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AMD A8-5500 APU

Price and performance details for the AMD A8-5500 APU can be found below. This is made using thousands of PerformanceTest benchmark results and is updated daily.

  • The first graph shows the relative performance of the CPU compared to the 10 other common (single) CPUs in terms of PassMark CPU Mark.
  • The 2nd graph shows the value for money, in terms of the CPUMark per dollar.
  • The pricing history data shows the price for a single Processor. For multiple Processors, multiply the price shown by the number of CPUs.

Is the AMD A8-5500 APU Good for Gaming?

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AMD A8-5500 APU


Class: Desktop

Socket: FM2

Clockspeed: 3.2 GHz

Turbo Speed: 3.7 GHz

Cores: 4 (in 2 physical modules)

Typical TDP: 65 W

Cache per CPU Package:
L1 Instruction Cache: 4 x 16 KB
L1 Data Cache: 4 x 64 KB
L2 Cache: 4 x 2048 KB

Other names: AMD A8-5500 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics

CPU First Seen on Charts: Q2 2012

CPUmark/$Price: 44.03

Overall Rank: 2481

Last Price Change: $58.95 USD (2020-06-17)

Average CPU Mark

Single Thread Rating: 1331
Samples: 941*
*Margin for error: Low

PerformanceTest V9
CPU Mark: 4,048
Thread: 1,266

CPU Test Suite Average Results for AMD A8-5500 APU

Integer Math17,490 MOps/Sec
Floating Point Math4,682 MOps/Sec
Find Prime Numbers11 Million Primes/Sec
Random String Sorting5,439 Thousand Strings/Sec
Data Encryption779.7 MBytes/Sec
Data Compression43,512 KBytes/Sec
Physics236 Frames/Sec
Extended Instructions1,074 Million Matrices/Sec
Single Thread1,331 MOps/Sec
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 18th of April 2024.

CPU Mark Distribution for AMD A8-5500 APU

Submitted Baseline Distribution Graph as of 13th of April 2024
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 13th of April 2024.
For distribution graph only: Results are trimmed to exclude outliers by disregarding the bottom 1% and top 1% of submissions.

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Pricing History

Last 5 Baselines for AMD A8-5500 APU
Most recent listed first
Baseline CPU Mark
BL2052791 - Mar 16 2024
BL2042638 - Mar 05 2024
BL2036617 - Feb 28 2024
BL2028205 - Feb 18 2024
BL2019322 - Feb 09 2024
Additional baselines can be obtained using Windows version of PerformanceTest's Manage Baselines feature.
Popular comparisons for AMD A8-5500 APU
As of 18th of April 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
AMD A8-5500 APU
AMD A8-5600K APU vs AMD A8-5500 APU
2,846 (+9.6%)
AMD A10-5700 APU vs AMD A8-5500 APU
2,733 (+5.3%)
AMD A8-3870K APU vs AMD A8-5500 APU
2,301 (-11.3%)
AMD A8-3820 APU vs AMD A8-5500 APU
2,174 (-16.2%)
AMD A6-3670 APU vs AMD A8-5500 APU
2,165 (-16.6%)
AMD A10-6800K APU vs AMD A8-5500 APU
3,217 (+23.9%)
AMD A8-5500B APU vs AMD A8-5500 APU
2,608 (+0.5%)
AMD Phenom II X4 955 vs AMD A8-5500 APU
2,508 (-3.4%)
Intel Core2 Quad Q9650 @ 3.00GHz vs AMD A8-5500 APU
2,469 (-4.9%)
Intel Core i3-3250 @ 3.50GHz vs AMD A8-5500 APU
2,435 (-6.2%)
AMD A8-3850 APU vs AMD A8-5500 APU
2,361 (-9.0%)
Intel Core i3-3240 @ 3.40GHz vs AMD A8-5500 APU
2,317 (-10.7%)

Is the AMD A8-5500 APU Good for Gaming?
As of 18th of April 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Relative Gaming Score
Intel Core i9-14900KS
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X3D
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D
Intel Core i9-13900KS
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
Intel Core i9-14900K
Intel Core i9-14900KF
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X3D
Intel Core i9-13900K
AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7945WX
Intel Core i7-14700K
Intel Core i7-13790F
AMD A8-5500 APU