CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 5550M vs 5050

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

A8 5550M
6.5
A4 5050
6.1
3DMark06 (CPU), Passmark and GeekBench (32-bit)

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

A8 5550M
7.2
A4 5050
6.6
Passmark (Single Core)

Power Consumption

How much power does the processor require?

A8 5550M
5.3
A4 5050
5.6
TDP

Features

How does CPUBoss rank the features of each product?

A8 5550M
3.2
A4 5050
2.5
Features and specifications that differ between products

CPUBoss Score

Performance, Single-core Performance, Power Consumption and Features

A8 5550M
6.3
A4 5050
6.0

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD A8 5550M

Reasons to consider the
AMD A8 5550M

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Much higher turbo clock speed 3.1 GHz vs None Compared to all cpus, 3.1 GHz turbo clock speed is just OK
Much more l2 cache 4 MB vs 2 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Higher clock speed 2.1 GHz vs 1.55 GHz More than 35% higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Significantly higher Maximum Operating Temperature 105 °C vs 90 °C More than 15% higher Maximum Operating Temperature
Better PassMark (Single core) score 995 vs 719 Around 40% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better PassMark score 2,982 vs 1,901 More than 55% better PassMark score
Better 3DMark06 CPU score 2,795 vs 2,038.5 More than 35% better 3DMark06 CPU score
Slightly better geekbench (32-bit) score 3,344 vs 2,499 Around 35% better geekbench (32-bit) score
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Newer manufacturing process 28 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly lower typical power consumption 10.97W vs 28.44W 2.6x lower typical power consumption
Better performance per watt 20.72 pt/W vs 10.65 pt/W Around 95% better performance per watt
Newer Feb, 2014 vs Mar, 2013 Release date 10 months later
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 3.25 $/year vs 8.43 $/year 2.6x lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of A8 5550M vs A4 5050

GeekBench (32-bit)

A8 5550M
3,344
A4 5050
2,499

GeekBench

A8 5550M
3,344
A4 5050
2,720

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

A8 5550M
2,795
A4 5050
2,038.5

Passmark

A8 5550M
2,982
A4 5050
1,901

Passmark (Single Core)

A8 5550M
995
A4 5050
719

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

A8 5550M  vs
A4 5050 
Clock speed 2.1 GHz 1.55 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.1 GHz None
Cores Quad core Quad 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
SSE2
F16C
MMX
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
BMI1
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600

details

A8 5550M  vs
A4 5050 
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 4 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 28 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 105°C Unknown - 90°C

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Radeon™ HD 8550G Radeon HD 8330

power consumption

TDP 35W 13.5W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 3.25 $/year
Performance per watt 10.65 pt/W 20.72 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 10.97W
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