CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 6th Gen PRO A10-8850B vs 7870K 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

9.1

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD PRO A A10 6th Gen PRO A10-8850B 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD PRO A A10 6th Gen PRO A10-8850B

Reasons to consider the
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Much better PassMark score 5,839 vs 5,514 More than 5% better PassMark score
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,731 vs 1,545 More than 10% better PassMark (Single core) score
Front view of AMD A10 7870K

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much higher GPU clock speed 866 MHz vs 800 MHz Around 10% higher GPU clock speed
Much better CompuBench 1.5 bitcoin mining score 103.22 mHash/s vs 94.59 mHash/s Around 10% better CompuBench 1.5 bitcoin mining score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.68 GHz vs 3.9 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better performance per watt 4.41 pt/W vs 3.93 pt/W More than 10% better performance per watt
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.46 GHz vs 3.9 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of PRO A A10 6th Gen PRO A10-8850B vs A10 7870K

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

A10 7870K
103.22 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

A10 7870K
22.63 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Ocean surface simulation) Data courtesy CompuBench

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

CompuBench 1.5 (Video composition) Data courtesy CompuBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

PRO A A10 6th Gen PRO A10-8850B  vs
A10 7870K 
Clock speed 3.9 GHz 3.9 GHz
Turbo clock speed 4.1 GHz 4.1 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Is unlocked No Yes

features

Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
F16C
MMX
AVX
SSE3
SSE
BMI1
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM

power consumption

TDP 95W 95W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 3.93 pt/W 4.41 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 77.19W

details

PRO A A10 6th Gen PRO A10-8850B  vs
A10 7870K 
L2 cache 4 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 1 MB/core

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.9 GHz 4.68 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.9 GHz 4.46 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.9 GHz 4.68 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Radeon™ R7 AMD Radeon R7 (8 CUs)
GPU clock speed 800 MHz 866 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-2133
AMD PRO A A10 6th Gen PRO A10-8850B
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