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Front view of AMD A4 5300

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Significantly higher clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 3 GHz Around 15% higher clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.49 GHz vs 4.02 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Front view of AMD A4 4000

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Slightly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.49 GHz vs 3.4 GHz Around 5% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer May, 2013 vs Oct, 2012 Release date 7 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of A4 5300 vs 4000

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

A4 5300
2,042
A4 4000
1,875

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

A4 5300
1,355
A4 4000
1,282

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

A4 5300
2,264
A4 4000
2,076

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A4 5300
2,755
A4 4000
2,519

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A4 5300
1,802
A4 4000
1,622

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A4 5300
2,030,000 MB/s
A4 4000
1,830,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

A4 5300
1,999
A4 4000
1,809

PassMark (Single Core)

A4 5300
1,252
A4 4000
1,103

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

A4 5300  vs
4000 
Clock speed 3.4 GHz 3 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.4 GHz 3 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
BMI1
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
ABM
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 65W 65W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 7.32 pt/W 5.4 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 52.81W

details

A4 5300  vs
4000 
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Voltage range 0.82 - 1.48V 0.8 - 1.45V
Operating temperature Unknown - 70°C Unknown - 70°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.49 GHz 4.02 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.4 GHz 3.49 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.49 GHz 4.02 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Radeon™ HD 7480D Radeon™ HD 7480D
Latest DirectX 11.0 11.0
GPU clock speed 723 MHz 720 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
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