AMD A4 5050 

Released February, 2014
  • 1.55 GHz
  • Quad core
5.6 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

CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the AMD A4 5050

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

A4 5050
6.0
GeekBench (64-bit)

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

A4 5050
N/A
Passmark (Single Core)

Power Consumption

How much power does the processor require?

A4 5050
5.6
TDP

Features

How does CPUBoss rank the features of each product?

A4 5050
0.7
Features and specifications that differ between products

5.6

CPUBoss Score

Performance, Single-core Performance, Power Consumption and Features

A4 5050
5.6

Benchmarks Real world tests of the AMD A4 5050

GeekBench (64-bit)

A4 5050
2,798

GeekBench

A4 5050
2,798

Reviews Word on the street for the AMD A4 5050


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

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
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
Our guess is that it will make for a pretty nice Windows 8 chip.
by Tech Radar

Socket

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
As for the battery pack, it's a 3,000mAh unit.
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
The graphics performance of the A4-5000 is similarly non-whelming.
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

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
Cores Quad core
Socket type BGA 769
Is unlocked No
Is hyperthreaded No

features

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

power consumption

TDP 13.5W
Annual home energy cost 3.25 $/year
Typical power consumption 10.97W

details

Architecture x86-64
Threads 4 threads
L2 cache 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 28 nms
Max CPUs 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 90°C

gpu

GPU GPU
Label Radeon HD 8330

memory controller

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