AMD A8-5500: specs and benchmarks

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AMD A8-5500
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Year of release 2012
Performance 2.54

Summary

AMD started AMD A8-5500 sales 2 October 2012. This is Trinity architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 4 cores and 4 threads, and is based on 32 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 3700 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is AMD Socket FM2 processor with a TDP of 65 Watt and a maximum temperature of 71 °C. It supports DDR3 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at

2.54%

of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7H12.

General info

A8-5500 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance rating1764
Value for money2.08
Market segmentDesktop processor
Architecture codenameTrinity (2012−2013)
Release date2 October 2012 (10 years ago)
Current price$42 of 18494 (Xeon Platinum 8280M)
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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 cores4 (Quad-Core)
Threads4
Base clock speed3.2 GHzof 4.7 (Ryzen 9 7900X)
Boost clock speed3.7 GHzof 5.8 (Core i9-13900KF)
L1 cache128 KB (per core)of 1536 (EPYC Embedded 3401)
L2 cache1 MB (per core)of 12 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)
L3 cache0 KBof 32768 (Ryzen Threadripper 1998)
Chip lithography32 nmof 5 (Ryzen 9 7950X)
Die size246 mm2
Maximum case temperature (TCase)71 °Cof 105 (Core i7-5950HQ)
Number of transistors1,178 millionof 9900000 (Ryzen 9 7950X)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-

Compatibility

Information on A8-5500 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)
SocketFM2
Thermal design power (TDP)65 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Virtualization technologies

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

AMD-V+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by A8-5500's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR3of 5200 (Ryzen 9 7950X)

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPU integrated into A8-5500.

Integrated graphics cardAMD Radeon HD 7560D

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of A8-5500. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.


Overall 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.

A8-5500 2.54
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  • GeekBench 5 Single-Core
  • GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

Passmark

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: 69%

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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%

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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%

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Relative perfomance

Overall A8-5500 performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop CPUs.


Intel equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to A8-5500 from Intel is Celeron G4930, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

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