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Front view of AMD A8 7600

Reasons to consider the
AMD A8 7600

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Much more l2 cache 4 MB vs 1 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.81 GHz vs 3.7 GHz Around 5% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD A6 7470K

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AMD A6 7470K

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much higher clock speed 3.7 GHz vs 3.1 GHz Around 20% higher clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.33 GHz vs 3.99 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)

Benchmarks Real world tests of A8 7600 vs A6 7470K

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

A8 7600
5,126
A6 7470K
2,804

PassMark (Single Core)

A8 7600
1,541
A6 7470K
1,622

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

A8 7600  vs
A6 7470K 
Clock speed 3.1 GHz 3.7 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.1 GHz 4 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Is unlocked No Yes

features

Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
F16C
MMX
AVX
SSE3
SSE
BMI1
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM

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 8.09 pt/W 2.28 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 52.81W

details

A8 7600  vs
A6 7470K 
L2 cache 4 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 28 nm 28 nm
Operating temperature Unknown - 71.3°C Unknown - 71.3°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.99 GHz 4.33 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.81 GHz 3.7 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.99 GHz 4.33 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Radeon™ R7 Radeon™ R5
Latest DirectX 11.0 12.0
GPU clock speed 720 MHz 800 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-2133
AMD A8 7600
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AMD A6 7470K
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