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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD A8 5500B

Reasons to consider the
AMD A8 5500B

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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
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Front view of AMD A4 6300B

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AMD A4 6300B

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Significantly higher clock speed 3.7 GHz vs 3.2 GHz More than 15% higher clock speed
Higher Maximum operating temperature 74 °C vs 71.3 °C Around 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Newer Jul, 2013 vs Oct, 2012 Release date 8 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of A8 5500B vs A4 6300B

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

A8 5500B
3,849
A4 6300B
2,098

PassMark (Single Core)

A8 5500B
1,269
A4 6300B
1,397

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

A8 5500B  vs
A4 6300B 
Clock speed 3.2 GHz 3.7 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.2 GHz 3.9 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
BMI1
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
ABM
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3-1600

details

A8 5500B  vs
A4 6300B 
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
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 71.3°C Unknown - 74°C

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Radeon™ HD 7560D Radeon™ HD 8370D
Latest DirectX 11.0 11.0
GPU clock speed 760 MHz 760 MHz

power consumption

TDP 65W 65W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 2.42 pt/W 1.87 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 52.81W
AMD A8 5500B
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