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AMD A8-5600K
9.1 out of 10

AMD A8-5600K

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10

Bought for a custom Media Center

Jason B., Newegg
3 December 2015
  • Summary: I bought this for a media center build in my front room.
  • Pros: Great CPU and GPU setup for a media center! Kodi runs fast with it without need of additional GPU. DX11 Runs on Windows 7/10 Runs on Linux (though depending on distribution you may need to do things to get AMD working properly).
  • Cons: None
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10

User Review

stefani s., Newegg
8 September 2015
  • Pros: used it in my mothers build it works great
  • Cons: 4 gigs of ram isnt enough make sure you get at least 8
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Overall 10
10

Great APU!

Anonymous, Newegg
15 June 2015
  • Summary: Some reviewers have stated that the unit gets hot with the stock cooler, with one even saying that it was over 90°C, which is simply NOT possible. The processor will shut down if it gets to 80°C, and begins throttling as low as 60°C.
  • Pros: Temperature stays low even with stock cooler, and ridiculous OC potential. Price was cheap when I bought.
  • Cons: It is a bit of a power hog compared to newer technology, but it isn't terrible. Some programs (including BIOS) do not read the temperature correctly.
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10

Great

Cody C., Newegg
4 April 2015
  • Summary: I am very happy with this processor and would highly roccomend it to anybody looking for a cheap processor that will do good at whatever you throw at it.
  • Pros: A very good processor for the money. Using it as a apu i averaged about 45 frames on intensive games. Runs pretty cool without turbo on.
  • Cons: Runs super hot with turbo mode enabled (65 degrees Celsius on idle 90-120 degrees on load) with the stock cooler.
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10

Really Nice

Michael S., Newegg
30 March 2015
  • Summary: What I have: 1. motherboard - Biostar Hi-Fi A88W 3D 2. cpu - AMD A8 5600K 3. cpu cooler - Cooler Master Vortex Plus CPU Cooler (RR-VTPS-28PK-R1) 4. graphics/video card - Evga Geforce gt 740 2gb gddr5 pci express 3.0 5.
  • Pros: Linux supported(Lubuntu 14.10 64 bit & Lubuntu 14.04.2 64 bit). These 2 Linux distros gave me 13-16 second boot times, from the time I pressed the power button to the time it was ready to use! Apparently this AMD A8 5600K is a very good fit with the rest of my computer. This cpu idles at about 30...
  • Cons: None.
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10

Great bargain

Michael B., Newegg
30 March 2015
  • Summary: I do heavy PC gaming and this chip has been fantastic. It's also a great price and another positive experience for me with the AMD brand. I have an upgraded fan and cooling paste, and this chip stays around 32C.
  • Pros: -Stable -Runs Cool -Good price
  • Cons: Not as powerful as the Pentium line
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10

a series fan

leroy w., Newegg
20 March 2015
  • Summary: i have had this chip for 7 months and its great for mainstream use and gaming on the weekends when your using a graphics card. the on board graphics are a great bonus if you have a video card that fails and you want to keep gaming.
  • Pros: cheap onboard graphics
  • Cons: tdp
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10

Great CPU

Seneca K., Newegg
28 February 2015
  • Pros: amazingly fast, works great with the gaming motherboard I bought with it
  • Cons: none
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10

Very Nice

Ryan J., Newegg
27 February 2015
  • Pros: I got this for a build to replace a pentium 4 computer which ran good. This chip runs absolutely awesome. Hd vids, music, vpn, virtualbox running...I've not be able to max it out with normal usage. I fired up a video editor to work on Gopro vids and it runs smooth as can be. You can't beat the pr...
  • Cons: None that I can find
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Overall 10
10

Beyond expectation

Anonymous, Newegg
21 February 2015
  • Summary: I bought this apu because I needed the gpu as a placeholder while I'm saving money to buy discrete gpu. I was skeptical if it could run some newer games but turns out it's going awesome.
  • Pros: - Fast multithreading. - Quite fast iGPU. - Overclockable. - Cheap for a combination of fast cpu with discrete level gpu.
  • Cons: - Runs hot, on AMD Overdrive thermal margin (temperature gap from max temp) touched 7 degree C on full load with Prime95. - Stock cooler is seriously loud
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