AMD A8-6600K Richland APU Performance Unveiled

Hassan Mujtaba
Posted May 28, 2013
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AMD’s upcoming Richland A8-6600K APU has also been tested by Zol.com.cn in addition to the A10-6800K which was benchmarked and reported by us yesterday. The A8-6800K would be the second chip in the RIchland series to offer K-Unlocked multiplier for overclocking and would launch in the first week of June as learnt from early reports

AMD Richland A8-6600K Performance Unveiled

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. The core clock would be maintained at 3.9 GHz while boost clock would be set as high upto 4.2 GHz. The CPU is a quad core and being an APU, those are some impressive clock speeds. The A10-6800K would feature 4 MB of L2 cache, a 100 W TDP and a price range of $112 US. The Radeon core would be labeled as HD 8570D with 256 shaders and a clock speeds of 844 MHz. It should be noted that these cores are not based on the Sea Islands architecture but rather an improved and higher clocked variant of what’s already available on the Trinity lineup. You can see the complete Richland APU lineup below:

Model Core/Threads CPU clock Boost Frequency L2 Cache Graphics TDP Price
AMD A10-6800K 4/4 4.1 GHz 4.4 GHz 4 MB HD 8670D(844MHz) 100W $142
AMD A10-6700 4/4 3.7 GHz 4.3 GHz 4 MB HD 8670D(844MHz) 65W $122
AMD A8-6600K 4/4 3.9 GHz 4.2 GHz 4 MB HD 8570D(844MHz) 100W $112
AMD A8-6500 4/4 3.5 GHz 4.1 GHz 4 MB HD 8570D(800MHz) 65W $91
AMD A4-6400K 2/2 3.9 GHz 4.1 GHz 1 MB HD 8470D(844MHz) 65W $69
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The GPU performance has increased exponentially over Trinity, also to note is that the CPU frequencies have been bumped up under the same 100 W envelope which shows the AMD has somehow increased the power efficiency of an existing architecture that first arrived on FX-Bulldozer processors. The benchmarks gave the following numbers, they would do for know until full reviews arrive in the first week of June:

3D Mark 11 (Performance):

  • A10-6800K – P1773
  • A8-6600K – P1428
  • A10-6800K OC – P2221
  • A8-6600K OC – P1682

Frtiz Chess Benchmark:

  • A10-6800K – 7512 Kilonodes/s
  • A8-6600K – 7184 Kilonodes/s

AIDA64 Cache and Memory:

  • A10-6800K – 12696/10331/18001/59.3ms (Read/Write/Copy/Latency)
  • A8-6600K – 12631/10466/18258/58.6ms (Read/Write/Copy/Latency)

CineBench R11.5:

  • A10-6800K – 3.70 Multi-Threaded
  • A8-6600K – 3.55 Multi-Threaded

 

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