CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 62 vs 5800K among all 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

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

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?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

9.2

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD A10 5800K 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD A10 5800K  based on its performance and single-core performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

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Reasons to consider the
AMD Athlon X2 62

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Much lower typical power consumption 20.31W vs 81.25W 4x lower typical power consumption
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 100 °C vs 74 °C More than 35% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much lower annual home energy cost 6.02 $/year vs 24.09 $/year 4x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 21.9 $/year vs 87.6 $/year 4x lower annual commercial energy cost
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Much more l2 cache 4 MB vs 1 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much higher clock speed 3.8 GHz vs 2 GHz Around 90% higher clock speed
Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 5,765 vs 1,395 Around 4.2x better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Much better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 6,004 vs 1,541 Around 4x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.48 GHz vs 2.02 GHz Around 2.2x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,460 vs 562 More than 2.5x better PassMark (Single core) score
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Newer Oct, 2012 vs May, 2007 Release date over 5 years later
Significantly better performance per watt 5.49 pt/W vs 2.38 pt/W More than 2.2x better performance per watt
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.59 GHz vs 2 GHz More than 2.2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads

Benchmarks Real world tests of Athlon X2 62 vs A10 5800K

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Athlon X2 62
1,541
A10 5800K
6,004

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Athlon X2 62
53,700 MB/s
A10 5800K
2,340,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Athlon X2 62
1,395
A10 5800K
5,765

GeekBench

Athlon X2 62
1,888
A10 5800K
8,036

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Athlon X2 62  vs
A10 5800K 
Clock speed 2 GHz 3.8 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Is unlocked No Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support No Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
XOP
SSE3
SSE
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
3DNow!
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 25W 100W
Annual home energy cost 6.02 $/year 24.09 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 21.9 $/year 87.6 $/year
Performance per watt 2.38 pt/W 5.49 pt/W
Typical power consumption 20.31W 81.25W

details

Athlon X2 62  vs
A10 5800K 
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 1 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 100°C Unknown - 74°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.02 GHz 4.48 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2 GHz 4.59 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.02 GHz 4.48 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Radeon™ HD 7660D
Latest DirectX N/A 11.0
GPU clock speed N/A 800 MHz
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