AMD A8-4500M: specs and benchmarks

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AMD A8-4500M
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Year of release 2012
Performance 1.63

Summary

AMD started AMD A8-4500M sales 15 May 2012. This is Trinity architecture notebook processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 4 cores and 4 threads, and is based on 32 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 2800 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is AMD Socket FS1r2 processor with a TDP of 35 Watt. It supports unknown memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at

1.63%

of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7H12.

General info

A8-4500M processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance rating2099
Market segmentLaptop
SeriesAMD A-Series
Architecture codenameTrinity (2012−2013)
Release date15 May 2012 (10 years ago)
Current price$179 of 18995 (Xeon Platinum 8280L)

Technical specs

Basic microprocessor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.

Physical cores4 (Quad-Core)
Threads4
Base clock speed1.9 GHzof 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed2.8 GHzof 5.8 (Core i9-13900K)
L1 cache192 KBof 1536 (EPYC Embedded 3401)
L2 cache4 MB (shared)of 12 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)
L3 cache0 KBof 32768 (Ryzen Threadripper 1998)
Chip lithography32 nmof 5 (Apple M1)
Die size246 mm2
Number of transistors1,178 millionof 9900000 (Ryzen 9 7950X)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-

Compatibility

Information on A8-4500M compatibility with other computer components and devices: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration1of 8 (Opteron 842)
SocketFS1r2
Thermal design power (TDP)35 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by A8-4500M. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensions86x SSE (1, 2, 3, 3S, 4.1, 4.2, 4A),-64, AES, AVX, FMA
AES-NI+
FMA+
AVX+

Virtualization technologies

Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.

AMD-V+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by A8-4500M's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesunknownof 5200 (Ryzen 5 7600X)

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPU integrated into A8-4500M.

Integrated graphics cardAMD Radeon HD 7640G

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of A8-4500M. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

A8-4500M 1.63
  • Passmark
  • GeekBench 5 Single-Core
  • GeekBench 5 Multi-Core
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core
  • 3DMark06 CPU
  • Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core
  • Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core
  • TrueCrypt AES
  • x264 encoding pass 2
  • x264 encoding pass 1
  • WinRAR 4.0
  • Geekbench 2

Passmark

Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

Benchmark coverage: 69%

A8-4500M 1646

GeekBench 5 Single-Core

GeekBench 5 Single-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses only a single CPU core.

Benchmark coverage: 38%

A8-4500M 310

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses all available CPU cores.

Benchmark coverage: 38%

A8-4500M 823

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

Cinebench R10 is an ancient ray tracing benchmark for processors by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. Its single core version uses just one CPU thread to render a futuristic looking motorcycle.

Benchmark coverage: 20%

A8-4500M 1821

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

Cinebench Release 10 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R10 using all the processor threads. Possible number of threads is limited by 16 in this version.

Benchmark coverage: 20%

A8-4500M 4872

3DMark06 CPU

3DMark06 is a discontinued DirectX 9 benchmark suite from Futuremark. Its CPU part contains two scenarios, one dedicated to artificial intelligence pathfinding, another to game physics using PhysX package.

Benchmark coverage: 19%

A8-4500M 2438

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

Cinebench Release 11.5 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R11.5 which uses all the processor threads. A maximum of 64 threads is supported in this version.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

A8-4500M 2

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

Cinebench R11.5 is an old benchmark by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. It was superseded by later versions of Cinebench, which use more modern variants of Cinema 4D engine. The Single Core version loads a single thread with ray tracing to render a glossy room full of crystal spheres and light sources.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

A8-4500M 0.7

TrueCrypt AES

TrueCrypt is a discontinued piece of software that was widely used for on-the-fly-encryption of disk partitions, now superseded by VeraCrypt. It contains several embedded performance tests, one of them being TrueCrypt AES, which measures data encryption speed using AES algorithm. Result is encryption speed in gigabytes per second.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

A8-4500M 1

x264 encoding pass 2

x264 Pass 2 is a slower variant of x264 video compression that produces a variable bit rate output file, which results in better quality since the higher bit rate is used when it is needed more. Benchmark result is still measured in frames per second.  

Benchmark coverage: 13%

A8-4500M 11

x264 encoding pass 1

x264 version 4.0 is a video encoding benchmark uses MPEG 4 x264 compression method to compress a sample HD (720p) video. Pass 1 is a faster variant that produces a constant bit rate output file. Its result is measured in frames per second, which means how many frames of the source video file were encoded per second.  

Benchmark coverage: 13%

A8-4500M 58

WinRAR 4.0

WinRAR 4.0 is an outdated version of a popular file archiver. It contains an internal speed test, using 'Best' setting of RAR compression on large chunks of randomly generated data. Its results are measured in kilobytes per second.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

A8-4500M 1777

Geekbench 2

Benchmark coverage: 5%

A8-4500M 4227

Game benchmarks

Relative perfomance

Overall A8-4500M performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook CPUs.


Intel equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to A8-4500M from Intel is Core i3-4005U, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 1 position in our rating.

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