AMD A6 3650 

Released June, 2011
  • 2.6 GHz
  • Quad core
4.9 Out of 10

Benchmark Results: The AMD A6-3650 APU had an overall score of P3231 and that was fast enough to beat even the Intel Core i7-2600K processor when it comes to the overall score and the GPU score.
by Legit Reviews (Jul, 2011)
With the Intel Z68 platform it blazes through many of the CPU benchmarks, but is unable to play game titles at decent resolutions and the GPU is just DirectX 10 capable.
by Legit Reviews (Jul, 2011)

CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the AMD A6 3650 among desktop CPUs (over 75W)


Benchmark performance using all cores

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A8 3850
PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

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PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

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Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

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CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

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A8 3850
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more


Are you paying a premium for performance?

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Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more


CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

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Benchmarks Real world tests of the AMD A6 3650

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

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26.76 mHash/s
A8 3850
43.84 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

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-1 fps
A8 3850
0.57 fps

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

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Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

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Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

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GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

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GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

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GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A6 3650
108,700 MB/s
Core2 Quad Q9550
121,500 MB/s
A8 3850
121,450 MB/s

Reviews Word on the street for the AMD A6 3650

That balance is more precarious, however, when seen through the lens of the lower-end A-series APU, the A6-3650.

Built on a 32nm process, the die of the AMD A6-3650 measures just 228 sq mm, but inside it packs a fully-featured quad core processor, a DirectX 11 GPU and a fully-featured Northbridge with a transistor count of around 1.45 billion.

I was able to TEST this platform and was happy seeing the GPU integrated into the CPU.


8.2 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Socket Type

Before we move on to benchmarking and overclocking we wanted to give you the details on the graphics performance on the two AMD A-Series APU's as the difference between the GPUs in the A6 and the A8 is rather significant.
by Legit Reviews (Jul, 2011)
We were able to reach 3.1GHz (119MHz x 26) on the A6-3650 before needing to increase the APU voltage though and that is a solid 500MHz overclock.
by Legit Reviews (Jul, 2011)
Today we will be looking at the more budget friendly AMD A6-3650 APU that costs $20 less at $119.99 shipped.
by Legit Reviews (Jul, 2011)


The APU that we are looking at today is the A6-3650 and it has a 2.6GHz quad-core CPU, 443MHz GPU w/ 320 Radeon cores, 4MB of L2 cache and a 100W TDP.
by Legit Reviews (Jul, 2011)
In addition, both support DirectX 11 (DX11) graphics; and require motherboards supporting the new FM1 socket, such as the ASRock A75 Pro4 or the Gigabyte A75-UD4H; neither AM3 nor top-of-the-line AM3+ plus models will do the trick.
by PCMag (Aug, 2011)
The Core i3-2100, for example, finished Photoshop in less than 4 minutes (3 minutes 47 seconds, to be exact), and Handbrake in 1 minute 40 seconds—it’s a better choice for media processing out of the box.
by PCMag (Aug, 2011)


If you want to build a budget platform running integrated graphics and graphics performance is important to you, it is clear that AMD has the lead.
by Legit Reviews (Jul, 2011)
We could run several benchmarks at this speed, but it wasn't fully stable.
by Legit Reviews (Jul, 2011)
Benchmark Results: The AMD A6-3650 APU was the slowest of all the processors that we tested in this benchmark.
by Legit Reviews (Jul, 2011)


We found the processor to be 'good enough' for general computing tasks and it far exceeded our expectations as far as how the graphics processor performed.
by Legit Reviews (Jul, 2011)
If you are used to integrated graphics stuttering along with single figure frame rates in most things you test them with, then the GPU in the new Lynx APU's will come as a bit of a shock.
by Tech Radar (Aug, 2011)
When we went to save screen shots we'd get the BSOD and the system would reboot.
by Legit Reviews (Jul, 2011)


The AMD A8-3850 APU has 400 shader cores running at 600MHz, so the graphics performance on the A6-3650 will be lower than the A8-3850.
by Legit Reviews (Jul, 2011)
These frame rates may still be stronger than what you get from Intel (the Core i3-2100 couldn’t manage better than 22fps on the DX9 version of H.A.W.X. 2, whereas the A6-3650 earned 25fps), but it’s a much closer race—and Intel’s success on the processing front gives it a real leg up here.
by PCMag (Aug, 2011)
Benchmark Results: HandBrake version 0.9.5 software showed that the AMD A6-3650 quad-core APU was able to perform faster than the Intel Core i3-2105 dual-core processor and was just three seconds slower than the Intel Core i3-2120 processor.
by Legit Reviews (Jul, 2011)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Clock speed 2.6 GHz
Turbo clock speed None
Cores Quad core
Is unlocked No


Has a NX bit Yes
Has virtualization support Yes
Instruction set extensions
  1. 3DNow!
  2. AMD-V
  3. AMD64
  4. MMX
  5. SSE
  6. SSE2
  7. SSE3
  8. SSE4a
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes

integrated graphics

Label Radeon™ HD 6530D
Latest DirectX 11.0
GPU clock speed 443 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in
Memory type DDR3-1866


Architecture x86-64
Threads 4 threads
L2 cache 4 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 1 MB
L3 cache per core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm
Transistor count 1,178,000,000
Max CPUs 1
Die size 228 mm²
Voltage range 0.91 - 1.41V
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.7°C


Overclock popularity 10
Overclock review score 4
Overclocked clock speed 3.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 5.12 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.5 GHz

power consumption

TDP 100W
Annual home energy cost 37.37 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 105.12 $/year
Performance per watt 1.04 pt/W
Idle power consumption 62.2W
Peak power consumption 120W
Typical power consumption 105.55W
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