CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 7870K vs 6800K 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

9.5

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

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AMD A10 7870K 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

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Benchmarks Real world tests of A10 7870K vs 6800K

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

A10 7870K
103.22 mHash/s
A10 6800K
71.19 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

A10 7870K
22.63 mPixels/s
A10 6800K
6.31 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Ocean surface simulation) Data courtesy CompuBench

A10 7870K
371.33 fps
A10 6800K
259.91 fps

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

A10 7870K
1.73 fps
A10 6800K
0.91 fps

CompuBench 1.5 (Video composition) Data courtesy CompuBench

A10 7870K
30.81 fps
A10 6800K
18.19 fps

Cinebench R10 32-Bit

A10 7870K
14,484
A10 6800K
13,968

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

A10 7870K
5,497
A10 6800K
4,893

PassMark (Single Core)

A10 7870K
1,548
A10 6800K
1,542

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

A10 7870K  vs
6800K 
Clock speed 3.9 GHz 4.1 GHz
Turbo clock speed 4.1 GHz 4.4 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
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
ABM
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM

memory controller

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

details

A10 7870K  vs
6800K 
L2 cache 4 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 1 MB/core

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.66 GHz 4.9 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.51 GHz 5.25 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.66 GHz 4.9 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label AMD Radeon 2× 2 MB Radeon™ HD 8670D
GPU clock speed 866 MHz 844 MHz

power consumption

TDP 95W 100W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 24.09 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 87.6 $/year
Performance per watt 4.33 pt/W 5.94 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 81.25W
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