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AMD A8-6500 specifications

General information
TypeCPU / Microprocessor
Market segmentDesktop
FamilyAMD A8-Series
Model number  ? A8-6500
CPU part numbers
  • AD6500OKA44HL is an OEM/tray microprocessor
  • AD6500OKHLBOX is a boxed microprocessor
Frequency  ? 3500 MHz
Turbo frequency4100 MHz
Boosted P states [1]#1: 4100 MHz, 1.225V
#2: 3900 MHz, 1.175V
#3: 3700 MHz, 0.975V
Package904-pin organic lidded micro Pin Grid Array (UOF904)
SocketSocket FM2
Size1.57" x 1.57" / 4cm x 4cm
Weight1.4oz / 39g
Introduction dateJune 4, 2013
Price at introduction$112
Architecture / Microarchitecture
Processor core  ? Richland
Core stepping  ? RL-A1
Manufacturing process0.032 micron
1.3 billion transistors
Data width64 bit
The number of cores4
The number of threads4
Floating Point UnitIntegrated
Level 1 cache size  ? 2 x 64 KB shared instruction caches
4 x 16 KB data caches
Level 2 cache size  ? 2 x 2 MB shared caches
Level 3 cache sizeNone
  • MMX instructions
  • SSE / Streaming SIMD Extensions
  • SSE2 / Streaming SIMD Extensions 2
  • SSE3 / Streaming SIMD Extensions 3
  • SSSE3 / Supplemental Streaming SIMD Extensions 3
  • SSE4 / SSE4.1 + SSE4.2 / Streaming SIMD Extensions 4  ? 
  • SSE4a  ? 
  • AES / Advanced Encryption Standard instructions
  • ABM / Advanced Bit Manipulation  ? 
  • AVX / Advanced Vector Extensions
  • BMI1 / Bit Manipulation instructions 1
  • F16C / 16-bit Floating-Point conversion instructions
  • FMA3 / 3-operand Fused Multiply-Add instructions
  • FMA4 / 4-operand Fused Multiply-Add instructions
  • TBM / Trailing Bit Manipulation instructions
  • XOP / eXtended Operations instructions
  • AMD64 / AMD 64-bit technology  ? 
  • VT / Virtualization technology  ? 
  • EVP / Enhanced Virus Protection  ? 
  • Turbo Core 3.0 technology
Low power featuresPowerNow!
Low power P states [1]#1: 3200 MHz, 0.725V
#2: 2700 MHz, 0.6V
#3: 2200 MHz, 0.375V
#4: 1700 MHz, 0.15V
Integrated peripherals / components
Integrated graphics
  • GPU Type: Radeon HD 8570D
    Shader cores: 256
    Base frequency (MHz): 800
Memory controller
  • The number of controllers: 1
    Memory channels: 2
    Supported memory: DDR3-1866
    Maximum memory bandwidth (GB/s): 29.9
Other peripherals
  • PCI Express 2.0
  • Unified Video Decoder 3.2
Electrical / Thermal parameters
Maximum operating temperature  ? 71.3°C
Thermal Design Power  ? 65 Watt
Notes on AMD A8-6500
[1] - These characteristics were measured on a single CPU, and they can vary slightly for other processors with the same model number

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A8-6500 Overclocking

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Related news stories

AMD cuts prices of A6 and A8 APUs; reveals price of A10-6790K
Nov 07, 2013: Last week AMD announced A10-6790K APU, which was positioned as a slightly slower, but also less expensive version of the flagship A10-6800K chip. Today the 6790K was added to AMD's official price list. Furthermore, the company added prices of FX-9370 and FX-9590 microprocessors for AM3+ platform. Finally, AMD reduced prices of A6-6400K, A8-6500 and A8-6600K models by 12% - 13%. The A6-6400K now costs $62, and the price of A8 SKUs was slashed from $112 to $97.

AMD announces third generation desktop APUs
Jun 05, 2013: AMD today announced desktop Accelerated Processing Units, based on recently launched "Richland" core. New processors are A10-6800K, A10-6700, A8-6600K, A8-6500, and A6-6400K, boasting 2 or 4 "Piledriver" CPU cores, and HD 8000 series graphics. The latter is a new feature of "Richland" products, that improves graphics performance by as much as 20%. Another new feature is support for DDR3-2133 memory, although it is available only on the A10-6800K model.

