AMD Phenom X3 8600: specs and benchmarks

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AMD Phenom X3 8600
AMD Phenom X3 8600
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Year of release 2008
Performance 1.38
Processor Technical data and tests
AMD Phenom X3 8600
AMD Phenom X3 8600 AMD Phenom X3 8600


AMD started AMD Phenom X3 8600 sales on March 2008. This is Toliman architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 3 cores and 3 threads, and is based on 65 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 2300 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is AMD Socket AM2+ processor with a TDP of 95 Watt and a maximum temperature of °C.

It provides poor benchmark performance at


percent of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7763.

General info

Of Phenom X3 8600 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance rating1983
Value for money (0-100)5.79
Market segmentDesktop processor
Architecture codenameToliman
Release dateMarch 2008 (13 years ago)
Price now$14 of 16595 (Xeon E7-4850)
Value for money (0-100)

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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 cores3 (Tri-Core)
Boost clock speed2.3 GHzof 5.3 (Core i9-10900KF)
L1 cache128 KB (per core)of 896 (Atom C3950)
L2 cache512 KB (per core)of 12288 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)
L3 cache2 MB (shared)of 32 (Ryzen Threadripper 1998)
Chip lithography65 nmof 5 (Apple M1)
Die size285 mm2
Number of transistors450 millionof 16000 (Apple M1)
64 bit support+


Information on Phenom X3 8600 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)95 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Virtualization technologies

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


Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Phenom X3 8600. 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.

Phenom X3 8600 1.38
  • 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.

Phenom X3 8600 1210

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Phenom X3 8600 is for a gaming PC, compared with system requirements of some popular titles. Remember that sometimes official hardware requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Phenom X3 8600 performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop CPUs.

Intel equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Phenom X3 8600 from Intel is Celeron G550, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 3 positions in our rating.

Intel Celeron G550 Celeron G550

Similar processors

AMD Phenom II X2 545 Phenom II X2 545
AMD Phenom II X3 705e Phenom II X3 705e
AMD Phenom X3 8650 Phenom X3 8650
AMD Athlon II X2 265 Athlon II X2 265
Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Core 2 Duo E8500
Intel Pentium E6800 Pentium E6800

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