AMD A4 5000 

Released February, 2014
  • 1.55 GHz
  • Quad core
5.8 Out of 10

A score of 1.45pts is not hugely impressive.
by Tech Radar
Remember, AMD's hottest desktop graphics chip, as found in the AMD Radeon 7970 board, packs 2,048 shaders clocked roughly twice as fast, which works out to a raw performance advantage of 32 times.
by Tech Radar
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CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the AMD A4 5000 among laptop CPUs (up to 15W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

A4 5000
6.2
PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

A4 5000
6.1
PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

A4 5000
5.0
Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

A4 5000
6.9
CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

A4 5000
5.1
Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

A4 5000
5.4
Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

5.8

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

A4 5000
5.8

Benchmarks Real world tests of the AMD A4 5000

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

A4 5000
16.17 mHash/s
Celeron N3050
6.46 mHash/s
Pentium N3700
13.51 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

A4 5000
0.41 fps
Pentium N3700
0.61 fps
Celeron N3050
0.42 fps

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

A4 5000
1,606

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

A4 5000
1,328

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

A4 5000
2,185

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A4 5000
2,562

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A4 5000
842

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A4 5000
752,800 MB/s
Celeron N3050
331 MB/s
Pentium N3700
382.3 MB/s

Reviews Word on the street for the AMD A4 5000


7.0
Clocked here at 1.5GHz, you're looking at cores with less than one fifth the performance of the best current desktop CPU cores.

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Socket Type

But in the context of the modest 3,000mAh battery pack, the AMD A4-5000 looks like it should make for some impressively long lasting systems.
by Tech Radar
By today's standards, 128 graphics shaders is a modest count in a gaming context and there's no getting round that.
by Tech Radar
As for the graphics part of the equation, AMD is calling the A4-5000's 3D core the AMD Radeon HD 8330.
by Tech Radar

Socket

Things aren't nearly as evenly matched on the graphics side where the PS4 has 1,152 graphics shaders, the Xbox One is thought to have 768 shaders and the A4-5000 has just 128 shaders.
by Tech Radar
More generally, the fact that AMD specified this test whitebook with a 5,200rpm magnetic drive rather than a solid state drive obscured the APU's ability as a proper Windows 8 chip.
by Tech Radar
Buying Guide Best CPU: the 8 top processors today As for the A4-5000, it's a variant of what's known as the Kabini APU or Accelerated Processing unit.
by Tech Radar

Performance

Once applications and benchmarks have loaded, disk performance becomes much less of an issue, so what have we discovered?
by Tech Radar
Put simply, games developers will desperately need to get to grips with multi-threading if they're to have any hope of getting good performance out of these new Jaguar cores.
by Tech Radar
Storage-wise, we're talking 320GB of old school magnetic hard drive sadly, so we'll do our best to exclude that from our performance assessments.
by Tech Radar

Type of CPU

Instead, super thin-and-light laptops and tablets are essentially the limit for Kabini.
by Tech Radar
What we want from AMD is something to keep Intel honest in its core market and also provide an alternative in the burgeoning market for tablet PCs running the x86 version of Windows 8, including Microsoft's Surface Pro.
by Tech Radar
The main thing to appreciate about this chip - and one of the things that makes for an intriguing thought in the context of those new games consoles - is that it's very much a mobile processor.
by Tech Radar

Multicore

Battery life looks good, 2D video is strong and the CPU cores are likely just good enough.
by Tech Radar
More precisely, it's the new Jaguar cores inside this APU that are making waves.
by Tech Radar
Perhaps unsurprisingly, AMD hasn't worked miracles with the new Jaguar CPU core design.
by Tech Radar

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Clock speed 1.55 GHz
Turbo clock speed 0 GHz
Cores Quad core
Socket type BGA 769
Is unlocked No

features

Has a NX bit Yes
Supports trusted computing No
Has virtualization support Yes
Instruction set extensions
  1. AES
  2. AMD-V
  3. AMD64
  4. AVX
  5. BMI1
  6. F16C
  7. MMX
  8. SSE
  9. SSE2
  10. SSE3
  11. SSE4.1
  12. SSE4.2
  13. SSE4a
  14. Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in
Memory type
  1. DDR3L-1600
  2. DDR3-1600
Channels Single Channel
Supports ECC No
Maximum bandwidth 12,800 MB/s

details

Architecture x86-64
Threads 4 threads
L2 cache 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache None
Manufacture process 28 nm
Max CPUs 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 90°C

integrated graphics

GPU GPU
Label Radeon HD 8330

power consumption

TDP 13.5W
Annual home energy cost 3.25 $/year
Performance per watt 15.86 pt/W
Typical power consumption 10.97W
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