AMD A10-6800K / A10-6700 CPU review: Richland tested

Can AMD's new A10s compete with Haswell?

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We tested the A10-6800K and A10-6700 the same way we tested the 45 CPUs in our recent group test and the new Intel Haswell processors

The following pages each have two charts. The first one compares the A10-6800K to the A10-5800K, which shows the performance increase for each successive generation.

The second chart contains the new APU with other recently tested CPUs and a few older ones. The Richland CPUs are red, Intel processors are blue and older AMD processors are green. 

We tested the processors in Windows 8 Professional 64-bit. Below you can see which motherboards were used for the test. We used 8 GB Corsair Vengeance RAM, set at the maximum compatible speed supported by the processors. For processors with a triple- or quad-channel memory controller the capacity is increased to 12 GB and to 16 GB, respectively. We have ensured that none of the benchmarks use more than 8 GB. Most of the benchmarks were done with the integrated GPU. For the processors without an integrated GPU we used an AMD Radeon HD 7750. We also ran some game benchmarks with each processor in combination with an AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition graphics card. We used AMD Catalyst driver version 13.2 beta 7. The test systems were equipped with an OCZ Vertex 4 128GB SSD and a Corsair CX750M 750W power supply. We used a professional  EMU 1.X4 power meter for measuring the energy consumption. Here are the exact specifications:

ProcessorSocket 775Socket 1150Socket 1155Socket 1156Socket 1366
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ASUS P8Z77-V Pro MSI P55-GD65 MSI Big Bang-XPower
Chipset Intel P45 Intel Z87 Intel Z77 Intel P55 Intel X58
Memory Corsair XM2 8 GB DDR2-800 Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3-1600 Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3-1600 Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3-1600 Corsair Vengeance 12GB DDR3-1333
SSD OCZ Vertex 4 128GB OCZ Vertex 4 128GB OCZ Vertex 4 128GB OCZ Vertex 4 128GB OCZ Vertex 4 128GB
PSU Corsair CX750M 750W Corsair CX750M 750W Corsair CX750M 750W Corsair CX750M 750W Corsair CX750M 750W
GPU (IGP tests) AMD Radeon HD 7750 - - AMD Radeon HD 7750 AMD Radeon HD 7750
GPU (other tests) AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
OS Windows 8 Professional x64 Windows 8 Professional x64 Windows 8 Professional x64 Windows 8 Professional x64 Windows 8 Professional x64
ProcessorSocket 2011Socket AM3+Socket FM1Socket FM2
Motherboard ASUS P9X79-V Pro ASUS M5A99X Evo Gigabyte GA-A75-UD4H ASUS F2A85-V Pro
Chipset Intel X79 AMD 990X AMD A75 AMD A85XA
Memory Corsair Vengeance 16GB DDR3-1600 Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3-1866 Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3-1866 Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3-1866*
SSD OCZ Vertex 4 128GB OCZ Vertex 4 128GB OCZ Vertex 4 128GB OCZ Vertex 4 128GB
PSU Corsair CX750M 750W Corsair CX750M 750W Corsair CX750M 750W Corsair CX750M 750W
GPU (IGP tests) AMD Radeon HD 7750 AMD Radeon HD 7750 - -
GPU (other tests) AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
OS Windows 8 Professional x64 Windows 8 Professional x64 Windows 8 Professional x64 Windows 8 Professional x64

*The A10-6800K was tested with the memory clocked at 2133 MHz.


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