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AMD A8-5500 Trinity Quad-Core 3.2GHz (3.7GHz Turbo) Socket FM2 65W AD5500OKHJBOX Desktop APU (CPU + GPU) with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon HD 7560D

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  • 32nm Trinity 65W
  • 4MB L2 Cache
  • AMD Radeon HD 7560D

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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  • Ianne K.
  • 11/27/2015 2:13:50 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsAMD A8-5500 Trinity Quad-Core APU

Pros: I have owned this APU since July of 2013 and I have had no problems with it whatsoever. It's a rock solid CPU. Low 65W TDP. The HD 7560D graphics can play games like minecraft, CS:GO and TF2 with no problems, but of course not on max settings. Its 4 threads make multitasking quick and easy. The stock cooler keeps things reasonably cool, only gets hot during the summer in a house without AC.

Cons: Not unlocked? This isn't a huge deal but it would have been nice to have! But for $129.99 CDN you can't really expect too much.

Other Thoughts: I had bought an ASUS CM1745 desktop PC in July of 2013. I am currently using it as I write this review.

A few months ago I added an EVGA GTX 750 Ti, and I can play all my games at 1080p at high frame rates and high/ultra settings. The APU is a bottleneck but it's not too bad.

Conclussion: I recommend it if you are only going to do minor gaming and multitasking. It's good for a home PC. I would go with a much better CPU if you plan on building a gaming PC though.

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  • George S.
  • 3/14/2015 7:29:38 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsamd A8-5500 compatibility with HP Holly AAHD2

Pros: Fast Processor. Runs cool. Reliable. Not a single failure in over 1 year of daily use. I am not a gamer and do not overclock. I need a system that is cool running and reliable. My usage is internet browsing, home banking, home budget management(quicken,neat, tax documentation, etc.). Lots of utility and A/V software running constantly in the background and the system is still very responsive. Average about 600,000 bytes/sec downloads over a 6 meg internet circuit.

Cons: None in my experience.

Other Thoughts: answer for Vic. This processor requires a socket FM2 motherboard. I believe the HP motherboard has an FM1 socket. Probably not compatible.

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5 out of 5 eggsExcellent

Pros: I bought my rig from best buy a little over a year ago and this CPU came with it. I've had no issues whatsoever this is a great chip worth every penny.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: For serious gaming i bought a ASUS GTX 750 TI video card cause the integrated graphics didn't cut it for me but they will run allot of less graphic intensive games perfectly.

My rig today:

Processor AMD A8-5500 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics
Manufacturer AMD
Speed 3.2 GHz - 3.7 GHz Turbo
Number of Cores 4

Video Card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti
Manufacturer NVIDIA
Chipset GeForce GTX 750 Ti
Dedicated Memory 2.0 GB
Total Memory 3.9 GB

Memory 12 GB DDR3 1600 MHz

OS: Microsoft Windows 8 (build 9200), 64-bit

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  • Jason A.
  • 9/2/2014 9:23:28 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBetter than I could have imagined

Pros: I used this for a super budget gaming pc build and it has far exceeded my expectations. I run most games (CS:GO, TF2, DOTA2) at high settings and manage 60+ fps. Certain games with more detail (Planetside2, BF4) I can only run medium and get 30 fps, but for an integrated GPU that is phenomenal. All this on the stock heatsink and fan and I maintain 50 degrees celsius after 4 to 6 hrs of gaming.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Well worth it's money to get you started until you want to make the investment in a $100+ dedicated graphics card.

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  • Daniel G.
  • 7/5/2014 4:31:24 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsHTPC-Ready

Pros: chomps through any streaming/decoding tasks I give it (as it well should!).
The APU relies on one cooling system for CPU and GPU (dur!), which means considerably less noise -- a must for HTPCs.
The stock cooling fan was surprisingly quiet, although not as silent as the 2 80mm case/hdd fans that came on the 4-year old Silverstone MicroATX case.

Cons: None as yet.

Other Thoughts: This APU is overkill for the tasks I built for the system: Win7 HTPC running a PlexHT front end. I'd be in a rage if it didn't cut through all the chores I give it. There are much better builds for this sort of thing (mini-ITX / book-sized), but I had this beautiful case lying around, and the parts were cheap. I'm using an Asus USB 2.0 AC600 wireless adapter on an MSI A55M-E35 FM2 board with 16g of TEAM Vulcan DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) RAM on a SATA2 120g SSD.

