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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD PRO A A8 6th Gen PRO A8-8650B

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AMD PRO A A8 6th Gen PRO A8-8650B

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Higher clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 2.9 GHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Much lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 107.85W 2x lower typical power consumption
Newer manufacturing process 28 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 37.95 $/year 2.4x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 107.75 $/year More than 45% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD A8 3850

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Much more l3 cache 1 MB vs None Compared to all cpus, 1 MB l3 cache is just OK
Higher Maximum operating temperature 72.7 °C vs 71.3 °C Almost the same

Benchmarks Real world tests of PRO A A8 6th Gen PRO A8-8650B vs A8 3850

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

A8 3850
43.84 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

A8 3850
3.12 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Ocean surface simulation) Data courtesy CompuBench

A8 3850
211.23 fps

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

CompuBench 1.5 (Video composition) Data courtesy CompuBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

PRO A A8 6th Gen PRO A8-8650B  vs
A8 3850 
Clock speed 3.2 GHz 2.9 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz None
Cores Quad core Quad core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
AVX
SSE3
SSE
AMD64
FMA4
AMD-V
3DNow!
AES

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-2133
DDR3-1866

details

PRO A A8 6th Gen PRO A8-8650B  vs
A8 3850 
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 4 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache None 1 MB
Manufacture process 28 nm 32 nm
Operating temperature Unknown - 71.3°C Unknown - 72.7°C

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Radeon™ R7 Radeon™ HD 6550D
Latest DirectX 12.0 11.0
GPU clock speed 757 MHz 600 MHz

power consumption

TDP 65W 100W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 37.95 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 107.75 $/year
Performance per watt 4.59 pt/W 1.39 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 107.85W
AMD PRO A A8 6th Gen PRO A8-8650B
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