CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3550MX vs 3400M among laptop CPUs (over 15W)

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

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

No winner declared

Too close to call

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD A8 3550MX

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AMD A8 3550MX

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the A8 3550MX vs the A6 3400M.

Front view of AMD A6 3400M

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the A6 3400M vs the A8 3550MX.

Benchmarks Real world tests of A8 3550MX vs A6 3400M

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

A8 3550MX
32.99 mHash/s
A6 3400M
24.16 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

A8 3550MX
2.76 mPixels/s
A6 3400M
2.27 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Ocean surface simulation) Data courtesy CompuBench

A8 3550MX
165.79 fps
A6 3400M
104.57 fps

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

A8 3550MX
0.28 fps
A6 3400M
0.38 fps

CompuBench 1.5 (Video composition) Data courtesy CompuBench

A8 3550MX
7.68 fps
A6 3400M
5.95 fps

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 3550MX
3,913
A6 3400M
2,858

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

A8 3550MX
2,629
A6 3400M
1,902

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

A8 3550MX  vs
A6 3400M 
Clock speed 2 GHz 1.4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.7 GHz 1.4 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
AMD64
AMD-V
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Radeon™ HD 6620G Radeon™ HD 6520G
Latest DirectX 11.0 11.0
GPU clock speed 444 MHz 400 MHz

memory controller

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

details

A8 3550MX  vs
A6 3400M 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 4 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L3 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Transistor count 1,450,000,000 1,450,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Die size 228 mm² 228 mm²
Clock multiplier 13 12
Voltage range 0.91 - 1.41V 0.91 - 1.41V
Operating temperature Unknown - 100°C Unknown - 100°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.7 GHz 2.69 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.7 GHz 1.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.7 GHz 2.69 GHz

power consumption

TDP 45W 35W
Annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year 8.43 $/year
Performance per watt 2.96 pt/W 2.93 pt/W
Typical power consumption 36.56W 28.44W
AMD A8 3550MX
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