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
Higher is better
Higher is better
On-chip L2 + L3 cache
Higher is better
Thermal Design Power
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|
More cores for better multi-threading performance,
Features FMA3 / XOP instructions
Somewhat lower power
Operating frequency is lower,
Higher power consumption
Has fewer CPU cores,
Lacks some instructions
Similar microprocessors use the same socket and architecture as A8-4555M and Core i5-3317U, but their performance and other characteristics are slightly different.
Please visit AMD A8-4555M and Intel Core i5-3317U pages for more complete specifications of both microprocessors.
| ||AMD A8-4555M||Intel Core i5-3317U|
|Family||A8-Series for Notebooks||Core i5 Mobile|
|CPU part number||AM4555SHE44HJ||AV8063801058002|
|Introduction date||September 30, 2012||June 3, 2012|
|Core name||Trinity||Ivy Bridge|
|Data width (bits)||64|
|Turbo Frequency (MHz)||2400||2600 / 2400|
|Clock Multiplier|| ||17|
|L1 cache||128 KB (code) / 64 KB (data)||64 KB (code) / 64 KB (data)|
|L2 cache (KB)||4096||512|
|L3 cache (KB)|| ||3072|
|Max temperature (°C)||100||105|
|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||+||-|
|SSSE3 / Supplemental SSE3||+|
|XOP / eXtended Operations||+||-|
|PowerNow! / Enhanced SpeedStep||+|
|Turbo Core / Turbo Boost||+|
|Virus Protection / Execute Disable bit||+|
|GPU Type||Radeon HD 7600G||HD 4000|
|Base frequency (MHz)||320||350|
|Maximum frequency (MHz)||424||1050|
|Integrated Memory Controller(s)|
|The number of controllers||1|
|Supported memory||DDR3-1333, DDR3L-1333, DDR3U-1066||DDR3-1333, DDR3-1600|
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