CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 5000+ vs 5500 among desktop CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

6.3

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD A8 5500 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD A8 5500  based on its performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD Athlon X2 5000+

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AMD Athlon X2 5000+

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Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much more l2 cache 4 MB vs 1 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much higher clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 2.6 GHz Around 25% higher clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 4,891 vs 1,857 Around 2.8x better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Much better performance per watt 7.02 pt/W vs 0.9 pt/W More than 7.8x better performance per watt
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 71.3 °C vs 55 °C Around 30% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Significantly lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 72.31W More than 25% lower typical power consumption
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 21.44 $/year More than 25% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 77.96 $/year More than 25% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Athlon X2 5000+ vs A8 5500

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 5500
4,972

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Athlon X2 5000+
84,500 MB/s
A8 5500
2,070,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 5500
4,891

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 5500
5,163

GeekBench

A8 5500
5,885

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

A8 5500
3,080

Cinebench R10 32-Bit

A8 5500
10,968

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Athlon X2 5000+  vs
A8 5500 
Clock speed 2.6 GHz 3.2 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
XOP
SSE3
SSE
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
3DNow!
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

details

Athlon X2 5000+  vs
A8 5500 
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 1 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 90 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 55°C Unknown - 71.3°C

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Radeon™ HD 7560D
Latest DirectX N/A 11.0
GPU clock speed N/A 760 MHz

power consumption

TDP 89W 65W
Annual home energy cost 21.44 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 77.96 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 0.9 pt/W 7.02 pt/W
Typical power consumption 72.31W 52.81W
AMD Athlon X2 5000+
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