CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 5550M vs 4500M

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

A8 5550M
6.6
A8 4500M
6.4
3DMark06 (CPU), Passmark and GeekBench (32-bit)

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

A8 5550M
7.2
A8 4500M
6.9
Passmark (Single Core)

Power Consumption

How much power does the processor require?

A8 5550M
5.3
A8 4500M
5.3
TDP

Features

How does CPUBoss rank the features of each product?

A8 5550M
4.9
A8 4500M
4.5
Features and specifications that differ between products

CPUBoss Score

Performance, Single-core Performance, Power Consumption and Features

A8 5550M
6.4
A8 4500M
6.3

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Differences What are the advantages of each

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Reasons to consider the
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Higher turbo clock speed 3.1 GHz vs 2.8 GHz More than 10% higher turbo clock speed
Higher clock speed 2.1 GHz vs 1.9 GHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.83 GHz vs 2.33 GHz More than 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Higher Maximum Operating Temperature 105 °C vs 100 °C 5% higher Maximum Operating Temperature
Slightly better PassMark (Single core) score 991 vs 848 More than 15% better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.8 GHz vs 1.9 GHz More than 45% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Marginally newer Mar, 2013 vs May, 2012 Release date 10 months later
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Better performance per dollar 13.16 pt/$ vs 11.42 pt/$ More than 15% better performance per dollar

Benchmarks Real world tests of A8 5550M vs 4500M

GeekBench (32-bit)

A8 5550M
3,319
A8 4500M
3,171

GeekBench

A8 5550M
3,319
A8 4500M
4,382

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

A8 5550M
2,400
A8 4500M
2,080
A8 5550M A8 4500M @ community.futuremark.com

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

A8 5550M
2,795
A8 4500M
2,438

Passmark

A8 5550M
2,980
A8 4500M
2,678

Passmark (Single Core)

A8 5550M
991
A8 4500M
848

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

A8 5550M  vs
4500M 
Clock speed 2.1 GHz 1.9 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.1 GHz 2.8 GHz
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
MMX
SSE
SSE4.2
AVX
XOP
SSE3
SSE2
Supplemental SSE3
SSE4.1
SSE4
SSE4a
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

gpu

GPU GPU GPU
Label Radeon™ HD 8550G Radeon™ HD 7640G
Latest DirectX 11.0 11.0

details

A8 5550M  vs
4500M 
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 4 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nms 32 nms
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 105°C Unknown - 100°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.83 GHz 2.33 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.8 GHz 1.9 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.83 GHz 2.33 GHz

power consumption

TDP 35W 35W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 8.43 $/year
Performance per watt 10.77 pt/W 9.4 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 28.44W
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