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AMD A8-5545M vs Intel Core i5-4200U

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AMD A8-5545M advantages

  • More CPU cores on the AMD A8-5545M help to tackle multiple programs or threads at once.
  • The processor has higher operating frequency than the Core i5-4200U CPU.
  • The AMD A8-5545M microprocessor supports F16C and XOP instructions, introduced in the recent past. These extensions are not broadly used in applications yet, but their support should improve in future apps.
  • The A8-5545M includes FMA4 instruction set extension. Only AMD microprocessors have this technology, therefore it probably will not get broad support from software vendors.

Intel Core i5-4200U advantages

  • The processor incorporates AVX2 instructions. These extensions are not widely used by programs yet, however their support should improve in future applications.
  • The microprocessor is 21% more energy efficient.

A8-5545M vs i5-4200U specifications comparison

The charts below compare the most important characteristics of the Core i5-4200U and A8-5545M processors. These features, along with an IPC (instructions per cycle) number, determine how well a processor performs. The "Number of cores / threads" graph shows the number of cores (darker area). Lighter area on the graph corresponds to the number of extra threads, provided by Hyper-Threading technology. The "Operating frequency" chart uses dark color to represent base frequency, whereas lighter area is for additional frequency, provided by Turbo feature. Darker area on the "On-chip cache" graph is for the On-chip L2 cache. Lighter area is for the L3 cache cache. While the L3 cache cache is usually larger than the On-chip L2 cache, it is always slower.

The number of cores / threads
5
4
3
2
1
0
 
 
4
 
4
 
 
Higher is better
Operating frequency
3
2.4
1.8
1.2
0.6
0
 
 
2.7GHz
 
2.6GHz
 
 
Higher is better
On-chip L2 + L3 cache
5000
4000
3000
2000
1000
0
 
 
4096KB
 
3584KB
 
 
Higher is better
Thermal Design Power
30
24
18
12
6
0
 
 
19W
 
15W
 
 
Lower is better

  - AMD A8-5545M       - Intel Core i5-4200U

Detailed side by side comparison of A8-5545M vs i5-4200U specs can be found in the "Specifications" tab.


Pros and Cons summary

A8-5545M Core i5-4200U
General recommendations:
Comes with more CPU cores,
Clocked higher,
Features F16C / XOP instructions
  General recommendations:
Supports AVX2 instructions,
Somewhat lower power

Drawbacks:

Does not support some instructions,
Requires more power
 

Drawbacks:

Doesn't have as many CPU cores,
Operating frequency is lower,
Does not support some instructions

Similar processors

A8-5545M Core i5-4200U
 

Similar microprocessors use the same socket and architecture as A8-5545M and i5-4200U.

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Specifications

Please visit AMD A8-5545M and Intel Core i5-4200U pages for more complete specifications of both microprocessors.

 AMD A8-5545MIntel Core i5-4200U
Market segmentMobile
ManufacturerAMDIntel
FamilyA8-Series for NotebooksCore i5 Mobile
Basic details
Model numberA8-5545Mi5-4200U
CPU part numberAM5545SIE44HLCL8064701477702
Introduction dateMay 23, 2013June 2, 2013
 
CPU features
Core nameRichlandHaswell
Platform name Shark Bay
MicroarchitecturePiledriverHaswell
Technology (micron)0.0320.022
Data width (bits)64
SocketBGA827 (FP2)BGA1168
Frequency (MHz)17001600
Turbo Frequency (MHz)27002600
Clock Multiplier 16
L1 cache128 KB (code) / 64 KB (data)64 KB (code) / 64 KB (data)
L2 cache (KB)4096512
L3 cache (KB) 3072
Max temperature (°C)105100
TDP (Watt)1915
Cores42
Threads4
Multiprocessing1
 
Instruction set extensions
AES / Advanced Encryption Standard+
AMD64 / EM64T 64-bit technology+
AVX / Advanced Vector Extensions+
AVX2 / Advanced Vector Extensions 2-+
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
Hyper-Threading-+
PowerNow! / Enhanced SpeedStep+
Turbo Core / Turbo Boost+
Virtualization+
Virus Protection / Execute Disable bit+
 
Integrated Graphics
GPU TypeRadeon HD 8510GHD 4400
Base frequency (MHz)450200
Maximum frequency (MHz)5541000
 
Integrated Memory Controller(s)
The number of controllers1
Memory channels2
Supported memoryDDR3-1333, DDR3L-1333, DDR3U-1066DDR3L-1333, DDR3L-1600, LPDDR3-1333, LPDDR3-1600
Notes:

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For detailed specifications of "AMD A8-5545M" or "Intel Core i5-4200U" parts please click on the links in the table header.

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