AMD A8-8600P vs AMD FX-8800P vs AMD Pro A6-8500B

AMD A8-8600P

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The AMD A8-8600P is a mid-range Carrizo APU of 2015 for mainstream laptops. It is a SoC that contains two Excavator CPU modules (with 4 integer and 2 FP units counted as 4 compute cores), a Radeon R7 graphics card with 6 compute cores (384 shaders), a DDR3-2133 (35 Watt cTDP) memory controller and a video engine (including UVD 6 with hardware HEVC / H.265 decoding). Compared to the faster A10-8700P, the A8-8600P features a slower clocked CPU and GPU.

The performances of the CPU and GPU cores depend on the configurable TDP. This cTDP can range from 12 to 35 Watts depending on the cooling solution and size of the laptop. The faster Carrizo models gain about 35% in 3DMark 11 depending on the cTDP and results for the A8-8600P model should be similar.

More technical details and features of the 6th generation of APUs (Carrizo) can be found in our launch article.

AMD FX-8800P

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The AMD FX-8800P is the top-tier Carrizo APU of 2015 for mainstream laptops. It is a SoC containing two Excavator CPU modules (with 4 integer and 2 FP units counted as 4 compute cores), a Radeon R7 graphics card with 8 compute cores (512 shaders), a DDR3-2133 (35 Watt cTDP) memory controller and a video engine (including UVD 6 with hardware HEVC / H.265 decoding).

The performances of the CPU and GPU cores depend on the configurable TDP. This cTDP can range from 12 to 35 Watts depending on the cooling solution and size of the laptop. Thus, clock speeds of the compute cores will vary. E.g., the GPU can score between 1992 points (15 Watts) to 2753 points (+38% with 35 Watts cTDP) in 3DMark 11 (P).

According to AMD, the 35 Watt configuration scores 12% (Cinebench single-thread) and 15% (Cinebench Multi-threaded) higher compared to the previous Steamroller generation (most likely the AMD FX-7600P). If configured to 15 Watt instead, the gains are higher (40% to 55%) compared to the 19 Watt Kaveri FX-7500 APU.

More technical details and features of the 6th generation of APUs (Carrizo) can be found in our launch article.

AMD Pro A6-8500B

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The AMD Pro A6-8500B is a low-end Carrizo APU (6th APU generation) of 2015 for business laptops. It is a SoC that contains one Excavator CPU modules (with 2 integer and 1 FP units counted as 2 compute cores), a Radeon R7 graphics card with 4 compute cores (256 shaders), a DDR3-1600 (not confirmed) memory controller and a video engine (including UVD 6 with hardware HEVC / H.265 decoding). 

The AMD Pro A6-8500B is similar to the consumer version, the A6-8500P, but offers business support and a ensure a long-tail support program. 

Due to the single module configuration, the Pro A6-8500B is a lot slower than the other Carrizo models with two modules (four cores). While the single thread performance should be similar to a Core i3-4030U, the Multi-Threading scores are only comparable to a Celeron N2940. For low demanding tasks like office and web-browsing, the performance however should be sufficient. The performance should be identical to the consumer version AMD A6-8500P.

More technical details and features of the 6th generation of APUs (Carrizo) can be found in our launch article.

AMD A8-8600PAMD FX-8800PAMD Pro A6-8500B
AMD CarrizoAMD CarrizoAMD Carrizo
CarrizoCarrizoCarrizo
: Carrizo Carrizo
AMD FX-8800P2100 - 3400 MHz4 / 4
AMD Pro A12-8800B2100 - 3400 MHz4 / 4
AMD A10-8700P1800 - 3200 MHz4 / 4
AMD Pro A10-8700B1800 - 3200 MHz4 / 4
» AMD A8-8600P1600 - 3000 MHz4 / 4
AMD Pro A8-8600B1600 - 3000 MHz4 / 4
AMD A6-8500P1600 - 3000 MHz2 / 2
AMD Pro A6-8500B1600 - 3000 MHz2 / 2
» AMD FX-8800P2100 - 3400 MHz4 / 4
AMD Pro A12-8800B2100 - 3400 MHz4 / 4
AMD A10-8700P1800 - 3200 MHz4 / 4
AMD Pro A10-8700B1800 - 3200 MHz4 / 4
AMD A8-8600P1600 - 3000 MHz4 / 4
AMD Pro A8-8600B1600 - 3000 MHz4 / 4
AMD A6-8500P1600 - 3000 MHz2 / 2
AMD Pro A6-8500B1600 - 3000 MHz2 / 2
AMD FX-8800P2100 - 3400 MHz4 / 4
AMD Pro A12-8800B2100 - 3400 MHz4 / 4
AMD A10-8700P1800 - 3200 MHz4 / 4
AMD Pro A10-8700B1800 - 3200 MHz4 / 4
AMD A8-8600P1600 - 3000 MHz4 / 4
AMD Pro A8-8600B1600 - 3000 MHz4 / 4
AMD A6-8500P1600 - 3000 MHz2 / 2
» AMD Pro A6-8500B1600 - 3000 MHz2 / 2
1600 - 3000 MHz2100 - 3400 MHz1600 - 3000 MHz
2 MB2 MB1 MB
4 / 44 / 42 / 2
12-35 12-35 15
3100 3100 3100
28 28 28
FP4 BGAFP4 BGAFP4 BGA
HSA 1.0HSA 1.0HSA 1.0
iGPUAMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo) ( - 720 MHz)AMD Radeon R7 (Carrizo) ( - 800 MHz)AMD Radeon R5 (Carrizo) ( - 800 MHz)
AMD Carrizo Pro A6-8500B

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 207     avg: 255.3     median: 277 (6%)     max: 282 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 78     avg: 81.3     median: 82 (38%)     max: 84 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 2     avg: 3.1     median: 3 (7%)     max: 3 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
0.9 Points (47%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 2417     avg: 2604     median: 2604 (27%)     max: 2791 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 6820     avg: 7860     median: 7860 (12%)     max: 8900 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
377.5 seconds (4%)
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
12 seconds (2%)
WinRAR - Result
1543 KB/s (18%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
21.1 fps (1%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
93.5 fps (35%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.3 GB/s (14%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.5 GB/s (15%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
2.2 GB/s (11%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
4227 Points (28%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
19.1 Seconds (4%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
41.4 Seconds (2%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
873.7 Seconds (4%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 10073     avg: 10091.5     median: 10091 (14%)     max: 10110 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 2363     avg: 2764.3     median: 2753 (14%)     max: 3187 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 24378     avg: 30900.8     median: 32521 (21%)     max: 34183 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 2106     avg: 2720     median: 2843 (7%)     max: 2943 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 4031     avg: 4119     median: 4119 (13%)     max: 4207 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
6349 Points (8%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
2085 Points (43%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
6719 Points (18%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
2218 Points (45%)

Average Benchmarks AMD FX-8800P → 100%

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Redaktion, 2017-09- 8 (Update: 2017-09-11)