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)
Series: A-Series (Desktop) Trinity
AMD A10-5800K (compare)3800 - 4200 MHz4 / 4
» AMD A8-5600K3600 - 3900 MHz4 / 4
AMD A4-5300 (compare)3400 - 3600 MHz2 / 2
Clock Rate3600 - 3900 MHz
Level 1 Cache192 KB
Level 2 Cache4 MB
Number of Cores / Threads4 / 4
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)100 Watt
Transistor Count1303 Million
Manufacturing Technology32 nm
Die Size246 mm2
GPUAMD Radeon HD 7560D (760 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Announcement Date09/26/2012


Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
87 Points (40%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
2941 Points (32%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
8838 Points (14%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
3983 Points (38%)
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
528.6 seconds (6%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
4295 Points (29%)
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
12490 MIPS (6%)
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
8670 MFLOPS (7%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
3965 points (21%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
2908 Points (7%)
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