AMD A8-4555M advantages
- More CPU cores on the AMD A8-4555M help to tackle many threads or applications at once.
- The processor features FMA3 and XOP instructions. Even though these extensions are not widely used in programs yet, their support should improve in future apps.
- FMA4 instruction set extension is enabled on this CPU. The FMA4 technology is only offered on AMD CPUs, therefore not many software vendors may support it in the future.
- Power consumption of the microprocessor is better.
Intel Core i5-3210M (BGA) advantages
- Operating frequency of the Intel Core i5-3210M microprocessor is higher than the frequency of the AMD A8-4555M CPU.
A8-4555M vs i5-3210M specifications comparison
The charts below compare the most important Intel Core i5-3210M and AMD A8-4555M characteristics. These features, along with an IPC (instructions per cycle) number, determine how well a microprocessor 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, provided by Hyper-Threading technology. The "Operating frequency" chart uses dark color for base frequency, whereas 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 i5-3210M (BGA)
Detailed side by side comparison of AMD A8-4555M vs i5-3210M specs can be found in the "Specifications" tab.
Pros and Cons summary
|A8-4555M|| ||Core i5-3210M (BGA)|
Comes with more CPU cores,
Supports FMA3 / XOP instructions,
Needs less power
Has lower operating frequency
Has fewer CPU cores,
Does not support some instructions,
Requires significantly more power
Similar processors use the same socket and architecture as A8-4555M and Intel i5-3210M.
Please visit AMD A8-4555M and Intel Core i5-3210M (BGA) pages for more complete specifications of both microprocessors.
| ||AMD A8-4555M||Intel Core i5-3210M (BGA)|
|Family||A8-Series for Notebooks||Core i5 Mobile|
|CPU part number||AM4555SHE44HJ||AV8063801032502|
|Introduction date||September 30, 2012||June 3, 2012|
|Core name||Trinity||Ivy Bridge|
|Data width (bits)||64|
|Turbo Frequency (MHz)||2400||3100 / 2900|
|Clock Multiplier|| ||25|
|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||650|
|Maximum frequency (MHz)||424||1100|
|Integrated Memory Controller(s)|
|The number of controllers||1|
|Supported memory||DDR3-1333, DDR3L-1333, DDR3U-1066||DDR3-1600, DDR3L-1600|
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