CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 6700 vs 5800K among desktop CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

7.2

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD A10 5800K 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD A10 6700

Reasons to consider the
AMD A10 6700

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Much lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 81.25W 35% lower typical power consumption
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.8 GHz vs 4.48 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 24.09 $/year 35% lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 87.6 $/year 35% lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer Jun, 2013 vs Oct, 2012 Release date 8 months later
Front view of AMD A10 5800K

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Much more l3 cache 1 MB vs None Compared to all cpus, 1 MB l3 cache is just OK
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Higher clock speed 3.8 GHz vs 3.7 GHz Around 5% higher clock speed
Higher Maximum operating temperature 74 °C vs 71.3 °C Around 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.59 GHz vs 3.7 GHz Around 25% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of A10 6700 vs 5800K

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

A10 6700
67.86 mHash/s
A10 5800K
64.24 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

A10 6700
0.51 fps
A10 5800K
0.7 fps

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

A10 6700
2,856
A10 5800K
2,974

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

A10 6700
3,414
A10 5800K
3,597

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

A10 6700
5,148
A10 5800K
6,939

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A10 6700
5,827
A10 5800K
6,004

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A10 6700
2,067
A10 5800K
2,093

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A10 6700
2,240,000 MB/s
A10 5800K
2,340,000 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

A10 6700  vs
5800K 
Clock speed 3.7 GHz 3.8 GHz
Turbo clock speed 4.3 GHz 4.2 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Is unlocked No Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
BMI1
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
ABM
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 65W 100W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 24.09 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 87.6 $/year
Performance per watt 7.8 pt/W 5.49 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 81.25W

details

A10 6700  vs
5800K 
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 4 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache None 1 MB
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 71.3°C Unknown - 74°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.8 GHz 4.48 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.7 GHz 4.59 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.8 GHz 4.48 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Radeon™ HD 8670D Radeon™ HD 7660D
Latest DirectX 11.0 11.0
GPU clock speed 844 MHz 800 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3L-1333
AMD A10 6700
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