AMD A8 6600K 

Released June, 2013
  • 3.9 GHz
  • Quad core
  • Unlocked
8.4 Out of 10

The core clock would be maintained at 3.9 GHz while boost clock would be set as high upto 4.2 GHz.
by hassan-mujtaba (May, 2013)
The A8-6600K would be the top A8 series Elite APU which would feature an improved Piledriver x86 architecture along with the latest Radeon HD 8000 cores.
by hassan-mujtaba (May, 2013)

CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the AMD A8 6600K among desktop CPUs (over 75W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

A8 6600K
6.2
A10 5800K
6.4
FX 6300
6.2
PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

A8 6600K
6.7
A10 5800K
6.7
FX 6300
6.6
PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

A8 6600K
7.7
A10 5800K
9.8
FX 6300
0.0
Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

A8 6600K
7.0
A10 5800K
7.6
FX 6300
0.0
CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

A8 6600K
8.1
A10 5800K
8.5
FX 6300
6.0
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

A8 6600K
n.d.
A10 5800K
9.6
FX 6300
6.5
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

8.4

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

A8 6600K
8.4
A10 5800K
9.2
FX 6300
5.8

Benchmarks Real world tests of the AMD A8 6600K

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

A8 6600K
45.24 mHash/s
A10 5800K
64.24 mHash/s
FX 6300
n.d.

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

A8 6600K
0.7 fps
A10 5800K
0.7 fps
FX 6300
n.d.

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

A8 6600K
2,878
A10 5800K
2,974
FX 6300
n.d.

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

A8 6600K
2,836
A10 5800K
3,597
FX 6300
n.d.

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

A8 6600K
5,091
A10 5800K
6,939
FX 6300
n.d.

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 6600K
6,071
FX 6300
7,871
A10 5800K
6,004

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 6600K
2,132
FX 6300
2,053
A10 5800K
2,093

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 6600K
2,330,000 MB/s
FX 6300
2,290,000 MB/s
A10 5800K
2,340,000 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Clock speed 3.9 GHz
Turbo clock speed 4.2 GHz
Cores Quad core
Is unlocked Yes

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 100W
Annual home energy cost 24.09 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 87.6 $/year
Performance per watt 5.51 pt/W
Typical power consumption 81.25W

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 - 74°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.69 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.76 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 3,459.4
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.69 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU
Label Radeon™ HD 8570D
Latest DirectX 11.0
GPU clock speed 844 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in
Memory type DDR3-1866
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Comments

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nope sucksssssssss
this processor sucks trust me , i tried it my self....sooooo full of crap
It wouldn't be crossfire, it would be amd dual graphics. I have it done with a hd7750, which is supposed to be the highest but you could try it, you need to go into bios and set your on-board graphics card to these settings. in gfx configuration set primary to Nb pci-e slot Integrated graphics to Force Uma frame buffer to 2gb (to get the best out of it) The most important thing is, you need a power supply 500w or better that is compatible with Amd crossfire and dual graphics. I went with a 600w to be safe the higher wattage psu is better because then you have ample power to run everything with no strain on the psu
AMD a8 6600k is good?
Wtf, 4.86 GHz on water? Mines running 4.8 on air, all four cores... ಠ_ಠ
i never did install drivers for my AMD 8570D, i just went straight and installed an EVGA GTX 650.... was that bad?
as far as i know a radeon hd 7750 is the highest you can crossfire with it.
Can I do crossfire with my hd 7850? because the a8 6600k have an 8570d graphics processor
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