AMD A8-3800 Benchmark, Test and specs

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The AMD A8-3800 has 4 cores with 4 threads and is based on the 1. gen of the AMD A series. The processor uses a mainboard with the FM1 socket and was released in Q3/2011. The AMD A8-3800 scores 368 points in the Geekbench 5 single-core benchmark. In the Geekbench 5 multi-core benchmark, the result is 1,354 points.
AMD A8-3800

At a glance

Name: AMD A8-3800
Family: AMD A (112)
CPU group: AMD A8-3000 (4)
Architecture: Llano (K10)
Technology: 32 nm
Segment: Desktop / Server
Generation: 1
Predecessor: --
Successor: --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The AMD A8-3800 has 4 CPU cores and can calculate 4 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the AMD A8-3800 is 2.40 GHz (2.70 GHz). The number of CPU cores greatly affects the speed of the processor and is an important performance indicator.

CPU Cores / Threads: 4 / 4
Core architecture: normal
Cores: 4x
Hyperthreading / SMT: No
Overclocking: Yes
Frequency: 2.40 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): 2.70 GHz
Turbo Frequency (4 Cores): 2.70 GHz

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

The AMD A8-3800 has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. Specifically, the AMD A8-3800 uses the AMD Radeon HD 6550D, which has 400 texture shaders and 5 execution units. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die.

GPU name: AMD Radeon HD 6550D
GPU frequency: 0.60 GHz
GPU (Turbo): No turbo
Compute units: 5
Shader: 400
Hardware Raytracing: No
Release date: Q2/2011
Max. displays: 2
Generation: 3
Direct X: 11
Technology: 32 nm
Max. GPU Memory: 1 GB
Frame Generation: No

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.

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

Memory & PCIe

The processor can use up to memory in 2 (Dual Channel) memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 25.6 GB/s. The memory type as well as the amount of memory can greatly affect the speed of the system.

Memory type: Memory bandwidth:
25.6 GB/s
Max. Memory:
Memory channels: 2 (Dual Channel)
PCIe Bandwidth: --

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the processor is 65 W. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently. The TDP usually gives a rough idea of the actual power consumption of the CPU.

TDP (PL1 / PBP): 65 W
TDP (PL2): --
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: --

Technical details

The AMD A8-3800 is made in 32 nm. The smaller the manufacturing process of a CPU, the more modern and energy-efficient it is. Overall, the processor has 4.00 MB cache. A large cache can greatly speed up the processor's speed in some cases such as games.

Technology: 32 nm
Chip design:
Socket: FM1
L2-Cache: --
L3-Cache: 4.00 MB
Operating systems: Windows 10, Linux
Virtualization: AMD-V
Instruction set (ISA): x86-64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions: SSE3, SSE4a
Release date: Q3/2011
Release price: 130 $
Part Number: --
Documents: --

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Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the AMD A8-3800 have been carefully checked by us. We only publish benchmark results that have been created by us or that have been submitted by a visitor and then checked by a team member. All results are based on and fullfill our benchmark guidelines.

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.
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4C 4T @ 2.66 GHz
AMD A8-3800 AMD A8-3800
4C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
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2C 2T @ 2.70 GHz
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2C 2T @ 2.53 GHz
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8C 8T @ 2.00 GHz

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.
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4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
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8C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
AMD A8-3800 AMD A8-3800
4C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
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2C 2T @ 2.70 GHz
8C 8T @ 1.80 GHz
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2C 4T @ 1.70 GHz

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.
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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.
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3C 3T @ 2.40 GHz
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2C 2T @ 3.10 GHz
Intel Core i5-3317U Intel Core i5-3317U
2C 4T @ 1.70 GHz
AMD A8-3800 AMD A8-3800
4C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
AMD A6-5350M AMD A6-5350M
2C 2T @ 3.50 GHz
Intel Core i3-2125 Intel Core i3-2125
2C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
Intel Celeron N3450 Intel Celeron N3450
4C 4T @ 2.20 GHz


Description of the processor

The AMD A8-3800 is a processor with an integrated graphics unit (iGPU) that was released in the third quarter of 2011 by the Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) company. It is based on the Llano architecture and has a 4.00 megabyte level 3 cache. It is a 64-bit processor that supports the ISA extensions SSE3 and SSE4a. The processor is manufactured with a structure width of 32 nanometers and is designed for the FM1 socket.

The AMD A8-3800 is a quad-core processor, i.e. a processor with 4 physical cores. Hyperthreading is not supported by the AMD A8-3800, so it stays with 4 threads. The individual cores have a base clock frequency of 2.40 gigahertz. However, the processor also has a turbo mode in which the cores can increase the clock frequency to up to 2.70 gigahertz. Furthermore, the AMD A8-3800 has a free multiplier, which can be used to exceed it. However, special cooling is then required for this, and a standard fan is then no longer sufficient to cool the processor sufficiently.

In the processor benchmark Geekbench 5, the AMD A8-3800 achieves a single-core score of 368 and is thus on a par with the Intel Pentium E5400 released in 2009. The multi-core score is 1354 points, which is about as fast as a 2012 Intel Core i3-3220.

The AMD Radeon HD 6550D is used as the internal graphics unit. This iGPU clocks at 0.6 gigahertz and has 5 execution units. With this, the graphics processor achieves an FP32 computing power of 450 gigaflops.

The TDP of the processor is 65 watts and DDR3-1600 modules can be connected as main memory via the 2 available memory channels. Memory with automatic error correction (ECC memory) is not supported.

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