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General information
TypeCPU / Microprocessor
Market segmentDesktop
FamilyAMD A8-Series
Model number  ? A8-5500
CPU part numbers
  • AD5500OKA44HJ is an OEM/tray microprocessor
  • AD5500OKHJBOX is a boxed microprocessor
Frequency  ? 3200 MHz
Turbo frequency3700 MHz
Package904-pin organic lidded micro Pin Grid Array (UOF904)
SocketSocket FM2
Size1.57" x 1.57" / 4cm x 4cm
Weight1.4oz / 39g (CPU)
9.6oz / 273.2g (box)
Introduction dateJuly 2012 (shipped in OEM PCs)
October 2, 2012 (boxed processors)
Price at introduction$101
Architecture / Microarchitecture
Processor core  ? Trinity
Core stepping  ? TN-A1
Manufacturing process0.032 micron
1303 million transistors
Die size246mm2
Data width64 bit
The number of cores4
The number of threads4
Floating Point UnitIntegrated
Level 1 cache size  ? 2 x 64 KB 2-way associative shared instruction caches
4 x 16 KB 4-way associative data caches
Level 2 cache size  ? 2 x 2 MB 16-way associative shared caches
Level 3 cache sizeNone
  • MMX instructions
  • SSE / Streaming SIMD Extensions
  • SSE2 / Streaming SIMD Extensions 2
  • SSE3 / Streaming SIMD Extensions 3
  • SSSE3 / Supplemental Streaming SIMD Extensions 3
  • SSE4 / SSE4.1 + SSE4.2 / Streaming SIMD Extensions 4  ? 
  • SSE4a  ? 
  • AES / Advanced Encryption Standard instructions
  • ABM / Advanced Bit Manipulation  ? 
  • AVX / Advanced Vector Extensions
  • BMI1 / Bit Manipulation instructions 1
  • F16C / 16-bit Floating-Point conversion instructions
  • FMA3 / 3-operand Fused Multiply-Add instructions
  • FMA4 / 4-operand Fused Multiply-Add instructions
  • TBM / Trailing Bit Manipulation instructions
  • XOP / eXtended Operations instructions
  • AMD64 / AMD 64-bit technology  ? 
  • VT / Virtualization technology  ? 
  • EVP / Enhanced Virus Protection  ? 
  • Turbo Core 3.0 technology
Low power features
  • Core C1, C1E, C6 and CC6 states
  • Package S3, S4 and S5 states
  • PowerNow!
Integrated peripherals / components
Integrated graphics
  • GPU Type: Radeon HD 7560D
    Shader cores: 256
    Base frequency (MHz): 760
Memory controller
  • The number of controllers: 1
    Memory channels: 2
    Supported memory: DDR3-1866
    Maximum memory bandwidth (GB/s): 29.9
Other peripherals
  • PCI Express 2.0
  • Unified Video Decoder 3.2
Electrical / Thermal parameters
V core  ? 0.825V - 1.475V
Maximum operating temperature  ? 71.3°C
Thermal Design Power  ? 65 Watt
Notes on AMD A8-5500
  • The CPU is compatible with DirectX 11 API.

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AMD A8-5500 Benchmarks

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Benchmarked processor

CPU ID:610F01
CPU vendor string:AuthenticAMD
CPU name string:AMD A8-5500 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics

Integer performance

Part number   Result
AMD Athlon II X3 435 (rev. C3)  ? 
AMD Athlon II X3 435 (rev. C2)  ? 
AMD Athlon II X3 2.8 GHz ZD282117K3216  ? 
AMD Phenom II X3 715  ? 
AMD Phenom II X3 720 (non-BE)  ? 
AMD A8-5500  ? 
AMD Athlon X4 740  ? 
AMD Athlon II X3 2.7 GHz ZD271117K3216  ? 
AMD Athlon II X3 425  ? 
AMD Athlon II X3 2.6 GHz ZD260121K3216  ? 
AMD Phenom II X3 710  ? 

