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Front view of AMD A4 3300

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AMD A4 3300

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Much lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 81.25W 35% lower typical power consumption
Much lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 24.09 $/year 35% lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 87.6 $/year 35% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD A10 5800K

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Much higher clock speed 3.8 GHz vs 2.5 GHz More than 50% higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache 4 MB vs 1 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much more l3 cache 1 MB vs 0.5 MB 2x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.48 GHz vs 3.32 GHz More than 35% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.59 GHz vs 2.5 GHz Around 85% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Oct, 2012 vs Sep, 2011 Release date over 1 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of A4 3300 vs A10 5800K

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

A4 3300
13.78 mHash/s
A10 5800K
64.24 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

A4 3300
0.23 fps
A10 5800K
0.7 fps

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

A4 3300
1,592
A10 5800K
2,974

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

A4 3300
963
A10 5800K
3,597

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

A4 3300
1,940
A10 5800K
6,939

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A4 3300
2,415
A10 5800K
6,004

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A4 3300
1,297
A10 5800K
2,093

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A4 3300
104,400 MB/s
A10 5800K
2,340,000 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

A4 3300  vs
A10 5800K 
Clock speed 2.5 GHz 3.8 GHz
Turbo clock speed None 4.2 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Is unlocked No Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
XOP
SSE3
SSE
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
3DNow!
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 65W 100W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 24.09 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 87.6 $/year
Performance per watt 1.34 pt/W 5.49 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 81.25W

details

A4 3300  vs
A10 5800K 
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 1 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 0.5 MB 1 MB
L3 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Transistor count 1,178,000,000 1,303,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Die size 228 mm² 246 mm²
Voltage range 0.91 - 1.41V 0.82 - 1.48V

overclocking

Overclock popularity 3 10
Overclocked clock speed 3.32 GHz 4.48 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.5 GHz 4.59 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.32 GHz 4.48 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Radeon™ HD 7660D
Latest DirectX N/A 11.0
GPU clock speed N/A 800 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3-1600
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