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AMD A10-6800K vs A8-6500

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AMD A10-6800K advantages



AMD A10-6800K
  • This processor has 7% higher performance in single-threaded programs.
  • The CPU performs 14% better when running multi-threaded applications.
  • Memory performance of the processor is better.
  • In games and graphics programs, the CPU is 1% faster.
  • The processor is not "locked". Therefore, the CPU can be effortlessly overclocked on most motherboards to get greater performance. Be warned that overclocking can void processor warranty.

AMD A8-6500 advantages



AMD A8-6500
  • The microprocessor is 35% more energy efficient.
  • The official price of the processor is much lower than the price of the A10-6800K.
  • The microprocessor has 38% better price/performance ratio.

A10-6800K vs A8-6500 performance comparison

The charts in the section below demonstrate relative performance of A10-6800K and A8-6500 microprocessors in a few different kinds of programs. To calculate displayed numbers we averaged results for several benchmarks for each specific type of task. Consequentally, the shown results may differ from results, that you may see in individual tests. The 'Overall performance' chart calculates an average of all-around performance benchmarks, and benchmarks, specific to each program type. The 'Price-performance ratio' chart displays how much more performance you will get per dollar spent. The cost of other system parts is not included in this ratio.
Single-threaded performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1.07
 
1
 
 
Higher is better
Multi-threaded performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1.14
 
1
 
 
Higher is better
Memory-intensive applications
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1.04
 
1
 
 
Higher is better
Discrete Graphics performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1.01
 
1
 
 
Higher is better
Overall performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1.06
 
1
 
 
Higher is better
Price / performance ratio
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.38
 
 
Higher is better

  - AMD A10-6800K       - AMD A8-6500

Full list of benchmarks, that show difference in performance between A10-6800K and A8-6500 in various types of programs, can be found in the "Benchmarks" tab.


A10-6800K vs A8-6500 power consumption and price comparison

Thermal Design Power
200
160
120
80
40
0
 
 
100W
 
65W
 
 
Lower is better
Current official price
200
160
120
80
40
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$142
 
$97
 
 
Lower is better

Detailed side by side comparison of A10-6800K vs AMD A8-6500 specs can be found in the "Specifications" tab. Much more detailed comparison of low level features of both processors is located in the "CPUIDs" tab.


Pros and Cons summary

A10-6800K A8-6500
General recommendations:
Slightly faster overall,
Performs insignificantly better in graphics applications and games,
Allows simple overclocking
  General recommendations:
Needs less power,
Somewhat cheaper,
Better price / performance ratio

Drawbacks:

Needs significantly more power,
Priced higher,
Somewhat worse price / performance ratio
 

Drawbacks:

Performs a bit worse in all types of tasks,
A bit slow in graphics applications

Similar processors

A10-6800K A8-6500
 

Similar CPUs are based on the same core and fit the same socket as AMD A10-6800K and AMD A8-6500.

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More comparisons

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Note: To see differences with any CPU, type in any combination of the following into the "Any CPU" field: manufacturer name, full or partial family name, model number, part number, core name, socket name, operating frequency, bus speed (must have FSB suffix), and the last level cache. Here are some valid searches:

  i5-3570K
  Intel Celeron 2 GHz
  Piledriver
  Pentium 4 800FSB
  AMD 3.3GHz 8MB

Specifications

Please visit AMD A10-6800K and AMD A8-6500 pages for more detailed specifications of both microprocessors.

 AMD A10-6800KAMD A8-6500
Market segmentDesktop
ManufacturerAMD
FamilyA10-SeriesA8-Series
Basic details
Model numberA10-6800KA8-6500
CPU part numberAD680KWOA44HLAD6500OKA44HL
Box part numberAD680KWOHLBOXAD6500OKHLBOX
Introduction dateJune 4, 2013
Current official price$142 (as of Apr 2014)$97 (as of Apr 2014)
 
CPU features
Core nameRichland
MicroarchitecturePiledriver
Technology (micron)0.032
Data width (bits)64
SocketSocket FM2
Frequency (MHz)41003500
Turbo Frequency (MHz)44004100
L1 cache128 KB (code) / 64 KB (data)
L2 cache (KB)4096
Max temperature (°C)7471.3
TDP (Watt)10065
Cores4
Threads4
Multiprocessing1
 
