The A8-6600K is a 2 core CPU from AMD. This chip has an average overall score at 14% in our CPU benchmark. Our gaming benchmark shows that this CPU is an average processor for gaming, with a score of 26%. As for multitasking and heavy workloads, the A8-6600K scores 10% and 10% respectively. Indeed, this is a bad rating for very heavy workloads.
The A8-6600K has 2 cores and 4 threads. This CPU makes use of simultaneous multithreading technology to improve performance on parallel tasks. Each physical CPU core is divided into multiple logical processors. This AMD CPU has a clock speed of 3.9 GHz.
As for memory, the A8-6600K makes use of DDR3 memory. The faster the memory, the better. Faster memory means that the CPU doesn't have to wait to get the data it needs. Furthermore, this chip can handle up to 2 channels of RAM, a multichannel memory architecture allows for higher data transfer between the CPU and the memory. However, to take advantage of this, you must have enough memory slots filled.
In terms of cache, the A8-6600K has 192 KiB of level 1 cache, 24 MiB of level 2 cache. This is a fast memory located close to the processor, which stores copies of frequently used data from main memory.
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