The AMD A8-5557M is a mobile processor with 4 cores, launched in June 2013. It is part of the A8 lineup, using the Richland architecture with Socket FP2. A8-5557M has 1MB of L2 cache and operates at 2.1 GHz by default, but can boost up to 3.1 GHz, depending on the workload. AMD is building the A8-5557M on a 32 nm production process using 1,178 million transistors. The multiplier is locked on A8-5557M, which limits its overclocking capabilities. With a TDP of 35 W, the A8-5557M consumes only little energy. AMD's processor supports DDR3 memory with a dual-channel interface. This processor features the Radeon HD 8550G integrated graphics solution. Hardware virtualization is available on the A8-5557M, which greatly improves virtual machine performance.