AMD A8-5500B Benchmark, Test and specs

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The AMD A8-5500B has 4 cores with 4 threads and is based on the 2. gen of the AMD A series. The processor uses a mainboard with the FM2 socket and was released in Q4/2012. The AMD A8-5500B scores 411 points in the Geekbench 5 single-core benchmark. In the Geekbench 5 multi-core benchmark, the result is 1,141 points.
AMD A8-5500B

At a glance

Name: AMD A8-5500B
Family: AMD A (112)
CPU group: AMD A8-5000 (3)
Architecture: Trinity (Piledriver)
Technology: 32 nm
Segment: Desktop / Server
Generation: 2
Predecessor: --
Successor: --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The AMD A8-5500B has 4 CPU cores and can calculate 4 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the AMD A8-5500B is 3.20 GHz (3.70 GHz). The number of CPU cores greatly affects the speed of the processor and is an important performance indicator.

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

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

The AMD A8-5500B has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. Specifically, the AMD A8-5500B uses the AMD Radeon HD 7560D, which has 256 texture shaders and 4 execution units. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die.

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

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.

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 processor can use up to memory in 2 (Dual Channel) memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 29.9 GB/s. The memory type as well as the amount of memory can greatly affect the speed of the system.

Memory type: Memory bandwidth:
29.9 GB/s
Max. Memory:
Memory channels: 2 (Dual Channel)
PCIe Bandwidth: --

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the processor is 65 W. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently. The TDP usually gives a rough idea of the actual power consumption of the CPU.

TDP (PL1 / PBP): 65 W
TDP (PL2): --
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: --

Technical details

The AMD A8-5500B is made in 32 nm. The smaller the manufacturing process of a CPU, the more modern and energy-efficient it is. Overall, the processor has 4.00 MB cache. A large cache can greatly speed up the processor's speed in some cases such as games.

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: Q4/2012
Release price: --
Part Number: --
Documents: --

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Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the AMD A8-5500B 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.
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4C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
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2C 4T @ 2.00 GHz
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8C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
AMD A8-5500B AMD A8-5500B
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
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4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
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4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
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8C 8T @ 2.20 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.
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2C 2T @ 2.80 GHz
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2C 4T @ 1.80 GHz
MediaTek MT8183 MediaTek MT8183
8C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
AMD A8-5500B AMD A8-5500B
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
Intel Core i3-540 Intel Core i3-540
2C 4T @ 3.06 GHz
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2C 4T @ 2.80 GHz
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4C 4T @ 2.40 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.
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AMD A8-5500B AMD A8-5500B
AMD Radeon HD 7560D @ 0.76 GHz
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Qualcomm Adreno 430 @ 0.60 GHz
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AMD Radeon HD 7560D @ 0.76 GHz
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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.
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8C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
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2C 4T @ 2.80 GHz
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4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
AMD A8-5500B AMD A8-5500B
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
Intel Core i5-4460T Intel Core i5-4460T
4C 4T @ 2.30 GHz
Intel Pentium G4600 Intel Pentium G4600
2C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
Intel Pentium Gold G6400T Intel Pentium Gold G6400T
2C 4T @ 3.40 GHz


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