AMD A8-5500 Benchmark, Test and specs

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The AMD A8-5500 is a 4 core processor. It can handle 4 threads simultaneously and was introduced in Q3/2012. The AMD A8-5500 is based on the 2. generation of the AMD A series and requires a mainboard with the socket FM2. The AMD A8-5500 scores 463 points with one CPU core in the Geekbench 5 benchmark. When using all CPU cores, the result is 1,258 points.
AMD A8-5500

CPU lineage

Here you can see which group the AMD A8-5500 belongs to and which processor is the predecessor of the AMD A8-5500.

Name: AMD A8-5500
Family: AMD A
CPU group: AMD A8-5000
Architecture: Trinity (Piledriver)
Segment: Desktop / Server
Generation: 2
Predecessor: --
Successor: --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The 4 CPU cores of the AMD A8-5500 clock with 3.20 GHz (3.70 GHz). The number of CPU cores and the clock frequency of the processor are largely responsible for the overall performance.

CPU Cores / Threads: 4 / 4
Core architecture: normal
Cores: 4x
Hyperthreading / SMT: No
Overclocking: No
Frequency: 3.20 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): 3.70 GHz
Turbo Frequency (4 Cores): 3.70 GHz

Internal Graphics

With the AMD Radeon HD 7560D, the AMD A8-5500 has an build in graphic solution. It has 4 SM processors, which have a total of 256 texture shaders. The iGPU not only enables games, but also significantly accelerates video playback.

GPU name: AMD Radeon HD 7560D
GPU frequency: 0.76 GHz
GPU (Turbo): No turbo
Compute units: 4
Shader: 256
Max. GPU Memory: 2 GB
Max. displays: 2
Generation: 4
Direct X: 11
Technology: 32 nm
Release date: Q3/2012

Hardware codec support

Processors that have an integrated graphics can play videos faster and more efficiently. This can have a positive effect on the battery life of notebooks, for example.

h265 / HEVC (8 bit): No
h265 / HEVC (10 bit): No
h264: Decode
VP8: No
VP9: No
AV1: No
AVC: Decode
VC-1: Decode
JPEG: Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

The AMD A8-5500 supports up to memory in up to 2 (Dual Channel) memory channels. This results in a maximum memory bandwidth of --.

Memory type: Memory bandwidth:
Max. Memory:
Memory channels: 2 (Dual Channel)
PCIe Bandwidth: --

Thermal Management

With the TDP, the processor manufacturer specifies the cooling solution required for the processor. The AMD A8-5500 has a TDP of 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 large cache. The processor is manufactured in %%Manufacturing%%. Modern production increases the efficiency of the processor.

Technology: 32 nm
Chip design:
Socket: FM2
L2-Cache: --
L3-Cache: 4.00 MB
Operating systems: Windows 10, Linux
Virtualization: AMD-V
Instruction set (ISA): x86-64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions: SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX, FMA3, FMA4
Release date: Q3/2012
Release price: 85 $
Part Number: --
Documents: --

Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the AMD A8-5500 have been carefully checked by us. We only publish benchmark results that have been created by us or that have been submitted by a visitor and then checked by a team member. All results are based on and fullfill our benchmark guidelines.

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 FX-4100 AMD FX-4100
4C 4T @ 3.80 GHz
Intel Xeon E7-4830 v2 Intel Xeon E7-4830 v2
10C 20T @ 2.70 GHz
Intel Pentium E6700 Intel Pentium E6700
2C 2T @ 3.20 GHz
AMD A8-5500 AMD A8-5500
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
Intel Core i3-3120ME Intel Core i3-3120ME
2C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
Intel Core i3-3110M Intel Core i3-3110M
2C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
Intel Core i3-4120U Intel Core i3-4120U
2C 4T @ 2.00 GHz

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.

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700 Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700
4C 4T @ 2.66 GHz
Intel Core i5-2430M Intel Core i5-2430M
2C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
8C 8T @ 1.80 GHz
AMD A8-5500 AMD A8-5500
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
Intel Pentium J4205 Intel Pentium J4205
4C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
Intel Core i3-4000M Intel Core i3-4000M
2C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
8C 8T @ 2.00 GHz

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.

ARM Mali-G57 MP4 @ 0.78 GHz
Intel Core i7-13650HX Intel Core i7-13650HX
Intel UHD Graphics 13th Gen (16 EU) @ 1.55 GHz
Nintendo Switch Nintendo Switch
NVIDIA Tegra X1 (Maxwell) @ 0.77 GHz
AMD A8-5500 AMD A8-5500
AMD Radeon HD 7560D @ 0.76 GHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 Qualcomm Snapdragon 810
Qualcomm Adreno 430 @ 0.60 GHz
AMD A8-5600K AMD A8-5600K
AMD Radeon HD 7560D @ 0.76 GHz
AMD A8-5500B AMD A8-5500B
AMD Radeon HD 7560D @ 0.76 GHz

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.

Intel Core i3-8145UE Intel Core i3-8145UE
2C 4T @ 2.20 GHz
Intel Celeron N5095 Intel Celeron N5095
4C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
Intel Core i5-3570T Intel Core i5-3570T
4C 4T @ 2.30 GHz
AMD A8-5500 AMD A8-5500
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
MediaTek Dimensity 800 MediaTek Dimensity 800
8C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
AMD FX-4100 AMD FX-4100
4C 4T @ 3.80 GHz
Intel Core i7-2710QE Intel Core i7-2710QE
4C 8T @ 2.10 GHz


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