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AMD A8-9600: specs and benchmarks
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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
of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5995WX.
Of A8-9600 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.
|Place in performance rating||1429|
|Value for money||14.13|
|Market segment||Desktop processor|
|Architecture codename||Bristol Ridge (2016−2019)|
|Release date||27 July 2017 (4 years ago)|
|Launch price (MSRP)||$78||of 305 (Core i7-870)|
|Price now||$15.50 (0.2x MSRP)||of 14999 (Xeon Platinum 9282)|
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)|
|Base clock speed||3.1 GHz||of 4.7 (FX-9590)|
|Boost clock speed||3.4 GHz||of 5.5 (Core i9-12900KS)|
|L2 cache||2048 KB||of 12288 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)|
|L3 cache||0 KB||of 32768 (Ryzen Threadripper 1998)|
|Chip lithography||28 nm||of 5 (Apple M1)|
|Die size||250 mm2|
|Maximum core temperature||90 °C||of 110 (Atom x7-E3950)|
|Maximum case temperature (TCase)||74 °C||of 105 (Core i7-5950HQ)|
|Number of transistors||3,100 million||of 57000 (Apple M1 Max)|
|64 bit support||+|
|Windows 11 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||of 8 (Opteron 842)|
|Thermal design power (TDP)||65 Watt||of 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)|
Technologies and extensions
Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by A8-9600. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.
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 4800 (Ryzen 9 6980HX)|
|Max memory channels||2||of 12 (Xeon Platinum 9221)|
General parameters of GPU integrated into A8-9600.
|Integrated graphics card||AMD Radeon R7 Graphics|
|iGPU core count||6|
Available interfaces and connections of A8-9600's integrated GPU.
Graphics API support
APIs supported by A8-9600's integrated GPU, sometimes API versions are included.
Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.
|PCI Express lanes||8||of 128 (EPYC 7551P)|
Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of A8-9600. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.
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.
- GeekBench 5 Single-Core
- GeekBench 5 Multi-Core
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.
GeekBench 5 Single-Core
GeekBench 5 Multi-Core
Overall A8-9600 performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop CPUs.
We believe that the nearest equivalent to A8-9600 from Intel is Core i7-965, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 2 positions in our rating.
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