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

Reasons to consider the
AMD PRO A A6 6th Gen PRO A6-8550B

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

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Much more l2 cache 4 MB vs 1 MB 4x 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 more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.81 GHz vs 3.7 GHz Around 30% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Higher Maximum operating temperature 72.4 °C vs 71.3 °C Almost the same

Benchmarks Real world tests of PRO A A6 6th Gen PRO A6-8550B vs A10 A10 PRO-7850B

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

CompuBench 1.5 (Ocean surface simulation) Data courtesy CompuBench

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

CompuBench 1.5 (Video composition) Data courtesy CompuBench

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

PRO A A6 6th Gen PRO A6-8550B  vs
A10 A10 PRO-7850B 
Clock speed 3.7 GHz 3.7 GHz
Turbo clock speed 4 GHz 4 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
FMA4
AVX
AES

power consumption

TDP 65W 95W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 3.72 pt/W 3.94 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 77.19W

details

PRO A A6 6th Gen PRO A6-8550B  vs
A10 A10 PRO-7850B 
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 1 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache None None
Manufacture process 28 nm 28 nm
Operating temperature Unknown - 71.3°C Unknown - 72.4°C

overclocking

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

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Radeon™ R5 Radeon™ R7
Latest DirectX 12.0 12.0
GPU clock speed 800 MHz 720 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-2133
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