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Analysis and Benchmarks of the AMD Carrizo-L Notebook Platform

Sebastian Jentsch (translated by Andreas Osthoff), 08/02/2015

Underdog against its will? We analyze the potential of the new APU AMD A-series A8-7410, called Carrizo-L. The top model in 28 nanometers promises a lot for AMD's entry-level line-up. What are the main rivals from Intel for the APU? Can the Radeon R5 also beat the Broadwell HD Graphics?

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Small brother? Carrizo-L is AMD's entry-level chip in the world of modern APUs. There has often been news about the big brother Carrizo over the last months. It is the sixth generation of AMD APUs (graphics chip and CPU combined). These faster mainstream APUs have a configurable TDP between 12 and 35 watts and always 4 cores besides a high Turbo clock of up to 3.4 GHz. We already introduced the APU generation "Carrizo" in our preview article. Despite the "old" 28 nanometers technology, AMD promises big improvements in a product class that is mainly defined by its power efficiency. How can we provide the same performance with less power draw? That is the decisive question for both AMD and Intel. Thanks to higher packing density and Voltage Adaptive Operation, AMD wants to reduce the consumption noticeably (40%), and Excavator cores as well as smaller improvements for the GPU are supposed to increase the performance at the same time.

This article will have a closer look at Carrizo-L. We already have the first chip A8-7410 inside the Toshiba Satellite C55D-C-10P in our editorial office.

Toshiba Satellite C55D-C-10P

Toshiba Satellite C55D-C-10P, courtesy of Toshiba Germany
Toshiba Satellite C55D-C-10P, courtesy of Toshiba Germany
  • CPU: AMD A8-7410, 4x 2.20GHz
  • RAM: 8GB / hard drive: 1TB HDD
  • Optical drive: DVD+/-RW DL
  • GPU: AMD Radeon R5 (IGP), HDMI
  • Display: 15.6", 1366x768, glossy
  • Ports: 1x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0, LAN
  • Wireless: WiFi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Card reader: 3in1 (SD/SDHC/SDXC)
  • Webcam: 1.0 Megapixel
  • Operating system: Windows 8.1 64-bit
  • Battery: Li-Ion
  • Weight: 2.20 kg 
  • From 530 Euros

Model Overview

Carrizo-L: A8-7410

The successor of the Beema platform is supposed to be a big deal in the market of inexpensive (sub-) notebooks. Similar to the predecessors, the APUs combine CPU, GPU and an AMD Secure processor including input/output systems. The maximum power consumption is between 10 and 25 watts (TDP). We can look at a quad-core chip A8-7410 clocked at up to 2.5 GHz inside the Toshiba Satellite C55D-C-10P in this article. This chip is the top model of the AMD 7000-series. It also includes a Radeon R5 GPU. The power consumption is between 12 and 25 watts depending on the load. Microsoft’s upcoming graphics interface DirectX 12, which will be available this summer with Windows 10, is supported by the APUs.

A-Series Carrizo-L

Designation

Modules / Cores CPU clock L2 cache GPU Memory TDP

AMD A8-7410

4/4 2.2 - 2.5 GHz 2 MB Radeon R5 (800 MHz) DDR3-1866 12-25 W

AMD A6-7310

4/4 ? - 2.4 GHz 2 MB Radeon R4 DDR3-1600 12-25 W

AMD A4-7210

4/4 ? - 2.2 GHz 2 MB Radeon R3 DDR3-1600 12-25 W

AMD E2-7110

4/4 ? - 1.8 GHz 2 MB Radeon Graphics DDR3-1600 12-15 W

AMD E1-7010

2 ? - 1.5 GHz 2 MB Radeon Graphics DDR3-1333 10 W

APU Details

HWinfo
HWinfo
GPU-Z
GPU-Z
CPU-Z CPU
CPU-Z CPU
CPU-Z Graphics
CPU-Z Graphics
CPU-Z SPD
CPU-Z SPD
CPU-Z Mainboard
CPU-Z Mainboard
CPU-Z Memory
CPU-Z Memory
CPU-Z Cache
CPU-Z Cache

Graphics Solution

We already know the graphics unit Radeon R5. It was also used for Beema notebooks (A8-6410) and provided decent performance. 128 shader units (GCN architecture with two compute units) run at up to 800 MHz. This is at least the case for our Toshiba review unit, where the TDP is probably limited to 15 watts.

Ex-works with Catalyst 14.5. We installed 15.7 before the benchmarks.
Ex-works with Catalyst 14.5. We installed 15.7 before the benchmarks.

The A8-7410 — Benchmarks Carrizo-L

The TDP class of the AMD A8-7410 (12-25 W) puts it right up in the competition against the following CPUs/APUs. If we consider the price of the Toshiba notebook, we also have to look at Intel Core i SoCs (530 Euros/~$582). Intel’s Bay Trail-M is used in notebooks for around 400 Euros (~$439).

Compared to the predecessor A8-6410, the 7410 has a 100 MHz higher Turbo Boost frequency and a 200 MHz higher nominal clock. 

  • AMD A6-6310 (AMD A-series Beema, 4x 1.8 GHz, Turbo, TDP 15 W)
  • AMD A8-6410 (AMD A-series Beema, 4x 2.0 GHz, Turbo, TDP 15 W)

We think the differentiation to the slower SoCs from Intel is interesting, where devices up to 400 Euros (~$439) with Bay Trail-T play an important role. 

