AMD A10-6800K vs Intel Core i3-530

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AMD A10-6800K advantages



AMD A10-6800K
  • The CPU has 12% higher performance when running single-threaded applications. In some programs, it is up to 35% faster.
  • Multi-threaded performance of the A10-6800K microprocessor is better.
  • In memory-intensive applications, the A10-6800K CPU has 40% higher performance.
  • Advanced Encryption Standard extension to the instruction set is supported by this microprocessor. These instructions accelerate AES encryption and decryption, and are valuable if you need to protect your disk or network data.
  • The A10-6800K includes AVX, F16C, FMA3 and XOP instructions. These extensions are not broadly used in programs yet, however their support should improve in future applications.
  • The processor has FMA4 instruction set extension enabled. The FMA4 technology is only offered on AMD CPUs, therefore it may not get broad support from software vendors.
  • The CPU is not "locked". The processor can be easily overclocked on most motherboards when better performance is needed. Be warned that overclocking can void CPU warranty.
  • AMD still develops microprocessors for Socket FM2, used by the AMD A10-6800K. The company has plans to release new products for the socket in the future.

Intel Core i3-530 advantages



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  • The microprocessor is 27% more energy efficient.

A10-6800K vs i3-530 performance comparison

The charts below illustrate performance of A10-6800K and Core i3-530 CPUs in various program types. The results in the charts are calculated from several benchmarks, that you can see in the "Benchmarks" tab. As such, performance in individual benchmarks may be lower or higher than what you see in the charts on this page. We also averaged the numbers for application type specific benchmarks and all-around performance benchmarks, and presented them in the 'Overall performance' chart.
Single-threaded performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1.12
 
1
 
 
Higher is better
Multi-threaded performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1.42
 
1
 
 
Higher is better
Memory-intensive applications
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1.4
 
1
 
 
Higher is better
Overall performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1.32
 
1
 
 
Higher is better

  - AMD A10-6800K       - Intel Core i3-530

Please see the "Benchmarks" tab for complete list of benchmarks, demonstrating performance difference between AMD A10-6800K and Intel i3-530 in various types of tests.


A10-6800K vs i3-530 power consumption comparison

Thermal Design Power
200
160
120
80
40
0
 
 
100W
 
73W
 
 
Lower is better
 

Detailed side by side comparison of AMD A10-6800K vs Intel i3-530 specs can be found in the "Specifications" tab. Much more detailed comparison of low level features of both processors you will find in the "CPUIDs" tab.


Pros and Cons summary

A10-6800K Core i3-530
General recommendations:
Somewhat faster in all kinds of tasks,
Supports AVX / F16C / FMA3 / XOP instructions,
Can be effortlessly overclocked,
Non-obsolete socket
  General recommendations:
Needs less power

Drawbacks:

Requires more power
 

Drawbacks:

Not as fast in general,
Lacks some instructions,
No products planned for the socket

Similar processors

A10-6800K Core i3-530
 

Similar microprocessors use the same socket and architecture as AMD A10-6800K and Core i3-530.

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More comparisons

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  Pentium 4 800FSB
  AMD 3.3GHz 8MB

Specifications

Please visit AMD A10-6800K and Intel Core i3-530 pages for more complete specifications of both microprocessors.

 AMD A10-6800KIntel Core i3-530
Market segmentDesktop
ManufacturerAMDIntel
FamilyA10-SeriesCore i3
Basic details
Model numberA10-6800Ki3-530
CPU part numberAD680KWOA44HLCM80616003180AG
Box part numberAD680KWOHLBOXBX80616I3530
BXC80616I3530
Introduction dateJune 4, 2013January 7, 2010
Current official price$142 (as of Jan 2014) 
 
