CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 5200 vs 5800K

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

A6 5200
5.5
A10 5800K
6.1
Cinebench R10 32-bit, PassMark and GeekBench

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

A6 5200
6.3
A10 5800K
7.5
Cinebench R10 32-bit (1-core) and PassMark (Single Core)

Power Consumption

How much power does the processor require?

A6 5200
5.4
A10 5800K
5.1
TDP

Value

A6 5200
5.3
A10 5800K
7.7
Performance Per Dollar

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD A6 5200

Reasons to consider the
AMD A6 5200

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Significantly lower typical power consumption 20.31W vs 81.25W 4x 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
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 90 °C vs 74 °C More than 20% higher Maximum operating temperature
Better performance per watt 13.38 pt/W vs 5.13 pt/W More than 2.5x better performance per watt
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 21.9 $/year vs 87.6 $/year 4x lower annual commercial energy cost
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 6.02 $/year vs 24.09 $/year 4x lower annual home energy cost
Newer May, 2013 vs Oct, 2012 Release date 7 months later
Front view of AMD A10 5800K

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AMD A10 5800K

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Much higher turbo clock speed 4.2 GHz vs None Compared to all cpus, 4.2 GHz turbo clock speed is just OK
Much higher clock speed 3.8 GHz vs 2 GHz Around 90% higher clock speed
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.49 GHz vs 2 GHz Around 2.2x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Higher GPU clock speed 800 MHz vs 600 MHz Around 35% higher GPU clock speed
Much better performance per dollar 6.34 pt/$ vs 0.71 pt/$ Around 9x better performance per dollar
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,460 vs 781 More than 85% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better geekbench (64-bit) score 8,036 vs 3,436 More than 2.2x better geekbench (64-bit) score
Better PassMark score 4,637 vs 2,427 More than 90% better PassMark score
Better cinebench r10 32Bit 1-core score 4,083 vs 1,986 More than 2x better cinebench r10 32Bit 1-core score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.61 GHz vs 2 GHz More than 2.2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Better cinebench r10 32Bit score 13,119 vs 6,761 Around 95% better cinebench r10 32Bit score

Benchmarks Real world tests of A6 5200 vs A10 5800K

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A6 5200
3,224
A10 5800K
5,765

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A6 5200
3,436
A10 5800K
8,036

Cinebench R10 32-Bit

A6 5200
6,761
A10 5800K
13,119

Cinebench R10 32-Bit (Single Core)

A6 5200
1,986
A10 5800K
4,083

PassMark Data courtesy PassMark

A6 5200
2,427
A10 5800K
4,637

PassMark (Single Core) Data courtesy PassMark

A6 5200
781
A10 5800K
1,460

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

A6 5200  vs
A10 5800K 
Clock speed 2 GHz 3.8 GHz
Turbo clock speed None 4.2 GHz
Cores Quad 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
AVX
SSE3
SSE
BMI1
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 25W 100W
Annual home energy cost 6.02 $/year 24.09 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 21.9 $/year 87.6 $/year
Performance per watt 13.38 pt/W 5.13 pt/W
Typical power consumption 20.31W 81.25W

details

A6 5200  vs
A10 5800K 
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 2 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 28 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 90°C Unknown - 74°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2 GHz 4.49 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2 GHz 4.61 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2 GHz 4.49 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Radeon™ HD 8400 Radeon™ HD 7660D
Latest DirectX 11.1 11.0
GPU clock speed 600 MHz 800 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3L-1600
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