CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 6700K vs 7860K 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

8.6

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 6700K 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i7 6700K  based on its performance and single-core performance.

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Intel Core i7 6700K

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Front view of Intel Core i7 6700K

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 6700K

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 6700K

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Much newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 28 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Higher clock speed 4 GHz vs 3.6 GHz More than 10% higher clock speed
More l3 cache 8 MB vs None Compared to all cpus, 8 MB l3 cache is just OK
Much better geekbench 3 single core score 4,525 vs 1,765 More than 2.5x better geekbench 3 single core score
Much better cinebench r10 32Bit 1-core score 8,981 vs 4,039 Around 2.2x better cinebench r10 32Bit 1-core score
Higher turbo clock speed 4.2 GHz vs 4 GHz More than 5% higher turbo clock speed
Significantly better cinebench r10 32Bit score 36,746 vs 13,456 Around 2.8x better cinebench r10 32Bit score
Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 17,644 vs 5,054 Around 3.5x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Front view of AMD A10 7860K

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AMD A10 7860K

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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 757 MHz vs 350 MHz Around 2.2x higher GPU clock speed
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Much better performance per dollar 2.62 pt/$ vs 1.08 pt/$ Around 2.5x better performance per dollar
Lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 73.94W Around 30% lower typical power consumption
Higher Maximum operating temperature 71.3 °C vs 64 °C More than 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
Lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 79.72 $/year Around 30% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 21.92 $/year Around 30% lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 6700K vs A10 7860K

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 6700K
33.21 mHash/s
A10 7860K
89.4 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i7 6700K
26.56 mPixels/s
A10 7860K
17.09 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 6700K
1.81 fps
A10 7860K
1.42 fps

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 6700K
17,644
A10 7860K
5,054

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A10 7860K
1,765

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 6700K
6,030 MB/s
A10 7860K
155.3 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i7 6700K
11,118
A10 7860K
5,125

PassMark (Single Core)

A10 7860K
1,575

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 6700K  vs
A10 7860K 
Clock speed 4 GHz 3.6 GHz
Turbo clock speed 4.2 GHz 4 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Is unlocked Yes Yes

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 65W
Annual home energy cost 21.92 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 79.72 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 3.5 pt/W 3.93 pt/W
Typical power consumption 73.94W 52.81W

details

Core i7 6700K  vs
A10 7860K 
Threads 8 4
L2 cache 1 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB None
Manufacture process 14 nm 28 nm
Operating temperature Unknown - 64°C Unknown - 71.3°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.65 GHz 4.37 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.76 GHz 4.76 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.65 GHz 4.37 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 530 Radeon™ R7
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 757 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-2133
DDR3L-1600
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