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AMD A8-5600K

4
Cores
4
Threads
100 W
TDP
3.6 GHz
Frequency
3.9 GHz
Boost
Trinity
Codename
Socket FM2
Socket
Front
Front
AMD Socket FM2
AMD Socket FM2
The AMD A8-5600K 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. A8-5600K has 4MB of L2 cache and operates at 3.6 GHz by default, but can boost up to 3.9 GHz, depending on the workload. AMD is building the A8-5600K on a 32 nm production process using 1,303 million transistors. The silicon die of the chip is not fabricated at AMD, but at the foundry of GlobalFoundries. You may freely adjust the unlocked multiplier on A8-5600K, which simplifies overclocking greatly, as you can easily dial in any overclocking frequency.
With a TDP of 100 W, the A8-5600K consumes a good deal of power, so decent cooling is needed. 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, A8-5600K uses a PCI-Express Gen 2 connection. This processor features the Radeon HD 7560D integrated graphics solution.
Hardware virtualization is available on the A8-5600K, which greatly improves virtual machine performance. Programs using Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX) will run on this processor, boosting performance for calculation-heavy applications.

Physical

Socket: AMD Socket FM2
Foundry: GlobalFoundries
Process Size: 32 nm
Transistors: 1,303 million
Die Size: 246 mm²
Package: µPGA
tCaseMax: 74°C

Performance

Frequency: 3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock: up to 3.9 GHz
Base Clock: 100 MHz
Multiplier: 36.0x
Multiplier Unlocked: Yes
Voltage: 1.475 V
TDP: 100 W

Architecture

Market: Desktop
Production Status: End-of-life
Release Date: Oct 2nd, 2012
Codename: Trinity
Generation: A8
(Trinity)
Part#: AD560KWOA44HJ
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Memory Support: DDR3-1866 MHz
Dual-channel
ECC Memory: No
PCI-Express: Gen 2
Chipsets: A88X, A85X, A78, A75, A68H, A55

Cores

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

Cache

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

Features

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

Notes

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.

This processor comes with an unlocked base clock multiplier, allowing users to set the multiplier value higher than shipped value, to facilitate better overclocking.
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