AMD A8 3850 

Released June, 2011
  • 2.9 GHz
  • Quad core
2.6 Out of 10

CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the AMD A8 3850 among desktop CPUs (over 75W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

A8 3850
2.3
PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

A8 3850
0.0
PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

A8 3850
1.4
Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

A8 3850
0.4
CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

A8 3850
3.5
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

A8 3850
n.d.
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

2.6

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

A8 3850
2.6

Benchmarks Real world tests of the AMD A8 3850

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

A8 3850
43.84 mHash/s
Core i5 3470
3.08 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

A8 3850
0.57 fps
Core i5 3470
0.67 fps

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

A8 3850
2,056
Core i5 3470
2,580

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

A8 3850
2,425
Core i5 3470
1,055

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

A8 3850
4,576
Core i5 3470
3,118

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 3850
5,262
Core i5 3470
9,436
Core i5 2400
8,298

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 3850
1,517
Core i5 3470
2,983
Core i5 2400
2,638

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 3850
121,450 MB/s
Core i5 3470
2,470,000 MB/s
Core i5 2400
2,260,000 MB/s

Reviews Word on the street for the AMD A8 3850


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9.0

Overall

8.9 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Clock speed 2.9 GHz
Turbo clock speed None
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 - 72.7°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 25
Overclocked clock speed 3.54 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.9 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 2,465.8
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.54 GHz

power consumption

TDP 100W
Annual home energy cost 37.95 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 107.75 $/year
Performance per watt 1.39 pt/W
Idle power consumption 62.4W
Peak power consumption 123W
Typical power consumption 107.85W
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