AMD A8-6600K: specs and benchmarks

AMD A8-6600K

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 32nm SOI manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 4200 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is FM2 processor with a TDP of 100 Watt and a maximum temperature of 74 °C. It supports DDR3-1866 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at 10.47 percent of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X.

General info

Of A8-6600K processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Type
Desktop
 
Series
AMD A-Series (Desktop)
 
Architecture codename
Richland
 
Release date
1 June 2013
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$142
 

Technical specs

A8-6600K's quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of A8-6600K's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
4
 
Number of threads
4
 
Base frequency
3.9 GHz
 
of 4.7 (FX-9590)
Maximum frequency
4.2 GHz
 
L1 cache
192 KB
 
of 896 (Atom C3950)
L2 cache
4096 KB
 
of 8192 (Opteron 3380)
Manufacturing process technology
32 nm
 
Die size
246 mm2
 
Maximum core temperature
74 °C
 
of 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
74 °C
 
of 105 (Core i7-5557U)
Transistor count
1,178 million
 
of 19200 (Ryzen 7 3700)
64 bit support
+
 
Unlocked
+
 

Compatibility

Information on A8-6600K compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
Socket
FM2
 
Power consumption (TDP)
100 Watt
 
of 650 (Atom Z500)

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by A8-6600K. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
AES-NI
+
 
FMA
FMA4
 
AVX
AVX
 
PowerNow
+
 
PowerGating
+
 
VirusProtect
+
 

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by A8-6600K are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
IOMMU 2.0
+
 

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by A8-6600K.
Supported memory types
DDR3-1866
 
of 4266 (Ryzen 9 4900H)
Max memory channels
2
 

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPU integrated into A8-6600K.
Integrated graphics
 
Number of pipelines
256
 
Enduro
+
 
Switchable graphics
+
 
UVD
+
 
VCE
+
 

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of A8-6600K's integrated GPU.
DisplayPort
+
 
HDMI
+
 

Graphics API support

APIs supported by A8-6600K's integrated GPU, sometimes API versions are included.
DirectX
DirectX® 11
 

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of A8-6600K's supported peripherals.
PCIe revision
2.0
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of A8-6600K. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

10.47

3DMark06 CPU

4701

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

3230

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

8040

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

0.96

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

3.4

WinRAR 4.0

2595

x264 encoding pass 1

106

x264 encoding pass 2

22

TrueCrypt AES

2

Geekbench 2

5820

3DMark Fire Strike Physics

3970

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good A8-6600K is for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall A8-6600K performance compared to nearest competitors. All CPU types participate.

Intel equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to A8-6600K from Intel is Core i7-3970X, which is faster by 1% and higher by 8 positions in our rating.

User rating

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