CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 5400K vs 5300

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

Passmark and GeekBench (32-bit)

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Passmark (Single Core)

Overclocking

How much speed can you get out of the processor?

Unlocked, Maximum Overclocked Clock Speed (Air) and 2 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Performance Per Dollar

CPUBoss Score

Performance, Single-core Performance, Overclocking and Value

Winner
AMD A6 5400K 

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AMD A6 5400K

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Front view of AMD A6 5400K

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD A6 5400K

Reasons to consider the
AMD A6 5400K

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Higher clock speed 3.6 GHz vs 3.4 GHz More than 5% higher clock speed
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.61 GHz vs 3.4 GHz More than 35% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
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Much better performance per dollar 68.19 pt/$ vs 10.62 pt/$ Around 6.5x better performance per dollar

Benchmarks Real world tests of A6 5400K vs A4 5300

GeekBench (32-bit)

GeekBench

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

A6 5400K A4 5300 @ community.futuremark.com

Passmark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

A6 5400K  vs
A4 5300 
Clock speed 3.6 GHz 3.4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.8 GHz 3.7 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Is unlocked Yes No
Is hyperthreaded 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
SSE3
SSE
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
AES
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 6.11 pt/W 5.78 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 52.81W

details

A6 5400K  vs
A4 5300 
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
Transistor count 1,303,000,000 1,303,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Die size 246 mm² 246 mm²
Voltage range 0.83 - 1.48V 0.83 - 1.48V
Operating temperature Unknown - 70°C Unknown - 70°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 8 5
Overclocked clock speed 4.39 GHz 4.35 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.61 GHz 3.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.39 GHz 4.35 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Radeon™ HD 7540D Radeon™ HD 7480D
Latest DirectX 11.0 11.0
GPU clock speed 760 MHz 723 MHz

memory controller

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