AMD A8-5500 vs AMD A8-5500B

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AMD A8-5500 CPU1 vs CPU2 AMD A8-5500B
AMD A8-5500 AMD A8-5500B

CPU comparison

AMD A8-5500 or AMD A8-5500B - which processor is faster? In this comparison we look at the differences and analyze which of these two CPUs is better. We compare the technical data and benchmark results.

The AMD A8-5500 has 4 cores with 4 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 3.70 GHz. Up to GB of memory is supported in 2 memory channels. The AMD A8-5500 was released in Q3/2012.

The AMD A8-5500B has 4 cores with 4 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 3.70 GHz. The CPU supports up to GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The AMD A8-5500B was released in Q4/2012.
AMD A (112) Family AMD A (112)
AMD A8-5000 (3) CPU group AMD A8-5000 (3)
2 Generation 2
Trinity (Piledriver) Architecture Trinity (Piledriver)
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
-- Predecessor --
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The AMD A8-5500 is a 4 core processor with a clock frequency of 3.20 GHz (3.70 GHz). The AMD A8-5500B has 4 CPU cores with a clock frequency of 3.20 GHz (3.70 GHz).

AMD A8-5500 Characteristic AMD A8-5500B
4 Cores 4
4 Threads 4
normal Core architecture normal
No Hyperthreading No
No Overclocking ? No
3.20 GHz Frequency 3.20 GHz
3.70 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 3.70 GHz
3.70 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 3.70 GHz

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Processors with the support of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors. Algorithms for ML improve their performance the more data they have collected via software. ML tasks can be processed up to 10,000 times faster than with a classic processor.

AMD A8-5500 Characteristic AMD A8-5500B
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --

Internal Graphics

The integrated graphics unit of a processor is not only responsible for the pure image output on the system, but can also significantly increase the efficiency of the system with the support of modern video codecs.

AMD Radeon HD 7560D GPU AMD Radeon HD 7560D
0.76 GHz GPU frequency 0.76 GHz
-- GPU (Turbo) --
4 GPU Generation 4
32 nm Technology 32 nm
2 Max. displays 2
4 Compute units 4
256 Shader 256
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
2 GB Max. GPU Memory 2 GB
11 DirectX Version 11

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

AMD Radeon HD 7560D GPU AMD Radeon HD 7560D
No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
Decode Codec h264 Decode
No Codec VP9 No
No Codec VP8 No
No Codec AV1 No
Decode Codec AVC Decode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

The AMD A8-5500 supports a maximum of GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The AMD A8-5500B can connect up to GB of memory in 2 memory channels.

AMD A8-5500 Characteristic AMD A8-5500B
DDR3-1866 Memory DDR3-1866
Max. Memory
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
-- Max. Bandwidth --
No ECC No
-- L2 Cache --
4.00 MB L3 Cache 4.00 MB
-- PCIe version --
-- PCIe lanes --
-- PCIe Bandwidth --

Thermal Management

The TDP (Thermal Design Power) of a processor specifies the required cooling solution. The AMD A8-5500 has a TDP of 65 W, that of the AMD A8-5500B is 65 W.

AMD A8-5500 Characteristic AMD A8-5500B
65 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 65 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical details

The AMD A8-5500 has a 4.00 MB cache, while the AMD A8-5500B cache has a total of 4.00 MB.

AMD A8-5500 Characteristic AMD A8-5500B
32 nm Technology 32 nm
Unknown Chip design Unknown
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX, FMA3, FMA4 ISA extensions SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX, FMA3, FMA4
FM2 Socket FM2
AMD-V Virtualization AMD-V
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Linux
Q3/2012 Release date Q4/2012
85 $ Release price --
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Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD A8-5500 AMD A8-5500
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
463 (100%)
AMD A8-5500B AMD A8-5500B
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
411 (89%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD A8-5500 AMD A8-5500
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
1258 (100%)
AMD A8-5500B AMD A8-5500B
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
1141 (91%)

iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.
AMD A8-5500 AMD A8-5500
AMD Radeon HD 7560D @ 0.76 GHz
389 (100%)
AMD A8-5500B AMD A8-5500B
AMD Radeon HD 7560D @ 0.76 GHz
389 (100%)

Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.
AMD A8-5500 AMD A8-5500
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
4052 (100%)
AMD A8-5500B AMD A8-5500B
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
3615 (89%)

Devices using this processor

AMD A8-5500 AMD A8-5500B
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