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CPU Performance of the AMD A8-7410 in Comparison

R15 Multi @1.6 GHz almost constant
R15 Multi @1.6 GHz almost constant
R15 Single @1.6 GHz, sometimes 2.4 GHz
R15 Single @1.6 GHz, sometimes 2.4 GHz

Predecessor

The comparison with the predecessor is not overwhelming. The A8-6410 is 30% faster in Cinebench R11.5 Multi, and even the A8-6310 is 24% faster. We repeated the benchmarks, but the results were always very similar. There is no disadvantage in the Single-Core test (R11.5), where the A8-7410 and the 6410 are identical. The disadvantage is not that big in the R15 Multi-Core test, but it is still 5% slower. The R15 Single score of the 7410 is once again lower than the predecessor. The cross-platform benchmark Geekbench 3 also shows a small deficit for our A8-7410 and the 6410 is up to 10% faster.

The reason for the bad results is the bad Turbo utilization, probably due to the manufacturer limiting the TDP to 15 watts. The multi-core tests are executed with 1.6 GHz and the clock will just occasionally jump to 2.4 or 2.5 GHz for one second. The higher frequency can be maintained longer at the start of each test (5 seconds), but the 1.6 GHz are already dominating after 30 seconds. The behavior of the APU is similar in the single-core tests: It starts with fluctuations between 1.6 and 2.5 GHz, but 1.6 GHz dominates after a short while (around 5 seconds) compared to 2.4 GHz (1 second). This is technically throttling, because the nominal clock of 2.2 GHz cannot be maintained. We will try to clarify with Toshiba about the imposed throttling limitations.

Rivals

Intel’s Core i5-5200U is between 49-79% faster in the mentioned multi-core tests. The Core i3-5005U has an advantage of 20 up to 45%. The A10-7300 is just beaten by the A8-7410 in R15 Multi, but the situation changes in the single-tests of Cinebench R15 and R11.5. This is not surprising since the Kaveri GPU has a higher performance rating. The difference is very small at 12-13%, which is once again caused by the bad Turbo utilization.

Differentiation

The Pentium N3540 (Bay Trail-M) is 22% faster in R11.5 Multi, but the A8-7410 has an advantage of 10% in R15 Multi. All single-core tests on the other hand are won by the Carrizo-L (17 up to 31%). This continues in Geekbench 3, and the A8-7410 has an advantage between 5 (single-core) and 18% (multi-core). This should, however, be the case, because a Pentium N3510 is used for notebooks that cost around 400 Euros (~$439). The review unit with Carrizo-L is currently available for 530 Euros (~$582).

