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Front view of AMD PRO A A6 6th Gen PRO A6-8550B

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AMD PRO A A6 6th Gen PRO A6-8550B

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Higher clock speed 3.7 GHz vs 3.6 GHz Around 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
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.7 GHz vs 3.6 GHz Around 5% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Higher Maximum operating temperature 71.3 °C vs 70 °C Almost the same
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.7 GHz vs 3.6 GHz Around 5% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD A6 5400B

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Much more l3 cache 0.5 MB vs None Compared to all cpus, 0.5 MB l3 cache is just OK

Benchmarks Real world tests of PRO A A6 6th Gen PRO A6-8550B vs A6 5400B

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PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

PRO A A6 6th Gen PRO A6-8550B  vs
A6 5400B 
Clock speed 3.7 GHz 3.6 GHz
Turbo clock speed 4 GHz 3.8 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual 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
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
AES

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 3.72 pt/W 1.42 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 52.81W

details

PRO A A6 6th Gen PRO A6-8550B  vs
A6 5400B 
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache None 0.5 MB
Manufacture process 28 nm 32 nm
Operating temperature Unknown - 71.3°C Unknown - 70°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.7 GHz 3.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.7 GHz 3.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.7 GHz 3.6 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Radeon™ R5 Radeon™ HD 7540D
Latest DirectX 12.0 11.0
GPU clock speed 800 MHz 760 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-2133
DDR3-1866
AMD PRO A A6 6th Gen PRO A6-8550B
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