AMD A8-6600K: specs and benchmarks

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Year of release 2013
Performance 3.38
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AMD A8-6600K
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Summary

AMD started AMD A8-6600K sales 1 June 2013 at a recommended price of $142. This is Richland architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 4 cores and 4 threads, and is based on 32 nm manufacturing technology, with a max turbo frequency of 4200 MHz and an unlocked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is AMD Socket FM2 processor with a TDP of 100 Watt and a maximum temperature of 74 °C. It supports DDR3 Dual-channel memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at

3.38%

percent of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7763.

General info

Of A8-6600K processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance rating1365
Value for money3.31
Market segmentDesktop processor
SeriesAMD A-Series (Desktop)
Architecture codenameRichland
Release date1 June 2013 (8 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$142of 305 (Core i7-870)
Price now$50 (0.4x MSRP)of 16595 (Xeon E7-4850)
Value for money

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Technical specs

Basic microprocessor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.

Physical cores4 (Quad-Core)
Threads4
Base clock speed3.9 GHzof 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed4.2 GHzof 5.3 (Core i9-10900KF)
L1 cache128 KB (per core)of 896 (Atom C3950)
L2 cache1 MB (per core)of 12 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)
Chip lithography32 nmof 5 (Apple M1)
Die size246 mm2
Maximum core temperature74 °Cof 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Maximum case temperature (TCase)74 °Cof 105 (Core i7-5557U)
Number of transistors1,178 millionof 16000 (Apple M1)
64 bit support+
Unlocked multiplier+

Compatibility

Information on A8-6600K compatibility with other computer components and devices: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration1of 8 (Opteron 842)
SocketFM2
Thermal design power (TDP)100 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Virtualization technologies

Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.

AMD-V+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by A8-6600K's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR3 Dual-channelof 4266 (Ryzen 9 4900H)

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPU integrated into A8-6600K.

Integrated graphics cardAMD Radeon HD 8570D

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of A8-6600K. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

A8-6600K 3.38
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core
  • 3DMark06 CPU
  • Geekbench 2
  • TrueCrypt AES
  • x264 encoding pass 2
  • x264 encoding pass 1
  • WinRAR 4.0
  • Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core
  • Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core
  • Passmark
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Physics

Cinebench R10 is an ancient ray tracing benchmark for processors by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. Its single core version uses just one CPU thread to render a futuristic looking motorcycle.

A8-6600K 3230

3DMark06 is a discontinued DirectX 9 benchmark suite from Futuremark. Its CPU part contains two scenarios, one dedicated to artificial intelligence pathfinding, another to game physics using PhysX package.

A8-6600K 4701
A8-6600K 5820

TrueCrypt is a discontinued piece of software that was widely used for on-the-fly-encryption of disk partitions, now superseded by VeraCrypt. It contains several embedded performance tests, one of them being TrueCrypt AES, which measures data encryption speed using AES algorithm. Result is encryption speed in gigabytes per second.

A8-6600K 1.9

x264 Pass 2 is a slower variant of x264 video compression that produces a variable bit rate output file, which results in better quality since the higher bit rate is used when it is needed more. Benchmark result is still measured in frames per second.  

A8-6600K 22

x264 version 4.0 is a video encoding benchmark uses MPEG 4 x264 compression method to compress a sample HD (720p) video. Pass 1 is a faster variant that produces a constant bit rate output file. Its result is measured in frames per second, which means how many frames of the source video file were encoded per second.  

A8-6600K 106

WinRAR 4.0 is an outdated version of a popular file archiver. It contains an internal speed test, using 'Best' setting of RAR compression on large chunks of randomly generated data. Its results are measured in kilobytes per second.

A8-6600K 2595

Cinebench Release 11.5 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R11.5 which uses all the processor threads. A maximum of 64 threads is supported in this version.

A8-6600K 3

Cinebench R11.5 is an old benchmark by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. It was superseded by later versions of Cinebench, which use more modern variants of Cinema 4D engine. The Single Core version loads a single thread with ray tracing to render a glossy room full of crystal spheres and light sources.

A8-6600K 0.96

Cinebench Release 10 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R10 using all the processor threads. Possible number of threads is limited by 16 in this version.

A8-6600K 8040

Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

A8-6600K 2964
A8-6600K 3970

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good A8-6600K is for a gaming PC, compared with system requirements of some popular titles. Remember that sometimes official hardware requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

1920x1080
Medium Preset

Far Cry 5 6

1920x1080
High Preset

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 5

1920x1080
Ultra Preset

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 3

Relative perfomance

Overall A8-6600K performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop CPUs.


Intel equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to A8-6600K from Intel is Pentium G4560T, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

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