AMD A8-4500M vs A8-4555M

Mini Review

AMD A8-4500M advantages

  • Higher operating frequency of the CPU allows it to run most applications faster.
  • The processor is produced in a package, compatible with Socket FS1 (FS1r2). Processors in this package can be removed from the socket for replacement or upgrade.

AMD A8-4555M advantages

  • The processor is 46% more energy efficient.

A8-4500M vs A8-4555M specifications comparison

The charts below compare the most important characteristics of the A8-4555M and AMD A8-4500M microprocessors. These features, along with an IPC (instructions per cycle) number, determine how well a CPU performs. The "Operating frequency" chart uses dark color to represent base frequency, whereas lighter area is for additional frequency, provided by Turbo feature.

The number of cores / threads
5
4
3
2
1
0
 
 
4
 
4
 
 
Higher is better
Operating frequency
4
3.2
2.4
1.6
0.8
0
 
 
2.8GHz
 
2.4GHz
 
 
Higher is better
Thermal Design Power
40
32
24
16
8
0
 
 
35W
 
19W
 
 
Lower is better
 

  - AMD A8-4500M       - AMD A8-4555M

Detailed side by side comparison of A8-4500M vs AMD A8-4555M specs can be found in the "Specifications" tab.


Pros and Cons summary

A8-4500M A8-4555M
General recommendations:
Clocked higher,
The microprocessor is upgreadable
  General recommendations:
Needs less power

Drawbacks:

Requires significantly more power
 

Drawbacks:

Runs at lower frequency,
Not possible to upgrade ot replace

Similar processors

A8-4500M A8-4555M
   

Similar CPUs use the same socket and architecture as AMD A8-4500M and AMD A8-4555M, but their performance and other characteristics are a bit different.

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Specifications

Please visit AMD A8-4500M and AMD A8-4555M pages for more complete specifications of both microprocessors.

 AMD A8-4500MAMD A8-4555M
Market segmentMobile
ManufacturerAMD
FamilyA8-Series for Notebooks
Basic details
Model numberA8-4500MA8-4555M
CPU part numberAM4500DEC44HJAM4555SHE44HJ
Introduction dateMay 15, 2012September 30, 2012
 
CPU features
Core nameTrinity
Platform nameComal 
MicroarchitecturePiledriver
Technology (micron)0.032
Data width (bits)64
SocketSocket FS1 (FS1r2)BGA827 (FP2)
Frequency (MHz)19001600
Turbo Frequency (MHz)28002400
L1 cache128 KB (code) / 64 KB (data)
L2 cache (KB)4096
Max temperature (°C)100
TDP (Watt)3519
Core voltage (V)0.8125 - 1.3 
Cores4
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
PowerNow! / Enhanced SpeedStep+
Turbo Core / Turbo Boost+
Virtualization+
Virus Protection / Execute Disable bit+
 
Integrated Graphics
GPU TypeRadeon HD 7640GRadeon HD 7600G
Shader cores256384
Base frequency (MHz)496320
Maximum frequency (MHz)685424
 
Integrated Memory Controller(s)
The number of controllers1
Memory channels2
Supported memoryDDR3-1600, DDR3L-1600, DDR3U-1333DDR3-1333, DDR3L-1333, DDR3U-1066
Notes:

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For detailed specifications of "AMD A8-4500M" or "AMD A8-4555M" parts please click on the links in the table header.

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