CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 6600K vs 6700 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

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AMD A8 6600K

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD A8 6600K

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AMD A8 6600K

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Higher clock speed 3.9 GHz vs 3.7 GHz More than 5% higher clock speed
Better performance per dollar 7.01 pt/$ vs 4.51 pt/$ More than 55% better performance per dollar
Higher Maximum operating temperature 74 °C vs 71.3 °C Around 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 5.03 GHz vs 3.7 GHz More than 35% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
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Slightly higher turbo clock speed 4.3 GHz vs 4.2 GHz Almost the same
Significantly lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 81.25W 35% lower typical power consumption
Better sky diver score 3,414 vs 2,836 More than 20% better sky diver score
Better performance per watt 10.2 pt/W vs 6.31 pt/W More than 60% better performance per watt
Slightly better CompuBench 1.5 video composition score 12.51 fps vs 10.47 fps Around 20% better CompuBench 1.5 video composition score
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 87.6 $/year 35% lower annual commercial energy cost
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 24.09 $/year 35% lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of A8 6600K vs A10 6700

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

A8 6600K
45.24 mHash/s
A10 6700
71.89 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

A8 6600K
0.7 fps
A10 6700
0.51 fps

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

A8 6600K
2,878
A10 6700
2,856

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

A8 6600K
2,836
A10 6700
3,414

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

A8 6600K
5,091
A10 6700
5,148

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 6600K
2,132
A10 6700
2,067

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 6600K
5,846
A10 6700
5,677

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

A8 6600K
3,710
A10 6700
3,540

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

A8 6600K  vs
A10 6700 
Clock speed 3.9 GHz 3.7 GHz
Turbo clock speed 4.2 GHz 4.3 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Is unlocked Yes No

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
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 65W
Annual home energy cost 24.09 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 87.6 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 6.31 pt/W 10.2 pt/W
Typical power consumption 81.25W 52.81W

details

A8 6600K  vs
A10 6700 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 4 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache None None
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 74°C Unknown - 71.3°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.66 GHz 4.81 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 5.03 GHz 3.7 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.66 GHz 4.81 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Radeon™ HD 8570D Radeon™ HD 8670D
Latest DirectX 11.0 11.0
GPU clock speed 844 MHz 844 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3L-1333
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