Cinebench R10
Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit (sort by value)
Acer Aspire E5-551-T8X3
Radeon R6 (Kaveri), A10-7300, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
2853 Points ∼28%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DGS00300
HD Graphics 5500, 5005U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
4183 Points ∼41%
Acer Aspire E15 ES1-512-P1SM
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
1960 Points ∼19%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit (sort by value)
Acer Aspire E5-551-T8X3
Radeon R6 (Kaveri), A10-7300, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
7247 Points ∼10%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DGS00300
HD Graphics 5500, 5005U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
8966 Points ∼12%
Acer Aspire E15 ES1-512-P1SM
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
6670 Points ∼9%
Rendering Single 32Bit (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite C55D-C-10P Carrizo-L
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-7410, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
2818 Points ∼26%
Acer Aspire E5-551-T8X3
Radeon R6 (Kaveri), A10-7300, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
2097 Points ∼19% -26%
Dell Vostro 3558
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
4156 Points ∼38% +47%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DGS00300
HD Graphics 5500, 5005U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
3116 Points ∼29% +11%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
GeForce 920M, 5010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
3114 Points ∼29% +11%
Acer Aspire E5-521-60Y6
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
1858 Points ∼17% -34%
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
1850 Points ∼17% -34%
Acer Aspire E15 ES1-512-P1SM
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
1379 Points ∼13% -51%
Cinebench R11.5
CPU Single 64Bit (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite C55D-C-10P Carrizo-L
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-7410, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
0.6 Points ∼25%
Acer Aspire E5-551-T8X3
Radeon R6 (Kaveri), A10-7300, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
0.67 Points ∼27% +12%
Dell Vostro 3558
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
1.27 Points ∼52% +112%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DGS00300
HD Graphics 5500, 5005U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
0.96 Points ∼39% +60%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
GeForce 920M, 5010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
0.97 Points ∼40% +62%
HP 250 G2 (F0Z00EA)
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3510, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E380
0.26 Points ∼11% -57%
Acer Aspire E5-521-60Y6
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
0.57 Points ∼23% -5%
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
0.6 Points ∼25% 0%
HP 15-g005ng
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-6410, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
0.6 Points ∼25% 0%
Acer Aspire E15 ES1-512-P1SM
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
0.5 Points ∼20% -17%
CPU Multi 64Bit (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite C55D-C-10P Carrizo-L
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-7410, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
1.57 Points ∼6%
Acer Aspire E5-551-T8X3
Radeon R6 (Kaveri), A10-7300, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
1.8 Points ∼7% +15%
Dell Vostro 3558
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
2.81 Points ∼10% +79%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DGS00300
HD Graphics 5500, 5005U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
2.27 Points ∼8% +45%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
GeForce 920M, 5010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
2.32 Points ∼9% +48%
HP 250 G2 (F0Z00EA)
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3510, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E380
1.48 Points ∼5% -6%
Acer Aspire E5-521-60Y6
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
1.94 Points ∼7% +24%
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
2.04 Points ∼8% +30%
HP 15-g005ng
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-6410, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
2.01 Points ∼7% +28%
Acer Aspire E15 ES1-512-P1SM
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
1.92 Points ∼7% +22%
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite C55D-C-10P Carrizo-L
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-7410, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
52 Points ∼24%
Acer Aspire E5-551-T8X3
Radeon R6 (Kaveri), A10-7300, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
59 Points ∼27% +13%
Dell Vostro 3558
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
108 Points ∼50% +108%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DGS00300
HD Graphics 5500, 5005U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
82 Points ∼38% +58%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
GeForce 920M, 5010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
85 Points ∼39% +63%
Acer Aspire E5-521-60Y6
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
47 Points ∼22% -10%
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
49 Points ∼22% -6%
HP 15-g005ng
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-6410, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
49 Points ∼22% -6%
Acer Aspire E15 ES1-512-P1SM
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
42 Points ∼19% -19%
CPU Multi 64Bit (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite C55D-C-10P Carrizo-L
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-7410, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
174 Points ∼4%
Acer Aspire E5-551-T8X3
Radeon R6 (Kaveri), A10-7300, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
158 Points ∼4% -9%
Dell Vostro 3558
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
259 Points ∼6% +49%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DGS00300
HD Graphics 5500, 5005U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
208 Points ∼5% +20%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
GeForce 920M, 5010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
217 Points ∼5% +25%
Acer Aspire E5-521-60Y6
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
157 Points ∼4% -10%
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
164 Points ∼4% -6%
HP 15-g005ng
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-6410, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
165 Points ∼4% -5%
Acer Aspire E15 ES1-512-P1SM
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
157 Points ∼4% -10%
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit
Stream (sort by value)
Acer Aspire E5-551-T8X3
Radeon R6 (Kaveri), A10-7300, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
3478 Points ∼28%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DGS00300
HD Graphics 5500, 5005U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
4744 Points ∼38%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
GeForce 920M, 5010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
6793 Points ∼55%
Memory (sort by value)
Acer Aspire E5-551-T8X3
Radeon R6 (Kaveri), A10-7300, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
2667 Points ∼24%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DGS00300
HD Graphics 5500, 5005U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
4089 Points ∼37%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
GeForce 920M, 5010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
5428 Points ∼49%
Floating Point (sort by value)
Acer Aspire E5-551-T8X3
Radeon R6 (Kaveri), A10-7300, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
3742 Points ∼11%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DGS00300
HD Graphics 5500, 5005U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
4524 Points ∼13%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
GeForce 920M, 5010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
4801 Points ∼14%
Integer (sort by value)
Acer Aspire E5-551-T8X3
Radeon R6 (Kaveri), A10-7300, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
4784 Points ∼15%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DGS00300
HD Graphics 5500, 5005U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
4193 Points ∼13%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
GeForce 920M, 5010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
4436 Points ∼14%
Total Score (sort by value)
Acer Aspire E5-551-T8X3
Radeon R6 (Kaveri), A10-7300, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
3865 Points ∼15%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DGS00300
HD Graphics 5500, 5005U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
4343 Points ∼17%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
GeForce 920M, 5010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
4997 Points ∼19%
Geekbench 3
32 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite C55D-C-10P Carrizo-L
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-7410, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
3456 Points ∼11%
Acer Aspire E5-551-T8X3
Radeon R6 (Kaveri), A10-7300, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
3743 Points ∼12% +8%
Dell Vostro 3558
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
4975 Points ∼16% +44%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DGS00300
HD Graphics 5500, 5005U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
4016 Points ∼13% +16%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
GeForce 920M, 5010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
4540 Points ∼15% +31%
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
3792 Points ∼12% +10%
HP 15-g005ng
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-6410, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
3715 Points ∼12% +7%
Acer Aspire E5-521-60Y6
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
3534 Points ∼11% +2%
Acer Aspire E15 ES1-512-P1SM
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
3267 Points ∼10% -5%
32 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite C55D-C-10P Carrizo-L
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-7410, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
1205 Points ∼25%
Acer Aspire E5-551-T8X3
Radeon R6 (Kaveri), A10-7300, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
1498 Points ∼31% +24%
Dell Vostro 3558
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
2468 Points ∼51% +105%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DGS00300
HD Graphics 5500, 5005U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
1912 Points ∼40% +59%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
GeForce 920M, 5010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
2167 Points ∼45% +80%
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
1287 Points ∼27% +7%
HP 15-g005ng
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-6410, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
1245 Points ∼26% +3%
Acer Aspire E5-521-60Y6
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
1244 Points ∼26% +3%
Acer Aspire E15 ES1-512-P1SM
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
988 Points ∼20% -18%
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - --- (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite C55D-C-10P Carrizo-L
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-7410, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
27 Seconds * ∼6%
Acer Aspire E5-551-T8X3
Radeon R6 (Kaveri), A10-7300, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
26.131 Seconds * ∼6% +3%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DGS00300
HD Graphics 5500, 5005U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
19.266 Seconds * ∼4% +29%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
GeForce 920M, 5010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
18.329 Seconds * ∼4% +32%
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - --- (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite C55D-C-10P Carrizo-L
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-7410, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
61 Seconds * ∼3%
Acer Aspire E5-551-T8X3
Radeon R6 (Kaveri), A10-7300, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
61.671 Seconds * ∼3% -1%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DGS00300
HD Graphics 5500, 5005U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
43.453 Seconds * ∼2% +29%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
GeForce 920M, 5010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
40.924 Seconds * ∼2% +33%
WinRAR - Result (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite C55D-C-10P Carrizo-L
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-7410, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
1292 KB/s ∼15%
Acer Aspire E5-551-T8X3
Radeon R6 (Kaveri), A10-7300, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
1526 KB/s ∼18% +18%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DGS00300
HD Graphics 5500, 5005U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
1952 KB/s ∼23% +51%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
GeForce 920M, 5010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
2119 KB/s ∼25% +64%
wPrime 2.0x
1024m (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite C55D-C-10P Carrizo-L
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-7410, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
900 s * ∼11%
Acer Aspire E5-551-T8X3
Radeon R6 (Kaveri), A10-7300, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
854.95 s * ∼10% +5%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DGS00300
HD Graphics 5500, 5005U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
774.511 s * ∼9% +14%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
GeForce 920M, 5010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
775.192 s * ∼9% +14%
32m (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite C55D-C-10P Carrizo-L
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-7410, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
27 s * ∼5%
Acer Aspire E5-551-T8X3
Radeon R6 (Kaveri), A10-7300, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
24.16 s * ∼5% +11%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DGS00300
HD Graphics 5500, 5005U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
24.407 s * ∼5% +10%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
GeForce 920M, 5010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
23.89 s * ∼5% +12%
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0
Pass 2 (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite C55D-C-10P Carrizo-L
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-7410, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
9.69 fps ∼7%
Acer Aspire E5-551-T8X3
Radeon R6 (Kaveri), A10-7300, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
12.14 fps ∼8% +25%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DGS00300
HD Graphics 5500, 5005U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
12.96 fps ∼9% +34%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
GeForce 920M, 5010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
13.6 fps ∼9% +40%
Pass 1 (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite C55D-C-10P Carrizo-L
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-7410, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
45.52 fps ∼17%
Acer Aspire E5-551-T8X3
Radeon R6 (Kaveri), A10-7300, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
62.55 fps ∼23% +37%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DGS00300
HD Graphics 5500, 5005U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
69.7 fps ∼26% +53%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
GeForce 920M, 5010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
73.9 fps ∼27% +62%

