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AMD A6-3500 vs A8-3800

Mini Review

AMD A6-3500 advantages



AMD A6-3500
  • The microprocessor is priced about 35% cheaper.
  • The A6-3500 has 27% better price/performance ratio.

AMD A8-3800 advantages



AMD A8-3800
  • The processor is 13% faster in single-threaded programs.
  • Multi-threaded performance of the AMD A8-3800 CPU is higher.
  • In memory-intensive tasks, the processor has 15% better performance.
  • In games and graphics programs, this CPU has 24% higher performance.

A6-3500 vs A8-3800 performance comparison

The charts demonstrate performance of A6-3500 and A8-3800 processors in various types of applications. The numbers in the charts are calculated from a few benchmarks, that you can see in the "Benchmarks" tab. As such, performance in individual benchmarks may be higher or lower than what you see in the charts on this page. We also averaged the results for task type specific benchmarks and all-around performance benchmarks, and presented them in the 'Overall performance' chart. The 'Price-performance ratio' displays how much more performance you will get per dollar spent. The cost of other system components is not included in this chart.
Single-threaded performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.13
 
 
Higher is better
Multi-threaded performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.45
 
 
Higher is better
Memory-intensive applications
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.15
 
 
Higher is better
Integrated Graphics performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.24
 
 
Higher is better
Overall performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.22
 
 
Higher is better
Price / performance ratio
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1.27
 
1
 
 
Higher is better

  - AMD A6-3500       - AMD A8-3800

Full list of benchmarks, that show difference in performance between AMD A6-3500 and AMD A8-3800 in various types of tests, can be found in the "Benchmarks" tab.


A6-3500 vs A8-3800 power consumption and price comparison

Thermal Design Power
80
64
48
32
16
0
 
 
65W
 
65W
 
 
Lower is better
Current official price
110
88
66
44
22
0
 
 
$59
 
$91
 
 
Lower is better

Detailed side by side comparison of A6-3500 vs A8-3800 specs can be found in the "Specifications" tab. Much more detailed comparison of internal features of both CPUs is located in the "CPUIDs" tab.


Pros and Cons summary

A6-3500 A8-3800
General recommendations:
Somewhat lower official price,
Somewhat better price / performance ratio
  General recommendations:
Faster in all kinds of tasks,
Performs somewhat better in games and graphics programs

Drawbacks:

Performs somewhat worse in all program types,
Worse performance in games and graphics tasks
 

Drawbacks:

Significantly more expensive,
Somewhat worse price / performance ratio

Similar processors

A6-3500 A8-3800
 

Similar processors use the same socket and architecture as AMD A6-3500 and AMD A8-3800, but their performance and other characteristics are a bit different.


Where to buy


These CPUs are obsolete. For that reason the best place to search for them is eBay. Marketplace vendors at Amazon may also have them for sale.
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More comparisons

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Specifications

Please visit AMD A6-3500 and AMD A8-3800 pages for more detailed specifications of both microprocessors.

 AMD A6-3500AMD A8-3800
Market segmentDesktop
ManufacturerAMD
FamilyA6-SeriesA8-Series
Basic details
Model numberA6-3500A8-3800
CPU part numberAD3500OJZ33GXAD3800OJZ43GX
Box part numberAD3500OJGXBOXAD3800OJGXBOX
Introduction dateAugust 8, 2011
Current official price$59 (as of Apr 2014)$91 (as of Apr 2014)
 
CPU features
Core nameLlano
Platform nameLynx
MicroarchitectureK10
Technology (micron)0.032
Data width (bits)64
SocketSocket FM1
Frequency (MHz)21002400
Turbo Frequency (MHz)24002700
L1 cache192 KB (code) / 192 KB (data)256 KB (code) / 256 KB (data)
L2 cache (KB)30724096
Max temperature (°C)70.970.5
TDP (Watt)65
Core voltage (V)0.45 - 1.4125
Cores34
Threads34
Multiprocessing1
 
Instruction set extensions
3DNow!+
AMD64 / EM64T 64-bit technology+
MMX+
SSE+
SSE2+
SSE3+
 
Supported technologies
PowerNow! / Enhanced SpeedStep+
Turbo Core / Turbo Boost+
Virtualization+
Virus Protection / Execute Disable bit+
 
Integrated Graphics
GPU TypeRadeon HD 6530DRadeon HD 6550D
Shader cores320400
Base frequency (MHz)443600
 
Integrated Memory Controller(s)
The number of controllers1
Memory channels2
Supported memoryDDR3-1866
Maximum memory bandwidth (GB/s)29.9
Notes:

Rows with different specifications or features are highlighted.

