CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4500M vs 4400M

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

A8 4500M
6.4
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
4.5
A6 4400M
3.9
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 2,678 vs 1,628 Around 65% better PassMark score
Better geekbench (32-bit) score 3,171 vs 2,017 More than 55% better geekbench (32-bit) score
Better 3DMark06 CPU score 2,438 vs 1,804 More than 35% better 3DMark06 CPU score
Front view of AMD A6 4400M

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AMD A6 4400M

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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
3,171
A6 4400M
2,017

GeekBench (64-bit)

A8 4500M
2,862
A6 4400M
3,018

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

A8 4500M
2,080
A6 4400M
2,370
A8 4500M A6 4400M @ community.futuremark.com

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

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

Passmark

A8 4500M
2,678
A6 4400M
1,628

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 vitualization support Yes Yes
Instruction-set-extensions
MMX
SSE
SSE4.2
SSE3
SSE2
Supplemental SSE3
SSE4.1
SSE4
SSE4a
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

gpu

GPU GPU GPU
Label Radeon™ HD 7640G Radeon™ HD 7520G
Latest DirectX 11.0 11.0

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 nms 32 nms
Max CPUs 1 1
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

power consumption

TDP 35W 35W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 8.43 $/year
Performance per watt 9.55 pt/W 8.18 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 28.44W
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