AMD A8-5500
Top 28%320 points
Top 28%
Total clock speed
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203 CPUs
10.67GHz - 16GHz
NaN% of all CPUsYes
No
total clock speed
CPU threads
semiconductor size
number of transistors
RAM speed
thermal design power (TDP)
4 x 3.2
GHz
AMD Opteron 6220
8 x 8GHz
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AMD A8-5500: 39 facts and highlights

1. total clock speed

4 x 3.2GHz
AMD Opteron 6220: 24 x 8GHz
148
0

2. RAM speed

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.
1866MHz
Samsung Exynos 7420: 2873MHz
104
0

3. GPU clock speed

The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.
760MHz
Intel Core i7-4770R: 1300MHz
65
0

4. CPU threads

More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.
4
Intel Xeon E7-8890 v4: 48
65
0

5. semiconductor size

A smaller size indicates that the process to create the chip is newer.
32nm
MediaTek Helio X30: 10nm
64
0

6. L1 cache

A larger L1 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
192KB
AMD Opteron 6180 SE: 1536KB
62
0

7. thermal design power (TDP)

The thermal design power (TDP) is the maximum amount of power the cooling system needs to dissipate. A lower TDP typically means that it consumes less power.
65W
Intel Atom Z670: 3W
61
0

8. PassMark result

This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU using multiple threads.
4130
Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084: 17470
61
0

9. L2 cache

A larger L2 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
4MB
AMD Opteron 6380: 16MB
60
0

10. L2 core

More data can be stored in the L2 cache for access by each core of the CPU.
1MB/core
Intel Core i5-4200Y: 2.5MB/core
56
0

11. GeekBench result

This is a cross-platform benchmark that measures the performance of the CPU. (Source: Primate Labs, 2017)
6034
Intel Core i7-4960X: 22113
55
0

12. maximum memory bandwidth

This is the maximum rate that data can be read from or stored into memory.
21GB/s
Intel Xeon E5504: 192.2GB/s
54
0

13. turbo clock speed

When the CPU is running below its limitations, it can boost to a higher clock speed in order to give increased performance.
3.7GHz
AMD FX-9590: 5GHz
53
0

14. DirectX version

DirectX is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.
11
AMD A10-7870K: 12
50
0

15. Has integrated graphics

With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.
AMD A8-5500
68% have it
44
0

16. number of transistors

A higher transistor count generally indicates a newer, more powerful processor.
1303 million
Nvidia Tegra K1 (64-bit): 7100 million
43
0

17. Supports 64-bit

A 32-bit operating system can only support up to 4GB of RAM. 64-bit allows more than 4GB, giving increased performance. It also allows you to run 64-bit applications.
AMD A8-5500
84% have it
42
0

18. Has AES

AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.
AMD A8-5500
65% have it
41
0

19. PCI Express (PCIe) version

PCI Express (PCIe) is a high speed expansion card standard, that connects the computer to it's peripherals. Newer versions can support more bandwidth and deliver better performance.
2
Intel Core i7-4770K: 3
40
0

20. memory channels

More memory channels increases the speed of data transfer between the memory and the CPU.
2
Intel Core i7-3960X: 4
40
0

21. PassMark result (single)

This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU using a single thread.
1272
Intel Core i7-4790K: 2546
40
0

22. PassMark result (overclocked)

This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU whilst it is overclocked.
4459
Intel Core i7-5960X: 18948
38
0

23. Has FMA4

FMA4 is used to speed up tasks such as adjusting the contrast of an image or adjusting volume.
AMD A8-5500
9% have it
38
0

24. OpenGL version

OpenGL is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.
4.2
AMD A10-7860K: 4.5
37
0

25. performance per watt

This means the CPU is more efficient, giving a greater amount of performance for each watt of power used.
93
Intel Core i7-4720HQ: 396.87
35
0

26. OpenCL version

Some applications use OpenCL to utilise the power of the graphics processing unit (GPU) for non-graphical computing. Newer versions introduce more functionality and better performance.
1.2
Intel Xeon E3-1275 v5: 2
34
0

27. Supports hardware-assisted virtualization

It is easier to obtain better performance when using virtualization if it is hardware-assisted.
AMD A8-5500
88% have it
33
0

28. Has FMA3

FMA3 is used to speed up tasks such as adjusting the contrast of an image or adjusting volume.
AMD A8-5500
20% have it
33
0

29. Has dynamic frequency scaling

Dynamic frequency scaling is a technology that allows the processor to conserve power and reduce noise when it is under a light load.
AMD A8-5500
95% have it
30
0

30. bus transfer rate

The bus is responsible for transferring data between different components of a computer or device.
5.4GT/s
Intel Xeon E7-8890 v4: 9.6GT/s
30
0

31. height

40mm
Apple A5 APL7498: 6mm
30
0

32. CPU temperature

If the CPU exceeds the maximum operating temperature then problems such as random resets can occur.
71.3°C
Intel Core i7-3940XM: 105°C
30
0

33. Has F16C

F16C is used to speed up tasks such as adjusting the contrast of an image or adjusting volume.
AMD A8-5500
35% have it
29
0

34. Has MMX

MMX is used to speed up tasks such as adjusting the contrast of an image or adjusting volume.
AMD A8-5500
74% have it
29
0

35. Has AVX

AVX is used to help speed up calculations in multimedia, scientific and financial applications, as well as improving Linux RAID software performance.
AMD A8-5500
58% have it
28
0

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