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AMD A4 Micro-6400T

AMD A4 Micro-6400T

The AMD A4 Micro-6400T is a mobile quad-core SoC (codenamed "Mullins") for tablets, which has been presented in April 2014. In addition to 4 CPU cores clocked at 1.0 - 1.6 GHz (boost clock), the 28 nanometer chip also integrates a Radeon R3 GPU, a single-channel DDR3L-1333 memory controller and the Southbridge with various I/O-ports.

Architecture

Both Beema (for notebooks) and Mullins (for tablets and compact subnotebooks, same die) are based on AMD's Puma+ architecture, which is the successor to the previous Jaguar design (Kabini and Temash APUs). Neither the performance per clock nor the feature set (including SSE up to 4.2, AVX and AES) have been modified. However, AMD managed to reduce the leakage current, enabling significantly higher (boost) clock speeds. This leads to a more responsive system and better overall performance. As its predecessor, the chip is manufactured in 28 nm.

Performance

In single thread tasks, the APU performs slightly better than the former A4-5000 (15 W, 1.5 GHz), but clocks and performance will decrease substantially in long-lasting multi-thread benchmarks. Overall, performance is similar to a Celeron N2920. Nonetheless, the Micro-6400T will be sufficient for simple workloads like Office, Internet browsing and multimedia.

Graphics

The SoC integrates a Radeon R3 GPU with 128 shaders, which is based on the GCN architecture and clocked at up to 350 MHz. On average, the graphics performance is similar to Intel's HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge) or a Radeon HD 8250. Current games (as of 2014) are thus hardly playable even in low settings, only a few older and less demanding titels will run fluently.

Power Consumption

The power consumption of the entire SoC is rated at 4.5 watts TDP (SDP: 2.8 W). Thus, the APU is suitable for passively cooled tablets.

SeriesAMD A-Series
CodenameMullins
Series: A-Series Mullins
AMD A10 Micro-6700T (compare)1200 - 2200 MHz4 / 4
» AMD A4 Micro-6400T1000 - 1600 MHz4 / 4
Clock Rate1000 - 1600 MHz
Level 1 Cache256 KB
Level 2 Cache2 MB
Number of Cores / Threads4 / 4
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)4.5 Watt
Manufacturing Technology28 nm
FeaturesSSE (1, 2, 3, 3S, 4.1, 4.2, 4A), x86-64, AES, AVX, Single-Channel DDR3L-1333a
GPUAMD Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema) ( - 350 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Announcement Date04/29/2014

Benchmarks

Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
1251 Points (16%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.1 GB/s (5%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
40.5 Seconds (9%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
92.4 Seconds (4%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
2065.2 Seconds (9%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 5975.9     avg: 7665.4     median: 7665.4 (13%)     max: 9354.9 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 393     avg: 544.6     median: 544.6 (14%)     max: 696.1 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 3947     avg: 5387     median: 5387 (11%)     max: 6827 Points
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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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