The A4-7300 from AMD, with two cores and 4.0 GHz, is one of the most inexpensive CPUs available today. Let’s find out how it performs and compare it to the Celeron G3900. Check it out!
Entry (low-end) CPUs are usually fitted for inexpensive computers aimed on office or simple home tasks, like text editing and web browsing, which don’t demand high computing power. Intel has, for this market, the Celeron G3900 (which we tested recently). On the other hand, inside APU family from AMD, the A6 and the A4 are the most basic processors.
The A4-7300 is one of the most inexpensive AMD processors available today. It has two “Richland” cores, Radeon HD8470D video engine, 3.8 GHz base clock and 4.0 GHz turbo block, and uses the FM2 socket (being compatible, however, also with FM2+ motherboards).
Figure 1 shows the A4-7300 package.
Figure 1: the box of the A4-7300
Figure 2 shows the package contents: a manual, a case sticker, the CPU itself, and a cooler.
Figure 2: box contents
Figure 3 unveils the A4-7300 CPU.
Figure 3: the A4-7300 CPU
In Figure 4, you see the bottom of the processor.
Figure 4: bottom of the A4-7300
In our tests, we compared the A4-7300 to the Celeron G3900, for they are in the same price range. We also included, for comparison, the Pentium G4400 and the A6-7400B (which is similar to the A6-7400K), because they are two of the the most inexpensive CPUs we had available at the lab. It is important to keep in mind, however, that those processors are a little more expensive than the A4-7300 and the Celeron G3900.
Let us compare the main specs of the reviewed CPUs in the next page.