AMD A8 5600K 

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

In the overclocking community, the standard program provides a benchmark for enthusiasts to compare "world record" pi calculation times and demonstrate their overclocking abilities.
by Legit Reviews (Oct, 2012)
This application did fairly well when run on 12 threads, as you can see from the screen shot above.
by Legit Reviews (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, GeekBench (32-bit) and GeekBench (64-bit)

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

A8 5600K
7.7
FX 6300
7.9
Cinebench R10 32-bit (1-core) and Passmark (Single Core)

Overclocking

How much speed can you get out of the processor?

A8 5600K
7.2
FX 6300
8.8
Passmark (Overclocked), Unlocked, Maximum Overclocked Clock Speed (Air) and 2 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

A8 5600K
6.9
FX 6300
7.0
Performance Per Dollar

7

CPUBoss Score

Performance, Single-core Performance, Overclocking and Value

A8 5600K
7.0
FX 6300
7.4

Benchmarks Real world tests of the AMD A8 5600K

GeekBench (32-bit)

A8 5600K
5,454
FX 6300
7,472
Core i3 4130
6,278

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

A8 5600K
3,420
FX 4300
6,610
FX 6300
6,080

Cinebench R10 32-Bit

A8 5600K
12,403
FX 6300
16,213

Cinebench R10 32-Bit (Single Core)

A8 5600K
3,897
Core i3 3220
5,814

Passmark

A8 5600K
4,347
FX 6300
6,444

Passmark (Single Core)

A8 5600K
1,384
Core i3 4130
1,980

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 virtualization 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

Overclock popularity 12
Overclocked clock speed 4.35 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.78 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 2,659.2
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.35 GHz

power consumption

TDP 100W
Annual home energy cost 24.09 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 87.6 $/year
Performance per watt 5.15 pt/W
Typical power consumption 81.25W
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