CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 5200 vs 5800K among all 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

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

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?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

8.5

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD A10 5800K 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD A10 5800K  based on its performance and single-core performance.

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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
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
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AMD A10 5800K

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Much higher turbo clock speed 4.2 GHz vs 0 GHz 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 PCMark 8 home 3.0 accelerated score 2,974 vs 1,790 More than 65% better PCMark 8 home 3.0 accelerated score
Much better sky diver score 3,597 vs 1,486 Around 2.5x better sky diver score
Significantly higher GPU clock speed 800 MHz vs 600 MHz Around 35% higher GPU clock speed
Significantly better CompuBench 1.5 ocean surface simulation score 225.16 fps vs 102 fps Around 2.2x better CompuBench 1.5 ocean surface simulation score
Better geekbench 3 AES single core score 2,340,000 MB/s vs 982,400 MB/s Around 2.5x better geekbench 3 AES single core score
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.49 GHz vs 2 GHz Around 2.2x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better cinebench r10 32Bit 1-core score 4,083 vs 1,986 More than 2x better cinebench r10 32Bit 1-core score
Better geekbench 2 (64-bit) score 8,036 vs 3,436 More than 2.2x better geekbench 2 (64-bit) score
Slightly better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 5,765 vs 3,224 Around 80% better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
Better cinebench r10 32Bit score 13,119 vs 6,761 Around 95% better cinebench r10 32Bit score
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.59 GHz vs 2 GHz More than 2.2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of A6 5200 vs A10 5800K

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

A6 5200
19 mHash/s
A10 5800K
64.24 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

A6 5200
0.51 fps
A10 5800K
0.7 fps

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

A6 5200
1,790
A10 5800K
2,974

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

A6 5200
1,486
A10 5800K
3,597

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

A6 5200
2,476
A10 5800K
6,939

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A6 5200
3,330
A10 5800K
6,004

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A6 5200
1,061
A10 5800K
2,093

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A6 5200
982,400 MB/s
A10 5800K
2,340,000 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

A6 5200  vs
A10 5800K 
Clock speed 2 GHz 3.8 GHz
Turbo clock speed 0 GHz 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 10.61 pt/W 6.15 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
L3 cache None 1 MB
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 4.59 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
DDR3-1600
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