AMD A8 5600K 

Released October, 2012
  • 3.6 GHz
  • Quad core
  • Unlocked
7.1 Out of 10

AMD also included all of the new bells and whistles when it comes to architectural innovations such as AVX, FMA4, FMA3, and other new operations that should improve performance.
by Josh-Walrath (Oct, 2012)
The value of these parts really depends on just how overclockable Trinity is to begin with.
by Anand-Lal-Shimpi (Oct, 2012)

CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the AMD A8 5600K

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

A8 5600K
6.5
FX 6300
7.0
Cinebench R10 32-bit, Passmark and GeekBench (32-bit)

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

A8 5600K
7.8
FX 6300
8.0
Cinebench R10 32-bit (1-core) and Passmark (Single Core)

Overclocking

How much speed can you get out of the processor?

A8 5600K
7.0
FX 6300
9.0
Passmark (Overclocked), Unlocked, Maximum Overclocked Clock Speed (Air) and 1 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

A8 5600K
7.6
FX 6300
8.0
Performance Per Dollar

7.1

CPUBoss Score

Performance, Single-core Performance, Overclocking and Value

A8 5600K
7.1
FX 6300
7.5

Benchmarks Real world tests of the AMD A8 5600K

GeekBench (32-bit)

A8 5600K
5,536
A6 5400K
2,875
FX 6300
7,581

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

A8 5600K
3,420
FX 6300
6,080
FX 4100
5,760

Cinebench R10 32-Bit

A8 5600K
12,403
FX 6300
16,213
A10 5800K
13,119
We'll use Cinebench 11.5 as it has both single and multithreaded test options.
by Anand-Lal-Shimpi (Oct, 2012)

Cinebench R10 32-Bit (Single Core)

A8 5600K
3,897
Core i3 3220
5,814
FX 6300
4,101

Passmark

A8 5600K
4,362
A6 5400K
2,151
FX 6300
6,444
AMD does surprisingly well here in SYSMark 2012.
by Anand-Lal-Shimpi (Oct, 2012)

Passmark (Single Core)

A8 5600K
1,384
Core i3 4130
1,983
Core i3 3220
1,764
We're switching to a much newer version of the x264 HD benchmark for our new test suite (5.0.1).
by Anand-Lal-Shimpi (Oct, 2012)

In The News From around the web

2
Oct

AMD A10-5800K & A8-5600K Review: Trinity on the Desktop, Part 2

by Anand Lal Shimpi |
www.anandtech.com
Our multithreaded Par2 recovery test shows AMD with a small advantage over the Core i3 3220, although it obviously can't touch any of the more expensive quad-core parts.
I'd even go as far as to say that Trinity would likely beat any dual-core Intel machine here.
2
Oct

AMD Trinity Review: The A10 5800K and A8 5600K Break Cover

by Josh Walrath |
www.pcper.com
While FM1 will die a slow a death, at least the chipsets supporting it will have a long and healthy life.
41 watts for the 5600K is just sorta nuts.
27
Sep

AMD A10-5800K & A8-5600K Review: Trinity on the Desktop, Part 1

by Anand Lal Shimpi |
www.anandtech.com
For anyone looking to build a good entry level gaming PC, the Trinity platform easily delivers the best processor graphics performance on the market today.
Internally AMD is also concerned that that any advantages it may have in the GPU department are overshadowed by their x86 story.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Clock speed 3.6 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz
Cores Quad core
Is unlocked Yes
Is hyperthreaded No

features

Has a NX bit Yes
Has vitualization support Yes
Instruction-set-extensions
  1. AES
  2. SSE4a
  3. SSE4.1
  4. SSE3
  5. Supplemental SSE3
  6. SSE2
  7. MMX
  8. SSE
  9. SSE4
  10. SSE4.2
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes

gpu

GPU GPU
Label Radeon™ HD 7560D
Latest DirectX 11.0

details

Threads 4 threads
L2 cache 4 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 0.5 MB
L3 cache per core 0.13 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nms
Max CPUs 1
Voltage range 0.83 - 1.48V
Operating temperature Unknown - 74°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.42 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.62 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 1,884.9
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.42 GHz

power consumption

TDP 100W
Annual home energy cost 24.09 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 87.6 $/year
Performance per watt 5.53 pt/W
Typical power consumption 81.25W
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