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AMD A10-5800K vs A8-3550

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AMD A10-5800K advantages



AMD A10-5800K
  • The CPU has SSSE3, SSE4.1 and SSE4.2 instructions.
  • Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) technology is available on this microprocessor. These instructions accelerate AES encryption and decryption, and are useful if you run programs, that secure your disk or network data.
  • The processor includes AVX, F16C, FMA3 and XOP instructions. These extensions are not broadly used by applications yet, but their support should improve in future apps.
  • The AMD A10-5800K CPU features FMA4 instruction set extension. Only AMD CPUs have this technology, for that reason it probably will not get broad support from software vendors.
  • The clock multiplier on the processor is not locked. The CPU can be easily overclocked on most motherboards when better performance is required. Be warned that overclocking can void microprocessor warranty.

AMD A8-3550 advantages



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  • The A8-3550 CPU has 3DNow! instructions enabled. The 3DNow! instruction set helps the microprocessor to perform certain floating-point operations faster, and thus boost performance in games, that support the instructions. These instruction are obsolete now, and only some old games and software used them.
  • The A8-3550 is 35% more energy efficient than the AMD A10-5800K processor.

A10-5800K vs A8-3550 specifications comparison

The graphs below compare the most important characteristics of the A8-3550 and A10-5800K processors. These features, along with an IPC (instructions per cycle) number, determine how well a microprocessor performs. The "Operating frequency" graph uses dark color to represent base frequency, while lighter area is for additional frequency, provided by Turbo feature.

The number of cores / threads
5
4
3
2
1
0
 
 
4
 
4
 
 
Higher is better
Thermal Design Power
200
160
120
80
40
0
 
 
100W
 
65W
 
 
Lower is better

  - AMD A10-5800K       - AMD A8-3550

Detailed side by side comparison of A10-5800K vs A8-3550 specs can be found in the "Specifications" tab.


Pros and Cons summary

A10-5800K A8-3550
General recommendations:
Supports SSE4.1 / SSE4.2 / AVX / F16C / FMA3 / XOP instructions,
Allows effortless overclocking
  General recommendations:
Lower power consumption

Drawbacks:

Requires much more power
 

Drawbacks:

Does not support some instructions,
No products planned for the socket

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A10-5800K A8-3550
 

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Specifications

Please visit AMD A10-5800K and AMD A8-3550 pages for more detailed specifications of both microprocessors.

 AMD A10-5800KAMD A8-3550
 
Never released CPU
Market segmentDesktop
ManufacturerAMD
FamilyA10-SeriesA8-Series
Basic details
Model numberA10-5800KA8-3550
CPU part numberAD580KWOA44HJA8-3550
Box part numberAD580KWOHJBOX 
Introduction dateOctober 2, 2012 (estimated)
Current official price$122 (as of Apr 2014) 
 
CPU features
Core nameTrinityLlano
Platform nameVirgoLynx
MicroarchitecturePiledriverK10
Technology (micron)0.032
Data width (bits)64
SocketSocket FM2Socket FM1
Frequency (MHz)3800 
Turbo Frequency (MHz)4200 
L1 cache128 KB (code) / 64 KB (data)256 KB (code) / 256 KB (data)
L2 cache (KB)4096
Max temperature (°C)74 
TDP (Watt)10065
Core voltage (V)0.825 - 1.475 
Cores4
Threads4
Multiprocessing1
 
Instruction set extensions
3DNow!-+
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 7660DRadeon HD 6550
Base frequency (MHz)800594
 
Integrated Memory Controller(s)
The number of controllers1
Memory channels2
Supported memoryDDR3-1866
Maximum memory bandwidth (GB/s)29.9
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