The A8-5500 is a 2 core CPU from AMD. This chip has an average overall score at 17% in our CPU benchmark. Our gaming benchmark shows that this CPU is a good processor for gaming, with a score of 31%. As for multitasking and heavy workloads, the A8-5500 scores 13% and 13% respectively. Indeed, this is an average rating for very heavy workloads.
The A8-5500 has 2 cores and 4 threads. This CPU makes use of simultaneous multithreading technology to improve performance on parallel tasks. Each physical CPU core is divided into multiple logical processors.
Power and thermals for the AMD A8-5500 CPU are a TDP (Thermal Design Power) of 65 watts. This measures the amount of heat the processor produces when running at full load. This isn't a measure of power consumption, but it's good estimate.
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