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AMD A10-6800K

AMD AMD A10-6800K

The AMD A10-6800K is a desktop APU from the Richland series. The chip is produced ​​in a 32nm process and integrates 2 modules with 4 CPU cores clocked at 4.1 to 4.4 GHz. Furthermore, the 6800K has a Radeon HD 8670D graphics unit and a DDR3-2133 memory controller. Due to the unlocked multiplier, the CPU can overclock very easily. Compared to the previous Trinity generation A10-5800K, the 6800K offers higher clocked CPU and GPU cores and supports higher clocked main memory. Otherwise, only small optimizations regarding power and turbo were made.

The CPU cores are based on a reworked Bulldozer architecture called Piledriver. Although marketed as a quad-core processor, the A10-6800K includes only two modules with four integer-cores and two floating-point units in total. As a result, the CPU is not a true quad-core processor.

Depending on the benchmark, the CPU performance of the A10-6800K is slightly faster than the old A10-5800K due to the higher clock rates (same architecture). Therefore, it is similar to Ivy Bridge Core i3 CPUs. The chip shows good performance on applications with high parallelization, whereas performance per thread is less impressive. For everyday tasks like Office, multimedia applications or Internet surfing, the 5800K is suitable without restrictions; even demanding 3D games are possible if paired with a dedicated graphics card.

The integrated DirectX 11-compatible Radeon HD 8670D offers all 384 shader cores of the Richland chip and a core clock of 844 MHz with no Turbo support. 

The power consumption of the entire desktop APU is rated at 100 Watts.

SeriesAMD A-Series (Desktop)

Series: A-Series (Desktop) Richland

» AMD A10-6800K4.1 - 4.4 GHz4 / 4
AMD A8-6600K compare3.9 - 4.2 GHz4 / 4
AMD A6-6400K compare3.9 - 4.1 GHz2 / 2
Clock Rate4100 - 4400 MHz
Level 2 Cache4 MB
Number of Cores / Threads4 / 4
Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)100 Watt
Transistor Count1303 Million
Manufacturing Technology32 nm
Die Size246 mm2
Max. Temperature74 °C
GPUAMD Radeon HD 8670D (844 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Starting Price$142 U.S.
Announcement Date06/04/2013


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Other CPUs of the series A-Series (Desktop)

» AMD A10-6800K
   4x 4.1 GHz - 4.4 GHz
» AMD A10-7850K
   4x 3.7 GHz - 4 GHz
» AMD A10-7700K
   4x 3.4 GHz - 3.8 GHz
» AMD A8-7650K
   4x 3.3 GHz - 3.8 GHz
» AMD A8-6600K
   4x 3.9 GHz - 4.2 GHz
» AMD A10-5800K
   4x 3.8 GHz - 4.2 GHz
» AMD A8-5600K
   4x 3.6 GHz - 3.9 GHz
» AMD A8-3850
   4x 2.9 GHz
» AMD A6-6400K
   2x 3.9 GHz - 4.1 GHz
» AMD A4-5300
   2x 3.4 GHz - 3.6 GHz

Surrounding CPUs

+ Intel Core i5-6400T
   4x 2.2 GHz - 2.8 GHz
+ Intel Core i7-940
   4x 2.93 GHz - 3.2 GHz
+ Intel Core i7-920
   4x 2.66 GHz - 2.93 GHz
+ Intel Core i5-750
   4x 2.66 GHz - 3.2 GHz
+ Intel Core 2 Extreme (Desktop) QX6850
   4x 3 GHz
» AMD A10-6800K
   4x 4.1 GHz - 4.4 GHz
- Intel Core 2 Quad (Desktop) Q9550
   4x 2.83 GHz
- AMD A10-7850K
   4x 3.7 GHz - 4 GHz
- AMD A10-7700K
   4x 3.4 GHz - 3.8 GHz
- AMD A8-7650K
   4x 3.3 GHz - 3.8 GHz
- Intel Core i3-3220
   2x 3.3 GHz
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2017-09- 5)