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AMD A8-5600K
AMD A8-5600K
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AMD A8-5600K review: 58 facts and highlights

1. total clock speed

4 x 3.6GHz
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX: 32 x 3GHz

2. RAM speed

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.
1866MHz
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX: 2933MHz

3. CPU threads

More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.
4
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX: 64

4. semiconductor size

A smaller size indicates that the process to create the chip is newer.
32nm
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX: 12nm

5. GPU clock speed

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

6. L2 cache

A larger L2 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
4MB
Intel Xeon Phi 7235: 32MB

7. L1 cache

A larger L1 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
192KB
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX: 2250KB

8. PassMark result

This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU using multiple threads.
4453
Intel Xeon W-2195: 26470

9. Has integrated graphics

With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.
AMD A8-5600K
56% have it

10. 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
96% have it

11. 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 E3805: 3W

12. 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

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
Intel Core i5-7200U: 3100GHz

14. 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

15. Has AES

AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.
AMD A8-5600K
79% have it

16. GeekBench result

This is a cross-platform benchmark that measures the performance of the CPU. (Source: Primate Labs, 2018)
6140
Intel Core i7-6950X: 51251

17. 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
10% have it

18. DirectX version

DirectX is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.
11
AMD Ryzen 5 2400GE: 12.1

19. 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
88% have it

20. Supports hardware-assisted virtualization

It is easier to obtain better performance when using virtualization if it is hardware-assisted.
AMD A8-5600K
94% have it

21. memory channels

More memory channels increases the speed of data transfer between the memory and the CPU.
2
Intel Atom x5-Z8350: 12.8

22. number of transistors

A higher transistor count generally indicates a newer, more powerful processor.
1303 million
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX: 9600 million

23. 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 i9-7920X: 44

24. PassMark result (single)

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

25. PassMark result (overclocked)

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

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