AMD A8-5557M Benchmark, Test and specs

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The AMD A8-5557M has 4 cores with 4 threads and is based on the 3. gen of the AMD A series. The processor uses a mainboard with the FP2 socket and was released in Q2/2013. The AMD A8-5557M scores 442 points in the Geekbench 5 single-core benchmark. In the Geekbench 5 multi-core benchmark, the result is 1,201 points.
AMD A8-5557M

At a glance

Name: AMD A8-5557M
Family: AMD A (112)
CPU group: AMD A8-5000M (3)
Architecture: Richland (Piledriver)
Technology: 32 nm
Segment: Mobile
Generation: 3
Predecessor: --
Successor: --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The AMD A8-5557M has 4 CPU cores and can calculate 4 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the AMD A8-5557M is 2.10 GHz (3.10 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: No
Frequency: 2.10 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): 3.10 GHz
Turbo Frequency (4 Cores): 3.10 GHz

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

The AMD A8-5557M has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. Specifically, the AMD A8-5557M uses the AMD Radeon HD 8550G, which has 256 texture shaders and 4 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 8550G
GPU frequency: 0.52 GHz
GPU (Turbo): 0.72 GHz
Compute units: 4
Shader: 256
Hardware Raytracing: No
Release date: Q2/2013
Max. displays: 2
Generation: 5
Direct X: 11
Technology: 32 nm
Max. GPU Memory: 2 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 35 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): 35 W
TDP (PL2): --
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: --

Technical details

The AMD A8-5557M 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: FP2
L2-Cache: --
L3-Cache: 4.00 MB
Operating systems:
Virtualization: AMD-V
Instruction set (ISA): x86-64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions: SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX, FMA3, FMA4
Release date: Q2/2013
Release price: --
Part Number: --
Documents: --

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Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the AMD A8-5557M 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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2C 2T @ 1.90 GHz
Intel Celeron G530 Intel Celeron G530
2C 2T @ 2.40 GHz
Intel Pentium 3825U Intel Pentium 3825U
2C 4T @ 1.90 GHz
AMD A8-5557M AMD A8-5557M
4C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
Intel Core2 Duo E8300 Intel Core2 Duo E8300
2C 2T @ 2.83 GHz
AMD Phenom II X4 965 AMD Phenom II X4 965
4C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
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2C 2T @ 2.60 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 @ 2.60 GHz
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2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
Intel Core i5-3337U Intel Core i5-3337U
2C 4T @ 1.80 GHz
AMD A8-5557M AMD A8-5557M
4C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
AMD Athlon Silver 7120U AMD Athlon Silver 7120U
2C 2T @ 2.40 GHz
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2C 4T @ 1.50 GHz
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2C 2T @ 2.26 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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Intel UHD Graphics 11th Gen (16 EU) @ 1.45 GHz
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Intel UHD Graphics 13th Gen (16 EU) @ 1.45 GHz
Intel Processor 300T Intel Processor 300T
Intel UHD Graphics 710 @ 1.45 GHz
AMD A8-5557M AMD A8-5557M
AMD Radeon HD 8550G @ 0.72 GHz
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AMD Radeon HD 8550D @ 0.72 GHz
AMD A8-5550M AMD A8-5550M
AMD Radeon HD 8550G @ 0.72 GHz
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Intel HD Graphics 4600 @ 1.15 GHz

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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8C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
Intel Core i7-930 Intel Core i7-930
4C 8T @ 2.80 GHz
AMD A6-3620 AMD A6-3620
4C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
AMD A8-5557M AMD A8-5557M
4C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
Intel Core i3-4350T Intel Core i3-4350T
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
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2C 4T @ 2.90 GHz
AMD A8-3550MX AMD A8-3550MX
4C 4T @ 2.70 GHz


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