CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 5300 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 A4 5300

Reasons to consider the
AMD A4 5300

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Much lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 81.25W 35% lower typical power consumption
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
Front view of AMD A10 5800K

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Much more l2 cache 4 MB vs 1 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much more l3 cache 1 MB vs 0.5 MB 2x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Significantly higher clock speed 3.8 GHz vs 3.4 GHz More than 10% higher clock speed
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 74 °C vs 70 °C More than 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.59 GHz vs 3.4 GHz Around 35% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of A4 5300 vs A10 5800K

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

A4 5300
2,042
A10 5800K
2,974

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

A4 5300
1,355
A10 5800K
3,597

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

A4 5300
2,264
A10 5800K
6,939

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A4 5300
2,755
A10 5800K
6,004

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A4 5300
1,802
A10 5800K
2,093

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A4 5300
2,030,000 MB/s
A10 5800K
2,340,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

A4 5300
1,999
A10 5800K
4,636

PassMark (Single Core)

A4 5300
1,252
A10 5800K
1,460

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

A4 5300  vs
A10 5800K 
Clock speed 3.4 GHz 3.8 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.4 GHz 4.2 GHz
Cores Dual 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
SSE3
SSE
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Radeon™ HD 7480D Radeon™ HD 7660D
Latest DirectX 11.0 11.0
GPU clock speed 723 MHz 800 MHz

memory controller

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

details

A4 5300  vs
A10 5800K 
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 1 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 0.5 MB 1 MB
L3 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Transistor count 1,303,000,000 1,303,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Die size 246 mm² 246 mm²
Voltage range 0.82 - 1.48V 0.82 - 1.48V
Operating temperature Unknown - 70°C Unknown - 74°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 5 10
Overclocked clock speed 4.49 GHz 4.48 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.4 GHz 4.59 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.49 GHz 4.48 GHz

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 7.32 pt/W 5.49 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 81.25W
AMD A4 5300
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