AMD A6-5400K: specs and benchmarks

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AMD A6-5400K
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Year of release 2012
Performance 0.99


AMD started A6-5400K sales 2 October 2012. This is a Trinity architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 2 cores and 2 threads, and is based on 32 nm manufacturing technology, with a max turbo frequency of 3800 MHz and an unlocked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is AMD Socket FM2 processor with a TDP of 65 Watt and a maximum temperature of 70 °C. It supports DDR3 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at


of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 9654.

EPYC 9654EPYC9654

General info

A6-5400K processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance ranking2289
Value for money0.02
Market segmentDesktop processor
Architecture codenameTrinity (2012−2013)
Release date2 October 2012 (10 years old)
Current price$280 of 15854 (Xeon Platinum 8276L)
Value for money

Performance per price, higher is better.

Technical specs

Basic microprocessor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.

Physical cores2 (Dual-core)
Base clock speed3.6 GHzof 4.7 (Ryzen 9 7900X)
Boost clock speed3.8 GHzof 6 (Core i9-13900KS)
L1 cache128 KB (per core)of 7475.2 (Apple M2 Pro 10-Core)
L2 cache1 MB (per core)of 36 (Apple M2 Max)
L3 cache0 KBof 786432 (EPYC 7773X)
Chip lithography32 nmof 4 (Ryzen 9 7940HS)
Die size246 mm2
Maximum case temperature (TCase)70 °Cof 105 (Core i7-5950HQ)
Number of transistors1,178 millionof 9900000 (Ryzen 5 7645HX)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-
Unlocked multiplier+


Information on A6-5400K compatibility with other computer components and devices: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration1of 8 (Xeon Platinum 8160M)
Power consumption (TDP)65 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Virtualization technologies

Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.


Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by A6-5400K's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR3of 5600 (Ryzen 9 7940HS)

Graphics specifications

General parameters of a GPU integrated into A6-5400K.

Integrated graphics cardRadeon HD 7540D

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of A6-5400K. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.

Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

A6-5400K 0.99


Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

Benchmark coverage: 68%

A6-5400K 1253

GeekBench 5 Single-Core

GeekBench 5 Single-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses only a single CPU core.

Benchmark coverage: 37%

A6-5400K 455

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses all available CPU cores.

Benchmark coverage: 37%

A6-5400K 705

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of A6-5400K. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Monero / XMR (CryptoNight) 0.02 kh/s  

Gaming performance

Relative perfomance

Overall A6-5400K performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop CPUs.

Intel equivalent

According to our data, the closest Intel alternative to A6-5400K is Core 2 Duo E8500, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 8 positions in our ranking.

Core 2 Duo E8500Core 2Duo E8500

Here are some closest Intel rivals to A6-5400K:

Similar processors

Here is our recommendation of several processors that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

Athlon II X2 270Athlon IIX2 270
Celeron G555CeleronG555
Pentium G620PentiumG620

Recommended GPUs

People consider these graphics cards to be good for A6-5400K, according to our PC configuration statistics.

These are the fastest graphics cards for A6-5400K in our user configuration statistics. There is a total of 1397 configurations based on A6-5400K in our database.

RTX 4090 GeForce RTX 4090
0.4% (5/1397)
RTX 3090 Ti GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
0.4% (5/1397)
RTX 3080 Ti GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
0.2% (3/1397)
RTX 3090 GeForce RTX 3090
0.2% (3/1397)
RX 6800 XT Radeon RX 6800 XT
0.07% (1/1397)
RTX 8000 Quadro RTX 8000
0.07% (1/1397)
RTX 6000 Quadro RTX 6000
0.07% (1/1397)
0.07% (1/1397)
RTX 2080 GeForce RTX 2080
0.07% (1/1397)
GTX 1080 Ti GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
0.07% (1/1397)

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