AMD A8-6500T vs AMD A8-5500

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


AMD A8-6500T CPU1 vs CPU2 AMD A8-5500
AMD A8-6500T AMD A8-5500

CPU comparison

AMD A8-6500T or AMD A8-5500 - 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 A8-6500T has 4 cores with 4 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 3.10 GHz. Up to GB of memory is supported in 2 memory channels. The AMD A8-6500T was released in Q3/2013.

The AMD A8-5500 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 A8-5500 was released in Q3/2012.
AMD A (112) Family AMD A (112)
AMD A8-6000 (4) CPU group AMD A8-5000 (3)
3 Generation 2
Richland (Piledriver) Architecture Trinity (Piledriver)
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
-- Predecessor --
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The AMD A8-6500T has 4 CPU cores and can calculate 4 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the AMD A8-6500T is 2.10 GHz (3.10 GHz) while the AMD A8-5500 has 4 CPU cores and 4 threads can calculate simultaneously. The clock frequency of the AMD A8-5500 is at 3.20 GHz (3.70 GHz).

AMD A8-6500T Characteristic AMD A8-5500
4 Cores 4
4 Threads 4
normal Core architecture normal
No Hyperthreading No
Yes Overclocking ? No
2.10 GHz Frequency 3.20 GHz
3.10 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 3.70 GHz
3.10 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 A8-6500T Characteristic AMD A8-5500
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --

Internal Graphics

The AMD A8-6500T or AMD A8-5500 has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die.

AMD Radeon HD 8550D GPU AMD Radeon HD 7560D
0.72 GHz GPU frequency 0.76 GHz
-- GPU (Turbo) --
5 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
11.2 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 8550D 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 A8-6500T can use up to GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is --. The AMD A8-5500 supports up to GB of memory in 2 memory channels and achieves a memory bandwidth of up to --.

AMD A8-6500T Characteristic AMD A8-5500
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 thermal design power (TDP for short) of the AMD A8-6500T is 45 W, while the AMD A8-5500 has a TDP of 65 W. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently.

AMD A8-6500T Characteristic AMD A8-5500
45 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 65 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical details

The AMD A8-6500T is manufactured in 32 nm and has 4.00 MB cache. The AMD A8-5500 is manufactured in 32 nm and has a 4.00 MB cache.

AMD A8-6500T Characteristic AMD A8-5500
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
Q3/2013 Release date Q3/2012
85 $ Release price 85 $
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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 A8-6500T AMD A8-6500T
AMD Radeon HD 8550D @ 0.72 GHz
369 (95%)
AMD A8-5500 AMD A8-5500
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 A8-6500T AMD A8-6500T
4C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
3304 (82%)
AMD A8-5500 AMD A8-5500
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
4052 (100%)

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 A8-6500T AMD A8-6500T
4C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD A8-5500 AMD A8-5500
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
463 (100%)

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 A8-6500T AMD A8-6500T
4C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD A8-5500 AMD A8-5500
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
1258 (100%)

Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD A8-6500T AMD A8-6500T
4C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
65 (100%)
AMD A8-5500 AMD A8-5500
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
0 (0%)

Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD A8-6500T AMD A8-6500T
4C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
211 (100%)
AMD A8-5500 AMD A8-5500
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
0 (0%)

Devices using this processor

AMD A8-6500T AMD A8-5500
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