* ... smaller is better

System Performance & Video

4k playback with errors
4k playback with errors
Highest load, video stutters heavily
Highest load, video stutters heavily

The PCMarks 7 and 8 evaluate the performance of the whole system including the GPU, the hard drive as well as the memory. Laptops with SSDs would have a clear advantage, particularly in PCMark 7. Such devices are therefore not listed in the comparison graphics and are not (yet) common in the price range of the Toshiba C55D.

The APU can unfortunately not provide smooth playback and the load of the four APU cores is close to 90%. There are also frequent picture errors. The use of other applications is still possible, at least if you are just browsing the web. This experience is smooth.

Predecessor

There are unfortunately no PCMark 7 results for AMD Beema in our database. PCMark 8 shows a tie as long as there is no dedicated Radeon R5 M240 (HP 355 G2). The HP 15-g005ng (A8-6410) is on par, while the HP 355 (A8-6310) is 8 up to 25% faster.

Rivals

A system with the Core i5-5200U and Intel HD 5500 has an advantage of 35% compared to the AMD review unit with Carrizo-L (PCMark 7), while PCMark 8 even determines 32 up to 41%. The weaker Intel SoCs like the Core i3-5005U are also still 16-48% ahead of the A8-7410 system and the integrated HD5500 does not seem to be a huge drawback. The A10-7300 is faster in combination with a Radeon R6 (Kaveri), which has an advantage between 24 and 36% depending on the benchmark. The Radeon R6 certainly gets some important points because it is one of the fastest integrated GPUs from AMD after the R7.

Differentiation

Intel's Pentium N3540 (Bay Trail-M) is only beaten by 7% in the overall score of PCMark 7, but we have no comparison results for PCMark 8. The same applies for the Pentium N3510.

PCMark 7
Creativity (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite C55D-C-10P Carrizo-L
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-7410, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
3687 Points ∼26%
Acer Aspire E5-551-T8X3
Radeon R6 (Kaveri), A10-7300, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
3437 Points ∼24% -7%
Dell Vostro 3558
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
5117 Points ∼36% +39%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DGS00300
HD Graphics 5500, 5005U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
5532 Points ∼39% +50%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
GeForce 920M, 5010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
5105 Points ∼36% +38%
HP 250 G2 (F0Z00EA)
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3510, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E380
2557 Points ∼18% -31%
Acer Aspire E15 ES1-512-P1SM
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
3846 Points ∼27% +4%
Entertainment (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite C55D-C-10P Carrizo-L
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-7410, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
1757 Points ∼16%
Acer Aspire E5-551-T8X3
Radeon R6 (Kaveri), A10-7300, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
2080 Points ∼19% +18%
Dell Vostro 3558
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
2434 Points ∼23% +39%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DGS00300
HD Graphics 5500, 5005U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
2595 Points ∼24% +48%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
GeForce 920M, 5010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
2689 Points ∼25% +53%
HP 250 G2 (F0Z00EA)
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3510, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E380
1511 Points ∼14% -14%
Acer Aspire E15 ES1-512-P1SM
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
1582 Points ∼15% -10%
Productivity (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite C55D-C-10P Carrizo-L
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-7410, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
1019 Points ∼9%
Acer Aspire E5-551-T8X3
Radeon R6 (Kaveri), A10-7300, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
1150 Points ∼11% +13%
Dell Vostro 3558
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
1406 Points ∼13% +38%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DGS00300
HD Graphics 5500, 5005U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
1600 Points ∼15% +57%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
GeForce 920M, 5010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
1339 Points ∼12% +31%
HP 250 G2 (F0Z00EA)
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3510, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E380
793 Points ∼7% -22%
Acer Aspire E15 ES1-512-P1SM
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
930 Points ∼9% -9%
Lightweight (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite C55D-C-10P Carrizo-L
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-7410, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
1434 Points ∼20%
Acer Aspire E5-551-T8X3
Radeon R6 (Kaveri), A10-7300, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
1529 Points ∼21% +7%
Dell Vostro 3558
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
1960 Points ∼27% +37%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DGS00300
HD Graphics 5500, 5005U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
2205 Points ∼30% +54%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
GeForce 920M, 5010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
1855 Points ∼25% +29%
HP 250 G2 (F0Z00EA)
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3510, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E380
1270 Points ∼17% -11%
Acer Aspire E15 ES1-512-P1SM
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
1455 Points ∼20% +1%
Score (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite C55D-C-10P Carrizo-L
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-7410, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
1878 Points ∼22%
Acer Aspire E5-551-T8X3
Radeon R6 (Kaveri), A10-7300, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
1938 Points ∼23% +3%
Dell Vostro 3558
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
2541 Points ∼30% +35%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DGS00300
HD Graphics 5500, 5005U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
2784 Points ∼32% +48%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
GeForce 920M, 5010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
2574 Points ∼30% +37%
HP 250 G2 (F0Z00EA)
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3510, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E380
1604 Points ∼19% -15%
Acer Aspire E15 ES1-512-P1SM
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
1750 Points ∼20% -7%
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite C55D-C-10P Carrizo-L
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-7410, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
2868 Points ∼44%
Acer Aspire E5-551-T8X3
Radeon R6 (Kaveri), A10-7300, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
3569 Points ∼55% +24%
Dell Vostro 3558
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
3800 Points ∼58% +32%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DGS00300
HD Graphics 5500, 5005U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
3321 Points ∼51% +16%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
GeForce 920M, 5010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
3613 Points ∼55% +26%
Acer Aspire E5-521-60Y6
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
2759 Points ∼42% -4%
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
3106 Points ∼48% +8%
HP 15-g005ng
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-6410, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
2834 Points ∼43% -1%
Home Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite C55D-C-10P Carrizo-L
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-7410, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
1958 Points ∼32%
Acer Aspire E5-551-T8X3
Radeon R6 (Kaveri), A10-7300, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
2657 Points ∼44% +36%
Dell Vostro 3558
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
2758 Points ∼45% +41%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DGS00300
HD Graphics 5500, 5005U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
2544 Points ∼42% +30%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
GeForce 920M, 5010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
2972 Points ∼49% +52%
Acer Aspire E5-521-60Y6
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
1946 Points ∼32% -1%
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
2451 Points ∼40% +25%
HP 15-g005ng
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-6410, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
1967 Points ∼32% 0%

