AMD A8-5500 vs AMD Athlon II X4 740

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AMD A8-5500 CPU1 vs CPU2 AMD Athlon II X4 740
AMD A8-5500 AMD Athlon II X4 740

CPU comparison

AMD A8-5500 or AMD Athlon II X4 740 - which processor is faster? In this comparison we look at the differences and analyze which of these two CPUs is better. We compare the technical data and benchmark results.

The AMD A8-5500 has 4 cores with 4 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 3.70 GHz. Up to GB of memory is supported in 2 memory channels. The AMD A8-5500 was released in Q3/2012.

The AMD Athlon II X4 740 has 4 cores with 4 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 3.70 GHz. The CPU supports up to 16 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The AMD Athlon II X4 740 was released in Q4/2012.
AMD A (112) Family AMD Athlon II (52)
AMD A8-5000 (3) CPU group AMD Athlon II X4 (Trinity) (2)
2 Generation 3
Trinity (Piledriver) Architecture Trinity
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
-- Predecessor AMD Athlon II X4 640
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The AMD A8-5500 is a 4 core processor with a clock frequency of 3.20 GHz (3.70 GHz). The AMD Athlon II X4 740 has 4 CPU cores with a clock frequency of 3.20 GHz (3.70 GHz).

AMD A8-5500 Characteristic AMD Athlon II X4 740
4 Cores 4
4 Threads 4
normal Core architecture normal
No Hyperthreading No
No Overclocking ? No
3.20 GHz Frequency 3.20 GHz
3.70 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 3.70 GHz
3.70 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 3.70 GHz

NPU AI performance

The performance values of the processor's AI unit. The isolated NPU performance is specified here, the total AI performance (NPU+CPU+iGPU) can be higher. Processors with support for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors.

AMD A8-5500 Characteristic AMD Athlon II X4 740
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --
-- NPU + CPU + iGPU --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

The integrated graphics unit of a processor is not only responsible for the pure image output on the system, but can also significantly increase the efficiency of the system with the support of modern video codecs.

AMD Radeon HD 7560D GPU no iGPU
0.76 GHz GPU frequency --
-- GPU (Turbo) --
4 GPU Generation --
32 nm Technology
2 Max. displays
4 Compute units --
256 Shader --
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
2 GB Max. GPU Memory --
11 DirectX Version --

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

AMD Radeon HD 7560D GPU no iGPU
No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
Decode Codec h264 No
No Codec VP9 No
No Codec VP8 No
No Codec AV1 No
Decode Codec AVC No
Decode Codec VC-1 No
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG No

Memory & PCIe

The AMD A8-5500 supports a maximum of GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The AMD Athlon II X4 740 can connect up to 16 GB of memory in 2 memory channels.

AMD A8-5500 Characteristic AMD Athlon II X4 740
DDR3-1866 Memory DDR3-1866
Max. Memory 16 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
29.9 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 29.9 GB/s
No ECC No
-- L2 Cache 4.00 MB
4.00 MB L3 Cache --
-- PCIe version --
-- PCIe lanes --
-- PCIe Bandwidth --

Thermal Management

The TDP (Thermal Design Power) of a processor specifies the required cooling solution. The AMD A8-5500 has a TDP of 65 W, that of the AMD Athlon II X4 740 is 65 W.

AMD A8-5500 Characteristic AMD Athlon II X4 740
65 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 65 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical details

The AMD A8-5500 has a 4.00 MB cache, while the AMD Athlon II X4 740 cache has a total of 4.00 MB.

AMD A8-5500 Characteristic AMD Athlon II X4 740
32 nm Technology 32 nm
Unknown Chip design Unknown
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX, FMA3, FMA4 ISA extensions MMX, 3DNow!, SSE3, SSE4a
FM2 Socket FM2
AMD-V Virtualization AMD-V
Yes AES-NI No
Windows 10, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Linux
Q3/2012 Release date Q4/2012
85 $ Release price 60 $
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 1 CPU benchmarks
AMD A8-5500 (100%)
AMD Athlon II X4 740 (100%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 2 CPU benchmarks
AMD A8-5500 (95%)
AMD Athlon II X4 740 (84%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD A8-5500 AMD A8-5500
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
463 (100%)
AMD Athlon II X4 740 AMD Athlon II X4 740
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
461 (100%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD A8-5500 AMD A8-5500
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
1258 (90%)
AMD Athlon II X4 740 AMD Athlon II X4 740
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
1391 (100%)

Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.
AMD A8-5500 AMD A8-5500
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
4052 (100%)
AMD Athlon II X4 740 AMD Athlon II X4 740
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
2705 (67%)

iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.
AMD A8-5500 AMD A8-5500
AMD Radeon HD 7560D @ 0.76 GHz
389 (100%)
AMD Athlon II X4 740 AMD Athlon II X4 740
@ 0.00 GHz
0 (0%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
AMD A8-5500 AMD A8-5500
4C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Athlon II X4 740 AMD Athlon II X4 740
4C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
651 (100%)

Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD A8-5500 AMD A8-5500
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Athlon II X4 740 AMD Athlon II X4 740
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
80 (100%)

Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD A8-5500 AMD A8-5500
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Athlon II X4 740 AMD Athlon II X4 740
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
288 (100%)

Devices using this processor

AMD A8-5500 AMD Athlon II X4 740
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