AMD A8-9600: specs and benchmarks

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AMD A8-9600
AMD A8-9600
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Year of release 2017
Performance 3.02


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.

General info

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

Place in performance rating1429
Value for money14.13
Market segmentDesktop processor
Architecture codenameBristol Ridge (2016−2019)
Release date27 July 2017 (4 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$78of 305 (Core i7-870)
Price now$15.50 (0.2x MSRP)of 14999 (Xeon Platinum 9282)
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)
Base clock speed3.1 GHzof 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed3.4 GHzof 5.5 (Core i9-12900KS)
L2 cache2048 KBof 12288 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)
L3 cache0 KBof 32768 (Ryzen Threadripper 1998)
Chip lithography28 nmof 5 (Apple M1)
Die size250 mm2
Maximum core temperature90 °Cof 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Maximum case temperature (TCase)74 °Cof 105 (Core i7-5950HQ)
Number of transistors3,100 millionof 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 configuration1of 8 (Opteron 842)
Thermal design power (TDP)65 Wattof 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.


Virtualization technologies

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


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 typesDDR4-2400of 4800 (Ryzen 9 6980HX)
Max memory channels2of 12 (Xeon Platinum 9221)

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPU integrated into A8-9600.

Integrated graphics cardAMD Radeon R7 Graphics
iGPU core count6

Graphics interfaces

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.

DirectXDirectX® 12


Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.

PCIe version3.0
PCI Express lanes8of 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.

A8-9600 3.02
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  • 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.

A8-9600 3291

GeekBench 5 Single-Core

A8-9600 469

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

A8-9600 1404

Relative perfomance

Overall A8-9600 performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop CPUs.

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 2 positions in our rating.

Intel Core i7-965 Core i7 965

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Similar processors

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Intel Pentium Gold G5500T Pentium Gold G5500T
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