For detailed specifications of "AMD A6-3500" or "AMD A8-3800" parts please click on the links in the table header.

Benchmarks

System setup

Below is a partial set of AMD A6-3500 and A8-3800 benchmarks from our CPU benchmark database. Both microprocessors were tested on ASUS F1A75-V Pro motherboard with 4GB dual-channel Crucial BallistixPC3-14900 (DDR3-1866) memory, and Integrated on-chip ATI Radeon 6000-series graphics. For different system configurations please see tests of A6-3500 and A8-3800 CPUs in our benchmark database.

All tests were performed at default frequency and voltage, using manufacturer's stock fan/heatsink. None of the components were overclocked. Motherboard BIOS options were left at default settings.

The results of all benchmarks are broken into four categories: multi-threaded, single-threaded, memory intensive and graphics / gaming.


A6-3500 vs A8-3800 single-threaded benchmarks

Single-threaded benchmarks run on a single CPU core, and do not depend on such features as the number of cores, or Hyper-Threading technology. Additionally, they do not utilize on-chip caches, dedicated to other cores.


    AMD A6-3500           AMD A8-3800

3DMark03 CPU score benchmark

Uses DirectX software vertex shader to run Wings of Fury and Trolls' Lair games, and calculates a 3DMark03 CPU score based on averaged number of frames per second, achieved by the CPU/GPU combination.
100%
89.7%

CINEBENCH R10 CPU score (1 core) benchmark

Measures performance of a single-core rendering of a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
100%
85.8%

FLAC encoding - single process benchmark

Reports the number of songs, converted by a single CPU core from WAV to FLAC format using the best possible compression.
100%
88.9%

H.264 video encoding - single process benchmark

Measures the number of frames, converted by one CPU thread from MPEG2 format to H.264 format using high quality settings.
100%
89.4%

LAME MP3 encoding - single process benchmark

Reports the number of MP3 songs, encoded by one CPU core per one minute.
100%
89.0%

    AMD A6-3500           AMD A8-3800

PCMark2002 CPU score benchmark

100%
88.5%

Super PI (1M) benchmark

Measures time, required to calculate the first 1 million digits after the decimal point in the number Pi.
100%
89.8%

XVid video encoding - single process benchmark

Reports how many frames per second can be transcoded by a single CPU core from MPEG2 to XVid (MPEG4) format, utilizing single-pass conversion method.
100%
88.9%


A6-3500 vs A8-3800 multi-threaded benchmarks

Multi-threaded benchmarks utilize all CPU cores and other on-chip resources (on-chip caches, internal buffers, etc). Intel's Hyper-Threading feature also helps to improve multi-threading performance.


    AMD A6-3500           AMD A8-3800

3DMark06 CPU score benchmark

Estimates processor performance based on how fast it runs such CPU-intensive code as game logic, physics and pathfinding AI. The test requires DirectX 9.0.
100%
72.4%

Apache web server - dynamic pages benchmark

Shows an average number of dynamic HTML pages served per second by local instance of Apache 1.3.41 web server. The test has much greater error margin than other tests.
100%
80.1%

Apache web server - static pages benchmark

Shows an average number of very simple static HTML pages served per second by local Apache 1.3.41 web server. The test has much greater error margin than other tests.
100%
76.5%

Blowfish encryption benchmark

Reports encryption speed of pre-defined 32KB text block. The data is encrypted using Blowfish algorithm.
100%
67.6%