3D Performance

Predecessor

Let’s start with the 3D scores of some benchmarks. Ice Storm Standard Graphics (3DMark 2013) determined pretty much the identical score compared to the A8-6410. The HP 355 G2 with the same APU is an exception with its R5 M240 and is therefore 30% faster. This result continues in the Cloud Gate Standard score and 3DMark 11 Performance GPU. It seems that the R5 of the A8-7410 does not even have a slight advantage over the R5 in the A8-6410. Toshiba lets the Radeon R5 run at 800 MHz. 

Rivals

The Intel HD 5500 is 11-12% faster in 3DMark 11 Performance GPU. The same applies in 3DMark 2013, where the Intel GPU is 20 and 29% faster in Ice Storm Standard Graphics. Cloud Gate Standard Graphics even determines an advantage of 40 to 49%, respectively. However, the 3DMark scores are also influenced by the faster Intel CPU (Broadwell i5 & i3). Is the advantage of an integrated Radeon GPU gone? It certainly looks this way, since the Intel chip is also on par in Cinebench R11.5 OpenCL. The old 3DMark Vantage is also won by the Intel GPU, the Core i3 system ThinkPad Edge E550 is 35% faster.

You would need at least an A10-7300 with a Radeon R6 GPU (Kaveri) to beat Intel’s "powerful" integrated GPU. The R6 is 21 up to 35% faster than the HD 5500. By the way, the GeForce 920M, Nvidia's slowest 9xxM model, is 114 (Cloud Gate Standard Graphics), 126 (R11.5 OpenCL), 128 (3DMark Vantage) or 129% (3DMark 11) faster than the Radeon R5. 

Differentiation

The HD Graphics (Bay Trail-M) is easily beaten by 50% up to 70%, so the Intel GPU of the Pentium N3540 cannot compete with the Radeon R5 (Carrizio/Beema). But it does not have to, since it has a much lower TDP of just 7.5 watts. The corresponding laptops are more frugal and manage longer runtimes.

