AMD A10 6800K 

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

If, on the other hand, you want a combined CPU+GPU with better graphics capabilities than you can buy from a low-end Intel chip right now, the A10-6800K is a solid deal.
by PCMag (Jun, 2013)
The A10-6800K is a modest improvement over the AMD A10-5800K, with slightly higher performance and power efficiency.
by PCMag (Jun, 2013)

CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the AMD A10 6800K among desktop CPUs (over 75W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

A10 6800K
6.7
FX 6300
6.2
A10 7870K
6.1
PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

A10 6800K
7.0
FX 6300
6.7
A10 7870K
n.d.
PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

A10 6800K
9.5
FX 6300
0.0
A10 7870K
n.d.
Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

A10 6800K
7.5
FX 6300
0.0
A10 7870K
10.0
CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

A10 6800K
8.6
FX 6300
6.0
A10 7870K
9.0
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

A10 6800K
8.3
FX 6300
6.6
A10 7870K
8.3
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

8.9

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

A10 6800K
8.9
FX 6300
5.8
A10 7870K
9.2

Benchmarks Real world tests of the AMD A10 6800K

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

A10 6800K
71.19 mHash/s
A10 7870K
103.22 mHash/s
FX 6300
n.d.

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

A10 6800K
0.91 fps
A10 7870K
1.73 fps
FX 6300
n.d.

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

A10 6800K
3,066
FX 6300
n.d.
A10 7870K
n.d.

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

A10 6800K
3,664
FX 6300
n.d.
A10 7870K
n.d.

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

A10 6800K
6,422
FX 6300
n.d.
A10 7870K
n.d.

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A10 6800K
6,592
FX 6300
7,871
A10 7870K
n.d.

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A10 6800K
2,278
FX 6300
2,053
A10 7870K
n.d.

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A10 6800K
2,575,000 MB/s
FX 6300
2,290,000 MB/s
A10 7870K
n.d.

Reviews Word on the street for the AMD A10 6800K


7.0
If you care about peak CPU performance, a fast Intel dual-core or higher-end quad-core will deliver better overall performance than the AMD A10-6800K, even if the total cost is somewhat higher.

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

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.
by PCMag (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

features

Has a NX bit Yes
Has virtualization support Yes
Instruction set extensions
  1. ABM
  2. AES
  3. AMD-V
  4. AMD64
  5. AVX
  6. AVX 1.1
  7. BMI1
  8. CVT16
  9. F16C
  10. FMA3
  11. FMA4
  12. MMX
  13. SSE
  14. SSE2
  15. SSE3
  16. SSE4.1
  17. SSE4.2
  18. SSE4a
  19. Supplemental SSE3
  20. TBM
  21. XOP
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes

power consumption

TDP 100W
Annual home energy cost 24.09 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 87.6 $/year
Performance per watt 6.52 pt/W
Typical power consumption 81.25W

details

Architecture x86-64
Threads 4 threads
L2 cache 4 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core
L3 cache None
Manufacture process 32 nm
Max CPUs 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 74°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 7
Overclocked clock speed 4.9 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 5.25 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 3,392.7
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.9 GHz

integrated graphics

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

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in
Memory type
  1. DDR3-2133
  2. DDR3-1866
  3. DDR3-1600
  4. DDR3-1333
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