AMD A8-9600

AMD A8-9600 Benchmark

AMD A8-9600 Processor benchmark, specs and release date - 3 GHz 4 core AMD A8-Series APU for Desktops CPU rating. Is the A8-9600 good for gaming?

CPU Benchmark Score

18 %
Average score from 1 sample
High uncertainty

Ranked 869th out of 1,337 in the CPU Database.

Overall Gaming Multitasking Heavy Workloads
18 % 32 % 13 % 13 %
Average Good Average Average

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CPU Comparison

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Intel Core i5-5287U
19 %
AMD FX-4350
19 %
AMD A8-7600
18 %
Intel Core i5-2400S
18 %
AMD A8-9600
18 %
Intel Core i5-4310M
17 %
AMD A10-7850K
16 %


Clock Speed 3.1 GHz
Turbo Speed 3.4 GHz
Cores 4
Threads 4
L2 Cache 2048 KiB
PCIe Revision 3
Family A8-Series APU for Desktops
Memory Type DDR4
Memory Channels 2
Release Date 2017-07-27
Has Unlocked Multiplier No
TDP 65 W

AMD A8-9600

The A8-9600 is a 4 core CPU from AMD released in 2017. This chip has an average overall score at 18% in our CPU benchmark. Our gaming benchmark shows that this CPU is a good processor for gaming, with a score of 32%. As for multitasking and heavy workloads, the A8-9600 scores 13% and 13% respectively. Indeed, this is an average rating for very heavy workloads.

The A8-9600 has 4 cores and 4 threads. This chip has no simultaneous multithreading support, as it has the same number of cores as threads. This AMD CPU has a clock speed of 3.1 GHz and a turbo speed of 3.4 GHz : a higher clock speed that can be reached when thermals and power delivery allow. This CPU has a locked multiplier, so you are not able to overclock it beyond this frequency.

As for memory, the A8-9600 makes use of DDR4 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 A8-9600 has 2 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.

This CPU has fast connectivity with support for PCI-Express Gen 3. The faster the PCIe link, the better. This allows for better performance with GPUs and NVME SSDs.

Power and thermals for the AMD A8-9600 CPU are a TDP (Thermal Design Power) of 65 watts. This measures the amount of heat the processor produces when running at full load. This isn't a measure of power consumption, but it's good estimate.

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