AMD A8 5500 

Released October, 2012
  • 3.2 GHz
  • Quad core
6.6 Out of 10

CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the AMD A8 5500

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

A8 5500
6.1
FX 6300
6.6
Cinebench R10 32-bit, PassMark, GeekBench (32-bit) and GeekBench (64-bit)

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

A8 5500
7.3
FX 6300
7.6
Cinebench R10 32-bit (1-core) and PassMark (Single Core)

Overclocking

How much speed can you get out of the processor?

A8 5500
6.4
FX 6300
9.8
Unlocked, Maximum Overclocked Clock Speed (Air) and 2 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

A8 5500
7.2
FX 6300
7.7
Performance Per Dollar

6.6

CPUBoss Score

Performance, Single-core Performance, Overclocking and Value

A8 5500
6.6
FX 6300
7.2

Benchmarks Real world tests of the AMD A8 5500

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 5500
4,891
Core i7 3770K
13,703
Core i5 3330
8,088

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

A8 5500
3,080
FX 6300
6,080

Cinebench R10 32-Bit

A8 5500
10,968
Core i7 3770K
25,703
FX 6300
16,213

Cinebench R10 32-Bit (Single Core)

A8 5500
3,571
Core i3 3220
5,814

PassMark Data courtesy PassMark

A8 5500
4,004
FX 6300
6,444

PassMark (Single Core) Data courtesy PassMark

A8 5500
1,269
Core i3 4160
2,078

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Clock speed 3.2 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.7 GHz
Cores Quad core
Is unlocked No

features

Has a NX bit Yes
Has virtualization support Yes
Instruction set extensions
  1. AES
  2. AMD-V
  3. AMD64
  4. AVX 1.1
  5. CLMUL
  6. CVT16
  7. F16C
  8. FMA4
  9. MMX
  10. SSE
  11. SSE2
  12. SSE3
  13. SSE4.1
  14. SSE4.2
  15. SSE4a
  16. XOP
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes

power consumption

TDP 65W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 6.97 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W

details

Threads 4 threads
L2 cache 4 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm
Transistor count 1,303,000,000
Max CPUs 1
Die size 246 mm²
Voltage range 0.83 - 1.48V
Operating temperature Unknown - 71.3°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 1
Overclocked clock speed 3.23 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.23 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU
Label Radeon™ HD 7560D
Latest DirectX 11.0
GPU clock speed 760 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in
Memory type DDR3-1866
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