AMD A8-5600K Benchmark, Test and specs

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The AMD A8-5600K was released in Q3/2012 and has 4 cores. The processor can process 4 threads simultaneously and uses a mainboard with the socket FM2. In the Geekbench 5 benchmark, the AMD A8-5600K achieved a result of 501 points (single-core) or 1,396 points (multi-core).
AMD A8-5600K

CPU lineage

In this classification you can see to which group of processors the AMD A8-5600K belongs. We also show the direct predecessor and successor of AMD A8-5600K.

Name: AMD A8-5600K
Family: AMD A (112)
CPU group: AMD A8-5000 (3)
Architecture: Trinity (Piledriver)
Segment: Desktop / Server
Generation: 2
Predecessor: --
Successor: --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The AMD A8-5600K has 4 cores. The clock frequency of the AMD A8-5600K is 3.60 GHz (3.90 GHz). An initial performance assessment can be made using the number of CPU cores.

CPU Cores / Threads: 4 / 4
Core architecture: normal
Cores: 4x
Hyperthreading / SMT: No
Overclocking: Yes
Frequency: 3.60 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): 3.90 GHz
Turbo Frequency (4 Cores): 3.90 GHz

Internal Graphics

The AMD A8-5600K has an integrated graphics that the system can use to efficiently play back videos. The AMD A8-5600K has the AMD Radeon HD 7560D installed, which has 4 streaming multiprocessors (256 shaders).

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

Processors with integrated graphics can process video codecs faster. Support for modern codecs can significantly increase system efficiency during video playback.

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 A8-5600K supports a maximum of memory. Depending on the mainboard, the processor can use a maximum of 2 (Dual Channel) memory channels. This results in a maximum bandwidth of the main memory of --.

Memory type: Memory bandwidth:
DDR3-1866
--
Max. Memory:
Memory channels: 2 (Dual Channel)
ECC: No
PCIe:
PCIe Bandwidth: --

Thermal Management

The AMD A8-5600K has a TDP of 100 W. Based on the TDP, the system manufacturer can and must adapt the cooling solution to the processor.

TDP (PL1 / PBP): 100 W
TDP (PL2): --
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: --

Technical details

Modern production reduces the waste heat of a processor and increases its efficiency. The AMD A8-5600K is made in 32 nm and has 4.00 MB cache.

Technology: 32 nm
Chip design:
Socket: FM2
L2-Cache: --
L3-Cache: 4.00 MB
AES-NI: Yes
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: 95 $
Part Number: --
Documents: --

Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the AMD A8-5600K 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 Phenom II X6 1055T AMD Phenom II X6 1055T
6C 6T @ 3.30 GHz
502
Intel Celeron 2970M Intel Celeron 2970M
2C 2T @ 2.20 GHz
502
Intel Xeon E5-2603 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2603 v4
6C 6T @ 1.70 GHz
502
AMD A8-5600K AMD A8-5600K
4C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
501
Intel Pentium Silver N5030 Intel Pentium Silver N5030
4C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
500
AMD FX-8320E AMD FX-8320E
8C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
500
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
8C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
498

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 Athlon II X4 760K AMD Athlon II X4 760K
4C 4T @ 4.10 GHz
1403
AMD Phenom II X4 955 AMD Phenom II X4 955
4C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
1401
Intel Core i3-5157U Intel Core i3-5157U
2C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
1398
AMD A8-5600K AMD A8-5600K
4C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
1396
Intel Core i5-680 Intel Core i5-680
2C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
1394
AMD FX-4300 AMD FX-4300
4C 4T @ 3.80 GHz
1394
AMD Athlon II X4 740 AMD Athlon II X4 740
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
1391

Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 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.
Intel Pentium Silver J5005 Intel Pentium Silver J5005
4C 4T @ 2.80 GHz
197
AMD A9-9425 AMD A9-9425
2C 2T @ 3.70 GHz
195
AMD FX-6300 AMD FX-6300
6C 6T @ 4.10 GHz
195
AMD A8-5600K AMD A8-5600K
4C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
193
Intel Celeron J4125 Intel Celeron J4125
4C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
192
Intel Core M-5Y10c Intel Core M-5Y10c
2C 4T @ 2.00 GHz
191
Intel Core i5-2520M Intel Core i5-2520M
2C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
190

Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 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.
Intel Core i7-5600U Intel Core i7-5600U
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
632
Intel Celeron G5905 Intel Celeron G5905
2C 2T @ 3.50 GHz
615
Intel Core i3-1000NG4 Intel Core i3-1000NG4
4C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
612
AMD A8-5600K AMD A8-5600K
4C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
611
AMD Phenom II X4 945 AMD Phenom II X4 945
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
606
Intel Celeron N5100 Intel Celeron N5100
4C 4T @ 2.20 GHz
604
Intel Core i7-8500Y Intel Core i7-8500Y
2C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
602

