CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 860K vs 5800K among desktop CPUs (over 75W)

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

9.6

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD Athlon X4 860K 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD Athlon X4 860K  based on its performance, single-core performance and power consumption.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD Athlon X4 860K

Reasons to consider the
AMD Athlon X4 860K

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Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,593 vs 1,459 Around 10% better PassMark (Single core) score
Much lower typical power consumption 77.19W vs 81.25W 5% lower typical power consumption
Much lower annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year vs 24.09 $/year Around 5% lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year vs 87.6 $/year Around 5% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD A10 5800K

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AMD A10 5800K

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Much higher turbo clock speed 4.2 GHz vs 4 GHz More than 5% higher turbo clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.6 GHz vs 4.45 GHz Around 5% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Athlon X4 860K vs A10 5800K

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Athlon X4 860K
2,290,000 MB/s
A10 5800K
2,340,000 MB/s

Cinebench R10 32-Bit

A10 5800K
13,119

Cinebench R10 32-Bit (Single Core)

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Athlon X4 860K  vs
A10 5800K 
Clock speed 3.7 GHz 3.8 GHz
Turbo clock speed 4 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
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM

memory controller

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

details

Athlon X4 860K  vs
A10 5800K 
L2 cache 4 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 28 nm 32 nm

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.37 GHz 4.47 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.45 GHz 4.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.37 GHz 4.47 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label AMD Radeon APUs GPU part factory disabled Radeon™ HD 7660D

power consumption

TDP 95W 100W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 24.09 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 87.6 $/year
Performance per watt 9.8 pt/W 5.49 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 81.25W
AMD Athlon X4 860K
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