AMD A8-6600K Benchmark, Test and specs

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The AMD A8-6600K has 4 cores with 4 threads and is based on the 3. gen of the AMD A series. The processor uses a mainboard with the FM2 socket and was released in Q2/2013. The AMD A8-6600K scores 537 points in the Geekbench 5 single-core benchmark. In the Geekbench 5 multi-core benchmark, the result is 1,461 points.
AMD A8-6600K

At a glance

Name: AMD A8-6600K
Family: AMD A (112)
CPU group: AMD A8-6000 (4)
Architecture: Richland (Piledriver)
Technology: 32 nm
Segment: Desktop / Server
Generation: 3
Predecessor: --
Successor: --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The AMD A8-6600K has 4 CPU cores and can calculate 4 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the AMD A8-6600K is 3.90 GHz (4.20 GHz). The number of CPU cores greatly affects the speed of the processor and is an important performance indicator.

CPU Cores / Threads: 4 / 4
Core architecture: normal
Cores: 4x
Hyperthreading / SMT: No
Overclocking: Yes
Frequency: 3.90 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): 4.20 GHz
Turbo Frequency (4 Cores): 4.20 GHz

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

The AMD A8-6600K has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. Specifically, the AMD A8-6600K uses the AMD Radeon HD 8570D, which has 256 texture shaders and 4 execution units. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die.

GPU name: AMD Radeon HD 8570D
GPU frequency: 0.84 GHz
GPU (Turbo): No turbo
Compute units: 4
Shader: 256
Hardware Raytracing: No
Release date: Q2/2013
Max. displays: 2
Generation: 5
Direct X: 11.2
Technology: 32 nm
Max. GPU Memory: 2 GB
Frame Generation: No

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.

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

Memory & PCIe

The processor can use up to memory in 2 (Dual Channel) memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 29.9 GB/s. The memory type as well as the amount of memory can greatly affect the speed of the system.

Memory type: Memory bandwidth:
DDR3-1866
29.9 GB/s
Max. Memory:
Memory channels: 2 (Dual Channel)
ECC: No
PCIe:
PCIe Bandwidth: --

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the processor is 100 W. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently. The TDP usually gives a rough idea of the actual power consumption of the CPU.

TDP (PL1 / PBP): 100 W
TDP (PL2): --
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: --

Technical details

The AMD A8-6600K is made in 32 nm. The smaller the manufacturing process of a CPU, the more modern and energy-efficient it is. Overall, the processor has 4.00 MB cache. A large cache can greatly speed up the processor's speed in some cases such as games.

Technology: 32 nm
Chip design:
Socket: FM2
L2-Cache: --
L3-Cache: 4.00 MB
AES-NI: Yes
Operating systems: Windows 10, Linux
Virtualization: AMD-V
Instruction set (ISA): x86-64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions: SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX, FMA3, FMA4
Release date: Q2/2013
Release price: 85 $
Part Number: --
Documents: --

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Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the AMD A8-6600K have been carefully checked by us. We only publish benchmark results that have been created by us or that have been submitted by a visitor and then checked by a team member. All results are based on and fullfill our benchmark guidelines.


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 Athlon II X4 860K AMD Athlon II X4 860K
4C 4T @ 4.00 GHz
539
AMD FX-9830P AMD FX-9830P
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
538
Intel Xeon Bronze 3206R Intel Xeon Bronze 3206R
8C 8T @ 1.90 GHz
538
AMD A8-6600K AMD A8-6600K
4C 4T @ 4.20 GHz
537
Intel Core i7-940 Intel Core i7-940
4C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
537
Intel Core i3-3130M Intel Core i3-3130M
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
536
Intel Core i3-3240T Intel Core i3-3240T
2C 4T @ 2.90 GHz
536

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.
Intel Celeron G3920 Intel Celeron G3920
2C 2T @ 2.90 GHz
1465
Intel Pentium G4500T Intel Pentium G4500T
2C 2T @ 3.00 GHz
1465
AMD Athlon Silver 3050e AMD Athlon Silver 3050e
2C 4T @ 1.80 GHz
1463
AMD A8-6600K AMD A8-6600K
4C 4T @ 4.20 GHz
1461
Intel Core M-5Y71 Intel Core M-5Y71
2C 4T @ 2.20 GHz
1458
HiSilicon Kirin 970 HiSilicon Kirin 970
8C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
1455
Intel Celeron J4115 Intel Celeron J4115
4C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
1450

