AMD A8 5600K 

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

AMD is targeting the everyday user looking for a fast system with great graphics at a low price point.
by Legit Reviews (Oct, 2012)
Legit Bottom Line: The AMD A8-5600K may not have been as fast as the A10-5800K, but it is still a great piece of Silicon that will save you $30 and still run like a champ.
by Legit Reviews (Oct, 2012)

CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the AMD A8 5600K among desktop CPUs (over 75W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

A8 5600K
5.8
FX 6300
6.2
PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

A8 5600K
6.5
FX 6300
6.6
PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

A8 5600K
7.8
FX 6300
0.0
Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

A8 5600K
6.9
FX 6300
0.0
CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

A8 5600K
8.0
FX 6300
6.0
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

A8 5600K
9.4
FX 6300
6.5
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

8.6

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

A8 5600K
8.6
FX 6300
5.8

Benchmarks Real world tests of the AMD A8 5600K

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

A8 5600K
41.89 mHash/s
FX 6300
n.d.

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

A8 5600K
0.49 fps
FX 6300
n.d.

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

A8 5600K
2,708
FX 6300
n.d.

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

A8 5600K
2,631
FX 6300
n.d.

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

A8 5600K
5,352
FX 6300
n.d.

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 5600K
5,682
FX 6300
7,871

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 5600K
1,989
FX 6300
2,053

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 5600K
2,210,000 MB/s
Phenom II X4 965
137,800 MB/s
FX 6300
2,290,000 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Clock speed 3.6 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz
Cores Quad core
Is unlocked Yes

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

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

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 nm
Transistor count 1,303,000,000
Max CPUs 1
Die size 246 mm²
Voltage range 0.83 - 1.48V
Operating temperature Unknown - 74°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 12
Overclocked clock speed 4.33 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.71 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 2,659.2
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.33 GHz

power consumption

TDP 100W
Annual home energy cost 24.09 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 87.6 $/year
Performance per watt 5.28 pt/W
Typical power consumption 81.25W
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