Floating Point performance

Part number   Result
AMD A10-5700  ? 
AMD FX-4100  ? 
AMD Athlon II X3 405e (rev. C2)  ? 
AMD A6-3500  ? 
AMD Athlon II X3 400e  ? 
AMD A8-5500  ? 
AMD Athlon X4 740  ? 
AMD Athlon X4 730  ? 
Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800  ? 
AMD A6-6420K  ? 
AMD A6-6400K  ? 

MMX / SSE / SSE2 performance

Part number   Result
AMD Phenom II X4 810  ? 
AMD Athlon II X4 620e  ? 
AMD Athlon II X4 620  ? 
AMD Athlon II X4 2.6 GHz ZD260121K4216  ? 
AMD A8-3800  ? 
AMD A8-5500  ? 
AMD Athlon X4 740  ? 
AMD Athlon II X3 450  ? 
AMD Phenom II X4 905e  ? 
AMD Phenom II X4 805  ? 
AMD Phenom II X4 2.5GHz ZD250117K4D12  ? 

Memory-intensive program performance

Part number   Result
AMD Phenom II X4 925 (rev. C2)  ? 
AMD Phenom II X4 925 (rev. C3)  ? 
AMD Phenom II X3 740  ? 
AMD Phenom II X4 B93  ? 
AMD Phenom II X4 940  ? 
AMD A8-5500  ? 
AMD Phenom II X4 830  ? 
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550  ? 
AMD Athlon X4 740  ? 
AMD Phenom II X4 650T  ? 
AMD Athlon II X4 651  ? 

CPU ID information for the A8-5500

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CPU Family:A8-Series
Model Number:A8-5500
Frequency:2389 MHz
Part number:
Stepping Code:GA 1231SUT
Submitted by:CPU-World
General information
Processor name (BIOS):AMD A8-5500 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics
Compute units:2
Logical processors:4
Processor type:Original OEM Processor
Core stepping:TN-A1
CPUID signature:610F01
Family:21 (015h)
Model:16 (010h)
Stepping: 1 (01h)

Cache: L1 data L1 instruction L2
Size: 4 x 16 KB 2 x 64 KB 2 x 2 MB
Associativity: 4-way set
2-way set
16-way set
Line size: 64 bytes 64 bytes 64 bytes
Lines per tag: 1 1 1
Comments:   1 cache per 2 cores 1 cache per 2 cores
Instruction set extensionsAdditional instructions
MMX Advanced Bit manipulation
AMD extensions to MMX CLFLUSH
Major featuresOther features
On-chip Floating Point Unit 1 GB large page support
64-bit / Intel 64 100MHz multiplier control
NX bit/XD-bit 128-bit SSE instructions
Secure Virtual Machine (Virtualization) 36-bit page-size extensions
Turbo Core Advanced programmable interrupt controller
PowerNow! / Cool'n'Quiet Core multi-processing legacy mode
  Debugging extensions
  Extended APIC space
  FXSAVE/FXRSTOR optimizations
  Hardware P-state control
  Hardware thermal control
  Instruction based sampling
  LAHF/SAHF support in 64-bit mode
  LBR virtualization
  LOCK MOV CR0 means MOV CR8
  Lightweight profiling support
  Machine check architecture
  Machine check exception
  Memory-type range registers
  Misaligned SSE mode
  Model-specific registers
  Nested page tables
  OS visible workaround
  Page attribute table
  Page global extension
  Page-size extensions (4MB pages)
  Physical address extensions
  SVM lock
  Support for NRIP save
  TSC rate is ensured to be invariant across all states
  Temperature sensor
  Time stamp counter
  Translation Cache Extension
  Virtual 8086-mode enhancements
  Watchdog timer support

