CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 5550M 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

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Too close to call

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AMD A8 5550M

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD A8 5550M

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AMD A8 5550M

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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
Significantly better fire strike score 709 vs 610 More than 15% better fire strike score
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.82 GHz vs 2.33 GHz More than 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better PCMark 8 home 3.0 accelerated score 2,349 vs 2,220 More than 5% better PCMark 8 home 3.0 accelerated score
Higher Maximum operating temperature 105 °C vs 100 °C 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Newer Mar, 2013 vs May, 2012 Release date 10 months later
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.8 GHz vs 1.9 GHz More than 45% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
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AMD A8 4500M

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the 4500M vs the 5550M.

Benchmarks Real world tests of A8 5550M vs 4500M

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

A8 5550M
39.35 mHash/s
A8 4500M
36.54 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

A8 5550M
0.41 fps
A8 4500M
0.38 fps

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

A8 5550M
2,349
A8 4500M
2,220

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

A8 5550M
1,952
A8 4500M
2,194

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

A8 5550M
3,210
A8 4500M
3,331

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 5550M
3,213
A8 4500M
3,234

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 5550M
1,387
A8 4500M
1,223

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 5550M
3,344
A8 4500M
3,154

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

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
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 35W 35W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 8.43 $/year
Performance per watt 11.72 pt/W 10.47 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 28.44W

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 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 105°C Unknown - 100°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.82 GHz 2.33 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.8 GHz 1.9 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.82 GHz 2.33 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Radeon™ HD 8550G Radeon™ HD 7640G
Latest DirectX 11.0 11.0
GPU clock speed 515 MHz 496 MHz
Turbo clock speed 720 MHz 685 MHz

memory controller

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