AMD A8-9600: specs and benchmarks

AMD A8-9600

Summary

AMD started AMD A8-9600 sales 27 July 2017 at a recommended price of $78. This is Bristol Ridge architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 4 cores and 4 threads, and is based on 28nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 3400 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is AM4 processor with a TDP of 65 Watt and a maximum temperature of 74 °C. It supports DDR4-2400 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at 3.75 percent of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7763.

General info

Of A8-9600 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

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Value for money (0-100)
34.50
 
Market segment
Desktop processor
 
Architecture codename
Bristol Ridge
 
Launch date
27 July 2017 (3 years ago)
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$78
 
Price now
$15.50 (0.2x MSRP)
 

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 cores
4 (Quad-Core)
 
Threads
4
 
Base clock speed
3.1 GHz
 
of 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed
3.4 GHz
 
L2 cache
2048 KB
 
Chip lithography
28 nm
 
of 5 (Apple M1)
Die size
246 mm2
 
Maximum core temperature
90 °C
 
of 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
74 °C
 
of 105 (Core i7-5557U)
Number of transistors
1,178 million
 
of 16000 (Apple M1)
64 bit support
+
 

Compatibility

Information on A8-9600 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 configuration
1
 
Socket
AM4
 
Thermal design power (TDP)
65 Watt
 

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by A8-9600. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

AES-NI
+
 
FMA
+
 
AVX
+
 
FRTC
+
 
FreeSync
+
 
PowerTune
+
 
TrueAudio
+
 
PowerNow
+
 
PowerGating
+
 
VirusProtect
+
 

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 A8-9600's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory types
DDR4-2400
 
of 4266 (Ryzen 9 4900H)
Max memory channels
2
 

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPU integrated into A8-9600.

Integrated graphics card
 
iGPU core count
6
 
Enduro
+
 
UVD
+
 
VCE
+
 

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of A8-9600's integrated GPU.

DisplayPort
+
 
HDMI
+
 

Graphics API support

APIs supported by A8-9600's integrated GPU, sometimes API versions are included.

DirectX
DirectX® 12
 
Vulkan
+
 

Peripherals

Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.

PCIe version
3.0
 
PCI Express lanes
8
 
of 128 (EPYC 7551P)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of A8-9600. 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.

3.75

Passmark

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.

3294

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good A8-9600 is for a gaming PC, compared with system requirements of some popular titles. Remember that sometimes official hardware requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

This processor matches 90% minimum and 81% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
90%
Recommended
81%
Minimum
90%
Recommended
81%

Intel equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to A8-9600 from Intel is Core i7-965, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 4 positions in our rating.

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