CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 6600K vs 5800K

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

Cinebench R10 32-bit, PassMark, GeekBench (32-bit) and GeekBench (64-bit)

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Cinebench R10 32-bit (1-core) and PassMark (Single Core)

Overclocking

How much speed can you get out of the processor?

PassMark (Overclocked), Unlocked, Maximum Overclocked Clock Speed (Air) and 1 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Performance Per Dollar

CPUBoss Score

Performance, Single-core Performance, Overclocking and Value

Winner
AMD A8 6600K 

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AMD A8 6600K

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Front view of AMD A8 6600K

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD A8 6600K

Reasons to consider the
AMD A8 6600K

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Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.77 GHz vs 4.49 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Newer Jun, 2013 vs Oct, 2012 Release date 8 months later
Front view of AMD A10 5800K

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Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.61 GHz vs 3.9 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of A8 6600K vs A10 5800K

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 6600K
5,846
A10 5800K
5,765

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

A8 6600K
3,710
A10 5800K
3,590

Cinebench R10 32-Bit

A8 6600K
13,140
A10 5800K
13,119

Cinebench R10 32-Bit (Single Core)

A8 6600K
4,148
A10 5800K
4,083

PassMark Data courtesy PassMark

A8 6600K
4,625
A10 5800K
4,637

PassMark (Single Core) Data courtesy PassMark

A8 6600K
1,482
A10 5800K
1,460

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

A8 6600K  vs
A10 5800K 
Clock speed 3.9 GHz 3.8 GHz
Turbo clock speed 4.2 GHz 4.2 GHz
Cores Quad 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
AVX
SSE3
SSE
BMI1
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
ABM
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 100W 100W
Annual home energy cost 24.09 $/year 24.09 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 87.6 $/year 87.6 $/year
Performance per watt 5.87 pt/W 5.13 pt/W
Typical power consumption 81.25W 81.25W

details

A8 6600K  vs
A10 5800K 
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 4 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 74°C Unknown - 74°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.77 GHz 4.49 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.9 GHz 4.61 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 3,459.4 2,959.6
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.77 GHz 4.49 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Radeon™ HD 8570D Radeon™ HD 7660D
Latest DirectX 11.0 11.0
GPU clock speed 844 MHz 800 MHz

memory controller

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