CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 5600K vs 5400K 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

7.8

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

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AMD A8 5600K 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD A8 5600K

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AMD A8 5600K

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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
Front view of AMD A6 5400K

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the A6 5400K vs the A8 5600K.

Benchmarks Real world tests of A8 5600K vs A6 5400K

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

A8 5600K
41.89 mHash/s
A6 5400K
38.48 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

A8 5600K
0.49 fps
A6 5400K
0.47 fps

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

A8 5600K
2,708
A6 5400K
2,281

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

A8 5600K
2,631
A6 5400K
1,924

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

A8 5600K
5,352
A6 5400K
2,712

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 5600K
5,682
A6 5400K
2,916

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 5600K
1,989
A6 5400K
1,906

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 5600K
2,210,000 MB/s
A6 5400K
2,125,000 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

A8 5600K  vs
A6 5400K 
Clock speed 3.6 GHz 3.6 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz 3.8 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual 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 100W 65W
Annual home energy cost 24.09 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 87.6 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 4.86 pt/W 6.62 pt/W
Typical power consumption 81.25W 52.81W

details

A8 5600K  vs
A6 5400K 
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 4 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 0.5 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 - 74°C Unknown - 70°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 12 8
Overclocked clock speed 4.29 GHz 4.46 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.7 GHz 5.03 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 2,659.2 1,170.5
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.29 GHz 4.46 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Radeon™ HD 7560D Radeon™ HD 7540D
Latest DirectX 11.0 11.0
GPU clock speed 760 MHz 760 MHz

memory controller

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