CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 7850K vs 6790B 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

10

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD A10 7850K 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD A10 7850K  based on its overclocking.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD A10 7850K

Reasons to consider the
AMD A10 7850K

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Much lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 81.25W 35% lower typical power consumption
Newer manufacturing process 28 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
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
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Higher clock speed 4 GHz vs 3.7 GHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Higher Maximum operating temperature 74 °C vs 72.4 °C Almost the same

Benchmarks Real world tests of A10 7850K vs 6790B

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

A10 7850K
89.37 mHash/s
A10 6790B
71.23 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

A10 7850K
1.44 fps
A10 6790B
0.54 fps

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

A10 7850K
3,374
A10 6790B
3,062

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

A10 7850K
6,222
A10 6790B
3,599

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

A10 7850K
7,530
A10 6790B
5,406

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A10 7850K
7,022
A10 6790B
6,040

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A10 7850K
2,328
A10 6790B
2,128

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A10 7850K
2,370,000 MB/s
A10 6790B
2,450,000 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

A10 7850K  vs
6790B 
Clock speed 3.7 GHz 4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 4 GHz 4.3 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
FM2+
Is unlocked Yes No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes No
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
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 34,133.32 MB/s 12,800 MB/s

details

A10 7850K  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 28 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.4°C Unknown - 74°C

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Radeon™ R7 Series Radeon HD 8670D

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 9.84 pt/W 5.45 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 81.25W
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