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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: 44.16

Overall Rank: 2525

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

Average CPU Mark

Single Thread Rating: 1334
Samples: 945*
*Margin for error: Low

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

CPU Test Suite Average Results for AMD A8-5500 APU

Integer Math17,508 MOps/Sec
Floating Point Math4,684 MOps/Sec
Find Prime Numbers11 Million Primes/Sec
Random String Sorting5,447 Thousand Strings/Sec
Data Encryption784.2 MBytes/Sec
Data Compression43,584 KBytes/Sec
Physics237 Frames/Sec
Extended Instructions1,076 Million Matrices/Sec
Single Thread1,334 MOps/Sec
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 13th of June 2024.

CPU Mark Distribution for AMD A8-5500 APU

Submitted Baseline Distribution Graph as of 9th of June 2024
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 9th of June 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
BL5065351 - May 30 2024
BL2112069 - May 29 2024
BL2112049 - May 29 2024
BL2080788 - Apr 18 2024
BL2052791 - Mar 16 2024
Additional baselines can be obtained using Windows version of PerformanceTest's Manage Baselines feature.
Popular comparisons for AMD A8-5500 APU
As of 13th of June 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
AMD A8-5500 APU
AMD A8-5600K APU vs AMD A8-5500 APU
2,853 (+9.6%)
Intel Core i3-3220 @ 3.30GHz vs AMD A8-5500 APU
2,262 (-13.1%)
AMD A10-5700 APU vs AMD A8-5500 APU
2,734 (+5.0%)
AMD A8-3870K APU vs AMD A8-5500 APU
2,302 (-11.6%)
AMD A8-3820 APU vs AMD A8-5500 APU
2,174 (-16.5%)
AMD A6-3670 APU vs AMD A8-5500 APU
2,171 (-16.6%)
AMD Athlon II X4 640 vs AMD A8-5500 APU
2,238 (-14.0%)
AMD Phenom II X4 965 vs AMD A8-5500 APU
2,623 (+0.8%)
AMD A8-5500B APU vs AMD A8-5500 APU
2,616 (+0.5%)
Intel Core i5-750 @ 2.67GHz vs AMD A8-5500 APU
2,536 (-2.6%)
AMD Phenom II X4 955 vs AMD A8-5500 APU
2,511 (-3.6%)
Intel Core2 Quad Q9650 @ 3.00GHz vs AMD A8-5500 APU
2,470 (-5.1%)

Is the AMD A8-5500 APU Good for Gaming?
As of 13th of June 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
Intel Core i7-14700K
Intel Core i7-13790F
Intel Core i7-14700KF
AMD A8-5500 APU