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i5 3570k vs AMD A10-6800k

Sorry to be petty guys but i need to settle this with a friend.

I bought an i5 3570k for £169.99 about a year ago and I run it at 4.6-4.8Ghz at fairly low temperatures (<50C)

My friend just bought an AMD A10-6800k for £110 and runs it at the default 4.1Ghz with 4.4Ghz turbo (says the product description). He seems to be convinced hes got much better bang for his buck.

Was just wondering what peoples opinion are on this?

Thanks
Declan
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  1. Are you gaming? The A10 is a great chip for productivity, but if it comes to anything requiring actual CPU power, the i5 wins HANDS DOWN.
  2. Yes we play BF3, CS:GO etc, mainly new games
  3. Best answer
    You do, the results below are stock v stock. It wouldn't be a fair fight if you went overclock vs. stock. Although CPUBoss says that the performance per dollar is equal. It all depends on what you decide is the ultimate factor, but even for the extra price, I'd put myself in Intel's corner.

    http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Core-i5-3570K-vs-AMD-A10-6800K
  4. Agree with Darksable. I would say the i5 spanks in this case. :) The A10 is great for certain situations (like if I am building my sister a system and I am looking for a cost effective all in one solution.), but if you need power the i5 with some discrete graphics will leave it in the dust.
  5. I have told him this and I actually saw that cpuboss link but he wont listen to me
  6. DeclanBall said:
    I have told him this and I actually saw that cpuboss link but he wont listen to me


    Show him this thread. Now there are other people weighing in and siding with you. If he won't submit after that, he's just a poor loser.
  7. The only way the A10-6800K would keep up with the Core i5-3570K in games would be running it without a graphics card. Because the 6800K has better integrated graphics.

    As a pure CPU, the 3570K is just plain better. The 6800K is a bit of a waste of money as a pure CPU, since you can kinda get a cheaper version without the integrated graphics. The Athlon x4 750K is basically just a 6800K with support for up to DDR3-1866 instead of 2133, and with slower stock clocks - which is kinda moot for unlocked chips.
  8. Thats what I plan to do haha he tends to make things a competition :/
  9. DeclanBall said:
    Thats what I plan to do haha he tends to make things a competition :/


    We all have that friend.
  10. Too true :P
  11. Show your buddy this then laugh at the look on his face. This is a much better comparison than the one posted above.

    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/675?vs=701

    He can even overclock to 5Ghz if his chip will do it. Your i5 will still handily beat it at stock speeds.

    The only thing he wins is the integrated graphics battle.
  12. You guys are forgetting something he isn't talking about what is faster that is obvious he is saying he got a better deal and really i'll side with his fiend if that's what he is saying but if he spend 130-150$ on a APU to pair it with a video card then i'm calling him an idiot even though in the ideal world he will usually get 15% less performance for a decent number difference.


    A A10 6800K is 150$ a I5 is 220 usually the difference is never 50% in performance but the difference in price is.
    What video cards do you both have?

    If he put that extra 70$ at a video card that could be the difference between a 7750 and a 7870 which is a HUGE difference in gaming compared to a A10 to the I5.
  13. We both have gtx 670s he has an asus dual fan i have an msi dual fan.

    I see your point jdwii but don't forget we live in the UK so the prices are different. Also, the i5 has been pointed out as being better even at stock and also has significantly better overclocking abilities so have you factored that into your argument seeing as I am able to overclock to 4.8Ghz.
  14. also anort, unfortunately that is benchmarking the 5800 not 6800
  15. DeclanBall said:
    we both have gtx 670s he has an asus dual fan i have an msi dual fan


    You win then really only common sense comes into play tell him if he wanted to save money he should of gone with a 6 core Piledriver(even a 8 core 8320 would've costed the same) not a APU if he is just going to pair it with a video card. Not only did he make the wrong financial choice he also made it sound like he was right call him out.
  16. Well before he bought it I did tell him to get one of the 6 core AMD CPUs but I think he had his mind set on the 6800k which I didnt realise was more for GPUless systems.
  17. DeclanBall said:
    Well before he bought it I did tell him to get one of the 6 core AMD CPUs but I think he had his mind set on the 6800k which I didnt realise was more for GPUless systems.


    Just goes to show if you don't do your research, you'll end up losing when you call your friend out on performance...
  18. jdwii said:
    You guys are forgetting something he isn't talking about what is faster that is obvious he is saying he got a better deal and really i'll side with his fiend if that's what he is saying but if he spend 130-150$ on a APU to pair it with a video card then i'm calling him an idiot even though in the ideal world he will usually get 15% less performance for a decent number difference.

    If he had bought a cheaper Athlon x4 750K, then he might have a point. But not with the 6800K.
  19. DeclanBall said:
    also anort, unfortunately that is benchmarking the 5800 not 6800


    The difference is minimal. Just add about 5% to the 5800. Both are based on Piledriver CPU cores. The only difference is the slightly higher clock speed. The graphics are better on the 6800 of course.
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