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

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  • 32nm Trinity 65W
  • 4MB L2 Cache
  • AMD Radeon HD 7560D
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  • 9/2/2014 9:23:28 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • 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
  • Tech Level: Average
  • 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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  • KJ
  • 6/25/2014 9:09:28 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • 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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  • 6/7/2014 5:45:53 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

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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  • Frenchfries
  • 6/5/2014 5:20:43 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • 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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  • Matthew
  • 5/27/2014 4:55:05 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

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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  • 5/7/2014 1:19:17 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
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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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  • jpbx
  • 4/13/2014 12:08:33 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgood buy for budget system

Pros: upgraded kids computer with this apu and was night and day - kids use this system a lot and has performed very well for their needs. runs cool with stock fan/heatsink and apu graphics better than anticipated

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: this in kids computer with 8g 1600 ram and win7 64 has been plenty for what they use it for - mostly guild wars 2, civ5, sims 3, eve online and SimCity and run very well.

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  • DragsZombies
  • 3/24/2014 5:52:15 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing APU

Pros: Only having a CPU and using a separate graphics card, having an APU really helps me save money, and allows me to play low end games, like minecraft without a hassle.

This apu has performed for my expectations and has worked marvelously since it's installation.

Cons: None! :D

Other Thoughts: I've already recommended this to a few people.

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  • Heywood
  • 3/15/2014 2:51:40 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAMD A8-5500 Trinity 3.2GHz (3.7GHz Turbo) Socket FM2 65W Quad-Core Desktop APU

Pros: 4 cores / built in GPU / great price / low power

Cons: it didn't self install to the cooler . . . . lol

Other Thoughts: I installed this into a ASUS F2A85-V PRO FM2 AMD A85X MB and upgraded to a H60 water cooler with upgraded Arctic Silver. Runs fast, quiet and cool Win 7 Pro 64. This build is replacing a home work-station I built in 2004 with a Barton CPU and XP. The users are very pleased with the price and performance and this setup should last them several years of daily use.

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