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.
UNISOC T770 UNISOC T770
ARM Mali-G57 MP4 @ 0.78 GHz
399
Intel Core i7-13650HX Intel Core i7-13650HX
Intel UHD Graphics 13th Gen (16 EU) @ 1.55 GHz
397
Nintendo Switch Nintendo Switch
NVIDIA Tegra X1 (Maxwell) @ 0.77 GHz
393
AMD A8-5600K AMD A8-5600K
AMD Radeon HD 7560D @ 0.76 GHz
389
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 Qualcomm Snapdragon 810
Qualcomm Adreno 430 @ 0.60 GHz
389
AMD A8-5500B AMD A8-5500B
AMD Radeon HD 7560D @ 0.76 GHz
389
AMD A8-5500 AMD A8-5500
AMD Radeon HD 7560D @ 0.76 GHz
389

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 i5-4200M Intel Core i5-4200M
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
2801
Intel Core i3-6157U Intel Core i3-6157U
2C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
2800
Intel Core i7-920 Intel Core i7-920
4C 8T @ 2.66 GHz
2800
AMD A8-5600K AMD A8-5600K
4C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
2799
Intel Celeron G5905 Intel Celeron G5905
2C 2T @ 3.50 GHz
2790
Intel Celeron G5920 Intel Celeron G5920
2C 2T @ 3.50 GHz
2790
Intel Core i7-860S Intel Core i7-860S
4C 8T @ 2.53 GHz
2779

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
Intel Core i3-550 Intel Core i3-550
2C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
717
Intel Pentium G4400 Intel Pentium G4400
2C 2T @ 3.30 GHz
717
Intel Core i7-3537U Intel Core i7-3537U
2C 4T @ 2.00 GHz
713
AMD A8-5600K AMD A8-5600K
4C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
711
Intel Core i5-3210M Intel Core i5-3210M
2C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
710
Intel Core i5-2520M Intel Core i5-2520M
2C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
709
Intel Core i5-4300U Intel Core i5-4300U
2C 4T @ 1.90 GHz
697

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.
Intel Core i3-3210 Intel Core i3-3210
2C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
282
Intel Celeron J4115 Intel Celeron J4115
4C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
281
Intel Core i5-6300U Intel Core i5-6300U
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
281
AMD A8-5600K AMD A8-5600K
4C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
280
Intel Core i7-6560U Intel Core i7-6560U
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
280
Intel Core i5-3380M Intel Core i5-3380M
2C 4T @ 2.90 GHz
277
AMD FX-9830P AMD FX-9830P
4C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
276

Benchmarks


Description of the processor

The AMD A8-5600K is a desktop/server processor released in Q3 2012 with a release price of $95. The processor uses a mainboard with the FM2 socket. It is from the 2nd generation of the AMD A series and has 4 cores with 4 threads. The processor is based on a normal architecture and does not use hyperthreading, but can be overclocked. The clock frequency is 3.60 GHz, the turbo clock frequency with one core is 3.60 GHz and the turbo clock frequency with 4 cores is 3.90 GHz.
The AMD A8-5600K has integrated graphics. It uses the main memory as graphics memory, and the AMD Radeon HD 7560D has been integrated. The clock frequency for the iGPU is 760 MHz, it has 4 units and works with 256 shaders. The processor supports Direct X 11 and was manufactured in 32nm. The maximum memory is 2 GB.

The processor can decode h264, AVC, VC-1 and decode and encode JPEG. The memory type is DDR3-1866 and the processor has 2 memory channels. The thermal design power (TDP) of the processor is 100 W.
The processors L3 cache is 4.00 MB. The architecture is based on Trinity (Piledriver).
The processor scored 193 points in the Cinebench R20 (single-core) test, and 611 points in the R20 (multi-core) test.
The processor scored 501 points in the Geekbench 5, 64-bit (single-core) test, and 1,396 points in the Geekbench 5, 64-bit (multi-core) test. The processor achieved 711 points in the CPU-Z benchmark 17 (multi-core) test.

The iGPU has an FP32 processing power (single precision) of 389 GFLOPS. Expected results for the PassMark CPU Mark are 2,799 points for the processor. It scored 280 points in the Cinebench R15 (multi-core) test. In the Geekbench 3, 64-bit (single-core) test it scores 2,011 points, in Geekbench 3, 64-bit (multi-core) it scores 4,513 points.



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