AMD A4-5300B vs HiSilicon Kirin 955

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AMD A4-5300B or AMD A4-5300B – which processor offers superior performance? In this comparison, we examine disparities and assess which of these two CPUs outperforms the other. We delve into technical specifications and benchmark outcomes.
The AMD A4-5300B features 2 processor cores and has the capability to manage 2 threads concurrently.
It was released in Q3/2012 and belongs to the 4 generation of the AMD A series.
To use the AMD A4-5300B, you'll need a motherboard with a FM2 socket.
The HiSilicon Kirin 955 features 8 processor cores and has the capability to manage 8 threads concurrently.
It was released in Q2/2016 and belongs to the 4 generation of the HiSilicon Kirin series.
Mobile Segment Mobile
4 Generation 4
AMD A Family HiSilicon Kirin
AMD A4-5300B Name HiSilicon Kirin 955
AMD A4-5000 Group HiSilicon Kirin 950
 
 

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The AMD A4-5300B has 2 CPU cores and can calculate 2 threads in parallel.
The clock frequency of the AMD A4-5300B is 3.4 GHz
and turbo frequency for one core is 3.6 GHz.
The HiSilicon Kirin 955 has 8 CPU cores and can calculate 8 threads in parallel.
The clock frequency of the A-Core is 2.5 GHz.
The number of CPU cores greatly affects the speed of the processor and is an important performance indicator.
Processors with hybrid (big.LITTLE) architecture strike a balance between performance and power efficiency, making them ideal for mobile devices.
2 CPU Cores 8
2 Threads 8
2x Cores None
None None 1.8 GHz
3.4 GHz Frequency None
No Hyperthreading No
3.6 GHz Turbo Frequency (all cores) None
None None 4x Cortex-A53
normal Core architecture hybrid (big.LITTLE)
No Overclocking No
None None 4x Cortex-A72
3.6 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 core) None
None None 2.5 GHz
 
 

Internal Graphics

The AMD A4-5300B has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short.
Specifically, the AMD A4-5300B uses the AMD Radeon HD 7480D, which has 128 texture shaders
and 2 execution units.
The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die.
The HiSilicon Kirin 955 has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short.
Specifically, the HiSilicon Kirin 955 uses the ARM Mali-T880 MP4, which has 64 texture shaders
and 4 execution units.
2 Execution units 4
4 Generation Midgard 4
AMD Radeon HD 7480D GPU name ARM Mali-T880 MP4
2.0 GB Max. GPU Memory 0 bytes
32 nm Technology 16 nm
-- GPU (Turbo) 0.9 GHz
0.72 GHz GPU frequency 0.9 GHz
11 Direct X 11
128 Shaders 64
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Q2/2012 Release date Q2/2016
 
 

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

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

Memory & PCIe

Yes AES-NI No
No ECC No
DDR3-1600 Memory type LPDDR3, LPDDR4
pci PCIe pci
2 Memory channels 2
0 bytes Max. Memory 0 bytes
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Thermal Management

The processor has a thermal design power (TDP) of 65 W watts.
TDP indicates the cooling solution needed to effectively manage the processor's heat. It generally provides an approximate indication of the actual power consumption of the CPU itself.
-- Tjunction max --
65 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) None
 
 

Technical details

The AMD A4-5300B is manufactured using a 28 nm process.
A smaller manufacturing process indicates a more contemporary and energy-efficient CPU.
In total, this processor boasts a generous 1.0 MB cache.
A substantial cache can significantly enhance the processor's performance, particularly in scenarios like gaming.
The HiSilicon Kirin 955 is manufactured using a 16 nm process.
0 bytes L2-Cache 0 bytes
-- Chip design Chiplet
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1.0 MB L3-Cache 0 bytes
AMD-V Virtualization None
FM2 Socket
Q3/2012 Release date Q2/2016
28 nm Technology 16 nm
Kabini (Jaguar) Architecture Cortex-A72 / Cortex-A53
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) ARMv8-A64 (64 bit)
SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX ISA extensions
Technical data sheet Documents Technical data sheet
Operating systems Android
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