CPU features
Core nameRichlandClarkdale
MicroarchitecturePiledriverNehalem
Technology (micron)0.032
Data width (bits)64
SocketSocket FM2Socket 1156
Frequency (MHz)41002933
Turbo Frequency (MHz)4400 
L1 cache128 KB (code) / 64 KB (data)64 KB (code) / 64 KB (data)
L2 cache (KB)4096512
L3 cache (KB) 4096
Max temperature (°C)7472.6
TDP (Watt)10073
Max power dissipation (Watt) 170.83
Core voltage (V) 0.65 - 1.4
Cores42
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
Hyper-Threading-+
PowerNow! / Enhanced SpeedStep+
Turbo Core / Turbo Boost+-
Unlocked multiplier+-
Virtualization+
Virus Protection / Execute Disable bit+
 
Integrated Graphics
GPU TypeRadeon HD 8670DHD (Nehalem)
Base frequency (MHz)844733
 
Integrated Memory Controller(s)
The number of controllers1
Memory channels2
Supported memoryDDR3-2133DDR3-1333
Notes:

Rows with different specifications or features are highlighted.

For detailed specifications of "AMD A10-6800K" or "Intel Core i3-530" parts please click on the links in the table header.

Benchmarks

System setup

Below is a complete set of AMD A10-6800K and Intel Core i3-530 benchmarks from our CPU benchmark database. The former processor was tested on ASRock FM2A75 Pro4-M motherboard with 4GB dual-channel Crucial BallistixPC3-14900 (DDR3-1866) memory, and MSI R6670 1GB GDDR5 (ATI Radeon). The latter processor was tested on ASUS P7P55D motherboard, that had 2 GB dual-channel Corsair TR3X3G1600C9 DDR3 memory, and Powercolor 24PRO256M DDR2 (ATI Radeon HD2400) 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 Intel Core i3-530 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           Intel Core i3-530

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%
64.8%

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%
97.2%

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%
78.3%

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%
73.9%

LAME MP3 encoding - single process benchmark

Reports the number of MP3 songs, encoded by one CPU core per one minute.
100%
92.5%

    AMD A10-6800K           Intel Core i3-530

PCMark2002 CPU score benchmark

100%
90.6%

Super PI (1M) benchmark

Measures time, required to calculate the first 1 million digits after the decimal point in the number Pi.
100%
65.3%

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%
74.2%


A10-6800K vs Intel Core i3-530 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           Intel Core i3-530

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%
79.1%

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%
74.5%

Blowfish encryption benchmark

Reports encryption speed of pre-defined 32KB text block. The data is encrypted using Blowfish algorithm.
100%
66.6%

CINEBENCH R10 CPU score benchmark

Measures performance of multi-core rendering of a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
100%
77.0%

CINEBENCH R10 render time (seconds) benchmark

Measures time taken to render a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
100%
77.0%

    AMD A10-6800K           Intel Core i3-530

CrystalMark ALU benchmark

100%
65.9%

CrystalMark FPU benchmark

100%
76.5%

Euler3D benchmark

100%
75.1%

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%
62.4%

Fritz Chess Benchmark benchmark

100%
73.8%

    AMD A10-6800K           Intel Core i3-530

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%
62.5%

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%
68.1%

LAME MP3 encoding - multiple processes benchmark

Reports the number of MP3 songs, encoded by all CPU cores per one minute.
100%
78.4%

Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) benchmark

Runs Dhrystone test on all cores, and reports estimated integer performance in MIPS (Millions of Instructions Per Second).
100%
76.2%

Sandra MultiMedia Floating Point (it/s) benchmark

100%
94.4%

    AMD A10-6800K           Intel Core i3-530

Sandra MultiMedia Integer (it/s) benchmark

100%
52.3%

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%
72.4%

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%
94.4%

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%
59.1%

wPrime v1.55 (32M) benchmark

wPrime benchmark measures time taken to calculate square roots of numbers from 1 to 33554431.
100%
89.9%


A10-6800K vs Intel Core i3-530 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.

Important! The processors were tested using different types of graphics adapters, that may not be suitable for comparison.