AMD adds prices for "Richland" APUs
Jun 01, 2013: AMD added prices of forthcoming "Richland" processors to company's official pricelist. As you may know, "Richland" Accelerated Processing Units combine 2 or 4 Piledriver CPU cores with HD 8000 series graphics in a single package. AMD plans to release several different quad-core "Richland" parts, branded as A8- and A10-Series, along with A4- and A6-Series dual-core APUs. The fastest chips in the series are A10-6700 with 65 Watt TDP, and A10-6800K with unlocked clock multiplier and 100 Watt TDP.

Prices of upcoming AMD A-Series APUs
May 29, 2013: AMD A-series APUs with "Richland" core were previously reported to launch in June, presumably during Computex show in Taiwan. In advance of this event the company published "AMD Elite Series APUs" product summary on their website, that details upcoming lineup, performance in Basemark CL and 3DMark benchmarks, and pricing. The document also states that the microprocessors will be launched on June 4, 2013.

AMD "Richland" APUs spotted in Lenovo desktop PC
Apr 26, 2013: As we're getting closer to the launch of desktop "Richland" APUs, they started to appear in OEM desktop PCs from major manufacturers. Lenovo recently added new product pages for H535 and H535s computers to their UK website. Both computers list current generation of "Trinity" processors, along with upcoming "Richland" APUs.

AMD Richland processors to launch in March
Mar 05, 2013: AMD currently ships second-generation desktop and mobile APUs with "Trinity" core, that combines "Piledriver" microarchitecture and Radeon HD 7000 series graphics. Next generation of accelerated units will utilize Richland core with integrated graphics, upgraded to HD 8000. Richland processors were planned to launch in the first half of this year, although their announcement may come as early as the next week.

Specifications of upcoming AMD Richland APUs
Jan 26, 2013: Quite a few new details on upcoming AMD "Richland" Accelerated Processing Units have surfaced this week. First, Fudzilla posted partial specifications of A4-6300 and A6-6400K dual-core parts. It was followed by a rumor on additional A8- and A10-Series Richland APUs, that revealed their TDP and the type of integrated graphics. Finally, VR-Zone Chinese published complete Richland lineup specifications, including CPU and GPU clock speeds.

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AMD A8-6500 Benchmarks

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Benchmarked processor

CPU ID:610F31
CPU vendor string:AuthenticAMD
CPU name string:AMD A8-6500 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics

Integer performance

Part number   Result
AMD Phenom II X3 B75  ? 
AMD Athlon II X3 440 (rev. C3)  ? 
AMD Athlon II X3 440 (rev. C2)  ? 
AMD A8-6500B  ? 
Intel Core i5-650  ? 
AMD A8-6500  ? 
Intel Core i5-655K  ? 
AMD A10-5700  ? 
AMD Athlon X4 750K  ? 
AMD Athlon II X3 435 (rev. C3)  ? 
AMD Athlon II X3 435 (rev. C2)  ? 

Floating Point performance

Part number   Result
AMD FX-4150 (125W)  ? 
AMD Athlon X4 760K  ? 
AMD FX-4150 (95W)  ? 
AMD FX-4300  ? 
AMD A8-6500B  ? 
AMD A8-6500  ? 
AMD Phenom II X3 700e  ? 
AMD FX-4130  ? 
AMD A8-5600K  ? 
AMD Athlon X4 750K  ? 
AMD A10-5700  ? 

MMX / SSE / SSE2 performance

Part number   Result
AMD Phenom II X4 820  ? 
AMD Athlon II X4 630 (rev. C2)  ? 
AMD Athlon II X4 630 (rev. C3)  ? 
AMD A8-5600K  ? 
AMD Phenom II X4 650T  ? 
AMD A8-6500  ? 
AMD A8-6500B  ? 
AMD Athlon II X4 638  ? 
AMD A6-3670K  ? 
AMD FX-4130  ? 
AMD Athlon X4 750K  ? 

Memory-intensive program performance

Part number   Result
AMD FX-6100  ? 
AMD A8-5600K  ? 
AMD Phenom II X6 1045T  ? 
Intel Core i5-655K  ? 
Intel Core i5-650  ? 
AMD A8-6500  ? 
AMD A8-6500B  ? 
AMD A10-5700  ? 
AMD Athlon X4 750K  ? 
AMD Phenom II X4 945 (95W, rev. C2)  ? 
AMD Phenom II X4 840T  ? 

CPU ID information for the A8-6500

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NOTE: The CPU ID information below was taken from one CPU and may include features that are not present in all different steppings of the AMD A8-Series A8-6500 CPU.