3DMark
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite C55D-C-10P Carrizo-L
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-7410, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
3479 Points ∼2%
Acer Aspire E5-551-T8X3
Radeon R6 (Kaveri), A10-7300, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
6523 Points ∼4% +87%
Dell Vostro 3558
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
5179 Points ∼3% +49%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DGS00300
HD Graphics 5500, 5005U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
4854 Points ∼3% +40%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
GeForce 920M, 5010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
7444 Points ∼4% +114%
HP 250 G2 (F0Z00EA)
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3510, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E380
1342 Points ∼1% -61%
Acer Aspire E5-521-60Y6
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
3326 Points ∼2% -4%
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
5458 Points ∼3% +57%
HP 15-g005ng
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-6410, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
3291 Points ∼2% -5%
Acer Aspire E15 ES1-512-P1SM
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
1425 Points ∼1% -59%
1280x720 Ice Storm Standard Graphics (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite C55D-C-10P Carrizo-L
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-7410, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
35815 Points ∼5%
Acer Aspire E5-551-T8X3
Radeon R6 (Kaveri), A10-7300, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
42872 Points ∼6% +20%
Dell Vostro 3558
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
46148 Points ∼6% +29%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DGS00300
HD Graphics 5500, 5005U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
43147 Points ∼6% +20%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
GeForce 920M, 5010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
70114 Points ∼9% +96%
HP 250 G2 (F0Z00EA)
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3510, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E380
18689 Points ∼2% -48%
Acer Aspire E5-521-60Y6
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
36127 Points ∼5% +1%
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
46696 Points ∼6% +30%
HP 15-g005ng
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-6410, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
35930 Points ∼5% 0%
Acer Aspire E15 ES1-512-P1SM
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
19083 Points ∼3% -47%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite C55D-C-10P Carrizo-L
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-7410, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
744 Points ∼1%
Acer Aspire E5-551-T8X3
Radeon R6 (Kaveri), A10-7300, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
1290 Points ∼3% +73%
Dell Vostro 3558
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
834 Points ∼2% +12%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DGS00300
HD Graphics 5500, 5005U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
825 Points ∼2% +11%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
GeForce 920M, 5010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
1706 Points ∼3% +129%
Acer Aspire E5-521-60Y6
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
716 Points ∼1% -4%
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
1601 Points ∼3% +115%
HP 15-g005ng
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-6410, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
759 Points ∼1% +2%
Acer Aspire E15 ES1-512-P1SM
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
229 Points ∼0% -69%
Cinebench R11.5 - OpenGL 64Bit (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite C55D-C-10P Carrizo-L
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-7410, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
16.24 fps ∼10%
Acer Aspire E5-551-T8X3
Radeon R6 (Kaveri), A10-7300, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
21.25 fps ∼12% +31%
Dell Vostro 3558
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
16.85 fps ∼10% +4%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DGS00300
HD Graphics 5500, 5005U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
15.62 fps ∼9% -4%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
GeForce 920M, 5010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
36.74 fps ∼22% +126%
HP 250 G2 (F0Z00EA)
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3510, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E380
6 fps ∼4% -63%
Acer Aspire E5-521-60Y6
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
14.98 fps ∼9% -8%
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
20.88 fps ∼12% +29%
HP 15-g005ng
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-6410, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
14.89 fps ∼9% -8%
Acer Aspire E15 ES1-512-P1SM
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
6.78 fps ∼4% -58%
3DMark 03 - 1024x768 Standard AA:0x AF:0x (sort by value)
Acer Aspire E5-551-T8X3
Radeon R6 (Kaveri), A10-7300, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
18332 Points ∼10%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
GeForce 920M, 5010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
23055 Points ∼12%
3DMark 05 - 1024x768 Standard AA:0x AF:0x (sort by value)
Acer Aspire E5-551-T8X3
Radeon R6 (Kaveri), A10-7300, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
7661 Points ∼16%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
GeForce 920M, 5010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
14564 Points ∼31%
3DMark Vantage - 1280x1024 P GPU no PhysX (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite C55D-C-10P Carrizo-L
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-7410, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
2259 Points ∼3%
Acer Aspire E5-551-T8X3
Radeon R6 (Kaveri), A10-7300, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
4022 Points ∼5% +78%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DGS00300
HD Graphics 5500, 5005U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
3057 Points ∼4% +35%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
GeForce 920M, 5010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
5141 Points ∼7% +128%
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
4761 Points ∼6% +111%
Unigine Heaven 3.0
1920x1080 OpenGL, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders AA:Off AF:Off (sort by value)
Acer Aspire E5-551-T8X3
Radeon R6 (Kaveri), A10-7300, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
8.2 fps ∼5%
1920x1080 DX 11, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders AA:Off AF:Off (sort by value)
Acer Aspire E5-551-T8X3
Radeon R6 (Kaveri), A10-7300, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
10.6 fps ∼4%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 - 1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Acer Aspire E5-551-T8X3
Radeon R6 (Kaveri), A10-7300, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
85 fps ∼1%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DGS00300
HD Graphics 5500, 5005U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
60.9 fps ∼0%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
GeForce 920M, 5010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
95.8 fps ∼1%
ComputeMark v2.1
1024x600 Normal, QJuliaRayTrace (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite C55D-C-10P Carrizo-L
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-7410, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
154 Points ∼1%
Acer Aspire E5-551-T8X3
Radeon R6 (Kaveri), A10-7300, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
219 Points ∼2% +42%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
GeForce 920M, 5010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
462 Points ∼4% +200%
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
359 Points ∼3% +133%
1024x600 Normal, Mandel Scalar (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite C55D-C-10P Carrizo-L
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-7410, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
128 Points ∼2%
Acer Aspire E5-551-T8X3
Radeon R6 (Kaveri), A10-7300, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
189 Points ∼3% +48%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
GeForce 920M, 5010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
413 Points ∼7% +223%
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
359 Points ∼6% +180%
1024x600 Normal, Mandel Vector (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite C55D-C-10P Carrizo-L
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-7410, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
135 Points ∼3%
Acer Aspire E5-551-T8X3
Radeon R6 (Kaveri), A10-7300, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
166 Points ∼3% +23%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
GeForce 920M, 5010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
273 Points ∼6% +102%
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
258 Points ∼5% +91%
1024x600 Normal, Fluid 2DTexArr (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite C55D-C-10P Carrizo-L
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-7410, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
63 Points ∼2%
Acer Aspire E5-551-T8X3
Radeon R6 (Kaveri), A10-7300, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
103 Points ∼3% +63%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
GeForce 920M, 5010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
86 Points ∼2% +37%
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
84 Points ∼2% +33%
1024x600 Normal, Fluid 3DTex (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite C55D-C-10P Carrizo-L
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-7410, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
65 Points ∼2%
Acer Aspire E5-551-T8X3
Radeon R6 (Kaveri), A10-7300, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
126 Points ∼3% +94%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
GeForce 920M, 5010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
88 Points ∼2% +35%
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
91 Points ∼2% +40%
1024x600 Normal, Score (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite C55D-C-10P Carrizo-L
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-7410, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
544 Points ∼2%
Acer Aspire E5-551-T8X3
Radeon R6 (Kaveri), A10-7300, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
804 Points ∼3% +48%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
GeForce 920M, 5010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
1323 Points ∼5% +143%
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
1152 Points ∼4% +112%
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit
Room GPUs-only (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite C55D-C-10P Carrizo-L
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-7410, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
88 Samples/s ∼2%
Acer Aspire E5-551-T8X3
Radeon R6 (Kaveri), A10-7300, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
163 Samples/s ∼3% +85%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DGS00300
HD Graphics 5500, 5005U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
128 Samples/s ∼2% +45%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
GeForce 920M, 5010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
280 Samples/s ∼5% +218%
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
224 Samples/s ∼4% +155%
Sala GPUs-only (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite C55D-C-10P Carrizo-L
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-7410, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
149 Samples/s ∼1%
Acer Aspire E5-551-T8X3
Radeon R6 (Kaveri), A10-7300, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
290 Samples/s ∼3% +95%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DGS00300
HD Graphics 5500, 5005U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
335 Samples/s ∼3% +125%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
GeForce 920M, 5010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
586 Samples/s ∼5% +293%
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
411 Samples/s ∼4% +176%

