AMD A8-5500 vs AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE (125W)

Physical Specifications

Socket AMD Socket FM2 AMD Socket AM3
Process size 32 nm 45 nm
Transistors 1,178 million 758 million
Die size 246 mm² 258 mm²
Package µPGA µPGA
tCaseMax 71°C


Frequency 3.2 GHz 3.4 GHz
Turbo clock up to 3.7 GHz
Base clock 100 MHz 200 MHz
Multiplier 32.0x 17.0x
Multiplier unlocked No Yes
Voltage 1.475 V 1.4 V
TDP 65 W 125 W

Architecture Details

Vertical Segment Desktop Desktop
Production status unknown End-of-life
Release date Oct 2nd, 2012 Nov 7th, 2009
Codename Trinity Deneb
Generation A8 Phenom II X4
Memory support DDR3 Dual-channel DDR3 Dual-channel
ECC memory No No
PCI Express Gen 2


Total Cores 4 4
Total Threads 4 4
SMP # CPUs 1 1
Integrated graphics Radeon HD 7560D


Cache L1 128K (per core) 128K (per core)
Cache L2 1MB (per core) 512K (per core)
Cache L3 6MB (shared)

Features & Technologies

3DNow! Yes Yes
AMD-V Yes Yes
AMD64 Yes Yes
CnQ Yes
MMX Yes Yes
NX bit Yes Yes
SSE Yes Yes
SSE2 Yes Yes
SSE3 Yes Yes
SSE4A Yes Yes


Notes This processor comes with an unlocked base clock multiplier, allowing users to set the multiplier value higher than shipped value, to facilitate better overclocking. It is branded under the Black Edition label.


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