CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 6600K vs 5800K

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

Passmark, GeekBench (32-bit) and GeekBench (64-bit)

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

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

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AMD A8 6600K 

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AMD A8 6600K

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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) 4.93 GHz vs 4.5 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Marginally newer Jun, 2013 vs Oct, 2012 Release date 8 months later
Front view of AMD A10 5800K

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Slightly better geekbench (64-bit) score 8,036 vs 7,033 Around 15% better geekbench (64-bit) score

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

GeekBench (32-bit)

A8 6600K
5,899
A10 5800K
5,756

GeekBench (64-bit)

A8 6600K
7,033
A10 5800K
8,036

GeekBench

A8 6600K
7,033
A10 5800K
8,036

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

A8 6600K
3,710
A10 5800K
3,590
A8 6600K A10 5800K @ community.futuremark.com
3DMark 11 uses a native DirectX 11 engine designed to make extensive use of all the new features in DirectX 11, including tessellation, compute shaders and multi-threading.
A10 5800K | by Legit Reviews (Oct, 2012)

Passmark

A8 6600K
4,691
A10 5800K
4,681
The new version of CINEBENCH includes the ability to more accurately test the industry’s latest hardware, including systems with up to 64 processor threads, and the testing environment better reflects the expectations of today’s production demands.
A10 5800K | by Legit Reviews (Oct, 2012)

Passmark (Single Core)

A8 6600K
1,497
A10 5800K
1,470
We would think that this would translate to similar results in the SMP benchmark in Cinebench.
A10 5800K | by Legit Reviews (Oct, 2012)

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
Is hyperthreaded No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has vitualization support Yes Yes
Instruction-set-extensions
MMX
SSE
SSE4.2
AVX
SSE3
SSE2
Supplemental SSE3
SSE4.1
SSE4
SSE4a
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

gpu

GPU GPU GPU
Label Radeon™ HD 8570D Radeon™ HD 7660D
Latest DirectX 11.0 11.0

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 nms 32 nms
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 74°C Unknown - 74°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.93 GHz 4.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.73 GHz 4.71 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 3,459.4 2,959.6
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.93 GHz 4.5 GHz

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 6.5 pt/W 5.62 pt/W
Typical power consumption 81.25W 81.25W
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