AMD A8 5500 

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

Explore 2 desktops with the AMD A8 5500

CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the AMD A8 5500 among desktop CPUs (45 to 75W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

A8 5500
7.0
A10 5700
7.2
PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

A8 5500
6.7
A10 5700
6.9
PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

A8 5500
6.7
A10 5700
7.2
Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

A8 5500
7.2
A10 5700
7.8
CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

A8 5500
7.2
A10 5700
7.5
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

A8 5500
n.d.
A10 5700
n.d.
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

7.7

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

A8 5500
7.7
A10 5700
8.0

Benchmarks Real world tests of the AMD A8 5500

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

A8 5500
42.7 mHash/s
A10 5700
69.9 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

A8 5500
0.64 fps
A10 5700
0.62 fps

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

A8 5500
2,627
Core i3 3220
2,251
A10 5700
2,713

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

A8 5500
2,666
A10 5700
3,276

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

A8 5500
4,480
Core i3 3220
2,654
A10 5700
5,046

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 5500
4,972
Core i3 3220
5,399
A10 5700
5,277

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 5500
1,806
Core i3 3220
2,501
A10 5700
1,911

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 5500
2,070,000 MB/s
Core i3 3220
173,000 MB/s
A10 5700
2,190,000 MB/s

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 7.64 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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