CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 7600 vs 5600K 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 A8 5600K 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD A8 5600K  based on its overclocking.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD A8 7600

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AMD A8 7600

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the 7600 vs the 5600K.

Front view of AMD A8 5600K

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking

Benchmarks Real world tests of A8 7600 vs 5600K

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

A8 7600
64.45 mHash/s
A8 5600K
41.89 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

A8 7600
1.07 fps
A8 5600K
0.49 fps

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

A8 7600
3,177
A8 5600K
2,708

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

A8 7600
4,484
A8 5600K
2,631

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

A8 7600
5,957
A8 5600K
5,352

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 7600
6,014
A8 5600K
5,682

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 7600
2,062
A8 5600K
1,989

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 7600
1,970,000 MB/s
A8 5600K
2,210,000 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

A8 7600  vs
5600K 
Clock speed 3.1 GHz 3.6 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.1 GHz 3.9 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Is unlocked No 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
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM

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 8.07 pt/W 4.86 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 81.25W

details

A8 7600  vs
5600K 
L2 cache 4 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 28 nm 32 nm
Operating temperature Unknown - 71.3°C Unknown - 74°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.04 GHz 4.29 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.1 GHz 4.7 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.04 GHz 4.29 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Radeon™ R7 Radeon™ HD 7560D
Latest DirectX 11.0 11.0
GPU clock speed 720 MHz 760 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-2133
DDR3-1866
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