AMD A8-6600K: specs and benchmarks

AMD A8-6600K

Summary

AMD started A8-6600K sales 4 June 2013 at a recommended price of $142. This is Richland architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at home systems. It has 4 cores and 4 threads, and is based on 32nm SOI manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 4200 and a locked multiplier.

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

It provides good benchmark performance at 28.16 percent of a leader's which is Intel Core i9-9980XE.

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)
 
Achitecture codename
Richland
 
Release date
4 June 2013
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$142
 
of 8685 (Xeon E5-4650L)

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
 
Maximum frequency
4.2 GHz
 
of 5 (FX-9590)
L1 cache
192 KB
 
of 768
L2 cache
4096 KB
 
of 16384
Manufacturing process technology
32 nm
 
of 7
Die size
246 mm2
 
Maximum core temperature
74 °C
 
of 105
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
74 °C
 
of 105
Transistor count
1303 Million
 
of 19200
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
 
of 8
Socket
FM2
 
Power consumption (TDP)
100 Watt
 
of 320 (Xeon Phi 7295)

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
 
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

28.16

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

1.9

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 i7-3770T, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 715 positions in our rating.

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