The AMD A8-6500 is a desktop processor with 4 cores, launched in June 2013. It is part of the A8 lineup, using the Richland architecture with Socket FM2. A8-6500 has 1MB of L2 cache and operates at 3.5 GHz by default, but can boost up to 4.1 GHz, depending on the workload. AMD is building the A8-6500 on a 32 nm production process using 1,178 million transistors. The multiplier is locked on A8-6500, which limits its overclocking capabilities. With a TDP of 65 W, the A8-6500 consumes typical power levels for a modern PC. AMD’s processor supports DDR3 memory with a dual-channel interface. This processor features the Radeon HD 8570D integrated graphics solution. Hardware virtualization is available on the A8-6500, which greatly improves virtual machine performance.