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.
Intel Core i7-6700K Intel Core i7-6700K
Intel HD Graphics 530 @ 1.15 GHz
442
Intel Core i5-10210U Intel Core i5-10210U
Intel UHD Graphics (Comet Lake) @ 1.10 GHz
441
AMD RX-416GD AMD RX-416GD
AMD Radeon R6 (Merlin Falcon) @ 0.58 GHz
440
AMD A8-6600K AMD A8-6600K
AMD Radeon HD 8570D @ 0.84 GHz
432
Intel Core i7-4940MX Intel Core i7-4940MX
Intel HD Graphics 4600 @ 1.35 GHz
432
Intel Core i7-4930MX Intel Core i7-4930MX
Intel HD Graphics 4600 @ 1.35 GHz
432
AMD A8-6500 AMD A8-6500
AMD Radeon HD 8570D @ 0.84 GHz
432

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.
Intel Pentium Gold 6500Y Intel Pentium Gold 6500Y
2C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
2980
Intel Celeron J4125 Intel Celeron J4125
4C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
2978
Intel Core i7-860 Intel Core i7-860
4C 8T @ 2.80 GHz
2962
AMD A8-6600K AMD A8-6600K
4C 4T @ 4.20 GHz
2959
Intel Core i5-3470T Intel Core i5-3470T
2C 4T @ 2.90 GHz
2954
Intel Core i3-10100Y Intel Core i3-10100Y
2C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
2953
Intel Pentium G4520 Intel Pentium G4520
2C 2T @ 3.60 GHz
2952

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.
Intel Core i3-2120 Intel Core i3-2120
2C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
783
AMD Phenom II X6 1055T AMD Phenom II X6 1055T
6C 6T @ 2.80 GHz
782
Intel Core i7-2640M Intel Core i7-2640M
2C 4T @ 2.80 GHz
779
AMD A8-6600K AMD A8-6600K
4C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
771
AMD Ryzen 3 2200U AMD Ryzen 3 2200U
2C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
765
AMD A10-9700 AMD A10-9700
4C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
762
Intel Core i5-3320M Intel Core i5-3320M
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
762

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.
Intel Celeron G1620 Intel Celeron G1620
2C 2T @ 2.70 GHz
95
Intel Core i3-4000M Intel Core i3-4000M
2C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
95
Intel Pentium G2010 Intel Pentium G2010
2C 2T @ 2.80 GHz
95
AMD A8-6600K AMD A8-6600K
4C 4T @ 4.20 GHz
94
Intel Core i3-7020U Intel Core i3-7020U
2C 4T @ 2.30 GHz
94
AMD Athlon II X4 860K AMD Athlon II X4 860K
4C 4T @ 4.00 GHz
94
Intel Core i3-3220T Intel Core i3-3220T
2C 4T @ 2.80 GHz
94

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.
Intel Core i3-3250 Intel Core i3-3250
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
310
Intel Core i7-5500U Intel Core i7-5500U
2C 4T @ 2.90 GHz
307
Intel Core i7-5550U Intel Core i7-5550U
2C 4T @ 2.90 GHz
307
AMD A8-6600K AMD A8-6600K
4C 4T @ 4.20 GHz
306
Intel Core i3-7167U Intel Core i3-7167U
2C 4T @ 2.80 GHz
306
Intel Core i3-3245 Intel Core i3-3245
2C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
306
Intel Core i3-3240 Intel Core i3-3240
2C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
306

Benchmarks


Description of the processor

The AMD A8-6600K is a desktop/server processor with 4 cores and 4 threads and comes from the 3rd generation of the AMD A series, among others it also belongs to the AMD A8-6000 CPU group. The processor uses a motherboard with an FM2 socket and was released in the second quarter of 2013 with a retail price of $85.

The AMD A8-6600K is overclockable but does not support hyperthreading. The base clock frequency is 3.90 GHz, the turbo clock frequency of one core is 4.20 GHz and 4 cores is also 4.20 GHz.

The AMD A8-6600K has an integrated graphics (iGPU) called AMD Radeon HD 8570D, with a clock frequency of 840 MHz, but it does not have a turbo. The integrated graphics are based on 4 units and 256 shaders, with a maximum memory of 2 GB. The AMD Radeon HD 8570D comes from the fifth generation and supports DirectX 11.2. It was manufactured with 32 nm and appeared for the first time in the second quarter of 2013. The AMD A8-6600K can decode h264, AVC, VC-1 and decode and encode JPEG.

The processors memory type is DDR3-1866 with 2 memory channels. The AMD A8-6600K supports AES-NI encryption. The TDP (Thermal Design Power) of the CPU is 100 W. The L3 cache of the processor is 4.00 MB.

The AMD A8-6600K is compatible with Windows 7, 10 and Linux. The full x86-64 instruction set (ISA) is supported, so the processor is fully 64-bit capable, and it also has the extensions SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX, FMA3, FMA4.

In the Geekbench 5 (64-bit, single-core) test, the AMD A8-6600K achieved a total of 537 points and is therefore only slightly below the Intel Core i5-4200U. In Geekbench 5 (64-bit, multi-core), the AMD A8-6600K scores 1,461 points, which is on par with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835. The theoretical computing power of the internal graphics unit (single precision) is 432 GigaFLOPS.



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