CINEBENCH R10 CPU score benchmark

Measures performance of multi-core rendering of a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
100%
68.6%

    AMD A6-3500           AMD A8-3800

CINEBENCH R10 render time (seconds) benchmark

Measures time taken to render a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
100%
68.6%

CrystalMark ALU benchmark

Runs Fibonacci, Napierian, Eratosthenes and QuickSort integer performance tests on all CPU cores, and reports the sum of results.
100%
67.5%

CrystalMark FPU benchmark

Executes MikoFPU, RandMeanSS, FFT and Mandelbrot FPU-dependent tests using all CPU cores, and reports the sum of results.
100%
66.7%

Euler3D benchmark

100%
73.6%

FLAC encoding - multiple processes benchmark

Reports the number of songs, converted from WAV to FLAC format by all CPU cores using the best possible compression.
100%
66.4%

    AMD A6-3500           AMD A8-3800

Fritz Chess Benchmark benchmark

100%
67.3%

H.264 video encoding - multiple processes benchmark

Measures the number of frames, converted by all logical processors from MPEG2 format to H.264 format using single-pass method and high quality settings.
100%
66.6%

H.264 video encoding - multithreaded benchmark

Measures the number of frames, converted by all logical processors from MPEG2 format to H.264 format using multi-threading system calls, dual-pass method and high quality settings.
100%
72.9%

LAME MP3 encoding - multiple processes benchmark

Reports the number of MP3 songs, encoded by all CPU cores per one minute.
100%
66.4%

MySQL 5.0.27 - selecting data benchmark

Shows the number of SQL requests per second served by MySQL server v5.0.27, running on the same computer. This test does not scale beyond 6 CPU cores.
100%
70.2%

    AMD A6-3500           AMD A8-3800

PCMark05 CPU score benchmark

100%
79.1%

PCMark05 score benchmark

100%
86.3%

Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) benchmark

Runs Dhrystone test on all cores, and reports estimated integer performance in MIPS (Millions of Instructions Per Second).
100%
66.4%

Sandra MultiMedia Floating Point (it/s) benchmark

100%
67.3%

Sandra MultiMedia Integer (it/s) benchmark

100%
66.5%

    AMD A6-3500           AMD A8-3800

Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) benchmark

Runs Whetstone test on all cores, and reports estimated floating-point performance in MFLOPS (Millions of Floating-Point Operations Per Second).
100%
67.3%

Sandra Whetstone SSE2 (MFLOPS) benchmark

Runs SSE2-enabled Whetstone test on all cores, and reports estimated floating-point performance in MFLOPS (Millions of Floating-Point Operations Per Second).
100%
66.9%

XVid video encoding - multiple processes benchmark

Reports how many frames per second can be transcoded by all CPU cores from MPEG2 to XVid (MPEG4) format, utilizing single-pass conversion method.
100%
67.0%

wPrime v1.55 (32M) benchmark

wPrime benchmark measures time taken to calculate square roots of numbers from 1 to 33554431.
100%
65.9%


A6-3500 vs A8-3800 graphics benchmarks

Graphics benchmarks depend on the type of integrated or discrete graphics adapter, and to less extent on the processor performance. Because these benchmarks are synthetic, they may not truly represent gaming performance. However, they still can be used to estimate whether one processor will perform faster or slower than another CPU in games and other 3D tasks.


    AMD A6-3500           AMD A8-3800

3DMark03 game score benchmark

Measures graphics and 3D game performance of discrete and integrated GPUs using 4 different game simulations, that have varying level of DirectX support from version 7 to version 9.
100%
82.3%

3DMark06 3DMark score benchmark

Measures 3D graphics and game performance of CPU/GPU combination by running 4 game simulations, that make extensive use of DirectX 9.0/9.0C capabilities.
100%
77.2%

3DMark2001 score benchmark

Runs a series of game simulations and feature tests to measure graphics and 3D game performance of discrete and integrated GPUs. It utilizes a single CPU core, and it is compatible with DirectX 8 and later APIs.
100%
94.1%

CINEBENCH R10 OpenGL score benchmark

100%
89.3%

PCMark05 Graphics score benchmark

100%
81.6%


A6-3500 vs A8-3800 memory performance

Memory-intensive tests or programs move large amounts of data to/from memory, and they depend more on memory throughput and the size of on-chip caches, rather than on CPU integer/FP/SIMD performance.


