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AMD A8-5600K
9.2 out of 10

AMD A8-5600K

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Overall 6
6.0

Good budget cpu

Anonymous, Newegg
16 December 2014
  • Pros: Good little CPU, lower cost than Intel but not as strong, but for the budget builds will do just fine. On sale often, so can save a few more bucks APU so no video card required, good for those Internet users. Can overclock, got mine to 4.5GHz without care for heat on a budget mobo
  • Cons: Heat is a concern. Prime95 hitting this full load made temperature get a bit high. Sensors on board are sketchy, had lmsensors not able to report (known and not fixable according to dev) and CoreTemp reports nothing. Not a true quad core. It is 2 physical cores that acts as 4. While not a huge pr...
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Overall 6
6.0

Stock heatsink insufficient

Sean c., Newegg
23 August 2014
  • Summary: Be sure to get an aftermarket heatsink and you'll be in business. Good chip once the temperature issues were resolved.
  • Pros: Great speed for the price. Integrated graphics on this APU are a lot of bang for the buck - selected it for a art workstation for my partner and it works great! Adobe creative suite, Maya, etc run smoothly with no hiccups. Paired with lots of RAM this is great for running lots of stuff at once.
  • Cons: The stock heatsink is simply insufficient. Doing minor tasks it would bump up over 90C! I thought maybe I had goobered up the thermal paste, but when I took it off there were no voids or separations or anything. It's little fan would be screaming and the temps would settle in at about 85-90C whil...
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Overall 6
6.0

A little too hot

Anonymous, Newegg
9 May 2014
  • Summary: with all that said I still like these Apu's but i could not use that one in this build .... One other thing that really bothered me was I downloaded 14.4 from AMD and I did not install 5 devices on a fresh build on an 88X Chipset, including the Ahci drivers or the SMbus driver ....
  • Pros: I like the Apu's that AMD has and have quite a few builds with them
  • Cons: This one was running way too hot, I had another HS/Fan from an A10 5800k Build that got water cooled so I threw it on but it looked almost the same as the stock that came with it and did not help, tried 3 diff thermal pastes including arctic silver 5 and still hot .... finally put an H55 on it an...
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Overall 6
6.0

Not sure what to make of it

Zachary G., Newegg
24 January 2014
  • Summary: If there is a way to get it to stop freezing all my application installation processess, I'd be one happy camper and will gladly give this product a full 5 eggs. But until then...3 eggs it is.
  • Pros: Other than it being a quad core CPU and is otherwise a big upgrade from my previous build, not much for me to go on.
  • Cons: I'm not sure if it's the motherboard I have or what, but the drivers here seem to be conflicting with my video card. I tried to install my video card drivers and the thing freezes when it reaches dot.net 4.5. In fact, it freezes my computer and ever since the installation process of my games and ...
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Overall 6
6.0

CPU worries me

Clyde, Amazon
6 October 2013
  • Summary: I ended up buying this cheaper somewhere else. The processor works well except that sometimes it makes the computer bug out and freeze. Sometimes it will just restart.
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Overall 6
6.0

FAST!!!SEXY!!! HOT!!!

Joshua M. Rodriguez, Amazon
18 July 2013
  • Summary: This CPU looks good on paper, but bad in reality. Ok, not bad, but kind of a lie. This processor is pre-over clocked to run at 3.6/3.9 and this means the CPU runs HOT, 54 idle and it continues!! games lag out after awhile and things slow down.. I will buy more fans and update!
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Overall 6
6.0

Claims to be quad-core but its really only dual core.

kmaster54321, Amazon
10 May 2013
Overall 6
6.0

Decent CPU, terrible cooler

Falco, Amazon
10 February 2013
  • Summary: I bought this CPU as part of a new system to replace my older Core 2 Duo router that was beginning to show its age. This newer CPU performs much better than the older C2D part, but it's still not going to win any speed award. Despite AMD claiming this is a "quad core" APU, it really isn't.
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Overall 6
6.0

Easily runs at 4.0ghz at stock voltage but very poor thermal performance

Daviddewisphotography, Amazon
18 December 2012
  • Summary: First off, I just want to point out that I have used AMD chips for a while now. My 4 previous CPUs have been AMD. For price/performance ratio they are hard to beat. My biggest problem with this APU, is the temperatures.
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Overall 6
6.0

Artikelbezeichung ist falsch!!

Mark E., Amazon
13 May 2014
  • Summary: Das ist auch laut Hersteller "nur" 3,6GHz und nicht 3,9GHz. Leider hatte ich es schon eingebaut bevor ich das gesehen habe. Also, bezahlt habe ich für 3,9GHz bekommen nur 3,6GHz!!!! Nur zur Info! Deswegen nur 3 Sterne. Aber sonst laut alles Super!!!
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