The A8-5600K is a 2 core CPU from AMD. This chip has an average overall score at 13% in our CPU benchmark. Our gaming benchmark shows that this CPU is an average processor for gaming, with a score of 24%. As for multitasking and heavy workloads, the A8-5600K scores 10% and 9% respectively. Indeed, this is a bad rating for very heavy workloads.
The A8-5600K 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 A8-5600K CPU are a TDP (Thermal Design Power) of 100 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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