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Front view of AMD PRO A A10 A10 PRO-7850B

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AMD PRO A A10 A10 PRO-7850B

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Higher clock speed 3.7 GHz vs 3.5 GHz More than 5% higher clock speed
Newer manufacturing process 28 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.81 GHz vs 3.5 GHz More than 35% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Higher Maximum operating temperature 72.4 °C vs 71.3 °C Almost the same
Front view of AMD A8 6500

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Much lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 77.19W More than 30% lower typical power consumption
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 22.89 $/year More than 30% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 83.22 $/year More than 30% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of PRO A A10 A10 PRO-7850B vs A8 6500

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

A8 6500
44.05 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

PRO A A10 A10 PRO-7850B
16.73 mPixels/s
A8 6500
4.33 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Ocean surface simulation) Data courtesy CompuBench

A8 6500
124.58 fps

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

A8 6500
0.4 fps

CompuBench 1.5 (Video composition) Data courtesy CompuBench

A8 6500
9.95 fps

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

PRO A A10 A10 PRO-7850B  vs
A8 6500 
Clock speed 3.7 GHz 3.5 GHz
Turbo clock speed 4 GHz 4.1 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
BMI1
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
ABM
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM

power consumption

TDP 95W 65W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 3.94 pt/W 7.4 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 52.81W

details

PRO A A10 A10 PRO-7850B  vs
A8 6500 
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 4 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache None None
Manufacture process 28 nm 32 nm
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.4°C Unknown - 71.3°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.7 GHz 3.72 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.81 GHz 3.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.7 GHz 3.72 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Radeon™ R7 Radeon™ HD 8570D
Latest DirectX 12.0 11.0
GPU clock speed 720 MHz 800 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-2133
DDR3-1866
AMD PRO A A10 A10 PRO-7850B
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