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AMD A8 5600K Black Edition CPU (3.6GHZ, 4MB Cache, 4 Core, HD6570, Socket FM2, 100W, Retail Boxed)

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Dimensions 17.8 cm x 31.8 cm x 12.7 cm 15 cm x 59.3 cm x 41 cm 18 cm x 31.5 cm x 12.7 cm 6.3 cm x 11.4 cm x 8.9 cm
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BrandAMD
Item Weight331 g
Product Dimensions31.8 x 12.7 x 17.8 cm
Item model numberAD560KWOHJBOX
SeriesAD560KWOHJBOX
ColorBlack
Processor BrandProcessor family
Processor Speed3.6 GHz
Processor SocketSocket FM2
Processor Count4
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Graphics Card DescriptionAMD Radeon HD 7560D
Wattage100 watts
  
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ASINB0095VPAVE
Best Sellers Rank 52,333 in Computers (See top 100)
Shipping Weight318 g
Date First Available3 Oct. 2012
  
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AMD’s A-Series processors combine dual-core and quad-core CPUs and AMD Radeon™ HD Graphics on a single power-efficient chip to enable premium performance and low power consumption.

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1x AMD A8 5600K



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This APU is great! It plays games like League of Legends, Civilization V, War Thunder, Operation Flashpoint, Counter Strike Global Offensive and other heavy ones with great FPS, with most settings on high at 1440x900 resolution.

My configuration:

1life PSJet 450w PSU (from the cheap ones, this is probably one of the best. Been using one of these for over two years without any issues on another computer)
A8-5600K with GPU overclock to 894 mhz with 768MB for the graphics
MSI FM2-A55-E33
Crucial 2x2GB DDR3 1600mhz RAM
500GB HDD
Uses 105 watts under 100% CPU load (all cores)

A few things for anyone thinking of building an APU system:

- Always get two modules of RAM: Don't get a single 4GB or 8GB module. System and Gaming performance is much better if you use two modules (working in dual-channel).

- Try getting at least 1600mhz RAM. I worked with it for a few days using 1333mhz RAM and it worked great but with 1600mhz I managed to increase the resolution in, for instance, Civilization V. Regarding the amount of memory, I have 4GB installed with 768MB allocated to the graphics card and the remaining 3.25GB for the whole system. No slowdowns though.

- To check the APU temperature, use Hwmonitor or Hwinfo and check the CPU:0 temperature.

- If you want to overclock, don't use a VGA cable to connect to your monitor. After a certain overclock, the screen will flicker and you will start getting "Out of Range" messages displayed by your screen. I have overclocked to 4.0GHZ using the VGA cable but 4.095 GHZ would give the "Out of Range" error.

Also, if you are deciding between the A8-5600K and the A8-6500, I would go for the latter.
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This is a good value CPU, as fast as a good Intel i3 with onboard graphics that exceed an Intel i7. I now have a decently quick PC with good on board graphics for under £65.
I have previously built 3 PC's my last build being Dec 2007. I bought Computer Shopper magazine April 2014 and started with their recommended buys. It is important not to get too hung up on the tendency to think only the very top rated components are required. A good+ modern spec component is probably as good as the worlds best of 2 years ago.
I am not a gamer, more a power user with twin LCD monitors and a few old favourite games and MS Flight Simulator. My aim was to build a whisper quiet desktop rated 10 times faster than my current system with future proof motherboard, all this for around £350 without the screen. I have no desire to overclock the components
I kept my 2 existing 500gb and 320Gb HDDs. However with Windows 7 the new hardware means the operating system has to be reloaded from scratch. There is no loss of data but it took me at least 7 hours to load from DVD and download hundreds of patches, fixes and updates.
To compare systems my 2007 (Top of the range) Pentium D 3.00GHz twin core CPU is rated a 648 and the new AMD A8 5600K is rated at 4361. My old PCi Graphics card is rated at 52 and new Onboard AMD CPU Radeon HD6570 graphics scores 662.
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Installed this with AsRock FM2A75 Pro Motherboard and Vengeance Memory! Using it with Windows 8 and it all runs together very quickly. Inbuilt graphics are great too! Once again - tickety-boo!
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I use this primarily for gaming. I will start out with the bad first. The stock heat-sink that comes with this CPU is terrible, I would not give this a rating above three stars. That being said; the performance of the CPU itself is terrific for the cost. It can run most games on mid/high settings without much trouble.

Would highly recommend to download a software such as Open Hardware Monitor to keep and eye on the temperature, also get a better cooling system and it should work just fine.

TL;DR

Pros:
- value
- performance
- almost as good as later models of A8 series

Cons:
- horrendous heat-sink
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The A8 is superb for the money you pay.
You could have this, or if you want Intel, a Pentium G860. No competition at its price rage. For £50 to £70, this is easily the bast you will find.

The integrated graphics are quite nifty as well. Whilst you cant expect too play triple A* titles at 1080p, it will work very well with most games at medium too low settings at 1260x900. Minecraft full settings plays at about 60fps for me.
The dual graphics are great, offering more bang for your buck for an extra £60 GPU.

One thing I would suggest is that you buy fast ram, clocked at 1866Mhz as this APU runs much better with fast RAM. Whist on the topic of getting the most out, I have mine overclocked too 4.1Ghz from the stock 3.9 turbo. I did manage too get it up to 4.6, but it was just unstable at that speed.

It handles multitasking fantastically well. On my old PC (A Pentium for the same price by the way) I could have up to 3 things open at a time before it crashed. With my A8 I currently have 10 windows open in chrome, music playing, a server running and files open. And guess what. It is not even batting an eye lash. Great little processor, the upgrade too the A10 is recommended for the budget gamer, but this is great for people who want to just multitask and play Minecraft.

But this would not be a proper review if I did not tell you about the down sides. The only downside I can find in all honesty is the heat sink.
It's:
A) Small, so you will want too replace it if you want to overclock
B) Loud, it is the loudest part of my PC at the moment. And can get a bit annoying at times.
But the reason this APU is so cheap is because they had too cut cost somewhere. Anyway, make of the loud fan what you will.

Would I recommend this? YES! It is GREAT for the price. With its price tag, nifty graphics, and fantastic multitasking capability's. The A8 has blown my socks off, and somewhere into next year.
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