CPU Family:A8-Series
Model Number:A8-6500
Frequency:3500 MHz
Part number:
Stepping Code:
Submitted by:Krysune
General information
Processor name (BIOS):AMD A8-6500 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics
Compute units:2
Logical processors:4
Processor type:Original OEM Processor
Core stepping:RL-A1
CPUID signature:610F31
Family:21 (015h)
Model:19 (013h)
Stepping: 1 (01h)

Cache: L1 data L1 instruction L2
Size: 4 x 16 KB 2 x 64 KB 2 x 2 MB
Associativity: 4-way set
2-way set
16-way set
Line size: 64 bytes 64 bytes 64 bytes
Comments: Direct-mapped Direct-mapped
1 cache per 2 cores
1 cache per 2 cores
Instruction set extensionsAdditional instructions
MMX Advanced Bit manipulation
AMD extensions to MMX CLFLUSH
Major featuresOther features
On-chip Floating Point Unit 1 GB large page support
64-bit / Intel 64 100MHz multiplier control
NX bit/XD-bit 128-bit SSE instructions
Secure Virtual Machine (Virtualization) 36-bit page-size extensions
Turbo Core Advanced programmable interrupt controller
PowerNow! / Cool'n'Quiet Core multi-processing legacy mode
  Debugging extensions
  Extended APIC space
  FXSAVE/FXRSTOR optimizations
  Hardware P-state control
  Hardware thermal control
  Instruction based sampling
  LAHF/SAHF support in 64-bit mode
  LBR virtualization
  LOCK MOV CR0 means MOV CR8
  Lightweight profiling support
  Machine check architecture
  Machine check exception
  Memory-type range registers
  Misaligned SSE mode
  Model-specific registers
  Nested page tables
  OS visible workaround
  Page attribute table
  Page global extension
  Page-size extensions (4MB pages)
  Physical address extensions
  SVM lock
  Support for NRIP save
  TSC rate is ensured to be invariant across all states
  Temperature sensor
  Time stamp counter
  Translation Cache Extension
  Virtual 8086-mode enhancements
  Watchdog timer support

CPUs, related to AMD A8-6500

Model Cores /
Frequency Turbo
TDP Features Price  
AMD A8-Series family, Socket FM2
   A8-6500T4 / 42.1 GHz3.1 GHz4 MB45W$112>
   A8-55004 / 43.2 GHz3.7 GHz4 MB65W$91>
   A8-5500B4 / 43.2 GHz3.7 GHz4 MB65W >
   A8-5600K4 / 43.6 GHz3.9 GHz4 MB100WUnlock$91>
   A8-65004 / 43.5 GHz4.1 GHz4 MB65W$97 
   A8-6500B4 / 43.5 GHz4.1 GHz4 MB65W >
   A8-6600K4 / 43.9 GHz4.2 GHz4 MB100WUnlock$97>
Other families, Piledriver micro-architecture, Socket FM2
   Athlon X2 3402 / 23.2 GHz3.6 GHz1 MB65W >
   A4-63002 / 23.7 GHz3.9 GHz1 MB65W >
   A4-63202 / 23.8 GHz4 GHz1 MB65W >
   A6-6420K2 / 24 GHz4.2 GHz1 MB65WUnlock >
   Athlon X2 370K2 / 24 GHz4.2 GHz1 MB65WUnlock >
   FirePro A3004 / 43.4 GHz4 GHz4 MB65W >
   Athlon X4 760K4 / 43.8 GHz4.1 GHz4 MB100WUnlock >
   FirePro A3204 / 43.8 GHz4.2 GHz4 MB100WUnlock >
   A10-6800B4 / 44.1 GHz4.4 GHz4 MB100W >
   A10-6800K4 / 44.1 GHz4.4 GHz4 MB100WUnlock$142>
 • Within each category, the CPUs are sorted from slower (at the top) to faster (at the bottom)
 • Background color of specs and features indicate whether they are better or worse than similar spec/feature of the A8-6500
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 • The 'Price' column shows official AMD prices as of Apr 9, 2014. Prices for obsolete and tray-only processors are not provided.
 • List of related CPUs is not complete.
 • Features abbreviations:
Unlock - Unlocked multiplier

Pictures (2)

AMD A8-6500 CPU pictures
2013-07-15 16:56:18
Posted by: gshv

Bottom view.
AMD A8-6500 CPU pictures
2013-07-15 16:57:24
Posted by: gshv

Top view. The processor was manufactured in the first half of March 2013.
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