AMD A6 5400K 

Released October, 2012
  • 3.6 GHz
  • Dual core
  • Unlocked
7.4 Out of 10

The AMD A6 5400K provides reliable and hassle-free computing in one small package. While its 3.6 GHz dual core chip is stable enough for most tasks, one would be amazed that it manages to perform in multimedia and light gaming applications as well; with an embedded Radeon HD 7540, it removes the need for a bulky graphics card. This is perfect for home theatre PCs and other rigs where you don’t want the burden of needlessly upgrading; just set it and forget it! Even better, it comes with an unlocked multiplier that can overclock to 4.51 GHz easily. For performance and value, you can't go wrong with an A6 5400K.

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CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the AMD A6 5400K among desktop CPUs (45 to 75W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

A6 5400K
5.8
A4 6300
5.8
PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

A6 5400K
6.9
A4 6300
6.9
PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

A6 5400K
5.7
A4 6300
5.7
Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

A6 5400K
7.1
A4 6300
6.1
CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

A6 5400K
6.9
A4 6300
6.8
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

A6 5400K
n.d.
A4 6300
n.d.
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

7.4

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

A6 5400K
7.4
A4 6300
7.2

Benchmarks Real world tests of the AMD A6 5400K

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

A6 5400K
38.48 mHash/s
A4 6300
21.25 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

A6 5400K
0.47 fps
A4 6300
0.28 fps

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

A6 5400K
2,281
A4 6300
2,313
Core i3 3220
2,251

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

A6 5400K
1,924
A4 6300
1,569

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

A6 5400K
2,712
A4 6300
2,633
Core i3 3220
2,654

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A6 5400K
2,916
Core i3 3220
5,399
A4 6300
2,972

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A6 5400K
1,906
Core i3 3220
2,501
A4 6300
1,913

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A6 5400K
2,125,000 MB/s
Core i3 3220
173,000 MB/s
A4 6300
2,090,000 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Clock speed 3.6 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.8 GHz
Cores Dual core
Is unlocked Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes
Has virtualization support Yes
Instruction set extensions
  1. AES
  2. AMD-V
  3. AMD64
  4. AVX 1.1
  5. CLMUL
  6. CVT16
  7. F16C
  8. FMA4
  9. MMX
  10. SSE
  11. SSE2
  12. SSE3
  13. SSE4.1
  14. SSE4.2
  15. SSE4a
  16. XOP
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes

power consumption

TDP 65W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 7.07 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W

details

Threads 2 threads
L2 cache 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm
Transistor count 1,303,000,000
Max CPUs 1
Die size 246 mm²
Voltage range 0.83 - 1.48V
Operating temperature Unknown - 70°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 8
Overclocked clock speed 4.45 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 5.18 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 1,170.5
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.45 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU
Label Radeon™ HD 7540D
Latest DirectX 11.0
GPU clock speed 760 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in
Memory type DDR3-1866
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