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Front view of AMD A8 6600K

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AMD A8 6600K

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Benchmarks Real world tests of A8 6600K vs 5600K

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

A8 6600K
45.24 mHash/s
A8 5600K
41.89 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

A8 6600K
0.7 fps
A8 5600K
0.49 fps

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

A8 6600K
2,878
A8 5600K
2,708

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

A8 6600K
2,836
A8 5600K
2,631

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

A8 6600K
5,091
A8 5600K
5,352

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 6600K
6,071
A8 5600K
5,682

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 6600K
2,132
A8 5600K
1,989

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 6600K
2,330,000 MB/s
A8 5600K
2,210,000 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

A8 6600K  vs
5600K 
Clock speed 3.9 GHz 3.6 GHz
Turbo clock speed 4.2 GHz 3.9 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Is unlocked Yes Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
BMI1
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
ABM
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 100W 100W
Annual home energy cost 24.09 $/year 24.09 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 87.6 $/year 87.6 $/year
Performance per watt 5.07 pt/W 4.86 pt/W
Typical power consumption 81.25W 81.25W

details

A8 6600K  vs
5600K 
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 4 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache None 0.5 MB
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 74°C Unknown - 74°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.65 GHz 4.29 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.63 GHz 4.71 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 3,459.4 2,659.2
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.65 GHz 4.29 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Radeon™ HD 8570D Radeon™ HD 7560D
Latest DirectX 11.0 11.0
GPU clock speed 844 MHz 760 MHz

memory controller

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