    AMD A6-3500           AMD A8-3800

7Zip compressing/decompressing speed (1 thread) benchmark

100%
94.2%

CrystalMark Memory benchmark

Evaluates Read, Write, Read/Write and Cache memory bandwidth score. The final result is the sum of measured results.
100%
77.7%

PCMark05 Memory score benchmark

100%
92.9%

PCMark2002 Memory score benchmark

100%
92.7%

WinRAR compressing/decompressing speed benchmark

100%
81.2%

CPUIDs

The table below compares two random CPUID records for AMD A6-3500 and AMD A8-3800 microprocessors, that were submitted to our CPUID database.

  CPUID 1 CPUID 2
ManufacturerAMD
CPU FamilyA6-SeriesA8-Series
Model / Processor NumberA6-3500A8-3800
Frequency1835 MHz2400 MHz
CWID version0.4
Part numberAD3500OJZ33GXAD3800OJZ43GX
S-Spec / Stepping CodeDA 1133GPMDA 1135CPM
 
General information
VendorAuthenticAMD
Processor name (BIOS)AMD A6-3500 APU with Radeon(tm) HD GraphicsAMD A8-3800 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics
Cores34
Logical processors34
Processor typeOriginal OEM Processor
Core steppingLN-B0
CPUID signature300F10
Family18 (012h)
Model 1 (01h)
Stepping 0 (00h)
 
Cache
L1 data: Associativity2-way set associative
L1 data: Line size64 bytes
L1 data: Lines per tag1
L1 data: Size3 x 64 KB4 x 64 KB
L1 instruction: Associativity2-way set associative
L1 instruction: Line size64 bytes
L1 instruction: Lines per tag1
L1 instruction: Size3 x 64 KB4 x 64 KB
L2: Associativity16-way set associative
L2: Line size64 bytes
L2: Lines per tag1
L2: Size3 x 1 MB4 x 1 MB
 
Instruction set extensions
3DNow!+
AMD extensions to MMX+
Extensions to 3DNow!+
MMX+
SSE+
SSE2+
SSE3+
SSE4A+
 
Additional instructions
Advanced Bit manipulation+
CLFLUSH+
CMOV+
CMPXCHG16B+
CMPXCHG8B+
FXSAVE/FXRSTORE+
MONITOR/MWAIT+
POPCNT+
PREFETCH/PREFETCHW+
RDTSCP+
SKINIT/STGI support+
SYSCALL/SYSRET+
SYSENTER/SYSEXIT+
 
Major features
64-bit / Intel 64+
NX bit/XD-bit+
On-chip Floating Point Unit+
PowerNow! / Cool'n'Quiet+
Secure Virtual Machine (Virtualization)+
Turbo Core+
 
Other features
1 GB large page support+
100MHz multiplier control+
128-bit SSE instructions+
36-bit page-size extensions+
Advanced programmable interrupt controller+
Core multi-processing legacy mode+
Debugging extensions+
Extended APIC space+
FXSAVE/FXRSTOR optimizations+
Hardware P-state control+
Hardware thermal control+
Instruction based sampling+
LAHF/SAHF support in 64-bit mode+
LBR virtualization+
LOCK MOV CR0 means MOV CR8+
Machine check architecture+
Machine check exception+
Memory-type range registers+
Misaligned SSE mode+
Model-specific registers+
Nested page tables+
OS visible workaround+
Page attribute table+
Page global extension+
Page-size extensions (4MB pages)+
Physical address extensions+
SVM lock+
Software thermal control+
Support for NRIP save+
THERMTRIP+
TSC rate is ensured to be invariant across all states+
Temperature sensor+
Time stamp counter+
Virtual 8086-mode enhancements+
Watchdog timer support+
+ - feature is supported
- - feature is not supported
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