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AMD A8-6500 APU

Price and performance details for the AMD A8-6500 APU can be found below. This is made using thousands of PerformanceTest benchmark results and is updated daily.

  • The first graph shows the relative performance of the CPU compared to the 10 other common (single) CPUs in terms of PassMark CPU Mark.
  • The 2nd graph shows the value for money, in terms of the CPUMark per dollar.
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Is the AMD A8-6500 APU Good for Gaming?

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AMD A8-6500 APU


Class: Desktop

Socket: FM2

Clockspeed: 3.5 GHz

Turbo Speed: 4.1 GHz

Cores: 4 (in 2 physical modules)

Typical TDP: 65 W

Cache per CPU Package:
L1 Instruction Cache: 4 x 16 KB
L1 Data Cache: 4 x 64 KB
L2 Cache: 4 x 2048 KB

Other names: AMD A8-6500 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics

CPU First Seen on Charts: Q3 2013

CPUmark/$Price: 101.33

Overall Rank: 2417

Last Price Change: $27.80 USD (2023-05-13)

Average CPU Mark

Single Thread Rating: 1470
Samples: 563*
*Margin for error: Low

PerformanceTest V9
CPU Mark: 4,458
Thread: 1,433

CPU Test Suite Average Results for AMD A8-6500 APU

Integer Math18,997 MOps/Sec
Floating Point Math5,125 MOps/Sec
Find Prime Numbers11 Million Primes/Sec
Random String Sorting5,860 Thousand Strings/Sec
Data Encryption856.0 MBytes/Sec
Data Compression47,212 KBytes/Sec
Physics240 Frames/Sec
Extended Instructions1,191 Million Matrices/Sec
Single Thread1,470 MOps/Sec
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 28th of May 2024.

CPU Mark Distribution for AMD A8-6500 APU

Submitted Baseline Distribution Graph as of 27th of May 2024
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 27th of May 2024.
For distribution graph only: Results are trimmed to exclude outliers by disregarding the bottom 1% and top 1% of submissions.

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Pricing History

Last 5 Baselines for AMD A8-6500 APU
Most recent listed first
Baseline CPU Mark
BL2109456 - May 26 2024
BL2103921 - May 18 2024
BL2097290 - May 09 2024
BL2088074 - Apr 27 2024
BL2087607 - Apr 27 2024
Additional baselines can be obtained using Windows version of PerformanceTest's Manage Baselines feature.
Popular comparisons for AMD A8-6500 APU
As of 28th of May 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
AMD A8-6500 APU
AMD A8-7600 APU vs AMD A8-6500 APU
3,217 (+14.2%)
AMD A10-5800K APU vs AMD A8-6500 APU
2,961 (+5.1%)
Intel Core i5-2300 @ 2.80GHz vs AMD A8-6500 APU
3,412 (+21.1%)
AMD Phenom II X4 945 vs AMD A8-6500 APU
2,379 (-15.5%)
Intel Core i5-650 @ 3.20GHz vs AMD A8-6500 APU
2,242 (-20.4%)
Intel Core i3-4350 @ 3.60GHz vs AMD A8-6500 APU
3,501 (+24.3%)
AMD FX-4170 Quad-Core vs AMD A8-6500 APU
3,034 (+7.7%)
AMD A10-7850K APU vs AMD A8-6500 APU
3,417 (+21.3%)
Intel Core i3-4150 @ 3.50GHz vs AMD A8-6500 APU
3,397 (+20.6%)
AMD Phenom II X6 1055T vs AMD A8-6500 APU
3,315 (+17.7%)
Intel Core i3-4130 @ 3.40GHz vs AMD A8-6500 APU
3,308 (+17.4%)
AMD A8-6600K APU vs AMD A8-6500 APU
3,013 (+7.0%)

Is the AMD A8-6500 APU Good for Gaming?
As of 28th of May 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Relative Gaming Score
Intel Core i9-14900KS
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X3D
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D
Intel Core i9-13900KS
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
Intel Core i9-14900K
Intel Core i9-14900KF
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X3D
Intel Core i9-13900K
Intel Core i7-14700K
Intel Core i7-13790F
Intel Core i7-14700KF
AMD A8-6500 APU