    AMD A10-6800K           Intel Core i3-530

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%
9.0%

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%
27.1%

CINEBENCH R10 OpenGL score benchmark

100%
31.5%


A10-6800K vs Intel Core i3-530 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           Intel Core i3-530

7Zip compressing/decompressing speed (1 thread) benchmark

100%
68.1%

CrystalMark Memory benchmark

100%
81.4%

PCMark2002 Memory score benchmark

100%
91.5%

WinRAR compressing/decompressing speed benchmark

100%
71.2%

CPUIDs

The table below compares two random CPUID records for AMD A10-6800K and Intel Core i3-530 microprocessors, that were submitted to our CPUID database. Please note that different steppings of Intel processors, identified by S-spec numbers or CPUID, may have slightly different features. For that reason the comparison table below only applies to CPUs with specific S-Spec number / CPUID.

  CPUID 1 CPUID 2
ManufacturerAMDIntel
CPU FamilyA10-SeriesCore i3
Model / Processor NumberA10-6800Ki3-530
Frequency4092 MHz2942 MHz
CWID version0.50.4
Part numberAD680KWOA44HLCM80616003180AG
S-Spec / Stepping CodeGA 1303SUSSLBLR
 
General information
VendorAuthenticAMDGenuineIntel
Processor name (BIOS)AMD A10-6800K APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU 530 @ 2.93GHz
Cores42
Compute units2 
Logical processors4
Processor typeOriginal OEM Processor
Core steppingRL-A1 
CPUID signature610F3120652
Family21 (015h) 6 (06h)
Model19 (013h)37 (025h)
Stepping 1 (01h) 2 (02h)
SocketFM2 
TLB/Cache details 64-byte Prefetching
Data TLB0: 2-MB or 4-MB pages, 4-way set associative, 32 entries
Data TLB: 4-KB Pages, 4-way set associative, 64 entries
Instruction TLB: 2-MB or 4-MB pages, fully associative, 7 entries
Instruction TLB: 4-KB pages, 4-way set associative, 64 entries
Shared 2nd-level TLB: 4 KB pages, 4-way set associative, 512 entries
 
Cache
L1 data: Associativity4-way set associative8-way set associative
L1 data: CommentsDirect-mapped
L1 data: Line size64 bytes
L1 data: Size4 x 16 KB2 x 32 KB
L1 instruction: Associativity2-way set associative4-way set associative
L1 instruction: CommentsDirect-mapped|1 cache per 2 coresDirect-mapped
L1 instruction: Line size64 bytes
L1 instruction: Size2 x 64 KB2 x 32 KB
L2: Associativity16-way set associative8-way set associative
L2: CommentsNon-inclusive|Direct-mapped|1 cache per 2 coresNon-inclusive|Direct-mapped
L2: Line size64 bytes
L2: Size2 x 2 MB2 x 256 KB
L3: Associativity 16-way set associative
L3: Comments Inclusive|Direct-mapped|Shared between all cores
L3: Line size 64 bytes
L3: Size 4 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+
Enhanced SpeedStep-+
Hyper-Threading Technology-+
Intel Virtualization-+
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+
64-bit debug store-+
Advanced programmable interrupt controller+
CPL qualified debug store-+
Core multi-processing legacy mode+-
Debug store-+
Debugging extensions+
Digital Thermal Sensor capability-+
Extended APIC space+-
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)+
Pending break enable-+
Perfmon and Debug capability-+
Physical address extensions+
SVM lock+-
Self-snoop-+
Support for NRIP save+-
THERMTRIP+-
TSC rate is ensured to be invariant across all states+
Temperature sensor+-
Thermal monitor-+
Thermal monitor 2-+
Thermal monitor and software controlled clock facilities-+
Time stamp counter+
Virtual 8086-mode enhancements+
Watchdog timer support+-
xTPR Update Control-+
+ - feature is supported
- - feature is not supported
Features, not supported by all processors in the table, are not displayed

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