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AMD A4-5300 vs Athlon II X2 250 (rev. C3)

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AMD A4-5300 advantages



AMD A4-5300
  • The A4-5300 has 12% higher performance in single-threaded tasks. It can be up to 30% faster in some tests.
  • The A4-5300 features SSSE3, SSE4.1 and SSE4.2 instructions.
  • The CPU supports Advanced Encryption Standard instructions, that provide AES encryption acceleration. The technology is valuable if you need to protect your disk or network data.
  • The AMD A4-5300 includes AVX, F16C, FMA3 and XOP instructions, that were introduced in the recent past. Although these extensions are not widely used by applications yet, this should improve in future apps.
  • The microprocessor has FMA4 instruction set extension enabled. The FMA4 technology is only available on AMD CPUs, therefore not many software vendors may support it in the future.
  • The processor features integrated Radeon HD 7480D graphics unit. While this graphics is not powerful enough to play latest games at full resolution, it can be used for casual gaming and 3D applications.

AMD Athlon II X2 250 (rev. C3) advantages



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  • In multi-threaded programs, the AMD 250 CPU has 21% higher performance.
  • The AMD Athlon II X2 250 incorporates 3DNow! technology. Even though the 3DNow! instruction set may enhance performance of certain old games and software, it is now obsolete, and it is no longer utilized by modern applications.

A4-5300 vs 250 performance comparison

The charts illustrate relative performance of A4-5300 and Athlon II X2 250 (rev. C3) processors in different types of tasks. The numbers in the charts are calculated from a few benchmarks, that you can find in the "Benchmarks" tab. As such, performance in individual benchmarks may be higher or lower than what you see in the charts on this page. We also averaged the results for task type specific benchmarks and all-around performance benchmarks, and presented them in the 'Overall performance' chart.
Single-threaded performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1.12
 
1
 
 
Higher is better
Multi-threaded performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.21
 
 
Higher is better
Memory-intensive applications
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1
 
 
Higher is better
Overall performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.02
 
 
Higher is better

  - AMD A4-5300       - AMD Athlon II X2 250 (rev. C3)

Please see the "Benchmarks" tab for exhaustive list of benchmarks, showing difference in performance between A4-5300 and AMD Athlon II X2 250 (rev. C3) in various types of tests.


A4-5300 vs 250 power consumption comparison

Thermal Design Power
80
64
48
32
16
0
 
 
65W
 
65W
 
 
Lower is better
 

Detailed side by side comparison of A4-5300 vs AMD 250 specs can be found in the "Specifications" tab. More detailed comparison of internal features of both CPUs is located in the "CPUIDs" tab.


Pros and Cons summary

A4-5300 Athlon II X2 250 (rev. C3)
General recommendations:
Better performance in single-threaded tasks,
Supports SSE4.1 / SSE4.2 / AVX / F16C / FMA3 / XOP instructions,
Integrates Radeon HD 7480D GPU
  General recommendations:
Performs insignificantly faster in all kinds of programs

Drawbacks:

Performs a bit worse in all program types
 

Drawbacks:

Worse performance in single-threaded applications,
Lacks some instructions,
No on-chip graphics

Similar processors

A4-5300 Athlon II X2 250 (rev. C3)
 

Similar microprocessors use the same socket and architecture as A4-5300 and 250.

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  AMD 3.3GHz 8MB

Specifications

Please visit AMD A4-5300 and AMD Athlon II X2 250 (rev. C3) pages for more complete specifications of both microprocessors.

 AMD A4-5300AMD Athlon II X2 250 (rev. C3)
Market segmentDesktop
ManufacturerAMD
FamilyA4-SeriesAthlon II X2
Basic details
Model numberA4-5300250
CPU part numberAD5300OKA23HJADX250OCK23GM
Box part numberAD5300OKHJBOXADX250OCGMBOX
Introduction dateOctober 2, 2012 
Current official price$47 (as of Mar 2014) 
 
CPU features
Core nameTrinityRegor
Platform nameVirgo 
MicroarchitecturePiledriverK10
Technology (micron)0.0320.045
Data width (bits)64
SocketSocket FM2Socket AM2+ / Socket AM3
Frequency (MHz)34003000
Turbo Frequency (MHz)3600 
Bus speed (MHz) 2000 (HT/QPI)
Clock Multiplier 15
L1 cache64 KB (code) / 32 KB (data)128 KB (code) / 128 KB (data)
L2 cache (KB)10242048
Max temperature (°C)7055 - 74
TDP (Watt)65
Core voltage (V)0.825 - 1.4750.85 - 1.4
Cores2
Threads2
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+-
Virtualization+
Virus Protection / Execute Disable bit+
 
Integrated Graphics
GPU TypeRadeon HD 7480DNone
 
Integrated Memory Controller(s)
The number of controllers1
Memory channels2
Supported memoryDDR3-1600DDR2, DDR3
Notes:

Rows with different specifications or features are highlighted.

