CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 5400K vs 5300 among desktop CPUs (45 to 75W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

A6 5400K
7.1
A4 5300
n.d.
CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

A6 5400K
10.0
A4 5300
n.d.
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

8.4

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD A6 5400K 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD A6 5400K  based on its performance, single-core performance and overclocking.

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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
Higher turbo clock speed 3.8 GHz vs 3.7 GHz Around 5% higher turbo clock speed
Better performance per dollar 13.51 pt/$ vs 11.91 pt/$ Around 15% better performance per dollar
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 5.18 GHz vs 3.4 GHz More than 50% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Better geekbench 3 single core score 1,906 vs 1,802 More than 5% better geekbench 3 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 (Air) 4.54 GHz vs 4.45 GHz Almost the same

Benchmarks Real world tests of A6 5400K vs A4 5300

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

A6 5400K
2,281
A4 5300
2,042

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

A6 5400K
1,924
A4 5300
1,355

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

A6 5400K
2,712
A4 5300
2,264

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A6 5400K
2,916
A4 5300
2,755

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A6 5400K
1,906
A4 5300
1,802

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A6 5400K
2,125,000 MB/s
A4 5300
2,030,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

A6 5400K
2,137
A4 5300
2,005

PassMark (Single Core)

A6 5400K
1,356
A4 5300
1,267

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

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 7.07 pt/W 7.52 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 4.45 GHz 4.54 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 5.18 GHz 3.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.45 GHz 4.54 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
AMD A6 5400K
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