AMD A8 7600 

Released July, 2014
  • 3.1 GHz
  • Quad core
8.9 Out of 10

Even with this fairly low maximum Turbo clock, it's clear that Kaveri brings far more raw performance to the table than the older AMD 6500T.
by PCMag (Jan, 2014)
Over time, these GPUs would serve as more than graphics processors— they'd become specialized co-processors capable of taking over a significant chunk of the graphics workload.
by PCMag (Jan, 2014)

CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the AMD A8 7600 among desktop CPUs (45 to 75W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

A8 7600
7.8
A10 7850K
8.2
PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

A8 7600
7.1
A10 7850K
7.5
PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

A8 7600
8.5
A10 7850K
10.0
Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

A8 7600
9.0
A10 7850K
9.9
CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

A8 7600
7.9
A10 7850K
8.4
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

A8 7600
n.d.
A10 7850K
6.7
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

8.9

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

A8 7600
8.9
A10 7850K
8.8

Benchmarks Real world tests of the AMD A8 7600

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

A8 7600
64.45 mHash/s
Core i3 4130
7.77 mHash/s
A10 7850K
89.37 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

A8 7600
1.07 fps
A10 7850K
1.44 fps
Core i3 4130
1.08 fps

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

A8 7600
3,177
Core i3 4130
2,610
A10 7850K
3,374

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

A8 7600
4,484
Core i3 4130
2,403
A10 7850K
6,222

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

A8 7600
5,957
A10 7850K
7,530
Core i3 4130
4,736

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 7600
6,014
A10 7850K
7,022
Core i3 4130
6,330

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 7600
2,062
Core i3 4130
2,982
A10 7850K
2,328

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 7600
1,970,000 MB/s
Core i3 4130
3,840,000 MB/s
A10 7850K
2,370,000 MB/s

Reviews Word on the street for the AMD A8 7600


7.0
Better Competitive Positioning First, the good news—the A8-7600 is a huge improvement over AMD's previous 45W part.

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Socket Type

Single-thread performance for the new A8-7600 is 15 to 20 percent faster, while multi-threaded performance is as much as 40 to 60 percent faster.
by PCMag (Jan, 2014)
It took 14.6 seconds to display all files for the A8-6500T, 8.02 seconds to display all files for the A8-7600 using has, and 9.13 seconds to display all files using the Core i3-4330.
by PCMag (Jan, 2014)
GPU performance is also significantly improved, by 30 to 40 percent, over the old core.
by PCMag (Jan, 2014)

Socket

In the 2011-era game Batman: Arkham City at 1,600-by-900, Medium Details, with DX11 enabled, the A8-7600 managed a steady 31 fps compared to 19 fps and 20 fps for the AMD 6500T and Intel Core i3-4330, respectively.
by PCMag (Jan, 2014)
AMD's old 45W desktop APU was the AMD A8-6500T—a chip with a 2.1GHz base clock and a 3.1GHz Turbo Mode, with 256 shader cores clocked at 720MHz.
by PCMag (Jan, 2014)
That's a significant improvement over the AMD 6500T's 0.7 and 1.97, respectively, but it falls far short of the dual-core Intel Core i3-4330, which turns in results of 1.55 and 3.84, respectively.
by PCMag (Jan, 2014)

Performance

It's too early to draw conclusions about HSA from the performance in a handful of test applications, so we'll just say this—it's good to see this capability finally shipping in real products.
by PCMag (Jan, 2014)
Performance still lags far behind that of Intel chips.
by PCMag (Jan, 2014)
Finally, there are the HSA applications that AMD distributed to check overall system performance.
by PCMag (Jan, 2014)

Applications

More generally, AMD is promising significantly improved performance for Kaveri APUs in gaming thanks to the new graphics core.
by PCMag (Jan, 2014)
In gaming, AMD turns the tables around on Intel to an impressive degree.
by PCMag (Jan, 2014)
The PCMark 7 application suite shows the A8-7600 leading the AMD 6500T by 15% (4,532 versus 3,938), but the A8-7600 APU is clobbered by the Intel Core i3-4330's score of 6,138.
by PCMag (Jan, 2014)

Gpu

Heterogeneous Systems Architecture (HSA): When AMD bought the graphics manufacturer ATI in 2006, it laid out a plan for the future in which GPUs would be built directly into the CPU die.
by PCMag (Jan, 2014)
No discrete GPUs were used—all of the systems were tested using their integrated graphics.
by PCMag (Jan, 2014)
That means the CPU and GPU share a common memory space instead of passing data strictly through shared caches.
by PCMag (Jan, 2014)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Clock speed 3.1 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.8 GHz
Cores Quad core
Is unlocked No

features

Has a NX bit Yes
Has virtualization support Yes
Instruction set extensions
  1. AES
  2. AMD-V
  3. AMD64
  4. AVX
  5. BMI1
  6. F16C
  7. FMA3
  8. FMA4
  9. MMX
  10. SSE
  11. SSE2
  12. SSE3
  13. SSE4.1
  14. SSE4.2
  15. SSE4a
  16. Supplemental SSE3
  17. TBM

power consumption

TDP 65W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 9.19 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W

details

L2 cache 4 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 28 nm
Operating temperature Unknown - 71.3°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.02 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.02 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU
Label Radeon™ R7
Latest DirectX 11.0
GPU clock speed 720 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in
Memory type DDR3-2133
Channels Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 34,133.32 MB/s
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