CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4500M vs 4400M 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

6.3

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

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AMD A8 4500M 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

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

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

A8 4500M
36.54 mHash/s
A6 4400M
14.04 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

A8 4500M
0.38 fps
A6 4400M
-0.33 fps

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

A8 4500M
2,220
A6 4400M
2,155

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

A8 4500M
2,194
A6 4400M
1,674

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

A8 4500M
3,331
A6 4400M
2,119

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 4500M
3,234
A6 4400M
2,091

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 4500M
1,223
A6 4400M
1,434

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 4500M
1,420,000 MB/s
A6 4400M
1,680,000 MB/s

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

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 9.38 pt/W 9.16 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 28.44W

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

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 3.2 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 3.2 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
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