AMD A8-5600K: specs and benchmarks

AMD A8-5600K

Summary

AMD started AMD A8-5600K 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 3900 MHz and an unlocked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is AMD Socket FM2 processor with a TDP of 100 Watt and a maximum temperature of 74 °C. It supports DDR3 Dual-channel memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at 9.62 percent of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X.

General info

Of A8-5600K processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
15.16
 
Type
Desktop
 
Series
AMD A-Series (Desktop)
 
Architecture codename
Trinity
 
Release date
2 October 2012
 
Price now
$262
 
of 8685 (Xeon E5-4650L)

Technical specs

A8-5600K's quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of A8-5600K's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
4
 
Number of threads
4
 
Base frequency
3.6 GHz
 
of 4.7 (FX-9590)
Maximum frequency
3.9 GHz
 
L1 cache
128K (per core)
 
of 896 (Atom C3950)
L2 cache
1 MB (per core)
 
Manufacturing process technology
32 nm
 
Die size
246 mm2
 
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
74 °C
 
of 105 (Core i7-5557U)
Transistor count
1,178 million
 
of 19200 (Ryzen 7 3700)
64 bit support
+
 
Unlocked
+
 

Compatibility

Information on A8-5600K compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
Socket
FM2
 
Power consumption (TDP)
100 Watt
 
of 650 (Atom Z500)

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by A8-5600K are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by A8-5600K.
Supported memory types
DDR3 Dual-channel
 
of 4266 (Ryzen 9 4900H)

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPU integrated into A8-5600K.
Integrated graphics
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of A8-5600K. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

9.62

3DMark06 CPU

4295

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

2941

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

8838

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

0.98

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

3.2

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

87

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

292

WinRAR 4.0

2449

x264 encoding pass 1

102

x264 encoding pass 2

21

TrueCrypt AES

2

Geekbench 2

6520

3DMark Fire Strike Physics

3700

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good A8-5600K is for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall A8-5600K performance compared to nearest competitors. All CPU types participate.

Intel equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to A8-5600K from Intel is Core i5-9400T, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 1 position in our rating.

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