Instruction set extensions
AES / Advanced Encryption Standard+
AMD64 / EM64T 64-bit technology+
AVX / Advanced Vector Extensions+
BMI1 / Bit Manipulation+
F16C / 16-bit Floating-Point conversion+
FMA3 / 3-operand Fused Multiply-Add+
FMA4 / 4-operand Fused Multiply-Add+
MMX+
SSE+
SSE2+
SSE3+
SSE4.1+
SSE4.2+
SSSE3 / Supplemental SSE3+
XOP / eXtended Operations+
 
Supported technologies
PowerNow! / Enhanced SpeedStep+
Turbo Core / Turbo Boost+
Unlocked multiplier+-
Virtualization+
Virus Protection / Execute Disable bit+
 
Integrated Graphics
GPU TypeRadeon HD 8670DRadeon HD 8570D
Shader cores384256
Base frequency (MHz)844800
 
Integrated Memory Controller(s)
The number of controllers1
Memory channels2
Supported memoryDDR3-2133DDR3-1866
Maximum memory bandwidth (GB/s)34.129.9
Notes:

Rows with different specifications or features are highlighted.

For detailed specifications of "AMD A10-6800K" or "AMD A8-6500" parts please click on the links in the table header.

Benchmarks

System setup

Below is a complete set of AMD A10-6800K and A8-6500 benchmarks from our CPU benchmark database. Both microprocessors were tested on ASRock FM2A75 Pro4-M motherboard with 4GB dual-channel Crucial BallistixPC3-14900 (DDR3-1866) memory, and MSI R6670 1GB GDDR5 (ATI Radeon) graphics.

All tests were performed at default frequency and voltage, using manufacturer's stock fan/heatsink. None of the components were overclocked. Motherboard BIOS options were left at default settings.

The results of all benchmarks are broken into four categories: multi-threaded, single-threaded, memory intensive and graphics / gaming.


A10-6800K vs A8-6500 single-threaded benchmarks

Single-threaded benchmarks run on a single CPU core, and do not depend on such features as the number of cores, or Hyper-Threading technology. Additionally, they do not utilize on-chip caches, dedicated to other cores.


    AMD A10-6800K           AMD A8-6500

3DMark03 CPU score benchmark

Uses DirectX software vertex shader to run Wings of Fury and Trolls' Lair games, and calculates a 3DMark03 CPU score based on averaged number of frames per second, achieved by the CPU/GPU combination.
100%
93.7%

CINEBENCH R10 CPU score (1 core) benchmark

Measures performance of a single-core rendering of a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
100%
92.7%

FLAC encoding - single process benchmark

Reports the number of songs, converted by a single CPU core from WAV to FLAC format using the best possible compression.
100%
93.1%

H.264 video encoding - single process benchmark

Measures the number of frames, converted by one CPU thread from MPEG2 format to H.264 format using high quality settings.
100%
93.0%

LAME MP3 encoding - single process benchmark

Reports the number of MP3 songs, encoded by one CPU core per one minute.
100%
93.2%

    AMD A10-6800K           AMD A8-6500

PCMark2002 CPU score benchmark

100%
92.9%

Super PI (1M) benchmark

Measures time, required to calculate the first 1 million digits after the decimal point in the number Pi.
100%
93.6%

XVid video encoding - single process benchmark

Reports how many frames per second can be transcoded by a single CPU core from MPEG2 to XVid (MPEG4) format, utilizing single-pass conversion method.
100%
93.4%


A10-6800K vs A8-6500 multi-threaded benchmarks

Multi-threaded benchmarks utilize all CPU cores and other on-chip resources (on-chip caches, internal buffers, etc). Intel's Hyper-Threading feature also helps to improve multi-threading performance.


