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AMD A4-5000 CPU Review

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Introduction

Recently, we analyzed the ASRock QC5000-ITX motherboard, which brings an on-board AMD A4-5000 CPU. In this article, we will compare its performance to other two low-cost, low-TDP CPUs, which we tested recently: the Sempron 2650 “Kabini” from AMD and the Celeron J1800 “Bay Trail-D” from Intel. Let’s see if the A4-5000 is faster than its competitors.

It is hard to say whether the AMD A4-5000 is a direct competitor to the Sempron 2650 and to the Celeron J1800 or not, since it has four processing cores, while the other two are dual-core CPUs. The A4-5000 comes soldered on motherboard, like the Celeron J1800, while the Sempron 2650 uses a socket, being sold separately from the motherboard. However, all of them are low-cost, low-consumption processors, and they are SoC (System On a Chip) CPUs, which means they include in the chip the processing cores, the memory controller, the video controller, and also the chipset.

Figure 1 unveil the AMD A4-5000 CPU that comes on the ASRock QC5000-ITX motherboard.

AMD A4-5000 CPU ReviewFigure 1: the AMD A4-5000 processor

Let’s compare the main specs of the reviewed CPUs in the next page.