CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 8224 SE vs 5500 among all CPUs

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

7.9

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD A8 5500 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD A8 5500  based on its power consumption.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD Opteron 8224 SE

Reasons to consider the
AMD Opteron 8224 SE

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Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 8 vs 1 7 supports more CPUs in SMP configuration
Much better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 8,373 vs 4,972 Around 70% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Front view of AMD A8 5500

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AMD A8 5500

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Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
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
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 96.69W More than 45% lower typical power consumption
Much better performance per watt 7.02 pt/W vs 1.36 pt/W Around 5.2x better performance per watt
Newer Oct, 2012 vs Aug, 2007 Release date over 5 years later
Better geekbench 3 single core score 1,806 vs 1,214 Around 50% better geekbench 3 single core score
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 71.3 °C vs 55 °C Around 30% higher Maximum operating temperature
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Much lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 28.67 $/year More than 45% lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 104.24 $/year More than 45% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Opteron 8224 SE vs A8 5500

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 5500
4,972

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 5500
1,806

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Opteron 8224 SE
87,500 MB/s
A8 5500
2,070,000 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Opteron 8224 SE  vs
A8 5500 
Clock speed 3.2 GHz 3.2 GHz
Cores Dual 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
SSE3
SSE
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
3DNow!
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 119W 65W
Annual home energy cost 28.67 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 104.24 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 1.36 pt/W 7.02 pt/W
Typical power consumption 96.69W 52.81W

details

Opteron 8224 SE  vs
A8 5500 
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 2 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 90 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 8 1
Voltage range 1.32 - UnknownV 0.82 - 1.48V
Operating temperature 0 - 55°C Unknown - 71.3°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.27 GHz 3.24 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.2 GHz 3.2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.27 GHz 3.24 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Radeon™ HD 7560D
Latest DirectX N/A 11.0
GPU clock speed N/A 760 MHz
AMD Opteron 8224 SE
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