    AMD A10-6800K           AMD A8-6500

3DMark06 CPU score benchmark

Estimates processor performance based on how fast it runs such CPU-intensive code as game logic, physics and pathfinding AI. The test requires DirectX 9.0.
100%
88.4%

Apache web server - dynamic pages benchmark

Shows an average number of dynamic HTML pages served per second by local instance of Apache 1.3.41 web server. The test has much greater error margin than other tests.
100%
94.2%

Apache web server - static pages benchmark

Shows an average number of very simple static HTML pages served per second by local Apache 1.3.41 web server. The test has much greater error margin than other tests.
100%
92.9%

Blowfish encryption benchmark

Reports encryption speed of pre-defined 32KB text block. The data is encrypted using Blowfish algorithm.
100%
87.2%

CINEBENCH R10 CPU score benchmark

Measures performance of multi-core rendering of a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
100%
86.3%

    AMD A10-6800K           AMD A8-6500

CINEBENCH R10 render time (seconds) benchmark

Measures time taken to render a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
100%
86.3%

CrystalMark ALU benchmark

Runs Fibonacci, Napierian, Eratosthenes and QuickSort integer performance tests on all CPU cores, and reports the sum of results.
100%
87.9%

CrystalMark FPU benchmark

Executes MikoFPU, RandMeanSS, FFT and Mandelbrot FPU-dependent tests using all CPU cores, and reports the sum of results.
100%
87.2%

Euler3D benchmark

100%
90.5%

FLAC encoding - multiple processes benchmark

Reports the number of songs, converted from WAV to FLAC format by all CPU cores using the best possible compression.
100%
86.1%

    AMD A10-6800K           AMD A8-6500

Fritz Chess Benchmark benchmark

100%
86.7%

H.264 video encoding - multiple processes benchmark

Measures the number of frames, converted by all logical processors from MPEG2 format to H.264 format using single-pass method and high quality settings.
100%
85.2%

H.264 video encoding - multithreaded benchmark

Measures the number of frames, converted by all logical processors from MPEG2 format to H.264 format using multi-threading system calls, dual-pass method and high quality settings.
100%
89.2%

LAME MP3 encoding - multiple processes benchmark

Reports the number of MP3 songs, encoded by all CPU cores per one minute.
100%
85.4%

MySQL 5.0.96 - selecting data benchmark

Shows sustained number of SQL requests per second served by local instance of MySQL server v5.0.96. This test scales well with the number of CPU cores.
100%
89.2%

    AMD A10-6800K           AMD A8-6500

PCMark05 CPU score benchmark

100%
89.7%

PCMark05 score benchmark

100%
95.8%

Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) benchmark

Runs Dhrystone test on all cores, and reports estimated integer performance in MIPS (Millions of Instructions Per Second).
100%
86.4%

Sandra MultiMedia Floating Point (it/s) benchmark

100%
86.7%

Sandra MultiMedia Integer (it/s) benchmark

100%
87.1%

    AMD A10-6800K           AMD A8-6500

Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) benchmark

Runs Whetstone test on all cores, and reports estimated floating-point performance in MFLOPS (Millions of Floating-Point Operations Per Second).
100%
90.6%

Sandra Whetstone SSE2 (MFLOPS) benchmark

Runs SSE2-enabled Whetstone test on all cores, and reports estimated floating-point performance in MFLOPS (Millions of Floating-Point Operations Per Second).
100%
88.8%

XVid video encoding - multiple processes benchmark

Reports how many frames per second can be transcoded by all CPU cores from MPEG2 to XVid (MPEG4) format, utilizing single-pass conversion method.
100%
85.8%

wPrime v1.55 (32M) benchmark

wPrime benchmark measures time taken to calculate square roots of numbers from 1 to 33554431.
100%
90.2%


A10-6800K vs A8-6500 graphics benchmarks

Graphics benchmarks depend on the type of integrated or discrete graphics adapter, and to less extent on the processor performance. Because these benchmarks are synthetic, they may not truly represent gaming performance. However, they still can be used to estimate whether one processor will perform faster or slower than another CPU in games and other 3D tasks.


    AMD A10-6800K           AMD A8-6500

3DMark03 game score benchmark

Measures graphics and 3D game performance of discrete and integrated GPUs using 4 different game simulations, that have varying level of DirectX support from version 7 to version 9.
100%
99.0%

3DMark06 3DMark score benchmark

Measures 3D graphics and game performance of CPU/GPU combination by running 4 game simulations, that make extensive use of DirectX 9.0/9.0C capabilities.
100%
98.2%

3DMark2001 score benchmark

Runs a series of game simulations and feature tests to measure graphics and 3D game performance of discrete and integrated GPUs. It utilizes a single CPU core, and it is compatible with DirectX 8 and later APIs.
100%
94.4%

CINEBENCH R10 OpenGL score benchmark

100%
94.9%

PCMark05 Graphics score benchmark

100%
98.6%


A10-6800K vs A8-6500 memory performance

Memory-intensive tests or programs move large amounts of data to/from memory, and they depend more on memory throughput and the size of on-chip caches, rather than on CPU integer/FP/SIMD performance.


