AMD A8 3800 

Released August, 2011
  • 2.4 GHz
  • Quad core
7.3 Out of 10

CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the AMD A8 3800 among desktop CPUs (45 to 75W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

A8 3800
6.0
A6 3600
5.6
PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

A8 3800
5.2
A6 3600
4.9
PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

A8 3800
6.5
A6 3600
5.6
Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

A8 3800
n.d.
A6 3600
5.7
CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

A8 3800
6.7
A6 3600
6.5
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

A8 3800
n.d.
A6 3600
n.d.
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

7.3

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

A8 3800
7.3
A6 3600
7.0

Benchmarks Real world tests of the AMD A8 3800

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

A8 3800
2,344
A6 3600
1,668

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

A8 3800
4,230
Core i3 3220
2,654
A6 3600
3,493

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 3800
4,656
A6 3600
3,717
Core i3 3220
5,399

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 3800
1,308
Core i3 3220
2,501
A6 3600
1,153

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 3800
102,500 MB/s
Core i3 3220
173,000 MB/s
A6 3600
90,200 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 3800
4,510
Core i3 3220
5,351
A6 3600
4,058

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

A8 3800
3,149
Core i3 3220
4,229
A6 3600
2,762

PassMark (Single Core)

A8 3800
864
Core i3 3220
1,764
A6 3600
769

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Clock speed 2.4 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. 3DNow!
  2. AMD-V
  3. AMD64
  4. MMX
  5. SSE
  6. SSE2
  7. SSE3
  8. SSE4a
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes

integrated graphics

GPU GPU
Label Radeon™ HD 6550D
Latest DirectX 11.0
GPU clock speed 600 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in
Memory type DDR3-1866

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 1,178,000,000
Max CPUs 1
Die size 228 mm²
Voltage range 0.91 - 1.41V
Operating temperature Unknown - 70.5°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.13 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.13 GHz

power consumption

TDP 65W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 2.73 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W
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