For detailed specifications of "AMD A4-5300" or "AMD Athlon II X2 250 (rev. C3)" parts please click on the links in the table header.

Benchmarks

System setup

AMD A4-5300 and 250 (rev. C3) processors were tested using different system components, that are identified by MB, RAM and VID columns in the tables below. The numbers in each of these columns correspond to one of motherboards (MB), memory configurations (RAM) or graphics adapters (VID), listed below:

MB - Motherboard(s):
1. ASROCK FM2A75 PRO4-M
2. ASROCK M3A780GXH/128M

RAM - Memory:
1. 4GB DUAL-CHANNEL CRUCIAL BALLISTIXPC3-14900 (DDR3-1866)
2. 2 GB DUAL-CHANNEL CORSAIR CM3X1024-1333C9 DDR3

VID - Video card(s):
1. MSI R6670 1GB GDDR5 (ATI RADEON)
2. INTEGRATED ON-CHIP ATI RADEON 7000-SERIES GRAPHICS
3. POWERCOLOR 24PRO256M DDR2 (ATI RADEON HD2400)

All tests were performed at default frequency and voltage, using manufacturer's stock fan/heatsink. None of the components were overclocked. Motherboard BIOS options were left at default settings.

The results of all benchmarks are broken into four categories: multi-threaded, single-threaded, memory intensive and graphics / gaming.


A4-5300 vs 250 (rev. C3) single-threaded benchmarks

Single-threaded benchmarks run on a single CPU core, and do not depend on such features as the number of cores, or Hyper-Threading technology. Additionally, they do not utilize on-chip caches, dedicated to other cores.

     

    AMD A4-5300           AMD Athlon II X2 250 (rev. C3)

3DMark03 CPU score benchmark

Uses DirectX software vertex shader to run Wings of Fury and Trolls' Lair games, and calculates a 3DMark03 CPU score based on averaged number of frames per second, achieved by the CPU/GPU combination.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
91.0%112
83.6%223

CINEBENCH R10 CPU score (1 core) benchmark

Measures performance of a single-core rendering of a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
99.8%112
97.8%223

FLAC encoding - single process benchmark

Reports the number of songs, converted by a single CPU core from WAV to FLAC format using the best possible compression.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%112
99.9%111
90.7%223

H.264 video encoding - single process benchmark

Measures the number of frames, converted by one CPU thread from MPEG2 format to H.264 format using high quality settings.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%112
99.7%111
76.8%223

LAME MP3 encoding - single process benchmark

Reports the number of MP3 songs, encoded by one CPU core per one minute.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
100%112
91.0%223

    AMD A4-5300           AMD Athlon II X2 250 (rev. C3)

PCMark2002 CPU score benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%223
95.6%112
95.3%111

Super PI (1M) benchmark

Measures time, required to calculate the first 1 million digits after the decimal point in the number Pi.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%223
94.9%111
94.4%112

XVid video encoding - single process benchmark

Reports how many frames per second can be transcoded by a single CPU core from MPEG2 to XVid (MPEG4) format, utilizing single-pass conversion method.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
99.7%112
79.2%223


A4-5300 vs 250 (rev. C3) multi-threaded benchmarks

Multi-threaded benchmarks utilize all CPU cores and other on-chip resources (on-chip caches, internal buffers, etc). Intel's Hyper-Threading feature also helps to improve multi-threading performance.

