AMD A8 6500 

Released June, 2013
  • 3.5 GHz
  • Quad core
8.1 Out of 10

AMD will be able to hit the 45W TDP with the, apparently, upcoming A8-6500T and A10-6700T APUs.
by Scott-Michaud (Jul, 2013)
Radeon HD 8650D GPU Clock 720 MHz 720 MHz GPU Boost Clock 844 MHz (???) 844 MHz (???) GPU Shader Count 256 384 TMU/ROP/Compute 16/8/4 24/8/4 It is impossible to know expected price, release window, or even whether the product still exists.
by Scott-Michaud (Jul, 2013)
Explore 1 desktop with the AMD A8 6500

CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the AMD A8 6500 among desktop CPUs (45 to 75W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

A8 6500
6.9
A8 7600
7.8
PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

A8 6500
7.2
A8 7600
7.1
PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

A8 6500
6.9
A8 7600
8.5
Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

A8 6500
6.9
A8 7600
9.0
CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

A8 6500
7.3
A8 7600
7.9
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

A8 6500
n.d.
A8 7600
n.d.
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

8.1

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

A8 6500
8.1
A8 7600
8.9

Benchmarks Real world tests of the AMD A8 6500

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

A8 6500
44.05 mHash/s
Core i3 4130
7.77 mHash/s
A8 7600
64.45 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

A8 6500
0.4 fps
Core i3 4130
1.08 fps
A8 7600
1.07 fps

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

A8 6500
2,477
A8 7600
3,177
Core i3 4130
2,610

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

A8 6500
2,778
A8 7600
4,484
Core i3 4130
2,403

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

A8 6500
4,738
A8 7600
5,957
Core i3 4130
4,736

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 6500
5,792
Core i3 4130
6,330
A8 7600
6,014

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 6500
2,086
Core i3 4130
2,982
A8 7600
2,062

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 6500
2,230,000 MB/s
Core i3 4130
3,840,000 MB/s
A8 7600
1,970,000 MB/s

In The News From around the web

Tom's Hardware seemed to have slightly different information, their chart does not exactly jive with the one posted by MSI; for instance, they claimed the T suffix implied a low power variant when MSI's chart confirmed a 45W TDP... fairly loud and clear.
While common, the problem with rolling releases is the potential confusion over what has and what has not been released.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Clock speed 3.5 GHz
Turbo clock speed 4.1 GHz
Cores Quad core
Is unlocked No

features

Has a NX bit Yes
Has virtualization support Yes
Instruction set extensions
  1. ABM
  2. AES
  3. AMD-V
  4. AMD64
  5. AVX
  6. AVX 1.1
  7. BMI1
  8. CVT16
  9. F16C
  10. FMA3
  11. FMA4
  12. MMX
  13. SSE
  14. SSE2
  15. SSE3
  16. SSE4.1
  17. SSE4.2
  18. SSE4a
  19. Supplemental SSE3
  20. TBM
  21. XOP
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes

power consumption

TDP 65W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 8.02 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W

details

Architecture x86-64
Threads 4 threads
L2 cache 4 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core
L3 cache None
Manufacture process 32 nm
Max CPUs 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 71.3°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.72 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.72 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU
Label Radeon™ HD 8570D
Latest DirectX 11.0
GPU clock speed 800 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in
Memory type DDR3-1866
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