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AMD A4-5300 vs A6-5400K

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AMD A4-5300 advantages



AMD A4-5300
  • Based on current official prices, this microprocessor is 18% less expensive than the AMD A6-5400K.
  • The A4-5300 has 10% better price/performance ratio.

AMD A6-5400K advantages



AMD A6-5400K
  • In single-threaded applications, the AMD A6-5400K has 6% higher performance.
  • In multi-threaded programs, the A6-5400K processor has 6% better performance.
  • The CPU has 8% higher performance when running memory-intensive applications.
  • In graphics tasks, the AMD A6-5400K is about 22% faster.
  • The clock multiplier on the processor is not locked. The CPU can be easily overclocked on most motherboards to achieve better performance.

A4-5300 vs A6-5400K performance comparison

The charts in the table below show relative performance of A4-5300 and A6-5400K microprocessors in various kinds of tasks. To calculate displayed numbers we averaged results for several tests for each specific type of application. As a result, the shown results may differ from results, that you may receive in individual benchmarks. The 'Overall performance' calculates an average of all-around performance benchmarks, and benchmarks, specific to each type of program. The 'Price-performance ratio' chart displays how much more performance you will get per dollar spent. The cost of other system parts is not included in the ratio chart.
Single-threaded performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.06
 
 
Higher is better
Multi-threaded performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.06
 
 
Higher is better
Memory-intensive applications
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.08
 
 
Higher is better
Integrated Graphics performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.22
 
 
Higher is better
Overall performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.1
 
 
Higher is better
Price / performance ratio
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1.1
 
1
 
 
Higher is better

  - AMD A4-5300       - AMD A6-5400K

Please see the "Benchmarks" tab for complete list of benchmarks, demonstrating difference in performance between AMD A4-5300 and AMD A6-5400K in various types of programs.


A4-5300 vs A6-5400K power consumption and price comparison

Thermal Design Power
80
64
48
32
16
0
 
 
65W
 
65W
 
 
Lower is better
Current official price
70
56
42
28
14
0
 
 
$47
 
$57
 
 
Lower is better

Detailed side by side comparison of A4-5300 vs A6-5400K specs can be found in the "Specifications" tab. Much more detailed comparison of internal features of both processors you will find in the "CPUIDs" tab.


Pros and Cons summary

A4-5300 A6-5400K
General recommendations:
Somewhat lower official price,
Better price / performance ratio
  General recommendations:
Faster in all types of programs,
Performs somewhat better in graphics applications,
Can be effortlessly overclocked

Drawbacks:

Rather slow,
Performs somewhat worse in games and graphics tasks
 

Drawbacks:

Somewhat more expensive,
Worse price / performance ratio

Similar processors

A4-5300 A6-5400K
 

Similar CPUs use the same socket and architecture as AMD A4-5300 and A6-5400K.

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Specifications

Please visit AMD A4-5300 and AMD A6-5400K pages for more detailed specifications of both microprocessors.

 AMD A4-5300AMD A6-5400K
Market segmentDesktop
ManufacturerAMD
FamilyA4-SeriesA6-Series
Basic details
Model numberA4-5300A6-5400K
CPU part numberAD5300OKA23HJAD540KOKA23HJ
Box part numberAD5300OKHJBOXAD540KOKHJBOX
Introduction dateOctober 2, 2012August 31, 2012
Current official price$47 (as of Apr 2014)$57 (as of Apr 2014)
 
CPU features
Core nameTrinity
Platform nameVirgo
MicroarchitecturePiledriver
Technology (micron)0.032
Data width (bits)64
SocketSocket FM2
Frequency (MHz)34003600
Turbo Frequency (MHz)36003800
L1 cache64 KB (code) / 32 KB (data)
L2 cache (KB)1024
Max temperature (°C)70
TDP (Watt)65
Core voltage (V)0.825 - 1.475
Cores2
Threads2
Multiprocessing1
 
