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Front view of AMD PRO A A4 6th Gen PRO A4-8350B

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AMD PRO A A4 6th Gen PRO A4-8350B

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Much more l2 cache 2 MB vs 1 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 90 °C vs 70 °C Around 30% higher Maximum operating temperature
Newer manufacturing process 28 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Front view of AMD A4 6300

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Much higher clock speed 3.7 GHz vs 2 GHz More than 85% higher clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.43 GHz vs 2 GHz Around 2.2x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.7 GHz vs 2 GHz More than 85% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of PRO A A4 6th Gen PRO A4-8350B vs A4 6300

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PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

PRO A A4 6th Gen PRO A4-8350B  vs
A4 6300 
Clock speed 2 GHz 3.7 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.4 GHz 3.9 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual 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
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
ABM
CVT16
AMD-V
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 65W 65W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 1.71 pt/W 6.46 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 52.81W

details

PRO A A4 6th Gen PRO A4-8350B  vs
A4 6300 
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 2 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache None None
Manufacture process 28 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 90°C Unknown - 70°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2 GHz 4.43 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2 GHz 3.7 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2 GHz 4.43 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Radeon™ R4 Radeon™ HD 8370D
Latest DirectX 12.0 11.0
GPU clock speed 800 MHz 760 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3-1600
AMD PRO A A4 6th Gen PRO A4-8350B
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