     

    AMD A4-5300           AMD Athlon II X2 250 (rev. C3)

Apache web server - dynamic pages benchmark

Shows an average number of dynamic HTML pages served per second by local instance of Apache 1.3.41 web server. The test has much greater error margin than other tests.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%223
80.7%112
80.4%111

Apache web server - static pages benchmark

Shows an average number of very simple static HTML pages served per second by local Apache 1.3.41 web server. The test has much greater error margin than other tests.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%223
83.9%112
82.9%111

Blowfish encryption benchmark

Reports encryption speed of pre-defined 32KB text block. The data is encrypted using Blowfish algorithm.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%223
74.3%111
74.3%112

CINEBENCH R10 CPU score benchmark

Measures performance of multi-core rendering of a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%223
83.9%112
83.3%111

CINEBENCH R10 render time (seconds) benchmark

Measures time taken to render a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%223
83.9%112
83.3%111

    AMD A4-5300           AMD Athlon II X2 250 (rev. C3)

CrystalMark ALU benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%223
97.6%112
97.6%111

CrystalMark FPU benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%223
73.6%111
73.4%112

Euler3D benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%223
90.6%111
89.0%112

FLAC encoding - multiple processes benchmark

Reports the number of songs, converted from WAV to FLAC format by all CPU cores using the best possible compression.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%223
79.7%112
77.2%111

Fritz Chess Benchmark benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%223
82.6%112
82.6%111

    AMD A4-5300           AMD Athlon II X2 250 (rev. C3)

H.264 video encoding - multiple processes benchmark

Measures the number of frames, converted by all logical processors from MPEG2 format to H.264 format using single-pass method and high quality settings.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%223
93.6%112
93.3%111

H.264 video encoding - multithreaded benchmark

Measures the number of frames, converted by all logical processors from MPEG2 format to H.264 format using multi-threading system calls, dual-pass method and high quality settings.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%112
99.4%111
93.5%223

LAME MP3 encoding - multiple processes benchmark

Reports the number of MP3 songs, encoded by all CPU cores per one minute.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%223
85.9%112
83.1%111

Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) benchmark

Runs Dhrystone test on all cores, and reports estimated integer performance in MIPS (Millions of Instructions Per Second).
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%223
73.1%112
70.8%111

Sandra MultiMedia Floating Point (it/s) benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%223
90.0%112
89.7%111

    AMD A4-5300           AMD Athlon II X2 250 (rev. C3)

Sandra MultiMedia Integer (it/s) benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%223
76.2%112
76.1%111

Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) benchmark

Runs Whetstone test on all cores, and reports estimated floating-point performance in MFLOPS (Millions of Floating-Point Operations Per Second).
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%223
47.9%112
47.7%111

Sandra Whetstone SSE2 (MFLOPS) benchmark

Runs SSE2-enabled Whetstone test on all cores, and reports estimated floating-point performance in MFLOPS (Millions of Floating-Point Operations Per Second).
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%223
80.0%112
79.7%111

XVid video encoding - multiple processes benchmark

Reports how many frames per second can be transcoded by all CPU cores from MPEG2 to XVid (MPEG4) format, utilizing single-pass conversion method.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%223
95.0%112
92.0%111

wPrime v1.55 (32M) benchmark

wPrime benchmark measures time taken to calculate square roots of numbers from 1 to 33554431.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%223
66.7%112
66.4%111


A4-5300 vs 250 (rev. C3) graphics benchmarks

Graphics benchmarks depend on the type of integrated or discrete graphics adapter, and to less extent on the processor performance. Because these benchmarks are synthetic, they may not truly represent gaming performance. However, they still can be used to estimate whether one processor will perform faster or slower than another CPU in games and other 3D tasks.

Important! The processors were tested using different types of graphics adapters, that may not be suitable for comparison.
     

    AMD A4-5300           AMD Athlon II X2 250 (rev. C3)

3DMark03 game score benchmark

Measures graphics and 3D game performance of discrete and integrated GPUs using 4 different game simulations, that have varying level of DirectX support from version 7 to version 9.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
48.4%112
9.3%223

3DMark2001 score benchmark

Runs a series of game simulations and feature tests to measure graphics and 3D game performance of discrete and integrated GPUs. It utilizes a single CPU core, and it is compatible with DirectX 8 and later APIs.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
76.3%112
32.1%223

CINEBENCH R10 OpenGL score benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
90.5%112
35.8%223


A4-5300 vs 250 (rev. C3) memory performance

Memory-intensive tests or programs move large amounts of data to/from memory, and they depend more on memory throughput and the size of on-chip caches, rather than on CPU integer/FP/SIMD performance.

