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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 (compare)2000 MHz4 / 4
AMD A4-5100 (compare)1550 MHz4 / 4
AMD A4-5050 (compare)1550 MHz4 / 4
» AMD A4-50001500 MHz4 / 4
AMD E2-3800 (compare)1300 MHz4 / 4
Clock Rate1500 MHz
Level 1 Cache256 KB
Level 2 Cache2 MB
Number of Cores / Threads4 / 4
Max. 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
Announcement Date05/23/2013

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 85     avg: 114     median: 119 (4%)     max: 120 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 30     avg: 32.3     median: 33 (15%)     max: 33 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 1.39     avg: 1.5     median: 1.5 (5%)     max: 1.51 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 0.35     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (16%)     max: 0.39 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 1086     avg: 1187.6     median: 1206.5 (13%)     max: 1215 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 2875     avg: 3979.3     median: 4165 (8%)     max: 4237 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 5071     avg: 5114.3     median: 5092.5 (7%)     max: 5195 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 1446     avg: 1487.4     median: 1493 (15%)     max: 1502 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 1078     avg: 1148.8     median: 1153 (14%)     max: 1226.22 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 34.5     avg: 37.3     median: 38.2 (8%)     max: 39 seconds
WinRAR - Result
min: 1063     avg: 1074.7     median: 1078 (13%)     max: 1083 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 8.7     avg: 8.7     median: 8.7 (6%)     max: 8.74 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 41.12     avg: 41.3     median: 41.3 (15%)     max: 41.49 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
min: 0.102     avg: 0.1     median: 0.1 (0%)     max: 0.103 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
min: 0.16     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (6%)     max: 0.165 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
min: 0.909     avg: 0.9     median: 0.9 (5%)     max: 0.929 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 1825     avg: 2007.6     median: 2038.5 (6%)     max: 2051 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 22     avg: 38.5     median: 41.4 (9%)     max: 43.213 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 93.087     avg: 94.5     median: 93.9 (4%)     max: 99.139 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 2076.52     avg: 2092.6     median: 2088.9 (9%)     max: 2130.61 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
min: 26620     avg: 26855     median: 26850 (13%)     max: 27100 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
min: 16400     avg: 16492.5     median: 16500 (13%)     max: 16570 MFLOPS
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 4422     avg: 4544.3     median: 4544.5 (8%)     max: 4695 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 1376     avg: 1618.1     median: 1635 (9%)     max: 1797 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 12000     avg: 18032.4     median: 18657.5 (12%)     max: 19319 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 1242     avg: 1451.1     median: 1472 (4%)     max: 1561 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 1750     avg: 2078.3     median: 2103 (8%)     max: 2158 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
min: 2571     avg: 2587     median: 2587 (21%)     max: 2603 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
min: 2046     avg: 2055.5     median: 2055.5 (19%)     max: 2065 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
min: 3867     avg: 3867.5     median: 3867.5 (11%)     max: 3868 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
min: 2887     avg: 2906.5     median: 2906.5 (9%)     max: 2926 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
min: 3030     avg: 3040.5     median: 3040.5 (12%)     max: 3051 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 2354     avg: 2690.8     median: 2762 (9%)     max: 2813 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 845     avg: 865.6     median: 870 (19%)     max: 875 Points
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 352.4     avg: 483.3     median: 446.3 (11%)     max: 688.2 ms
Power Consumption - Prime95 V28,10 Stress Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra *
26.5 Watt (11%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra *
21.7 Watt (9%)
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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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