AMD A10 6800K 

Released June, 2013
  • 4.1 GHz
  • Quad core
  • Unlocked
7.4 Out of 10

The AMD A10 6800K is one of AMD’s newest APUs. The 6800K is equipped with four cores, each clocking at a speed of 4.1GHz with a 2MB L2 cache. This processor also uses the same socket like many of its predecessors, making it compatible with older motherboards, eliminating the need of acquiring a new one, just to be able to use this chip. The processors from the A10 series are from entry to mid-level processors, and therefore offer a reliable and reasonable CPU performance, while also providing an enhanced integrated GPU: the Radeon HD 8670D, making the 6800K a good processor for everyday tasks, but not one for gamer enthusiasts.

CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the AMD A10 6800K

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

A10 6800K
6.9
3DMark06 (CPU), Cinebench R10 32-bit, Passmark, GeekBench (32-bit) and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

A10 6800K
8.1
Cinebench R11.5 (1-core), Cinebench R10 32-bit (1-core) and 1 more

Overclocking

How much speed can you get out of the processor?

A10 6800K
7.5
Passmark (Overclocked), Unlocked, Maximum Overclocked Clock Speed (Air) and 2 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

A10 6800K
7.1
Performance Per Dollar

7.4

CPUBoss Score

Performance, Single-core Performance, Overclocking and Value

A10 6800K
7.4

Benchmarks Real world tests of the AMD A10 6800K

GeekBench (32-bit)

A10 6800K
6,421
Core i7 4770K
14,361
FX 8350
11,063

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

A10 6800K
3,880
FX 8350
6,880

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

A10 6800K
4,885
A10 7700K
4,500
A8 6600K
4,701

Cinebench R11.5

A10 6800K
3.58
FX 8350
6.94

Cinebench R11.5 (Single Core)

A10 6800K
1.13

Passmark

A10 6800K
4,763
Core i7 4770K
10,016
FX 8350
9,134
New Adobe and Microsoft application tests One of the most exciting new features in PCMark 8 is the Applications benchmark which measures system performance using popular applications from the Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office.
by Legit Reviews (Jun, 2013)

Reviews Word on the street for the AMD A10 6800K


7.0
Intel's cores are far superior to AMD's when it comes to single-threaded code—the Intel Core i5-3470 was 30% faster than the A10-6800K in single-threaded performance, despite being clocked 20% slower.

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Socket Type

The 32nm processors are available in 65W and 100W configurations and have a die size of 246mm2 with 1.3 billion transistors.
by Legit Reviews (Jun, 2013)
The last key ingredient is the 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 2133MHz 1.5V memory kit and that runs as low as $68.99 shipped.
by Legit Reviews (Jun, 2013)
The A10-6800K is a 4.1GHz part with a 4.4GHz Turbo Mode and a GPU clocked at 844MHz.
by PCMag (Jun, 2013)

Socket

The AMD FM2 platform is also reasonably priced as you can pick up a quality brand name AMD A85X chipset powered ATX motherboard like the Gigabyte GA-F2A85X-D3H for $76.49 shipped.
by Legit Reviews (Jun, 2013)
Benchmark Results: The 'Richland' A10-6800K saw a performance gain of 7.6% across all of the cores over the AMD A10-5800K APU.
by Legit Reviews (Jun, 2013)
So, to build a system like this you are looking at $287.48 shipped without messing with any rebates.
by Legit Reviews (Jun, 2013)

Performance

Benchmark Results: Hitman: Absolution is tough on discrete graphics cards, so we knew it would be tough on processor graphics.
by Legit Reviews (Jun, 2013)
The AMD Trinity and Richland APUs have better graphics performance, but just half the physics performance.
by Legit Reviews (Jun, 2013)
Each benchmark produces a score you can use to compare systems as well as detailed results from the individual workloads.
by Legit Reviews (Jun, 2013)

Applications

The game has been built on Crystal Dynamics's game engine called the "Crystal Engine" and the graphics look fantastic.
by Legit Reviews (Jun, 2013)
BioShock Infinite is a first-person shooter video game developed by Irrational Games, and published by 2K Games.
by Legit Reviews (Jun, 2013)
Here you have a processor that can run games faster than Intel and it costs far less.
by Legit Reviews (Jun, 2013)

Power

Overall, that's a small win for AMD as far as Richland's total power efficiency is concerned.
by PCMag (Jun, 2013)
Typically, AMD and Intel are able to extract an additional speed grade or two at a given TDP as a process node matures and chip designs are tweaked for optimal results.
by PCMag (Jun, 2013)
Not too shabby and AMD has improved the power efficiency with Richland!
by Legit Reviews (Jun, 2013)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Clock speed 4.1 GHz
Turbo clock speed 4.4 GHz
Cores Quad core
Is unlocked Yes
Is hyperthreaded No

features

Has a NX bit Yes
Has vitualization support Yes
Instruction-set-extensions
  1. MMX
  2. SSE4.2
  3. Supplemental SSE3
  4. SSE4.1
  5. AVX
  6. SSE
  7. SSE4
  8. AES
  9. SSE4a
  10. SSE3
  11. SSE2
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes

gpu

GPU GPU
Label Radeon™ HD 8670D
Latest DirectX 11.0
GPU clock speed 844 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in
Memory type DDR3-2133

details

Threads 4 threads
L2 cache 4 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nms
Max CPUs 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 74°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 7
Overclocked clock speed 4.9 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.92 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 3,392.7
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.9 GHz

power consumption

TDP 100W
Annual home energy cost 24.09 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 87.6 $/year
Performance per watt 6.14 pt/W
Typical power consumption 81.25W
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