     

    AMD A4-5300           AMD Athlon II X2 250 (rev. C3)

7Zip compressing/decompressing speed (1 thread) benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%223
86.2%111
84.5%112

CrystalMark Memory benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%223
92.8%111
90.6%112

PCMark2002 Memory score benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
99.0%112
94.2%223

WinRAR compressing/decompressing speed benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
99.1%223
98.4%112

CPUIDs

The table below compares two random CPUID records for AMD A4-5300 and AMD Athlon II X2 250 (rev. C3) microprocessors, that were submitted to our CPUID database.

  CPUID 1 CPUID 2
ManufacturerAMD
CPU FamilyA4-SeriesAthlon II X2
Model / Processor NumberA4-5300250
Frequency3393 MHz2993 MHz
CWID version0.4
Part numberAD5300OKA23HJADX250OCK23GM
S-Spec / Stepping CodeGA 1219PNTAAEGC AE 0945APAW
 
General information
VendorAuthenticAMD
Processor name (BIOS)AMD A4-5300 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 250 Processor
Processor name (CWID)AMD Turion(tm) X2 Ultra Dual-Core Mobile ZM-00 
Cores2
Compute units1 
Logical processors2
Processor typeOriginal OEM Processor
Core steppingTN-A1DA-C3
CPUID signature610F01100F63
Family21 (015h)16 (010h)
Model16 (010h) 6 (06h)
Stepping 1 (01h) 3 (03h)
SocketFM2 
 
Cache
L1 data: Associativity4-way set associative2-way set associative
L1 data: Line size64 bytes
L1 data: Lines per tag1
L1 data: Size2 x 16 KB2 x 64 KB
L1 instruction: Associativity2-way set associative
L1 instruction: Comments1 cache per 2 cores 
L1 instruction: Line size64 bytes
L1 instruction: Lines per tag1
L1 instruction: Size64 KB2 x 64 KB
L2: Associativity16-way set associative
L2: Comments1 cache per 2 cores 
L2: Line size64 bytes
L2: Lines per tag1
L2: Size1 MB2 x 1 MB
 
Instruction set extensions
3DNow!-+
AES+-
AMD extensions to MMX+
AVX+-
BMI1+-
Extensions to 3DNow!-+
F16C+-
FMA+-
FMA4+-
MMX+
SSE+
SSE2+
SSE3+
SSE4.1+-
SSE4.2+-
SSE4A+
SSSE3+-
TBM+-
XOP+-
 
Additional instructions
Advanced Bit manipulation+
CLFLUSH+
CMOV+
CMPXCHG16B+
CMPXCHG8B+
FXSAVE/FXRSTORE+
MONITOR/MWAIT+
PCLMULDQ+-
POPCNT+
PREFETCH/PREFETCHW+
RDTSCP+
SKINIT / STGI support+
SYSCALL/SYSRET+
SYSENTER/SYSEXIT+
XSAVE / XRESTORE states+-
 
Major features
64-bit / Intel 64+
NX bit/XD-bit+
On-chip Floating Point Unit+
PowerNow! / Cool'n'Quiet+
Secure Virtual Machine (Virtualization)+
Turbo Core+-
 
Other features
1 GB large page support+
100MHz multiplier control+
128-bit SSE instructions+
36-bit page-size extensions+
Advanced programmable interrupt controller+
Core multi-processing legacy mode+
Debugging extensions+
Extended APIC space+
Hardware P-state control+
Hardware thermal control+
Instruction based sampling+
LAHF / SAHF support in 64-bit mode+
LBR virtualization+
LOCK MOV CR0 means MOV CR8+
Lightweight profiling support+-
Machine check architecture+
Machine check exception+
Memory-type range registers+
Misaligned SSE mode+
Model-specific registers+
Nested page tables+
OS visible workaround+
Page attribute table+
Page global extension+
Page-size extensions (4MB pages)+
Physical address extensions+
SVM lock+
Software thermal control-+
Support for NRIP save+
THERMTRIP+
TSC rate is ensured to be invariant across all states+
Temperature sensor+
Time stamp counter+
Virtual 8086-mode enhancements+
Watchdog timer support+
+ - feature is supported
- - feature is not supported
Features, not supported by all processors in the table, are not displayed

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