AMD A8-6500 benchmarks

AMD A8-6500

Below are comparison charts, showing how the AMD A8-6500 stands against other x86 microprocessors in multi-threaded programs. The difference in performance between A8-6500 and each of the listed CPUs is calculated as an average of differences in 11 multi-threaded benchmarks from our benchmark database. The list of test applications and programs includes Blowfish encryption, CINEBENCH R10, Euler3D, FLAC encoding, Fritz Chess Benchmark, H.264 video encoding, PCMark05, LAME MP3 encoding, MySQL 5.0.96, wPrime, and XVid video encoding.

Benchmarks of AMD A-Series CPUs for Socket FM2

This chart shows how well the AMD A8-6500 performs in comparison with other processors from A-Series family. The "Specs" column in the chart shows differences between major specs for all microprocessors.

Click on the >   icon for any processor to view comprehensive comparison, including individual benchmarks and specifications, between that microprocessor and the AMD A8-6500. This feature requires javascript, and will open in a popup window.

ModelRelative performance Specs 
114.3%4C, 4.1 GHz, 100W>
114.2%4C, 4.1 GHz, 100W>
112.3%4C, 4 GHz, 100W>
109.6%4C, 3.9 GHz, 100W>
108.2%4C, 3.8 GHz, 100W>
105.1%4C, 3.7 GHz, 65W>
103.7%4C, 3.6 GHz, 100W>
100.0%4C, 3.5 GHz, 65W>
100.0%4C, 3.5 GHz, 65W 
98.7%4C, 3.4 GHz, 65W>
93.0%4C, 3.2 GHz, 65W>
59.1%2C, 4 GHz, 65W>
57.9%2C, 3.9 GHz, 65W>
54.9%2C, 3.8 GHz, 65W>
53.8%2C, 3.6 GHz, 65W>
53.6%2C, 3.7 GHz, 65W>
53.5%2C, 3.6 GHz, 65W>
50.3%2C, 3.4 GHz, 65W>
50.3%2C, 3.4 GHz, 65W>
48.5%2C, 3.2 GHz, 65W>
46.4%2C, 3 GHz, 65W>

AMD CPUs with similar multi-threaded performance

This chart shows AMD processors with approximately the same level of performance as the AMD A8-6500. All AMD CPUs in the graph come with 4 cores.

ModelRelative performance Specs 
101.7%2.6 GHz, 100W>
Phenom II X4 810
101.7%2.6 GHz, 4MB, 104W>
Athlon II X4 631
101.7%2.6 GHz, 100W>
Phenom II X4 910e
100.5%2.6 GHz, 6MB, 65W>
100.1%2.5 GHz, 65W>
100.0%3.5 GHz, 65W>
100.0%3.5 GHz, 65W 
Phenom II X4 905e
99.0%2.5 GHz, 6MB, 69.2W>
98.8%3.8 GHz, 4MB, 125W>
Phenom X4 9950 (125W)
98.7%2.6 GHz, 2MB, 125W>
98.7%3.4 GHz, 65W>
Athlon X4 750K
98.5%3.4 GHz, 100W>
Phenom II X4 805
96.7%2.5 GHz, 4MB, 104W>

Intel CPUs with similar multi-threaded performance

This benchmark chart includes Intel microprocessors with multi-threaded performance, similar to the AMD A8-6500. Please see the "Specs" column for the differences between most important characteristics of listed CPUs.

ModelRelative performance Specs 
Intel Core i3-2120
105.0%2C, 3.3 GHz, HT>
Intel Core i3-2125
104.8%2C, 3.3 GHz, HT>
Intel Core i3-3210
104.1%2C, 3.2 GHz, HT>
Intel Core i5-680
103.4%2C, 3.6 GHz, HT>
Intel Core i3-4130T
102.2%2C, 2.9 GHz, HT>
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700
101.1%4C, 2.67 GHz>
AMD A8-6500
100.0%4C, 3.5 GHz 
Intel Core i5-670
99.2%2C, 3.47 GHz, HT>
Intel Core i5-2390T
99.1%2C, 2.7 GHz, HT>
Intel Pentium G3430
99.1%2C, 3.3 GHz>
Intel Core i3-2100
99.0%2C, 3.1 GHz, HT>
Intel Core i3-2105
98.9%2C, 3.1 GHz, HT>
Intel Pentium G3420
96.4%2C, 3.2 GHz>

A8-6500 compared to the fastest desktop CPUs

This chart shows how the AMD A8-6500 stands against the fastest desktop x86 processors from our benchmark database.

ModelRelative performance Specs 
Intel Core i7-4770K
238.3%4C, 3.5 GHz, HT>
Intel Core i7-4771
237.8%4C, 3.5 GHz, HT>
Intel Core i7-4770
237.2%4C, 3.4 GHz, HT>
Intel Core i7-4770S
226.8%4C, 3.1 GHz, HT>
Intel Core i7-3770
223.4%4C, 3.4 GHz, HT>
Intel Core i7-3770K
222.9%4C, 3.5 GHz, HT>
Intel Core i7-3770S
212.6%4C, 3.1 GHz, HT>
Intel Core i7-2700K
210.7%4C, 3.5 GHz, HT>
Intel Core i7-2600
206.3%4C, 3.4 GHz, HT>
Intel Core i7-2600K
206.2%4C, 3.4 GHz, HT>
AMD FX-8350
202.4%8C, 4 GHz>
Intel Core i5-4670
199.3%4C, 3.4 GHz>
AMD A8-6500
100.0%4C, 3.5 GHz 

Popular performance comparisons

This graph displays relative multi-threading performance of CPUs, that are most commonly compared to the A8-6500.

ModelRelative performance Specs 
Intel Core i5-4430
168.8%4C, 3 GHz>
Intel Core i3-4130
118.6%2C, 3.4 GHz, HT>
Intel Core i3-3240
110.3%2C, 3.4 GHz, HT>
AMD A8-6600K
109.6%4C, 3.9 GHz>
AMD A10-6700
105.1%4C, 3.7 GHz>
AMD A8-6500
100.0%4C, 3.5 GHz 
AMD A10-5700
98.7%4C, 3.4 GHz>
AMD A8-5500
93.0%4C, 3.2 GHz>
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AMD A8-6500 is a quad-core desktop CPU, operating at 3.5 GHz. The processor has Turbo technology enabled. This feature can temporary "overclock" the cores to 4.1 GHz. The AMD A8-6500 comes with 4MB L2 cache, and it fits into 65 Watt thermal envelope. More details about this microprocessor you can find on the A8-6500 specs page.

More information

For averaged single- threaded performance please see A8-6500 single-threaded benchmarks page.

Comparison of all tested A-Series processors can be found on the AMD A-Series benchmarks page.

Color codes

The benchmark charts use the following colors:
Athlon II X4
Athlon X4
Core 2 Quad
Core i3
Core i5
Core i7
Pentium Dual-Core
Phenom II X4
Phenom X4