CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 6800K vs 6790B 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

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CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD A10 6800K 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD A10 6800K

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the 6790B vs the 6800K.

Benchmarks Real world tests of A10 6800K vs 6790B

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

A10 6800K
71.19 mHash/s
A10 6790B
71.23 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

A10 6800K
0.91 fps
A10 6790B
0.54 fps

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

A10 6800K
3,066
A10 6790B
3,062

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

A10 6800K
3,664
A10 6790B
3,599

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

A10 6800K
6,422
A10 6790B
5,406

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A10 6800K
6,592
A10 6790B
6,040

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A10 6800K
2,278
A10 6790B
2,128

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A10 6800K
2,575,000 MB/s
A10 6790B
2,450,000 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

A10 6800K  vs
6790B 
Clock speed 4.1 GHz 4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 4.4 GHz 4.3 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Is unlocked Yes No

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
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
ABM
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-2133
DDR3-1866
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3

details

A10 6800K  vs
6790B 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 4 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 74°C Unknown - 74°C

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Radeon™ HD 8670D Radeon HD 8670D
GPU clock speed 844 MHz 844 MHz

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 5.95 pt/W 5.45 pt/W
Typical power consumption 81.25W 81.25W
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