CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 6800K vs 5800K among desktop CPUs (over 75W)

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

9.2

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD A10 5800K 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD A10 5800K  based on its value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

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Higher clock speed 4.1 GHz vs 3.8 GHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 4.4 GHz vs 4.2 GHz Around 5% higher turbo clock speed
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.9 GHz vs 4.49 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better CompuBench 1.5 ocean surface simulation score 259.91 fps vs 225.16 fps More than 15% better CompuBench 1.5 ocean surface simulation score
Slightly better geekbench 3 single core score 2,278 vs 2,093 Around 10% better geekbench 3 single core score
Newer Jun, 2013 vs Oct, 2012 Release date 8 months later
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 5.25 GHz vs 4.6 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Slightly better PassMark (Overclocked) score 3,392.7 vs 2,959.6 Around 15% better PassMark (Overclocked) score
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Better performance per dollar 8.79 pt/$ vs 6.54 pt/$ Around 35% better performance per dollar

Benchmarks Real world tests of A10 6800K vs 5800K

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

A10 6800K
0.91 fps
A10 5800K
0.7 fps

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

A10 6800K
3,066
A10 5800K
2,974

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

A10 6800K
3,664
A10 5800K
3,597

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A10 6800K
2,278
A10 5800K
2,093

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A10 6800K
6,280
A10 5800K
5,765

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

A10 6800K
3,880
A10 5800K
3,590

Cinebench R11.5

A10 6800K
3.58
A10 5800K
3.32

Cinebench R11.5 (Single Core)

A10 6800K
1.13
A10 5800K
1.08

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

A10 6800K  vs
5800K 
Clock speed 4.1 GHz 3.8 GHz
Turbo clock speed 4.4 GHz 4.2 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Is unlocked Yes 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 100W 100W
Annual home energy cost 24.09 $/year 24.09 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 87.6 $/year 87.6 $/year
Performance per watt 7.94 pt/W 7.47 pt/W
Typical power consumption 81.25W 81.25W

details

A10 6800K  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 - 74°C Unknown - 74°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 7 10
Overclocked clock speed 4.9 GHz 4.49 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 5.25 GHz 4.6 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 3,392.7 2,959.6
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.9 GHz 4.49 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
DDR3-2133
DDR3-1866
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
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