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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Apple A6 (APL0598)

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Apple A6 (APL0598)

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Apple A6 (APL0598) vs the AMD A8 5550M.

Front view of AMD A8 5550M

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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
Significantly higher clock speed 2.1 GHz vs 1.3 GHz More than 60% higher clock speed
Significantly higher GPU clock speed 515 MHz vs 266 MHz Around 95% higher GPU clock speed
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 3,213 vs 1,286 Around 2.5x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Better geekbench 3 single core score 1,387 vs 712 Around 95% better geekbench 3 single core score
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Newer Mar, 2013 vs Sep, 2012 Release date 6 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of A6 (APL0598) vs A8 5550M

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A6 (APL0598)
1,286
A8 5550M
3,213

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A6 (APL0598)
55,300 MB/s
A8 5550M
1,680,000 MB/s

GeekBench

A6 (APL0598)
1,570
A8 5550M
3,344

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

A6 (APL0598)  vs
A8 5550M 
Clock speed 1.3 GHz 2.1 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label PowerVR SGX543MP3 Radeon™ HD 8550G
GPU clock speed 266 MHz 515 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in

details

A6 (APL0598)  vs
A8 5550M 
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 1 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm

power consumption

Typical power consumption N/A 28.44W
Apple A6 (APL0598)
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