Performance in Games

Thanks to the Radeon R5 M240, the A8-6410 in the HP 355 G2 is almost twice as fast as our integrated Radeon R5 in Dota 2. The game is only playable in the lowest settings. The Intel HD 5500 is 64 and 91%, respectively, faster. The HD Graphics (Haswell), however, falls behind the Radeon R5 (Dota 2, Tomb Raider). We can compare the frame rates with the predecessor APU A8-6410 in Tomb Raider, and the latter is around 20% faster in the low and medium presets. This has to be the result of the throttling of the APU cores by Toshiba. The Radeon R5 does not throttle in our review unit and even runs at 800 MHz in our stress test. Our A8-7410 only manages comparable values to the predecessor Radeon R5 in Battlefield 4, only the Radeon R5 M240 has a clear advantage.

The GeForce 920M is 160 and 180% faster in Bioshock. The advantage is even 200% in Tomb Raider, and 66 or 68% in Battlefield Hardline.

We also tried Tomb Raider with the Bay Trail Pentium, but the HD Graphics is between 40 and 70% slower than the Radeon R5 of the Carrizo-L depending on the settings. The HD Graphics from the 15-watt Broadwell SoCs is not necessarily faster than the R5. It is 30% slower in high settings, but around 40% faster in low settings.

Dota 2
1366x768 Medium / On, Render Quality: 70 % (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite C55D-C-10P Carrizo-L
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-7410, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
16.3 fps ∼14%
Acer Aspire E5-551-T8X3
Radeon R6 (Kaveri), A10-7300, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
24.5 fps ∼20% +50%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DGS00300
HD Graphics 5500, 5005U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
27 fps ∼23% +66%
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
31.7 fps ∼26% +94%
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 15
HD Graphics (Haswell), 3556U, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPCX-24C6HT0
24.2 fps ∼20% +48%
1024x768 Low / Off, Render Quality: 40 % (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite C55D-C-10P Carrizo-L
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-7410, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
23.4 fps ∼16%
Acer Aspire E5-551-T8X3
Radeon R6 (Kaveri), A10-7300, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
42.2 fps ∼29% +80%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DGS00300
HD Graphics 5500, 5005U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
44.8 fps ∼31% +91%
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
42.6 fps ∼30% +82%
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 15
HD Graphics (Haswell), 3556U, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPCX-24C6HT0
36.9 fps ∼26% +58%
BioShock Infinite
1366x768 Medium Preset (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite C55D-C-10P Carrizo-L
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-7410, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
13.4 fps ∼4%
Acer Aspire E5-551-T8X3
Radeon R6 (Kaveri), A10-7300, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
26.23 fps ∼7% +96%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
GeForce 920M, 5010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
35.3 fps ∼9% +163%
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
26.5 fps ∼7% +98%
1280x720 Very Low Preset (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite C55D-C-10P Carrizo-L
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-7410, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
23 fps ∼5%
Acer Aspire E5-551-T8X3
Radeon R6 (Kaveri), A10-7300, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
45.85 fps ∼11% +99%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
GeForce 920M, 5010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
64.1 fps ∼15% +179%
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
45.9 fps ∼11% +100%
Tomb Raider
1366x768 High Preset AA:FX AF:8x (sort by value)
Acer Aspire E5-551-T8X3
Radeon R6 (Kaveri), A10-7300, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
19 fps ∼4%
Dell Vostro 3558
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
13.1 fps ∼3%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DGS00300
HD Graphics 5500, 5005U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
13.2 fps ∼3%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
GeForce 920M, 5010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
25.4 fps ∼5%
Acer Aspire E5-521-60Y6
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
11.7 fps ∼2%
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
19.7 fps ∼4%
HP 15-g005ng
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-6410, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
11.9 fps ∼2%
Acer Aspire E15 ES1-512-P1SM
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
5.4 fps ∼1%
Acer Aspire V3-331-P982
HD Graphics (Haswell), 3556U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
8.1 fps ∼2%
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 15
HD Graphics (Haswell), 3556U, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPCX-24C6HT0
8.2 fps ∼2%
1366x768 Normal Preset AA:FX AF:4x (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite C55D-C-10P Carrizo-L
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-7410, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
14.9 fps ∼3%
Acer Aspire E5-551-T8X3
Radeon R6 (Kaveri), A10-7300, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
26.9 fps ∼5% +81%
Dell Vostro 3558
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
20.8 fps ∼4% +40%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DGS00300
HD Graphics 5500, 5005U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
20.8 fps ∼4% +40%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
GeForce 920M, 5010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
42.9 fps ∼8% +188%
Acer Aspire E5-521-60Y6
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
22.5 fps ∼4% +51%
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
30.4 fps ∼5% +104%
HP 15-g005ng
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-6410, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
17.8 fps ∼3% +19%
Acer Aspire E15 ES1-512-P1SM
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
8.3 fps ∼1% -44%
Acer Aspire V3-331-P982
HD Graphics (Haswell), 3556U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
14.2 fps ∼2% -5%
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 15
HD Graphics (Haswell), 3556U, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPCX-24C6HT0
13.8 fps ∼2% -7%
1024x768 Low Preset (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite C55D-C-10P Carrizo-L
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-7410, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
27.8 fps ∼4%
Acer Aspire E5-551-T8X3
Radeon R6 (Kaveri), A10-7300, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
51.6 fps ∼8% +86%
Dell Vostro 3558
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
39.2 fps ∼6% +41%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DGS00300
HD Graphics 5500, 5005U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
40.2 fps ∼6% +45%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
GeForce 920M, 5010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
84.6 fps ∼14% +204%
Acer Aspire E5-521-60Y6
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
31.2 fps ∼5% +12%
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
59.6 fps ∼10% +114%
HP 15-g005ng
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-6410, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
34 fps ∼5% +22%
Acer Aspire E15 ES1-512-P1SM
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
16.5 fps ∼3% -41%
Acer Aspire V3-331-P982
HD Graphics (Haswell), 3556U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
30.2 fps ∼5% +9%
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 15
HD Graphics (Haswell), 3556U, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPCX-24C6HT0
28.9 fps ∼5% +4%
Battlefield Hardline
1366x768 Medium Graphics Quality (DX11) (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite C55D-C-10P Carrizo-L
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-7410, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
17.3 fps ∼9%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
GeForce 920M, 5010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
28.7 fps ∼15% +66%
1024x768 Low Graphics Quality (DX11) (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite C55D-C-10P Carrizo-L
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-7410, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
24.3 fps ∼12%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
GeForce 920M, 5010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
40.9 fps ∼21% +68%
Alien: Isolation
1366x768 Medium, On (AA & SSAO Off), Shadow Map 1024 AF:4x (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite C55D-C-10P Carrizo-L
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-7410, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
11.5 fps ∼4%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
GeForce 920M, 5010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
30.5 fps ∼10% +165%
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
21 fps ∼7% +83%
1024x768 (Very) Low, Off, Shadow Map 512 AF:1x (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite C55D-C-10P Carrizo-L
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-7410, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
18.4 fps ∼6%
Asus F555LJ-XX110H
GeForce 920M, 5010U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
47 fps ∼14% +155%
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
30.2 fps ∼9% +64%
Battlefield 4
1366x768 High Preset (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite C55D-C-10P Carrizo-L
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-7410, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
10.6 fps ∼5%
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
17.7 fps ∼9% +67%
HP 15-g005ng
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-6410, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
10.4 fps ∼5% -2%
1366x768 Medium Preset (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite C55D-C-10P Carrizo-L
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-7410, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
16.2 fps ∼8%
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
22.4 fps ∼11% +38%
HP 15-g005ng
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-6410, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
15.5 fps ∼8% -4%
1024x768 Low Preset (sort by value)
Toshiba Satellite C55D-C-10P Carrizo-L
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-7410, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
22.5 fps ∼11%
HP 355 G2
Radeon R5 M240, A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
26.8 fps ∼13% +19%
HP 15-g005ng
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-6410, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
21.3 fps ∼11% -5%

