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AMD A8-6600K

AMD AMD A8-6600K

The AMD A8-6600K is a desktop APU from the Richland series. The chip is produced ​​in a 32nm process and integrates 2 modules with 4 CPU cores clocked at 3.9 to 4.2 GHz. Furthermore, the 6600K has a Radeon HD 8570D graphics unit and a DDR3-1866 memory controller. Due to the unlocked multiplier, the CPU can overclock very easily. Compared to the previous Trinity generation A10-5800K, the 6600K offers a similar clocked CPU (100 MHz higher base clock) and slightly slower GPU (less cores more clock rate). Otherwise, only small optimizations regarding power and turbo were made.

The CPU cores are based on a reworked Bulldozer architecture called Piledriver. Although marketed as a quad-core processor, the A8-6600K includes only two modules with four integer-cores and two floating-point units in total. As a result, the CPU is not a true quad-core processor.

Due to the similar core clock speed, the CPU performance of the A8-6600K is on a similar level as the old A10-5800K and therefore on average compareable to a Ivy Bridge Core i3 CPUs. The chip shows good performance on applications with high parallelization, whereas performance per thread is less impressive. For everyday tasks like Office, multimedia applications or Internet surfing, the 6600K is suitable without restrictions; even demanding 3D games are possible if paired with a dedicated graphics card.

The integrated DirectX 11-compatible Radeon HD 8570D offers only 256 of the 384 shader cores of the Richland chip and a core clock of 844 MHz with no Turbo support. 

The power consumption of the entire desktop APU is rated at 100 Watts.

SeriesAMD A-Series (Desktop)
CodenameRichland
Clock Rate3900 - 4200 MHz
Level 2 Cache4096 KB
Number of Cores / Threads4 / 4
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)100 Watt
Transistor Count1303 Million
Manufacturing Technology32 nm
Die Size246 mm2
Max. Temperature74 °C
64 Bit64 Bit support
Starting Price $142 U.S.
Announcement Date06/04/2013

Benchmarks

3DMark (2013) - Fire Strike Standard Physics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 4535      avg: 4535 (27%)     median: 4535 (27%)     max: 4535 Points
3DMark (2013) - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 3106      avg: 3106 (8%)     median: 3106 (8%)     max: 3106 Points
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 39254      avg: 39254 (76%)     median: 39254 (76%)     max: 39254 Points
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 39035      avg: 39035 (25%)     median: 39035 (25%)     max: 39035 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
0% 100%
min: 5103      avg: 5103 (54%)     median: 5103 (54%)     max: 5103 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
0% 100%
min: 4061      avg: 4061 (46%)     median: 4061 (46%)     max: 4061 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
0% 100%
min: 6167      avg: 6167 (35%)     median: 6167 (35%)     max: 6167 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
0% 100%
min: 6685      avg: 6685 (43%)     median: 6685 (43%)     max: 6685 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
0% 100%
min: 5820      avg: 5820 (41%)     median: 5820 (41%)     max: 5820 Points
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score
0% 100%
min: 186      avg: 186 (5%)     median: 186 (5%)     max: 186 ms
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.214      avg: 0.2 (13%)     median: 0.2 (13%)     max: 0.214 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.388      avg: 0.4 (24%)     median: 0.4 (24%)     max: 0.388 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 1.9      avg: 1.9 (22%)     median: 1.9 (22%)     max: 1.9 GB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
0% 100%
min: 22.2      avg: 22.2 (26%)     median: 22.2 (26%)     max: 22.2 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
0% 100%
min: 106      avg: 106 (55%)     median: 106 (55%)     max: 106 fps
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m
0% 100%
min: 545.4      avg: 545.4 (6%)     median: 545.4 (6%)     max: 545.4 seconds
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 3944      avg: 3944 (30%)     median: 3944 (30%)     max: 3944 points
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 10723      avg: 10723 (27%)     median: 10723 (27%)     max: 10723 Points
3DMark 06 - CPU -
0% 100%
min: 4701      avg: 4701 (53%)     median: 4701 (53%)     max: 4701 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 0.96      avg: 1 (48%)     median: 1 (48%)     max: 0.96 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 3.41      avg: 3.4 (19%)     median: 3.4 (19%)     max: 3.41 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 4438      avg: 4438 (52%)     median: 4438 (52%)     max: 4438 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 13343      avg: 13343 (38%)     median: 13343 (38%)     max: 13343 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 3230      avg: 3230 (48%)     median: 3230 (48%)     max: 3230 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 8040      avg: 8040 (23%)     median: 8040 (23%)     max: 8040 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M -
0% 100%
min: 22.8      avg: 22.8 (5%)     median: 22.8 (5%)     max: 22.8 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M -
0% 100%
min: 1351      avg: 1351 (0%)     median: 1351 (0%)     max: 1351 Seconds
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card

#0 Did not recreate cache, as it is less than 5 days old +0.002s ... 0.002s

#1 min, max, avg, median took 0.00022625923156738s +0.699s ... 0.701s

#2 return log +0s ... 0.701s

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Other CPUs of the series AMD A-Series (Desktop)

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Surrounding CPUs

- Intel Core i7 2640M
   2.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
- Intel Core i7 5500U
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
- Intel Core i7 5550U
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
- Intel Core i5 3320M
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Core i5 4258U
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
+ AMD A-Series (Desktop) AMD A10-5800K
   3.8 GHz / 4096 KB
+ Intel Core i7 840QM
   1.86 GHz / 1024 KB + 8196 KB
+ Intel Core i5 3230M
   2.6 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ AMD A-Series (Desktop) AMD A8-5600K
   3.6 GHz / 4096 KB
+ Intel Core i7 2620M
   2.7 GHz / 512 KB + 4096 KB
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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2013-07- 9)