AMD A8-5600K

AMD AMD A8-5600K

The AMD A8-5600K is a desktop APU based on the Trinity architecture. The chip is produced ​​in a 32nm process and integrates 2 modules with 4 CPU cores clocked at 3.6 up to 3.9 GHz. Furthermore, the 5600K has a Radeon HD 7560D graphics unit and a DDR3-1866 memory controller. Due to the unlocked multiplier, the CPU can overclock very easily.

The CPU cores are based on a reworked Bulldozer architecture, called Piledriver. Although marketed as a quad-core processor, the A8-5600K includes only two modules with four integer-cores and two floating-point units in total. As a result, the CPU is not a true quad-core processor.

Depending on the benchmark, the CPU performance of the A8-5600K is slightly below the desktop Core i3-3220. The chip shows good performance on applications with high parallelization, whereas performance per thread is less impressive. For everyday tasks like office programs, multimedia applications or Internet surfing, the 5600K is suitable without restrictions; even demanding 3D games are possible if using dedicated graphics card.

The integrated DirectX 11-compatible Radeon HD 7560D offers only 256 shader cores (7660D: 384) and a clock rate of 760 MHz with no Turbo support. On average, the performance of the HD 7560D GPU is comparable to a dedicated notebook Radeon HD 6630M and somewhat faster than the HD Graphics 4000 as found on Intel’s Ivy Bridge platform.

The power consumption of the entire desktop APU is rated at 100 Watts.

SeriesAMD A-Series (Desktop)
CodenameTrinity
Clock Rate3600 - 3900 MHz
Level 1 Cache192 KB
Level 2 Cache4096 KB
Number of Cores / Threads4 / 4
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)100 Watt
Transistor Count1303 Million
Manufacturing Technology32 nm
Die Size246 mm2
SocketFM2
64 Bit64 Bit support
Announcement Date09/26/2012

CPU Benchmarks

Cinebench R15: CPU Single 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 87     avg: 87 (39.66%)     max: 87 Points
Cinebench R15: CPU Multi 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 292     avg: 292 (18.71%)     max: 292 Points
3DMark (2013): Fire Strike Standard Physics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 4175     avg: 4175 (24.45%)     max: 4175 Points
3DMark (2013): Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 2908     avg: 2908 (25.55%)     max: 2908 Points
3DMark (2013): Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 35814     avg: 35814 (66.15%)     max: 35814 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Stream
0% 100%
min: 4439     avg: 4439 (48.56%)     max: 4439 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Memory
0% 100%
min: 4030     avg: 4030 (46.51%)     max: 4030 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Floating Point
0% 100%
min: 8620     avg: 8620 (51.94%)     max: 8620 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Integer
0% 100%
min: 6438     avg: 6438 (48.37%)     max: 6438 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Total Score
0% 100%
min: 6520     avg: 6520 (51.97%)     max: 6520 Points
TrueCrypt: Serpent Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.198     avg: 0.2 (10.6%)     max: 0.198 GB/s
TrueCrypt: Twofish Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.36     avg: 0.4 (21.02%)     max: 0.36 GB/s
TrueCrypt: AES Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 1.8     avg: 1.8 (20.23%)     max: 1.8 GB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0: Pass 2
0% 100%
min: 20.93     avg: 20.9 (22.87%)     max: 20.93 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0: Pass 1
0% 100%
min: 102.44     avg: 102.4 (56.15%)     max: 102.44 fps
WinRAR: Result
0% 100%
min: 2449     avg: 2449 (33.68%)     max: 2449 KB/s
wPrime 2.0x: 1024m
0% 100%
min: 528.6     avg: 528.6 (95.21%)     max: 528.6 seconds*
wPrime 2.0x: 32m
0% 100%
min: 16.7     avg: 16.7 (97.53%)     max: 16.7 seconds*
3DMark 11: Performance Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 3965     avg: 3965 (30%)     max: 3965 points
3DMark Vantage: P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 10081     avg: 10081 (25.21%)     max: 10081 Points
3DMark 06 - CPU:
0% 100%
min: 4295     avg: 4295 (47.36%)     max: 4295 Points
Cinebench R11.5: CPU Single 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 0.98     avg: 1 (33.46%)     max: 0.98 Points
Cinebench R11.5: CPU Multi 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 3.2     avg: 3.2 (17.15%)     max: 3.2 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 3983     avg: 3983 (15.97%)     max: 3983 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 12505     avg: 12505 (33.34%)     max: 12505 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 2941     avg: 2941 (42.98%)     max: 2941 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 8838     avg: 8838 (25.41%)     max: 8838 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M:
0% 100%
min: 25.4     avg: 25.4 (96.39%)     max: 25.4 Seconds*
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M:
0% 100%
min: 57.1     avg: 57.1 (98.44%)     max: 57.1 Seconds*
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M:
0% 100%
min: 1497     avg: 1497 (93.4%)     max: 1497 Seconds*
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS):
0% 100%
min: 12490     avg: 12490 (5.92%)     max: 12490 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS):
0% 100%
min: 8670     avg: 8670 (6.65%)     max: 8670 MFLOPS
- Range of benchmarks for this CPU
- Average benchmark score

Cinebench R10 in comparison
Intel Atom Z670 (min)
691 
...
Intel Core i7 720QM
8759.7 
Intel Core 2 Quad (Desktop) Q6600
8800 
Intel Core i7 3667U
8809.5 
AMD A-Series (Desktop) AMD A8-5600K
8838 
Intel Core i7 740QM
8865 
Intel Core i5 3210M
8899.5 
Intel Core i5 2540M
8998.4 
...
Intel Xeon (Desktop) E5-2697 v2 (max)
34776 

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Other CPUs of the series AMD A-Series (Desktop)

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Surrounding CPUs

- Intel Core i5 4258U
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Core i7 840QM
   1.86 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
- Intel Core i5 3230M
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
+ Intel Core i7 2620M
   2.7 GHz / 512 KB + 4096 KB
+ Intel Core i7 4600U
   2.1 GHz / 512 KB + 4096 KB
+ Intel Core i7 4650U
   1.7 GHz / 512 KB + 4096 KB
+ Intel Core i7 3687U
   2.1 GHz / 512 KB + 4096 KB
+ AMD A-Series (Desktop) A8-3850
   2.9 GHz / 4096 KB
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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2013-05- 5)