Instruction set extensions
AES / Advanced Encryption Standard+
AMD64 / EM64T 64-bit technology+
AVX / Advanced Vector Extensions+
BMI1 / Bit Manipulation+
F16C / 16-bit Floating-Point conversion+
FMA3 / 3-operand Fused Multiply-Add+
FMA4 / 4-operand Fused Multiply-Add+
MMX+
SSE+
SSE2+
SSE3+
SSE4.1+
SSE4.2+
SSSE3 / Supplemental SSE3+
XOP / eXtended Operations+
 
Supported technologies
PowerNow! / Enhanced SpeedStep+
Turbo Core / Turbo Boost+
Unlocked multiplier-+
Virtualization+
Virus Protection / Execute Disable bit+
 
Integrated Graphics
GPU TypeRadeon HD 7480DRadeon HD 7540D
Shader cores128192
Base frequency (MHz)723760
 
Integrated Memory Controller(s)
The number of controllers1
Memory channels2
Supported memoryDDR3-1600DDR3-1866
Maximum memory bandwidth (GB/s)25.629.9
Notes:

Rows with different specifications or features are highlighted.

For detailed specifications of "AMD A4-5300" or "AMD A6-5400K" parts please click on the links in the table header.

Benchmarks

System setup

Below is a partial set of AMD A4-5300 and A6-5400K benchmarks from our CPU benchmark database. Both microprocessors were tested on ASRock FM2A75 Pro4-M motherboard with 4GB dual-channel Crucial BallistixPC3-14900 (DDR3-1866) memory, and Integrated on-chip ATI Radeon 7000-series graphics. For different system configurations please see tests of A4-5300 and A6-5400K 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.


A4-5300 vs A6-5400K 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 A4-5300           AMD A6-5400K

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%
93.4%

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%
94.5%

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%
94.7%

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%
94.3%

LAME MP3 encoding - single process benchmark

Reports the number of MP3 songs, encoded by one CPU core per one minute.
100%
94.6%

    AMD A4-5300           AMD A6-5400K

PCMark2002 CPU score benchmark

100%
94.7%

Super PI (1M) benchmark

Measures time, required to calculate the first 1 million digits after the decimal point in the number Pi.
100%
93.8%

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%
93.7%


A4-5300 vs A6-5400K 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 A4-5300           AMD A6-5400K

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%
93.3%

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%
93.9%

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%
95.1%

Blowfish encryption benchmark

Reports encryption speed of pre-defined 32KB text block. The data is encrypted using Blowfish algorithm.
100%
93.0%

CINEBENCH R10 CPU score benchmark

Measures performance of multi-core rendering of a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
100%
93.6%

    AMD A4-5300           AMD A6-5400K

CINEBENCH R10 render time (seconds) benchmark

Measures time taken to render a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
100%
93.6%

CrystalMark ALU benchmark

Runs Fibonacci, Napierian, Eratosthenes and QuickSort integer performance tests on all CPU cores, and reports the sum of results.
100%
94.4%

CrystalMark FPU benchmark

Executes MikoFPU, RandMeanSS, FFT and Mandelbrot FPU-dependent tests using all CPU cores, and reports the sum of results.
100%
94.4%

Euler3D benchmark

100%
91.1%

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%
96.7%

    AMD A4-5300           AMD A6-5400K

Fritz Chess Benchmark benchmark

100%
94.2%

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%
93.0%

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%
93.9%

LAME MP3 encoding - multiple processes benchmark

Reports the number of MP3 songs, encoded by all CPU cores per one minute.
100%
96.4%

MySQL 5.0.96 - selecting data benchmark

Shows sustained number of SQL requests per second served by local instance of MySQL server v5.0.96. This test scales well with the number of CPU cores.
100%
93.8%

    AMD A4-5300           AMD A6-5400K

PCMark05 CPU score benchmark

100%
94.6%

PCMark05 score benchmark

100%
92.0%

Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) benchmark

Runs Dhrystone test on all cores, and reports estimated integer performance in MIPS (Millions of Instructions Per Second).
100%
97.2%

