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Front view of AMD A8 5500

AMD A8 5500

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Significantly lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 52.81W More than 45% lower typical power consumption
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 15.66 $/year More than 45% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 56.94 $/year More than 45% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD A8 5500

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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
Much better performance per dollar 4.61 pt/$ vs 0.52 pt/$ Around 9x better performance per dollar
Higher clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 2.53 GHz More than 25% higher clock speed
Significantly higher GPU clock speed 760 MHz vs 500 MHz More than 50% higher GPU clock speed
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Significantly better performance per watt 7.02 pt/W vs 3.69 pt/W More than 90% better performance per watt
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.24 GHz vs 2.53 GHz Around 30% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Newer Oct, 2012 vs Jan, 2010 Release date over 2 years later
Better PassMark score 3,986 vs 2,544 More than 55% better PassMark score
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.2 GHz vs 2.53 GHz More than 25% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 610E vs A8 5500

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i7 610E
2,544
A8 5500
3,986

PassMark (Single Core)

Core i7 610E
1,378
A8 5500
1,270

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 610E  vs
A8 5500 
Clock speed 2.53 GHz 3.2 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.2 GHz 3.2 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
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
XOP
SSE3
SSE
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 35W 65W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 3.69 pt/W 7.02 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 52.81W

details

Core i7 610E  vs
A8 5500 
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Transistor count 382,000,000 1,303,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.53 GHz 3.24 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.53 GHz 3.2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.53 GHz 3.24 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics Radeon™ HD 7560D
GPU clock speed 500 MHz 760 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3-1066
DDR3-800
DDR3
Intel Core i7 610E
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