AMD A10-6800K vs AMD A8-6600K

AMD A10-6800K

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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.

AMD A8-6600K

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The AMD A8-6600K 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 3.9 to 4.2 GHz. Furthermore, the 6600K has a Radeon HD 8570D graphics unit and a DDR3-1866 memory controller. Due to the unlocked multiplier, the CPU can overclock very easily. Compared to the previous Trinity generation A10-5800K, the 6600K offers a similar clocked CPU (100 MHz higher base clock) and slightly slower GPU (less cores more clock rate). 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 A8-6600K 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.

Due to the similar core clock speed, the CPU performance of the A8-6600K is on a similar level as the old A10-5800K and therefore on average compareable to a 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 6600K is suitable without restrictions; even demanding 3D games are possible if paired with a dedicated graphics card.

The integrated DirectX 11-compatible Radeon HD 8570D offers only 256 of the 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.

AMD A10-6800KAMD A8-6600K
AMD A-Series (Desktop)AMD A-Series (Desktop)
RichlandRichland
: A-Series (Desktop) Richland
» AMD A10-6800K4100 - 4400 MHz4 / 4
AMD A8-6600K3900 - 4200 MHz4 / 4
AMD A6-6400K (compare)3900 - 4100 MHz2 / 2
AMD A10-6800K4100 - 4400 MHz4 / 4
» AMD A8-6600K3900 - 4200 MHz4 / 4
AMD A6-6400K (compare)3900 - 4100 MHz2 / 2
4100 - 4400 MHz3900 - 4200 MHz
4 MB4 MB
4 / 44 / 4
100 100
1303 1303
32 32
246 mm2246 mm2
74 °C74 °C
iGPUAMD Radeon HD 8670D (844 MHz)AMD Radeon HD 8570D (844 MHz)
$142 U.S.$142 U.S.

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 325     avg: 326     median: 326 (7%)     max: 327 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
100 Points (46%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
3.6 Points (9%)
3.4 Points (9%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
1.1 Points (46%)
1 Points (39%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
3428 Points (35%)
3230 Points (33%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
10077 Points (17%)
8040 Points (14%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
13938 Points (18%)
13343 Points (18%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
4637 Points (43%)
4438 Points (41%)
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
510 seconds (6%)
545 seconds (6%)
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
16.1 seconds (3%)
17.9 seconds (4%)
WinRAR - Result
2595 KB/s (30%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
23.3 fps (15%)
22.2 fps (14%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
111 fps (39%)
106 fps (38%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.2 GB/s (11%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.4 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
1.9 GB/s (10%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
4885 Points (33%)
4701 Points (31%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
21.7 Seconds (5%)
22.8 Seconds (5%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
49.5 Seconds (2%)
52 Seconds (2%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
1288 Seconds (6%)
1351 Seconds (6%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
11097 Points (16%)
10723 Points (15%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
4066 points (20%)
3944 points (19%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
41083 Points (26%)
39035 Points (25%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
41079 Points (49%)
39254 Points (47%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
3284 Points (8%)
3106 Points (8%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
4744 Points (16%)
4535 Points (15%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
5103 Points (41%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
4061 Points (37%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
6167 Points (12%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
6685 Points (13%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
5820 Points (15%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
6774 Points (12%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
2340 Points (48%)
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
186 ms (2%)

Average Benchmarks AMD A10-6800K → 100%

Average Benchmarks AMD A8-6600K → 97%

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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

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