CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 6600K vs 6th Gen PRO A10-8850B 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

9.1

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i5 6600K 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i5 6600K  based on its performance and single-core performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i5 6600K

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 6600K

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 28 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
More l3 cache 6 MB vs None Compared to all cpus, 6 MB l3 cache is just OK
Better PassMark (Single core) score 2,147 vs 1,730 Around 25% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better CompuBench 1.5 ocean surface simulation score 309.14 fps vs 221.73 fps Around 40% better CompuBench 1.5 ocean surface simulation score
Better PassMark score 7,983 vs 5,839 More than 35% better PassMark score
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.54 GHz vs 3.9 GHz More than 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.56 GHz vs 3.9 GHz More than 15% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD PRO A A10 6th Gen PRO A10-8850B

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

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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
Much higher GPU clock speed 800 MHz vs 350 MHz More than 2.2x higher GPU clock speed
Higher clock speed 3.9 GHz vs 3.5 GHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Higher turbo clock speed 4.1 GHz vs 3.9 GHz More than 5% higher turbo clock speed
Higher Maximum operating temperature 72.4 °C vs 64 °C Around 15% higher Maximum operating temperature

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 6600K vs PRO A A10 6th Gen PRO A10-8850B

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 6600K
32.43 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i5 6600K
28.74 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

Core i5 6600K  vs
PRO A A10 6th Gen PRO A10-8850B 
Clock speed 3.5 GHz 3.9 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz 4.1 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Is unlocked Yes No

features

Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
FMA4
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0

power consumption

TDP 91W 95W
Annual home energy cost 21.92 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 79.72 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 3.13 pt/W 3.95 pt/W
Typical power consumption 73.94W 77.19W

details

Core i5 6600K  vs
PRO A A10 6th Gen PRO A10-8850B 
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB None
Manufacture process 14 nm 28 nm
Operating temperature Unknown - 64°C Unknown - 72.4°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.54 GHz 3.9 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.56 GHz 3.9 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.54 GHz 3.9 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 530 Radeon™ R7
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 800 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-2133
DDR3L-1600
Intel Core i5 6600K
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