AMD A8 3550MX 

Released December, 2011
  • 2 GHz
  • Quad core
6.4 Out of 10

CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the AMD A8 3550MX among laptop CPUs (over 15W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

A8 3550MX
6.0
A8 3520M
6.0
A6 3420M
5.7
PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

A8 3550MX
5.9
A8 3520M
5.5
A6 3420M
5.4
PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

A8 3550MX
n.d.
A8 3520M
6.0
A6 3420M
5.7
Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

A8 3550MX
7.1
A8 3520M
6.5
A6 3420M
6.7
CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

A8 3550MX
5.0
A8 3520M
5.6
A6 3420M
5.5
Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

A8 3550MX
n.d.
A8 3520M
10.0
A6 3420M
7.8
Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

6.4

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

A8 3550MX
6.4
A8 3520M
7.2
A6 3420M
6.6

Benchmarks Real world tests of the AMD A8 3550MX

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

A8 3550MX
32.99 mHash/s
A6 3420M
23.58 mHash/s
A8 3520M
n.d.

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

A8 3550MX
2.76 mPixels/s
A6 3420M
2.23 mPixels/s
A8 3520M
3.22 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Ocean surface simulation) Data courtesy CompuBench

A8 3550MX
165.79 fps
A6 3420M
132.58 fps
A8 3520M
168.6 fps

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

A8 3550MX
0.28 fps
A6 3420M
0.25 fps
A8 3520M
0.3 fps

CompuBench 1.5 (Video composition) Data courtesy CompuBench

A8 3550MX
7.68 fps
A8 3520M
-1 fps
A6 3420M
6.26 fps

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 3550MX
3,913
A6 3420M
3,025
A8 3520M
3,241

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

A8 3550MX
2,616
A6 3420M
2,049
A8 3520M
2,223

PassMark (Single Core)

A8 3550MX
693
A6 3420M
598
A8 3520M
649

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Clock speed 2 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.7 GHz
Cores Quad core
Is unlocked No

features

Has a NX bit Yes
Has virtualization support Yes
Instruction set extensions
  1. AMD-V
  2. AMD64
  3. MMX
  4. SSE
  5. SSE2
  6. SSE3
  7. SSE4a
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes

integrated graphics

GPU GPU
Label Radeon™ HD 6620G
Latest DirectX 11.0
GPU clock speed 444 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in
Memory type DDR3-1600

details

Architecture x86-64
Threads 4 threads
L2 cache 4 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 1 MB
L3 cache per core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm
Transistor count 1,450,000,000
Max CPUs 1
Die size 228 mm²
Clock multiplier 13
Voltage range 0.91 - 1.41V
Operating temperature Unknown - 100°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.7 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.7 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.7 GHz

power consumption

TDP 45W
Annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year
Performance per watt 3.89 pt/W
Typical power consumption 36.56W
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