CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4500M vs 4400M

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

A8 4500M
6.3
A6 4400M
6.0
3DMark06 (CPU), Passmark, GeekBench (32-bit) and GeekBench (64-bit)

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

A8 4500M
6.9
A6 4400M
7.2
Passmark (Single Core)

Power Consumption

How much power does the processor require?

A8 4500M
5.3
A6 4400M
5.3
TDP

Features

How does CPUBoss rank the features of each product?

A8 4500M
4.7
A6 4400M
4.3
Features and specifications that differ between products

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD A8 4500M

Reasons to consider the
AMD A8 4500M

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Much more l2 cache 4 MB vs 1 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Better PassMark score 2,671 vs 1,625 Around 65% better PassMark score
Better geekbench (32-bit) score 3,154 vs 2,021 More than 55% better geekbench (32-bit) score
Better 3DMark06 CPU score 2,438 vs 1,804 More than 35% better 3DMark06 CPU score
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Much better performance per dollar 71.34 pt/$ vs 11.91 pt/$ Around 6x better performance per dollar
Significantly higher clock speed 2.7 GHz vs 1.9 GHz More than 40% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 2.8 GHz Around 15% higher turbo clock speed
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.19 GHz vs 2.33 GHz More than 35% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Slightly better PassMark (Single core) score 995 vs 848 More than 15% better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.7 GHz vs 1.9 GHz More than 40% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of A8 4500M vs A6 4400M

GeekBench (32-bit)

A8 4500M
3,154
A6 4400M
2,021

GeekBench (64-bit)

A8 4500M
3,076
A6 4400M
3,018

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

A8 4500M
2,080
A6 4400M
2,370

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

A8 4500M
2,438
A6 4400M
1,804

Passmark

A8 4500M
2,671
A6 4400M
1,625

Passmark (Single Core)

A8 4500M
848
A6 4400M
995

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

A8 4500M  vs
A6 4400M 
Clock speed 1.9 GHz 2.7 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.8 GHz 3.2 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Is unlocked No 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
AVX
SSE3
SSE
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 35W 35W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 8.43 $/year
Performance per watt 9.19 pt/W 7.87 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 28.44W

details

A8 4500M  vs
A6 4400M 
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 4 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 1 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
Clock multiplier 19 27
Voltage range 0.81 - 1.3V 0.81 - 1.33V
Operating temperature Unknown - 100°C Unknown - 100°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.33 GHz 3.19 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.9 GHz 2.7 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 1,054.9 982.4
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.33 GHz 3.19 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Radeon™ HD 7640G Radeon™ HD 7520G
Latest DirectX 11.0 11.0
GPU clock speed 496 MHz 496 MHz
Turbo clock speed 685 MHz 685 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
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