CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 5400K vs 5300

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

A6 5400K
5.6
A4 5300
5.6
Passmark and GeekBench (32-bit)

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

A6 5400K
8.0
A4 5300
7.8
Passmark (Single Core)

Overclocking

How much speed can you get out of the processor?

A6 5400K
9.2
A4 5300
6.9
Unlocked, Maximum Overclocked Clock Speed (Air) and 2 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

A6 5400K
8.4
A4 5300
8.5
Performance Per Dollar

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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
Slightly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,356 vs 1,274 More than 5% better PassMark (Single core) score
Front view of AMD A4 5300

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AMD A4 5300

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Slightly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.91 GHz vs 4.67 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of A6 5400K vs A4 5300

GeekBench (32-bit)

A6 5400K
2,875
A4 5300
2,780

GeekBench

A6 5400K
2,875
A4 5300
2,780

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

A6 5400K
3,420
A4 5300
3,250
A6 5400K A4 5300 @ community.futuremark.com

Passmark

A6 5400K
2,151
A4 5300
2,041

Passmark (Single Core)

A6 5400K
1,356
A4 5300
1,274

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

A6 5400K  vs
A4 5300 
Clock speed 3.6 GHz 3.4 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Is unlocked Yes No
Is hyperthreaded No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has vitualization support Yes Yes
Instruction-set-extensions
MMX
SSE
SSE4.2
SSE3
SSE2
Supplemental SSE3
SSE4.1
SSE4
SSE4a
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

gpu

GPU GPU GPU
Label Radeon™ HD 7540D Radeon™ HD 7480D
Latest DirectX 11.0 11.0

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
L3 cache 0.5 MB 0.5 MB
L3 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nms 32 nms
Max CPUs 1 1
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 4.35 GHz 4.22 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.67 GHz 4.91 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.35 GHz 4.22 GHz

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 6.61 pt/W 6.26 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 52.81W
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