CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 5400K 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

8.7

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD A6 5400K 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

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AMD A6 5400K

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More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads

Benchmarks Real world tests of A6 5400K vs A10 5800K

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

A6 5400K
38.48 mHash/s
A10 5800K
64.24 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

A6 5400K
0.47 fps
A10 5800K
0.7 fps

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

A6 5400K
2,281
A10 5800K
2,974

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

A6 5400K
1,924
A10 5800K
3,597

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

A6 5400K
2,712
A10 5800K
6,939

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A6 5400K
2,916
A10 5800K
6,004

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A6 5400K
1,906
A10 5800K
2,093

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A6 5400K
2,125,000 MB/s
A10 5800K
2,340,000 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

A6 5400K  vs
A10 5800K 
Clock speed 3.6 GHz 3.8 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.8 GHz 4.2 GHz
Cores Dual 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
SSE3
SSE
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

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 6.62 pt/W 5.49 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 81.25W

details

A6 5400K  vs
A10 5800K 
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 1 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 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 8 10
Overclocked clock speed 4.46 GHz 4.47 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 5.03 GHz 4.59 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 1,170.5 2,959.6
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.46 GHz 4.47 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Radeon™ HD 7540D Radeon™ HD 7660D
Latest DirectX 11.0 11.0
GPU clock speed 760 MHz 800 MHz

memory controller

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