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AMD A8-4555M vs Intel Core i5-3317U

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AMD A8-4555M advantages

  • The A8-4555M includes more CPU cores than the Core i5-3317U. Large number of cores helps this processor to tackle multiple applications or heavily multi-threaded programs.
  • The CPU has FMA3 and XOP instructions. These extensions are not broadly used by applications yet, however their support should improve in future apps.
  • The A8-4555M supports FMA4 instruction set extension. Only AMD CPUs have this technology, therefore not many software vendors may support it in the future.

Intel Core i5-3317U advantages

  • Operating frequency of the Core i5-3317U is higher than the frequency of the AMD A8-4555M processor.
  • The microprocessor is 11% more energy efficient.

A8-4555M vs i5-3317U specifications comparison

The charts below compare the most important i5-3317U and AMD A8-4555M characteristics. These features, along with an IPC (instructions per cycle) number, determine how well a processor performs. The "Number of cores / threads" graph displays the number of cores (darker area). Lighter area on the graph represents the number of additional threads, offered by Hyper-Threading technology. The "Operating frequency" chart uses dark color to represent base frequency, while lighter area is for extra 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. Although 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
 
 
2.4GHz
 
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
 
17W
 
 
Lower is better

  - AMD A8-4555M       - Intel Core i5-3317U

Detailed side by side comparison of AMD A8-4555M vs Intel Core i5-3317U specs can be found in the "Specifications" tab.


Pros and Cons summary

A8-4555M Core i5-3317U
General recommendations:
More cores for better multi-threading performance,
Features FMA3 / XOP instructions
  General recommendations:
Clocked higher,
Somewhat lower power

Drawbacks:

Operating frequency is lower,
Higher power consumption
 

Drawbacks:

Has fewer CPU cores,
Lacks some instructions

Similar processors

A8-4555M Core i5-3317U
 

Similar microprocessors use the same socket and architecture as A8-4555M and Core i5-3317U, but their performance and other characteristics are slightly different.

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Specifications

Please visit AMD A8-4555M and Intel Core i5-3317U pages for more detailed specifications of both microprocessors.

 AMD A8-4555MIntel Core i5-3317U
Market segmentMobile
ManufacturerAMDIntel
FamilyA8-Series for NotebooksCore i5 Mobile
Basic details
Model numberA8-4555Mi5-3317U
CPU part numberAM4555SHE44HJAV8063801058002
Introduction dateSeptember 30, 2012June 3, 2012
 
CPU features
Core nameTrinityIvy Bridge
MicroarchitecturePiledriverIvy Bridge
Technology (micron)0.0320.022
Data width (bits)64
SocketBGA827 (FP2)BGA1023
Frequency (MHz)16001700
Turbo Frequency (MHz)24002600 / 2400
Clock Multiplier 17
L1 cache128 KB (code) / 64 KB (data)64 KB (code) / 64 KB (data)
L2 cache (KB)4096512
L3 cache (KB) 3072
Max temperature (°C)100105
TDP (Watt)1917
Cores42
Threads4
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
Hyper-Threading-+
PowerNow! / Enhanced SpeedStep+
Turbo Core / Turbo Boost+
Virtualization+
Virus Protection / Execute Disable bit+
 
Integrated Graphics
GPU TypeRadeon HD 7600GHD 4000
Base frequency (MHz)320350
Maximum frequency (MHz)4241050
 
Integrated Memory Controller(s)
The number of controllers1
Memory channels2
Supported memoryDDR3-1333, DDR3L-1333, DDR3U-1066DDR3-1333, DDR3-1600, DDR3L-1333, DDR3L-1600, DDR3L-RS 1333, DDR3L-RS 1600
Maximum memory bandwidth (GB/s)21.325.6
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