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AMD A8-5500B

65 W
3.2 GHz
3.7 GHz
Socket FM2
AMD Socket FM2
AMD Socket FM2
The AMD A8-5500B was a desktop processor with 4 cores, launched in October 2012. It is part of the A8 lineup, using the Trinity architecture with Socket FM2. A8-5500B has 4MB of L2 cache and operates at 3.2 GHz by default, but can boost up to 3.7 GHz, depending on the workload. AMD is making the A8-5500B on a 32 nm production node using 1,303 million transistors. The silicon die of the chip is not fabricated at AMD, but at the foundry of GlobalFoundries. The multiplier is locked on A8-5500B, which limits its overclocking potential.
With a TDP of 65 W, the A8-5500B consumes typical power levels for a modern PC. AMD's processor supports DDR3 memory with a dual-channel interface. The highest officially supported memory speed is 1866 MHz, but with overclocking (and the right memory modules) you can go even higher. For communication with other components in the computer, A8-5500B uses a PCI-Express Gen 2 connection. This processor features the Radeon HD 7560D integrated graphics solution.
Hardware virtualization is available on the A8-5500B, which greatly improves virtual machine performance. Programs using Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX) can run on this processor, boosting performance for calculation-heavy applications.


Socket: AMD Socket FM2
Foundry: GlobalFoundries
Process Size: 32 nm
Transistors: 1,303 million
Die Size: 246 mm²
Package: µPGA
tCaseMax: 71°C


Frequency: 3.2 GHz
Turbo Clock: up to 3.7 GHz
Base Clock: 100 MHz
Multiplier: 32.0x
Multiplier Unlocked: No
Voltage: 1.475 V
TDP: 65 W


Market: Desktop
Production Status: End-of-life
Release Date: Oct 2nd, 2012
Codename: Trinity
Generation: A8
Part#: AD550BOKA44HJ
Memory Support: DDR3-1866 MHz
ECC Memory: No
PCI-Express: Gen 2
Chipsets: A88X, A85X, A78, A75, A68H, A55


# of Cores: 4
# of Threads: 4
SMP # CPUs: 1
Integrated Graphics: Radeon HD 7560D


Cache L1: 192K
Cache L2: 4MB (shared)


  • MMX
  • SSE
  • SSE2
  • SSE3
  • SSSE3
  • SSE4A
  • SSE4.1
  • SSE4.2
  • AMD64
  • AMD-V
  • AES
  • AVX
  • CVT16
  • EVP
  • FMA4
  • FMA3
  • F16C
  • XOP
  • ABM
  • TBM
  • Turbo Core


16KB L1 data cache per core. 64KB L1 instruction cache shared per two cores (per module).
2MB L2 cache shared per two cores (per module).

760MHz integrated graphics maximum core frequency.
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