AMD A8-5600K
Top 21%366 points
Top 21%
Total clock speed
Number of CPUs
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Top 90%
242 CPUs
10.67GHz - 16GHz
NaN% of all CPUsYes
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total clock speed
CPU threads
semiconductor size
RAM speed
thermal design power (TDP)
Has integrated graphics

AMD A8-5600K: 58 facts and highlights

1. total clock speed

4 x 3.6GHz
AMD Opteron 6220: 24 x 9GHz
153
0

2. RAM speed

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.
1866MHz
Samsung Exynos 7420: 2873MHz
107
0

3. semiconductor size

A smaller size indicates that the process to create the chip is newer.
32nm
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835: 10nm
68
0

4. CPU threads

More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.
4
Intel Xeon E7-8890 v4: 48
67
0

5. GPU clock speed

The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.
760MHz
Intel Core i7-4770R: 1300MHz
66
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.
100W
Intel Atom Z650: 3W
61
0

8. PassMark result

This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU using multiple threads.
4453
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 6284 SE: 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)
6140
Intel Core i7-6950X: 51251
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.
3.9GHz
AMD FX-9590: 5GHz
53
0

14. DirectX version

DirectX is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.
11
Intel Core i5-7600T: 12
50
0

15. Has integrated graphics

With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.
AMD A8-5600K
69% have it
47
0

16. Has an unlocked multiplier

Some processors come with an unlocked multiplier which makes them easy to overclock, allowing you to gain increased performance in games and other applications.
AMD A8-5600K
7% have it
45
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 A8-5600K
86% have it
43
0

18. number of transistors

A higher transistor count generally indicates a newer, more powerful processor.
1303 million
Intel Xeon E5-2699 v4: 7200 million
43
0

19. Has AES

AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.
AMD A8-5600K
70% have it
42
0

20. memory channels

More memory channels increases the speed of data transfer between the memory and the CPU.
2
Intel Core i7-6950X: 4
41
0

21. PassMark result (single)

This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU using a single thread.
1391
Intel Core i3-7350K: 2625
40
0

22. 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 Xeon E3-1280 v6: 3
40
0

23. Has FMA4

FMA4 is used to speed up tasks such as adjusting the contrast of an image or adjusting volume.
AMD A8-5600K
9% have it
38
0

24. PassMark result (overclocked)

This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU whilst it is overclocked.
4982
Intel Core i7-5960X: 18948
38
0

25. OpenGL version

OpenGL is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.
4.2
AMD A10-7890K: 4.5
37
0

26. performance per watt

This means the CPU is more efficient, giving a greater amount of performance for each watt of power used.
61
Intel Core M7-6Y75: 1420.8
35
0

27. Supports hardware-assisted virtualization

It is easier to obtain better performance when using virtualization if it is hardware-assisted.
AMD A8-5600K
89% have it
34
0

28. 7zip benchmark

This benchmark tests the CPU to see how well it performs using the 7zip program.
10953MIPS
Intel Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition: 31232MIPS
34
0

29. 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 Core i5-7600T: 2
34
0

30. SysMark 2012 result

SysMark 2012 result for overall CPU performance.
123
Intel Core i7-980X Extreme Edition: 257
33
0

31. Has FMA3

FMA3 is used to speed up tasks such as adjusting the contrast of an image or adjusting volume.
AMD A8-5600K
29% have it
33
0

32. 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 A8-5600K
95% have it
32
0

33. height

40mm
Apple A5 APL7498: 6mm
30
0

34. DivX encoding result

This benchmark tests to see how quickly the CPU can encode a DivX video using the XMPEG program.
44.1s
Intel Core i7-4960X: 18.7s
30
0

35. CPU temperature

If the CPU exceeds the maximum operating temperature then problems such as random resets can occur.
74°C
Intel Pentium A1020: 105°C
30
0

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