Verdict

Sure, Carrizo-L is a chip for inexpensive budget notebooks, but we are still disappointed by the performance from the top model A8-7410 in the Toshiba notebook. There are barely any differences compared to the APU A8-6410 predecessor, especially since the tested Toshiba Satellite C55D-C-10P is supposed to retail for 530 Euros (~$582). The performance does not fit into the segment, and the 15-inch device does not offer any highlights in other categories like the components, ports, etc., either. Our first Carrizo-L sample does not leave a good impression.

The Turbo utilization is very limited and we even noticed throttling. We are eager to see whether the next review devices with Carrizo-L will have the same issues or if the performance disadvantage is only a result of Toshiba’s decision for the TDP limit. Throttling does not limit the general usability of the laptop, but this is obviously a very unfavorable phenomenon for a performance comparison of a new platform. For now, Carrizo-L only appears to be Beema with an optional TDP limitation (Toshiba test model) and a new socket (for the compatibility with Carrizo).

The gaming performance is disappointing as well, the Radeon R5 is not only usually much slower than the Broadwell HD Graphics, but the frame rates are often also lower compared to the "predecessor" Radeon R5 (Beema) of the A8-6410.

AMD wants Carrizo-L to compete with Intel’s Haswell Pentium, Bay Trail-M and simple Core i3s. This will obviously only work when the prices of corresponding devices are between 350 and 450 Euros (~$385 and $494). This is the segment where you can find the mentioned Intel entry-level SoCs. Toshiba's Satellite C55D-C-10P is definitely too expensive at 530 Euros (~$582), especially since the manufacturer does not seem to utilize the maximum performance of the Carrizo top model. This means you ultimately get a weak APU that is just a couple of percent points faster than a Bay Trail Pentium or sometimes even beaten. Haswell Pentium and Core i3 are in another league, at least in respect of the raw CPU performance.

The situation is better when you look at the graphics performance of Carrizo-L, because the HD Graphics (Bay Trail-M) is easily beaten by 50 up to 70%. However, the Radeon R5 cannot beat the Haswell Pentium GPU (Dota 2, Tomb Raider) and the Intel IGP even has a slight advantage. The HD Graphics 5500, also in the Core i3, usually manages a big lead, both in 3D benchmarks as well as games.

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Sebastian Jentsch, 2015-08- 2 (Update: 2015-08- 5)
Andreas Osthoff
Andreas Osthoff - Senior Editor Business
I grew up with computers and modern consumer electronics. I am interested in the technology since I had my first computer, a Commodore C64, and started building my own PCs after that. My focus here at Notebookcheck is the business segment including mobile workstations, but I also like to test new mobile devices. It is always a great experience to review and compare new products. My free time is filled with a lot of sports, in the summer mainly on my bike.