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Front view of AMD A8 3850

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Benchmarks Real world tests of A8 3850 vs A6 3650

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

A8 3850
43.84 mHash/s
A6 3650
26.76 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

A8 3850
0.57 fps
A6 3650
-1 fps

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

A8 3850
2,056
A6 3650
1,902

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

A8 3850
2,425
A6 3650
1,783

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

A8 3850
4,576
A6 3650
3,766

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 3850
5,262
A6 3650
4,900

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 3850
1,517
A6 3650
1,372

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 3850
121,450 MB/s
A6 3650
108,700 MB/s

Reviews Word on the street

A8 3850  vs A6 3650 

8.0
7.0

9.0
8.0

Overall

8.9 Out of 10
8.2 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

A8 3850  vs
A6 3650 
Clock speed 2.9 GHz 2.6 GHz
Turbo clock speed None None
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
3DNow!
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Radeon™ HD 6550D Radeon™ HD 6530D
Latest DirectX 11.0 11.0
GPU clock speed 600 MHz 443 MHz

memory controller

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

details

A8 3850  vs
A6 3650 
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 1,178,000,000 1,178,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Die size 228 mm² 228 mm²
Voltage range 0.91 - 1.41V 0.91 - 1.41V
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.7°C Unknown - 72.7°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 25 10
Overclocked clock speed 3.54 GHz 3.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.9 GHz 5.12 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.54 GHz 3.5 GHz

power consumption

TDP 100W 100W
Annual home energy cost 37.95 $/year 37.37 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 107.75 $/year 105.12 $/year
Performance per watt 1.39 pt/W 1.04 pt/W
Idle power consumption 62.4W 62.2W
Peak power consumption 123W 120W
Typical power consumption 107.85W 105.55W
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