Apple A8X vs. AMD Sempron 3850

CPU comparison with benchmarks


Apple A8X CPU1 vs CPU2 AMD Sempron 3850
Apple A8X AMD Sempron 3850
Apple A series Family AMD Sempron
Apple A8/A8X CPU group AMD Sempron 2000/3000
8 Generation 1
A8 Architecture Kabini (Jaguar)
Mobile Segment Desktop / Server
-- Predecessor --
Apple A9X Successor --

CPU Cores and Base FrequencyCPU Cores and Base Frequency

3 Cores 4
3 Threads 4
1.50 GHz Frequency 1.30 GHz
Turbo (1 Core)
Turbo (All Cores)
normal Core architecture normal
No Hyperthreading No
No Overclocking ? Yes

Internal GraphicsInternal Graphics

Apple A8X GPU AMD Radeon HD 8280
0.45 GHz GPU frequency 0.45 GHz
GPU (Turbo)
5 GPU Generation 5
20 nm Technology 28 nm
1 Max. displays 2
8 Execution units 2
256 Shader 128
4 GB Max. GPU Memory 2 GB
DirectX Version 11.1

Hardware codec supportHardware codec support

No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
Decode Codec h264 Decode
No Codec VP9 No
No Codec VP8 No
No Codec AV1 No
Decode Codec AVC Decode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIeMemory & PCIe

LPDDR3-1600 Memory DDR3L-1600 SO-DIMM
4 GB Max. Memory
2 Memory channels 1
No ECC No
2.00 MB L2 Cache
4.00 MB L3 Cache 2.00 MB
PCIe version
PCIe lanes

Thermal ManagementThermal Management

8 W TDP (PL1) 25 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical detailsTechnical details

20 nm Technology 28 nm
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX
N/A Socket AM1
None Virtualization AMD-V
No AES-NI Yes
Q3/2014 Release date Q2/2014
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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.

Apple A8X Apple A8X
3x 1.50 GHz
382 (100%)
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AMD Sempron 3850 AMD Sempron 3850
4x 1.30 GHz
0 (0%)
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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.

Apple A8X Apple A8X
3x 1.50 GHz
1064 (100%)
Amazon
AMD Sempron 3850 AMD Sempron 3850
4x 1.30 GHz
0 (0%)
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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.

Apple A8X Apple A8X
Apple A8X @ 0.45 GHz
230 (100%)
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AMD Sempron 3850 AMD Sempron 3850
AMD Radeon HD 8280 @ 0.45 GHz
115 (50%)
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Geekbench 3, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 3 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.

Apple A8X Apple A8X
3x 1.50 GHz
0 (0%)
Amazon
AMD Sempron 3850 AMD Sempron 3850
4x 1.30 GHz
780 (100%)
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Geekbench 3, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 3 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.

Apple A8X Apple A8X
3x 1.50 GHz
0 (0%)
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AMD Sempron 3850 AMD Sempron 3850
4x 1.30 GHz
2447 (100%)
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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.

Apple A8X Apple A8X
3x 1.50 GHz
0 (0%)
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AMD Sempron 3850 AMD Sempron 3850
4x 1.30 GHz
1821 (100%)
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Devices using this processorDevices using this processor

Apple A8X AMD Sempron 3850
Apple iPad Air 2 Unknown

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