AMD A8-5600K vs AMD A8-6600K

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


AMD A8-5600K CPU1 vs CPU2 AMD A8-6600K
AMD A8-5600K AMD A8-6600K
AMD A Family AMD A
AMD A8-5000 CPU group AMD A8-6000
2 Generation 3
Trinity (Piledriver) Architecture Richland (Piledriver)
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
-- Predecessor --
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CPU Cores and Base Frequency

In addition to the number of CPU cores and threads, you can see here whether the AMD A8-5600K or AMD A8-6600K can be overclocked. You will also find the clock frequencies of the processor (single-core and multi-core) here. The number of CPU cores greatly affects the speed of the processor.

4 Cores 4
4 Threads 4
normal Core architecture normal
No Hyperthreading No
Yes Overclocking ? Yes
3.60 GHz Frequency 3.90 GHz
3.90 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 4.20 GHz
3.90 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 4.20 GHz

Internal Graphics

The AMD A8-5600K or AMD A8-6600K has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die. A processor with integrated graphics is also called APU (Accelerated Processing Unit).

AMD Radeon HD 7560D GPU AMD Radeon HD 8570D
0.76 GHz GPU frequency 0.84 GHz
GPU (Turbo)
4 GPU Generation 5
32 nm Technology 32 nm
2 Max. displays 2
4 Execution units 4
256 Shader 256
2 GB Max. GPU Memory 2 GB
11 DirectX Version 11.2

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
Decode Codec h264 Decode
No Codec VP9 No
No Codec VP8 No
No Codec AV1 No
Decode Codec AVC Decode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

The memory type as well as the amount of memory can greatly affect the speed of the processor. The memory bandwidth depends on several factors and is given in gigabytes per second.

DDR3-1866 Memory DDR3-1866
Max. Memory
2 Memory channels 2
-- Bandwidth --
No ECC No
L2 Cache
4.00 MB L3 Cache 4.00 MB
PCIe version
PCIe lanes

Thermal Management

The Thermal Design Power (TDP for short) specifies the necessary cooling solution to cool the processor sufficiently. The TDP usually only gives a rough idea of the real consumption of a CPU.

100 W TDP (PL1) 100 W
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Technical details

Here you will find information on the size of the level 2 and level 3 cache of the AMD A8-5600K or AMD A8-6600K as well as a list of the processors ISA extensions. We have documented the architecture and the manufacturing technology for you as well as the release date.

32 nm Technology 32 nm
Unknown Chip design Unknown
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX, FMA3, FMA4 ISA extensions SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX, FMA3, FMA4
FM2 Socket FM2
AMD-V Virtualization AMD-V
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Linux
Q3/2012 Release date Q2/2013
95 $ Release price 85 $
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Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

AMD A8-5600K AMD A8-5600K
4C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
193 (100%)
AMD A8-6600K AMD A8-6600K
4C 4T @ 4.20 GHz
0 (0%)
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Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

AMD A8-5600K AMD A8-5600K
4C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
611 (100%)
AMD A8-6600K AMD A8-6600K
4C 4T @ 4.20 GHz
0 (0%)
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Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

AMD A8-5600K AMD A8-5600K
4C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
501 (93%)
AMD A8-6600K AMD A8-6600K
4C 4T @ 4.20 GHz
537 (100%)
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Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

AMD A8-5600K AMD A8-5600K
4C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
1396 (96%)
AMD A8-6600K AMD A8-6600K
4C 4T @ 4.20 GHz
1461 (100%)
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CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.

AMD A8-5600K AMD A8-5600K
4C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
711 (92%)
AMD A8-6600K AMD A8-6600K
4C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
771 (100%)
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iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.

AMD A8-5600K AMD A8-5600K
AMD Radeon HD 7560D @ 0.76 GHz
389 (90%)
AMD A8-6600K AMD A8-6600K
AMD Radeon HD 8570D @ 0.84 GHz
432 (100%)
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Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.

AMD A8-5600K AMD A8-5600K
4C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
2799 (95%)
AMD A8-6600K AMD A8-6600K
4C 4T @ 4.20 GHz
2959 (100%)
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Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

AMD A8-5600K AMD A8-5600K
4C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD A8-6600K AMD A8-6600K
4C 4T @ 4.20 GHz
94 (100%)
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Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

AMD A8-5600K AMD A8-5600K
4C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
280 (92%)
AMD A8-6600K AMD A8-6600K
4C 4T @ 4.20 GHz
306 (100%)
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Geekbench 3, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 3 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

AMD A8-5600K AMD A8-5600K
4C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
2011 (95%)
AMD A8-6600K AMD A8-6600K
4C 4T @ 4.20 GHz
2107 (100%)
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Geekbench 3, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 3 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

AMD A8-5600K AMD A8-5600K
4C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
4513 (75%)
AMD A8-6600K AMD A8-6600K
4C 4T @ 4.20 GHz
6038 (100%)
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Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

AMD A8-5600K AMD A8-5600K
4C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
1 (100%)
AMD A8-6600K AMD A8-6600K
4C 4T @ 4.20 GHz
0.97 (97%)
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Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

AMD A8-5600K AMD A8-5600K
4C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
3.2 (93%)
AMD A8-6600K AMD A8-6600K
4C 4T @ 4.20 GHz
3.43 (100%)
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Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (iGPU, OpenGL)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The iGPU test uses the CPU internal graphic unit to execute OpenGL commands.

AMD A8-5600K AMD A8-5600K
AMD Radeon HD 7560D @ 0.76 GHz
43 (100%)
AMD A8-6600K AMD A8-6600K
AMD Radeon HD 8570D @ 0.84 GHz
0 (0%)
Show all Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (iGPU, OpenGL) results



Devices using this processor

AMD A8-5600K AMD A8-6600K
Unknown Unknown

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