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Amd-a8-5500.34273592
9.7 out of 10

AMD A8 5500

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Overall 10
10

Verygood CPU & GPU combo.

Byron J Lance, Amazon
15 October 2014
  • Summary: So far this has handle everything I have thrown at it, without a problem one. If you are a heavy gamer then this chip might not be for you, get the A10 for you. For anybody else this chip can handle it.
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Overall 10
10

First time builder

toygts, Amazon
22 May 2014
  • Summary: I'm using it on my first build. It is very user friendly. I'm using it right now to write this review. I had it for about 6 months with no problem.
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Overall 10
10

Nice APU's

fxrsniper, Amazon
22 April 2014
  • Summary: I use these in office/home builds these are very efficient CPU's for a home/Office build I highly recommend these for that type of build.
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Overall 8
8.0

Cheap workhorse

David, Amazon
22 February 2014
  • Summary: Using this as a 24/7 dvr/htpc file server. Records/plays 5 hd video streams from 2 different tuners without a hiccup or getting very hot. In fact, I have yet to hear the fans step it up a notch. Glad I didn't spend more money, this is more than adequate.
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Overall 10
10

Excellent

Robert, Amazon
2 July 2013
  • Summary: I picked this up when I decided to build a new server. Performance is more than acceptable. Haven't tested the graphics, but I didn't buy it for that. Handles two simultaneous streams and real time transcoding in plex without issues. Low heat.
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Overall 10
10

Not bad at all

Forrest E Hodge, Amazon
2 July 2013
  • Summary: Bought this as an upgrade for my work computer (it came stock with an A4-5300B) I paired it with a Radeon 6570 (Dual Graphics is hit and miss) and 30GB cache SSD (+500 GB HDD) and 12GB of RAM (had some extra sticks laying around), and so far the results are good. It's got more than enough grunt for typical business use. You're not going to be maxing out Watch Dogs or anything with it, but it certainly holds it own.
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Overall 10
10

Great for FreeNAS

G. Gonzalez, Amazon
30 May 2013
  • Summary: This APU is great for FreeNAS using ZFS and encryption. I get roughly 115MB/s with full zpool encryption. It may not sound like much but for the price it performs very well. The built in (albeit slow) video helps if you have no intention to use the video for serious gaming but if you do I would suggest this board: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00A2VJIQE/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i02?ie=UTF8&psc=1 and a case that can allow you to add a GPU.
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Overall 10
10

Great Cpu

John Mitchell, Amazon
19 May 2013
  • Summary: runs fast and stays cool. Used it in building my new home server. The Gigabyte motherboard with 8 SATA also met all my needs. Now I have a nice little server that will meet all my needs.
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Overall 10
10

A home run for this Processor

Joseph P. Konecni, Amazon
10 May 2013
  • Summary: Put this motherboard Gigabyte GA-F2A85XM-D3H together with AMD A8-5500 APU 3.2Ghz Processor with 8 g ram. this rocks. It make my Linux Mint 14 run like a dream. Oh when you run a VirtualBox for Linux, this processor handles it with no problem. the speed is great. A home run.
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Overall 10
10

The Little Budget Processor That Could

NICHOLAS A. LAROSA, Amazon
9 May 2013
  • Summary: For the price (I got mine used for under 70 ) it's very fast. I've only played Skyrim on between high and medium with it so far but it did well even with the low end GPU on the chip. The game suggested high settings but I didn't like the frame rate so I turned it down a bit. I may pair it with a HD 6570 later for dual graphics for a nice boost. The 6570 is cheap, and one of only two recommended for this APU if you want to do dual graphics.
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