AMD Socket AM4
The AMD A8-9600 is a desktop processor with 4 cores, launched in July 2017. It is part of the A8 lineup, using the Bristol Ridge architecture with Socket AM4. A8-9600 has 2MB of L2 cache and operates at 3.1 GHz by default, but can boost up to 3.4 GHz, depending on the workload. AMD is building the A8-9600 on a 28 nm production process using 3,100 million transistors. The silicon die of the chip is not fabricated at AMD, but at the foundry of GlobalFoundries. The multiplier is locked on A8-9600, which limits its overclocking capabilities.
With a TDP of 65 W, the A8-9600 consumes typical power levels for a modern PC. AMD's processor supports DDR4 memory with a dual-channel interface. The highest officially supported memory speed is 2400 MHz, but with overclocking (and the right memory modules) you can go even higher. For communication with other components in the computer, A8-9600 uses a PCI-Express Gen 3 connection. This processor features the Radeon R7 integrated graphics solution.
Hardware virtualization is available on the A8-9600, which greatly improves virtual machine performance. Programs using Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX) will run on this processor, boosting performance for calculation-heavy applications. Besides AVX, AMD is including the newer AVX2 standard, too, but not AVX-512.
AMD Socket AM4
||up to 3.4 GHz
||Jul 27th, 2017
Gen 3, 8 Lanes
X370, B350, A320
|# of Cores:
|# of Threads:
|SMP # CPUs:
- Turbo Core
|32KB L1 data cache per core. 96KB L1 instruction cache shared per two cores (per module).
1MB L2 cache shared per two cores (per module).