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Front view of AMD A6 3600

Reasons to consider the
AMD A6 3600

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Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.26 GHz vs 3.34 GHz Around 30% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.54 GHz vs 2.1 GHz More than 20% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD A6 3500

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AMD A6 3500

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Much more l3 cache per core 0.33 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core

Benchmarks Real world tests of A6 3600 vs 3500

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

A6 3600
2.63 mPixels/s
A6 3500
2.7 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Video composition) Data courtesy CompuBench

A6 3600
7.02 fps
A6 3500
7.18 fps

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

A6 3600
1,668
A6 3500
1,654

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

A6 3600
3,493
A6 3500
3,254

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A6 3600
3,717
A6 3500
3,139

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A6 3600
1,153
A6 3500
1,217

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A6 3600
90,200 MB/s
A6 3500
94.7 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

A6 3600
2,712
A6 3500
2,006

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

A6 3600  vs
3500 
Clock speed 2.1 GHz 2.1 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.4 GHz 2.4 GHz
Cores Quad core Tri core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
AMD64
AMD-V
3DNow!
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

integrated graphics

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

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866

details

A6 3600  vs
3500 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 3
L2 cache 4 MB 3 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L3 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.33 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Transistor count 1,178,000,000 1,178,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Die size 228 mm² 228 mm²
Voltage range 0.91 - 1.41V 0.91 - 1.41V
Operating temperature Unknown - 70.5°C Unknown - 70.9°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.26 GHz 3.34 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.54 GHz 2.1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.26 GHz 3.34 GHz

power consumption

TDP 65W 65W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 1.7 pt/W 1.62 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 52.81W
AMD A6 3600
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