    AMD A10-6800K           AMD A8-6500

7Zip compressing/decompressing speed (1 thread) benchmark

100%
88.7%

CrystalMark Memory benchmark

Evaluates Read, Write, Read/Write and Cache memory bandwidth score. The final result is the sum of measured results.
100%
96.1%

PCMark05 Memory score benchmark

100%
95.4%

PCMark2002 Memory score benchmark

100%
94.8%

WinRAR compressing/decompressing speed benchmark

100%
96.5%

CPUIDs

The table below compares two random CPUID records for AMD A10-6800K and AMD A8-6500 microprocessors, that were submitted to our CPUID database.

  CPUID 1 CPUID 2
ManufacturerAMD
CPU FamilyA10-SeriesA8-Series
Model / Processor NumberA10-6800KA8-6500
Frequency4092 MHz3493 MHz
CWID version0.5
Part numberAD680KWOA44HLAD6500OKA44HL
S-Spec / Stepping CodeGA 1303SUSGA 1310PNY
 
General information
VendorAuthenticAMD
Processor name (BIOS)AMD A10-6800K APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics AMD A8-6500 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics
Cores4
Compute units2
Logical processors4
Processor typeOriginal OEM Processor
Core steppingRL-A1
CPUID signature610F31
Family21 (015h)
Model19 (013h)
Stepping 1 (01h)
SocketFM2
 
Cache
L1 data: Associativity4-way set associative
L1 data: CommentsDirect-mapped
L1 data: Line size64 bytes
L1 data: Size4 x 16 KB
L1 instruction: Associativity2-way set associative
L1 instruction: CommentsDirect-mapped|1 cache per 2 cores
L1 instruction: Line size64 bytes
L1 instruction: Size2 x 64 KB
L2: Associativity16-way set associative
L2: CommentsNon-inclusive|Direct-mapped|1 cache per 2 cores
L2: Line size64 bytes
L2: Size2 x 2 MB
 
Instruction set extensions
AES+
AMD extensions to MMX+
AVX+
BMI1+
F16C+
FMA+
FMA4+
MMX+
SSE+
SSE2+
SSE3+
SSE4.1+
SSE4.2+
SSE4A+
SSSE3+
TBM+
XOP+
 
Additional instructions
Advanced Bit manipulation+
CLFLUSH+
CMOV+
CMPXCHG16B+
CMPXCHG8B+
FXSAVE/FXRSTORE+
MONITOR/MWAIT+
PCLMULDQ+
POPCNT+
PREFETCH/PREFETCHW+
RDTSCP+
SKINIT/STGI support+
SYSCALL/SYSRET+
SYSENTER/SYSEXIT+
XSAVE/XRESTORE states+
 
Major features
64-bit / Intel 64+
NX bit/XD-bit+
On-chip Floating Point Unit+
PowerNow! / Cool'n'Quiet+
Secure Virtual Machine (Virtualization)+
Turbo Core+
 
Other features
1 GB large page support+
100MHz multiplier control+
128-bit SSE instructions+
36-bit page-size extensions+
Advanced programmable interrupt controller+
Core multi-processing legacy mode+
Debugging extensions+
Extended APIC space+
FXSAVE/FXRSTOR optimizations+
Hardware P-state control+
Hardware thermal control+
Instruction based sampling+
LAHF/SAHF support in 64-bit mode+
LBR virtualization+
LOCK MOV CR0 means MOV CR8+
Lightweight profiling support+
Machine check architecture+
Machine check exception+
Memory-type range registers+
Misaligned SSE mode+
Model-specific registers+
Nested page tables+
OS visible workaround+
Page attribute table+
Page global extension+
Page-size extensions (4MB pages)+
Physical address extensions+
SVM lock+
Support for NRIP save+
THERMTRIP+
TSC rate is ensured to be invariant across all states+
Temperature sensor+
Time stamp counter+
Translation Cache Extension+
Virtual 8086-mode enhancements+
Watchdog timer support+
+ - feature is supported
- - feature is not supported
Features, not supported by all processors in the table, are not displayed

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