CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3770K 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

9.2

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 3770K 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i7 3770K  based on its performance, single-core performance and power consumption.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 3770K

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 3770K

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Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 13,703 vs 5,765 Around 2.5x better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
Much better cinebench r10 32Bit 1-core score 6,862 vs 4,083 Around 70% better cinebench r10 32Bit 1-core score
Significantly more l3 cache 8 MB vs 1 MB 8x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much better CompuBench 1.5 T-Rex score 1.67 fps vs 0.7 fps Around 2.5x better CompuBench 1.5 T-Rex score
Much better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 13,098 vs 6,004 Around 2.2x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Much more l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 8x more l3 cache per core
Much better cinebench r10 32Bit score 25,703 vs 13,119 More than 95% better cinebench r10 32Bit score
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.71 GHz vs 4.49 GHz Around 5% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Front view of AMD A10 5800K

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Significantly higher turbo clock speed 4.2 GHz vs 3.9 GHz Around 10% higher turbo clock speed
Significantly 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
Higher clock speed 3.8 GHz vs 3.5 GHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Much lower typical power consumption 81.25W vs 114.98W Around 30% lower typical power consumption
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Much higher GPU clock speed 800 MHz vs 650 MHz Around 25% higher GPU clock speed
Much lower annual home energy cost 24.09 $/year vs 42.19 $/year Around 45% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 74 °C vs 67.4 °C Around 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
Significantly better performance per dollar 7.56 pt/$ vs 2.41 pt/$ Around 3.2x better performance per dollar
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 87.6 $/year vs 112.39 $/year More than 20% lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer Oct, 2012 vs Apr, 2012 Release date 5 months later
Slightly better performance per watt 6.04 pt/W vs 4.97 pt/W More than 20% better performance per watt

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 3770K vs A10 5800K

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 3770K
10.47 mHash/s
A10 5800K
64.24 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 3770K
1.67 fps
A10 5800K
0.7 fps

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

A10 5800K
2,974

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

A10 5800K
3,597

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

A10 5800K
6,939

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 3770K
13,098
A10 5800K
6,004

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A10 5800K
2,093

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 3770K
2,620,000 MB/s
A10 5800K
2,340,000 MB/s

Reviews Word on the street

Core i7 3770K  vs A10 5800K 

8.0
8.0
It's hard to imagine any desktop PC user ever needing more performance than the new Intel Core i7 3770K serves up.
Core i7 3770K

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 3770K  vs
A10 5800K 
Clock speed 3.5 GHz 3.8 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.9 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
SSE4
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4000 Radeon™ HD 7660D
Latest DirectX 11.x 11.0
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 800 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3

details

Core i7 3770K  vs
A10 5800K 
Threads 8 4
L2 cache 1 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 1 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 32 nm
Transistor count 1,400,000,000 1,303,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Voltage range 1.33 - 1.36V 0.83 - 1.48V
Operating temperature Unknown - 67.4°C Unknown - 74°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 332 10
Overclocked clock speed 4.71 GHz 4.49 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.62 GHz 4.59 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 6,731.8 2,959.6
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.71 GHz 4.49 GHz

power consumption

TDP 77W 100W
Annual home energy cost 42.19 $/year 24.09 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 112.39 $/year 87.6 $/year
Performance per watt 4.97 pt/W 6.04 pt/W
Typical power consumption 114.98W 81.25W
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