AMD A8 5550M 

Released March, 2013
  • 2.1 GHz
  • Quad core

The AMD A8 5550M is a mobile processor with overall good gaming performance, sporting four cores each of which is clocked at 2.1GHz, with the capability of going up to 3.1GHz in Turbo Mode. It was released in March 2013 and is best suited for middle-class laptops the 5550M is capable of running a lot of the newest games, while also providing a satisfying performance and experience to the user. The 5550M comes equipped with a GPU of the Radeon HD 8550 series- a middle-class video card which complements the CPU’s performance to provide for an excellent gaming experience.

Explore 4 laptops with the AMD A8 5550M

Benchmarks Real world tests of the AMD A8 5550M

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

A8 5550M
39.35 mHash/s
Core i3 3110M
6.1 mHash/s
Core i5 3230M
6.29 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

A8 5550M
0.41 fps
Core i5 3230M
0.97 fps
Core i3 3110M
0.79 fps

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

A8 5550M

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

A8 5550M

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

A8 5550M

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 5550M

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 5550M

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 5550M
1,680,000 MB/s
Core i3 3110M
125,500 MB/s
Core i5 3230M
2,110,000 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Clock speed 2.1 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.1 GHz
Cores Quad core
Is unlocked No


Has a NX bit Yes
Has virtualization support Yes
Instruction set extensions
  1. AES
  2. AMD-V
  3. AMD64
  4. AVX
  5. BMI1
  6. F16C
  7. FMA3
  8. FMA4
  9. MMX
  10. SSE
  11. SSE2
  12. SSE3
  13. SSE4.1
  14. SSE4.2
  15. SSE4a
  16. Supplemental SSE3
  17. TBM
  18. XOP
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes

power consumption

Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year
Performance per watt 10.61 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W


Threads 4 threads
L2 cache 4 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm
Max CPUs 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 105°C


Overclocked clock speed 2.81 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.81 GHz

integrated graphics

Label Radeon™ HD 8550G
Latest DirectX 11.0
GPU clock speed 515 MHz
Turbo clock speed 720 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in
Memory type DDR3-1600
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how come i can only get my amd a8 5550 to overclock to 2.1ghz when it clearly says it can go to 2.8ghz and turbo of 3.1ghz
I'm currently using the A8-5550M with 2x 8GB sticks of 1866Mhz Ddr3. What A10 cpu could I buy to upgrade?
i have asusn56dy-my cpu is a8 5550...but...l2 cach is 8mb.and turbo clock speed is3gh
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