CPUs, related to AMD A8-5500

Model Cores /
Frequency Turbo
TDP Features Price  
AMD A8-Series family, Socket FM2
   A8-6500T4 / 42.1 GHz3.1 GHz4 MB45W$112>
   A8-55004 / 43.2 GHz3.7 GHz4 MB65W$91 
   A8-5500B4 / 43.2 GHz3.7 GHz4 MB65W >
   A8-5600K4 / 43.6 GHz3.9 GHz4 MB100WUnlock$91>
   A8-65004 / 43.5 GHz4.1 GHz4 MB65W$97>
   A8-6500B4 / 43.5 GHz4.1 GHz4 MB65W >
   A8-6600K4 / 43.9 GHz4.2 GHz4 MB100WUnlock$97>
Other families, Piledriver micro-architecture, Socket FM2
   Athlon X2 3402 / 23.2 GHz3.6 GHz1 MB65W >
   A4-63002 / 23.7 GHz3.9 GHz1 MB65W >
   A4-63202 / 23.8 GHz4 GHz1 MB65W >
   A6-6420K2 / 24 GHz4.2 GHz1 MB65WUnlock >
   Athlon X2 370K2 / 24 GHz4.2 GHz1 MB65WUnlock >
   FirePro A3004 / 43.4 GHz4 GHz4 MB65W >
   Athlon X4 760K4 / 43.8 GHz4.1 GHz4 MB100WUnlock >
   FirePro A3204 / 43.8 GHz4.2 GHz4 MB100WUnlock >
   A10-6800B4 / 44.1 GHz4.4 GHz4 MB100W >
   A10-6800K4 / 44.1 GHz4.4 GHz4 MB100WUnlock$142>
 • Within each category, the CPUs are sorted from slower (at the top) to faster (at the bottom)
 • Background color of specs and features indicate whether they are better or worse than similar spec/feature of the A8-5500
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 • The 'Price' column shows official AMD prices as of Apr 9, 2014. Prices for obsolete and tray-only processors are not provided.
 • List of related CPUs is not complete.
 • Features abbreviations:
Unlock - Unlocked multiplier

Pictures (5)

2012-12-07 16:24:27
Posted by: gshv

CPU-Z screenshot
AMD A8-5500 CPU pictures
2013-04-15 16:39:49
Posted by: gshv

Front view. It's a standard-size box for "Trinity" desktop CPUs, but it is smaller than boxes of "Llano" processors. The packaging is now more narrow, while depth and height stayed the same. The box design differs from Llano, it now uses white background to indicate that the CPU is "locked". The processor still comes with a cheap aluminum heatsink/fan.
AMD A8-5500 CPU pictures
2013-04-15 16:44:18
Posted by: gshv

Side view. The processor supports dual-graphics, i.e. it can work together with a discrete card to get faster frame rates. The side of the box lists recommended cards for optimal dual-graphics performance: HD 6570 and HD 6670.
2013-04-15 16:44:49
Posted by: gshv

Back view.
2013-04-15 16:45:40
Posted by: gshv

Comments (4)

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AMD A8-5500

2012-06-30 22:48:37
Posted by: Joe

this processor is out now in Hp PC at Walmart, and several other stores!


2012-07-13 19:29:45
Posted by: MC

Just received HP P7-1235 from at Fantastic price and with Win8 upgrade rebate too! Awesome timing! Now I can return older-tech HP desktop some Frys salesman steered me into without minding their 15% restocking fee and sales trip.

Amd A8-5500

2012-07-24 00:02:25
Posted by: Danny

Really great processor, COD Black ops used to lag with my old Athlon X2 250. Now it runs flawlessly, in very high settings. The werid thing about this APU is that it heats up rather quickly I mean from 64F to 140F in just seconds when playing. THEN!! After 2 hours of playing non stop, I get out of black ops and within 30 seconds the temp drops to 64F. Really amazing I would say havent seen anything like that with past CPUs

turbo boost doesn't work

2013-04-18 15:36:45
Posted by: Finlandguy

my pc has this processor but it's turbo frequency is only 3500 mhz . Whats wrong ?

Response: The processor does not run at 3.7 Ghz when 3 or 4 cores are active. If you have only two one core running, then you will need to use better thermal paste, improve you case ventilation, or get better fan/heatsink, preferably not the stock one.
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