Sandra MultiMedia Floating Point (it/s) benchmark

100%
94.2%

Sandra MultiMedia Integer (it/s) benchmark

100%
94.3%

    AMD A4-5300           AMD A6-5400K

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%
94.7%

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%
93.9%

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%
96.4%

wPrime v1.55 (32M) benchmark

wPrime benchmark measures time taken to calculate square roots of numbers from 1 to 33554431.
100%
94.2%


A4-5300 vs A6-5400K 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 A4-5300           AMD A6-5400K

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%
81.8%

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%
81.9%

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%
90.6%

CINEBENCH R10 OpenGL score benchmark

100%
91.6%

PCMark05 Graphics score benchmark

100%
81.9%


A4-5300 vs A6-5400K 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 A4-5300           AMD A6-5400K

7Zip compressing/decompressing speed (1 thread) benchmark

100%
91.6%

CrystalMark Memory benchmark

Evaluates Read, Write, Read/Write and Cache memory bandwidth score. The final result is the sum of measured results.
100%
91.0%

PCMark05 Memory score benchmark

100%
92.9%

PCMark2002 Memory score benchmark

100%
93.3%

WinRAR compressing/decompressing speed benchmark

100%
92.1%

CPUIDs

The table below compares two random CPUID records for AMD A4-5300 and AMD A6-5400K microprocessors, that were submitted to our CPUID database.

  CPUID 1 CPUID 2
ManufacturerAMD
CPU FamilyA4-SeriesA6-Series
Model / Processor NumberA4-5300A6-5400K
Frequency3393 MHz3593 MHz
CWID version0.4
Part numberAD5300OKA23HJAD540KOKA23HJ
S-Spec / Stepping CodeGA 1219PNTGA 1237SUT
 
General information
VendorAuthenticAMD
Processor name (BIOS)AMD A4-5300 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics AMD A6-5400K APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics
Processor name (CWID)AMD Turion(tm) X2 Ultra Dual-Core Mobile ZM-00
Cores2
Compute units1
Logical processors2
Processor typeOriginal OEM Processor
Core steppingTN-A1
CPUID signature610F01
Family21 (015h)
Model16 (010h)
Stepping 1 (01h)
SocketFM2
 
Cache
L1 data: Associativity4-way set associative
L1 data: Line size64 bytes
L1 data: Lines per tag1
L1 data: Size2 x 16 KB
L1 instruction: Associativity2-way set associative
L1 instruction: Comments1 cache per 2 cores
L1 instruction: Line size64 bytes
L1 instruction: Lines per tag1
L1 instruction: Size64 KB
L2: Associativity16-way set associative
L2: Comments1 cache per 2 cores
L2: Line size64 bytes
L2: Lines per tag1
L2: Size1 MB
 
Instruction set extensions
AES+
AMD extensions to MMX+
AVX+
BMI1+
F16C+
FMA+
FMA4+
MMX+
SSE+
SSE2+
SSE3+
SSE4.1+
SSE4.2+
SSE4A+
SSSE3+
TBM+
XOP+
 
Additional instructions
Advanced Bit manipulation+
CLFLUSH+
CMOV+
CMPXCHG16B+
CMPXCHG8B+
FXSAVE/FXRSTORE+
MONITOR/MWAIT+
PCLMULDQ+
POPCNT+
PREFETCH/PREFETCHW+
RDTSCP+
SKINIT/STGI support+
SYSCALL/SYSRET+
SYSENTER/SYSEXIT+
XSAVE/XRESTORE states+
 
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+
Lightweight profiling support+
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+
Support for NRIP save+
THERMTRIP+
TSC rate is ensured to be invariant across all states+
Temperature sensor+
Time stamp counter+
Translation Cache Extension+
Virtual 8086-mode enhancements+
Watchdog timer support+
+ - feature is supported
- - feature is not supported
Features, not supported by all processors in the table, are not displayed

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