A4-5050 compare1.55 GHz4 / 4
» AMD A4-50001.5 GHz4 / 4
AMD E2-3800 compare1.3 GHz4 / 4
Clock Rate1500 MHz
Level 1 Cache256 KB
Level 2 Cache2 MB
Number of Cores / Threads4 / 4
Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)15 Watt
Manufacturing Technology28 nm
FeaturesSSE (1, 2, 3, 3S, 4.1, 4.2, 4A), x86-64, AES, AVX, DDR3L-1600
GPUAMD Radeon HD 8330 (497 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Architecturex86
Announcement Date05/23/2013

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU
14.1 pt (14%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 68     avg: 68.5     median: 68.5 (11%)     max: 69 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 226     avg: 238     median: 237.5 (2%)     max: 249 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 1.39     avg: 1.5     median: 1.5 (3%)     max: 1.51 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 1086     avg: 1188     median: 1206.5 (11%)     max: 1215 points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 2875     avg: 3979     median: 4165 (7%)     max: 4237 points
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
min: 4407     avg: 4418     median: 4417.5 (3%)     max: 4428 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
min: 1303     avg: 1304     median: 1304 (9%)     max: 1305 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
min: 8.7     avg: 8.7     median: 8.7 (4%)     max: 8.74 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
min: 41.12     avg: 41.3     median: 41.3 (12%)     max: 41.49 fps
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 0.79     avg: 0.8     median: 0.8 (3%)     max: 0.8 fps
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Blender 2.79 - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
min: 4589     avg: 4608     median: 4608 (32%)     max: 4627 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 22     avg: 38.5     median: 41.4 (9%)     max: 43.213 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 2076.52     avg: 2093     median: 2088.9 (9%)     max: 2130.61 s
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 12000     avg: 18032     median: 18657.5 (12%)     max: 19319 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
min: 2046     avg: 2056     median: 2055.5 (19%)     max: 2065 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
min: 3030     avg: 3041     median: 3040.5 (8%)     max: 3051 Points
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
21.7 Watt (6%)