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AMD A8 5500 3.2GHz Socket FM2 4MB L2 Cache Retail Boxed Processor

AMD A8 5500 3.2GHz Socket FM2 4MB L2 Cache Retail Boxed Processor

  • - AMD Trinity FM2
  • - AMD A8 5500
  • - 3.2GHz Core Frequency
  • - 4MB L2 Cache

QuickFind code: 398816

Manufacturer ID: AD5500OKHJBOX

AMD A8 5500 3.2GHz Socket FM2 4MB L2 Cache Product Description

  • Model - AMD A8 5500
  • Socket - AMD FM2
  • Frequency - Base 3.2GHz, Boost 3.7GHz
  • L2 Cache - 4MB
  • Max DDR3 - 1866MHz
  • Graphics - 760MHz

AMD A8 5500 3.2GHz Socket FM2 4MB L2 Cache Product Reviews

AMD A8 5500 3.2GHz Socket FM2 4MB L2 Cache Retail Boxed Processor reviews collected by Reevoo

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Overall rating
Scores 9.4 out of 10 based on 16 reviews
9 out of 10


excellent performance for the price
Dont bother installing the included heatsink/fan, it's useless! Get one with copper pipes but make sure the fan is PWM
Confirmed purchase: 15 October 2013
9 out of 10


Edinburgh GB
Good performance for the price.
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed purchase: 29 August 2013
9 out of 10


very quick and COOL when coupled with the right cooler.
oem cooler disappointing - OK for day to day use but not very quiet or effective (substituted gelid slimhero - great)
Confirmed purchase: 18 July 2013
10 out of 10


Teesside GB
Due to the imminent arrival of the new gaming consoles later this year, and, fact they are only really set up purely for gaming.

I decided to build a new PC (intended mostly as a Media Centre) with this CPU (have always used AMD, cos cannot warrant cost of Intel CPU's), and...

For Processor, Windows Performance Index rates it as 7.2 - which considering 7.9 is the best, certainly makes it brilliant VFM!!

On-board graphics,are rated as 4.3 for 'Desktop Performance' (fAero turned on) BUT 6.2 for 'Gaming graphics'!!!

Rest of compenents are -

8gb XMS 1600mhz DDR3 (also scores 7.2),
60gb Kingston SSD (top marks of 7.9 for this),
-plus- 3tb WD Green HDD (storage of films etc),
CM430m PSU,
Coolermaster Elite 344 case,
and, 24x LG DVD-RW.

It does everything I want so far perfectly - all works together brilliantly, plus its fast (no more than 25secs to boot Windows), small, and, whisper quiet.

Also - in total - the motherboard has 8 SATA3 slots, 2 USB3 on back i/o panel + 1 header (my case has USB3 port on front, and 4 DImms (which will take upto 64gb!) - so it will definitely do me for a few year!!

Plus, should I have the desire to get back in to gaming, I can throw a half decent card in the PCI-E 16x port and it'll do that too (in Cross-Fire, or stand-alone).

Which, given that many of the new consoles games look set to be available for PC also. All what my new PC can do besides gaming, in my opinion - makes PC's a much better buy nowadays.

**I also got a FREE game (The Sims) with the CPU - via download, code supplied - I've not yet to even obtained it yet though, so cannot pass comment on it**

...Cannot recommend highly enough!!
I do hot have anything bad to say about this CPU.

As the stock fan is quiet, CPU performance is really good, and, there is no temp. problems..
Confirmed purchase: 01 June 2013
10 out of 10


boosbeck GB
cant believe performance
what bad points
Confirmed purchase: 12 April 2013
10 out of 10


Ipswich GB
Excellent value for a cool and quiet PC.
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed purchase: 19 January 2013

Technical Specification

Manufacturer ID: AD5500OKHJBOX


Product TypeProcessor


Type / Form FactorAMD A series A8-5500
Number of CoresQuad-Core
Number of Threads4 threads
Cache4 MB
Cache Memory DetailsL2 - 4 MB - 4 x 1 MB
Clock Speed3.2 GHz
Max Turbo Speed3.7 GHz
Compatible Processor SocketSocket FM2
Core Voltage0.825 - 1.475 V
Manufacturing Process32 nm
Thermal Design Power65 W
Thermal Specification71.3 °C
Architecture FeaturesStreaming SIMD extensions, streaming SIMD extensions 2, MMX instructions set, AMD64 technology, integrated memory controller, streaming SIMD extensions 3, Enhanced Virus Protection, AMD Virtualization, streaming SIMD extensions 4, AMD HD Media Accelerator, AMD Turbo CORE technology 3.0

Cache Memory

Installed Size4 MB

Integrated Graphics

TypeAMD Radeon HD 7560D
Base Frequency760 MHz


Package TypeAMD Processor in a Box (PIB)

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