CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3110M vs 5550M among laptop CPUs (over 15W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

6.7

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i3 3110M 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i3 3110M  based on its performance and single-core performance.

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Intel Core i3 3110M

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Front view of Intel Core i3 3110M

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i3 3110M

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i3 3110M

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Significantly newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Higher clock speed 2.4 GHz vs 2.1 GHz Around 15% higher clock speed
Significantly better turbo clock speed 1,000 MHz vs 720 MHz Around 40% better turbo clock speed
Higher GPU clock speed 650 MHz vs 515 MHz More than 25% higher GPU clock speed
Better geekbench 3 single core score 1,851 vs 1,387 Around 35% better geekbench 3 single core score
Better CompuBench 1.5 T-Rex score 0.79 fps vs 0.41 fps Around 95% better CompuBench 1.5 T-Rex score
Front view of AMD A8 5550M

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AMD A8 5550M

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Much more l2 cache 4 MB vs 0.5 MB 8x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much better fire strike score 709 vs 413 More than 70% better fire strike score
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Better PCMark 8 home 3.0 accelerated score 2,349 vs 2,048 Around 15% better PCMark 8 home 3.0 accelerated score
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.82 GHz vs 2.43 GHz More than 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Newer Mar, 2013 vs Jun, 2012 Release date 8 months later
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.8 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 15% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 3110M vs A8 5550M

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i3 3110M
6.1 mHash/s
A8 5550M
39.35 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i3 3110M
0.79 fps
A8 5550M
0.41 fps

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

A8 5550M
2,349

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

A8 5550M
1,952

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

A8 5550M
3,210

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 5550M
3,213

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 5550M
1,387

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 5550M
3,344

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 3110M  vs
A8 5550M 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 2.1 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
F16C
MMX
XOP
AVX
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
BMI1
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 35W 35W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 8.43 $/year
Performance per watt 4.92 pt/W 11.72 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 28.44W

details

Core i3 3110M  vs
A8 5550M 
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 0.5 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 105°C Unknown - 105°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.43 GHz 2.82 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz 2.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.43 GHz 2.82 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4000 Radeon™ HD 8550G
Latest DirectX 11.0 11.0
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 515 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,000 MHz 720 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1333
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Its true!
hahahaha what a liar the A8 5550m easily beat the core i3 in the real world, i tried already on gaming and multitasking job
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