The most impressive aspect of this APU is how quiet the stock fan is. I thought for sure that I'd have to replace it when I spec'd the system.

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  • Kevin J.
  • 6/25/2014 9:09:28 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat for budget and silence

Pros: The fact that this has the GPU built in allows basic 3D capabilities which can be cooled with a large heatsink on the main processor which reduces noise.

Cons: AMD proprietary driver installation on linux still not as smooth as it could be. I am running on the open source drivers which don't take full advantage of the GPU.

Other Thoughts: My primary motivation for the build in this machine was basic 3D capabilities and quiet running. One of the reasons I have to use the open source drivers is that the monitor for this machine doesn't report correct and has non-standard resolution (1680x1050).

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5 out of 5 eggsGood for HTPC

Pros: Low power usage, good integrated graphics, quad core, and a quiet included fan.

Cons: Slower than comparably priced high watt CPUs

Other Thoughts: I bought this for my HTPC build, and I am very happy with it. My criteria were (in order): low power, quiet, integrated HD capable graphs, fast enough to transcode DVDs, and quad core. This unit meets all those criteria for a good, budget price.

I have been particularly happy with the included fan, which is so quiet I cannot hear it from my couch. It keeps the CPU at about 20 degrees F below room temperature during hard disk playback and a little hotter when I'm watching live TV. My setup risks running hot, so I really wanted a good included fan and this has it.

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  • Philippe R.
  • 6/5/2014 5:20:43 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsUses more than 65W

Pros: Good little CPU. Works flawlessly, although not the most powerful one. But it fits the needs of my unRAID server with Plex for transcoding videos on-the-fly. Stays cool so the fan stay at low speed most of the time.

Cons: The main feature which caught my attention was the 65W claim. But my findings are different. According to my Kill-A-Watt device (which is exact -2%) when everything is idle, including the disks, no graphical card, or whatever could use some power, I am at about 80 Watts/hr. As soon Plex starts using the CPU, the power usage goes to 170-180 W/hr. It does not justify to scrap the whole thing to go with Intel I3, but ...

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5 out of 5 eggsA8-5500

Pros: - Cheap
- Good Package

Cons: - Can't monitor Temp
- Heat sink

Other Thoughts: AMD APUs are not the most powerful things out there. But they are one of the best packages you can get, and at the price point, they are unbeatable. This APU will run most casual games without a problem. For average computing, an APU is what you want. I am a little obsessed with monitoring, so not having a nice easy program to watch CPU temps with is a little unnerving for me. With the stock heat sink, running 3DMark, it stayed decently cool with temps hanging out around the mid 60s in Celsius. The heat sinks that come with the APUs, AMDs stock heat sink, tend to suck. Yes they work, but they tend to be loud and largely less effective than a lot of aftermarket heat sinks.

Overall, this is a solid CPU / GPU combination unit that will do very good for a standard user.

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  • Aaron S.
  • 5/7/2014 1:19:17 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsA good feature set for the price

Pros: A CPU and GPU with these specs and a 65W TDP for under $100 is a pretty good deal at the moment. Of course it has the expected drawbacks of an APU... it uses some of your system RAM, and it is consequently slower for memory intensive video tasks (obviously don't try mining with one) but it is a good consumer level package.

Cons: No temperature gauge programs seem to work with this APU. I tried CoreTemp along with a few others, all show 0 degrees. Some reports claim that if you load the CPU it will star to display temp. Didn't work for me.

Also, the included fan made a bunch of PWM noise on one motherboard. It was shrill and high pitched and totally unacceptable. It goes away at full speed of course, but it never runs that high.

Other Thoughts: I've tested the temperaure as best I can by running a program that loads the CPU and GPU for 15 minutes then stabbed the reset button and quickly checked the temp in the BIOS. It didn't push above 50 like that, and the fan never picks up much speed, so I'm not too concerned about heat.

The fan is really loud on one mobo, silent on another. However, my other fan from an Athlon II is silent on both. Something about that combination. The noise utterly overpowered everything in the case.

Obviously AMD is lagging behind Intel in the CPU performance race, especially in the APU line, but for processor+graphics at this price point, this unit still makes sense.

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