CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4555M vs 4500M 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

7.3

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

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AMD A8 4555M 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD A8 4555M  based on its power consumption.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD A8 4555M

Reasons to consider the
AMD A8 4555M

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Significantly lower typical power consumption 15.44W vs 28.44W More than 45% lower typical power consumption
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 4.58 $/year vs 8.43 $/year More than 45% lower annual home energy cost
Newer Sep, 2012 vs May, 2012 Release date 4 months later
Front view of AMD A8 4500M

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Significantly higher turbo clock speed 2.8 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 15% higher turbo clock speed
Higher clock speed 1.9 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 20% higher clock speed
Significantly better turbo clock speed 685 MHz vs 424 MHz More than 60% better turbo clock speed
Significantly better sky diver score 2,194 vs 1,742 More than 25% better sky diver score
Significantly higher GPU clock speed 496 MHz vs 320 MHz More than 55% higher GPU clock speed
Better PCMark 8 home 3.0 accelerated score 2,220 vs 2,015 More than 10% better PCMark 8 home 3.0 accelerated score
Better 3DMark06 CPU score 2,438 vs 1,876.5 Around 30% better 3DMark06 CPU score
Better geekbench 3 single core score 1,223 vs 973 More than 25% better geekbench 3 single core score
Slightly better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 3,154 vs 2,459 Around 30% better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.9 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of A8 4555M vs 4500M

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

A8 4555M
35.25 mHash/s
A8 4500M
36.54 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

A8 4555M
0.35 fps
A8 4500M
0.38 fps

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

A8 4555M
2,015
A8 4500M
2,220

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

A8 4555M
1,742
A8 4500M
2,194

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

A8 4555M
2,512
A8 4500M
3,331

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 4555M
2,536
A8 4500M
3,234

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 4555M
973
A8 4500M
1,223

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 4555M
2,459
A8 4500M
3,154

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

A8 4555M  vs
4500M 
Clock speed 1.6 GHz 1.9 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.4 GHz 2.8 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
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 19W 35W
Annual home energy cost 4.58 $/year 8.43 $/year
Performance per watt 15.88 pt/W 10.47 pt/W
Typical power consumption 15.44W 28.44W

details

A8 4555M  vs
4500M 
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 4 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 1 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 16 19
Operating temperature Unknown - 100°C Unknown - 100°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.4 GHz 2.33 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.6 GHz 1.9 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.4 GHz 2.33 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Radeon™ HD 7600G Radeon™ HD 7640G
Latest DirectX 11.0 11.0
GPU clock speed 320 MHz 496 MHz
Turbo clock speed 424 MHz 685 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
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