AMD A10-6800K vs Ryzen 5 2500X

AMD A10-6800K
AMD Ryzen 5 2500X

General info

Comparing A10-6800K and Ryzen 5 2500X processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
not rated
 
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Series
AMD A-Series (Desktop)
 
AMD Ryzen 5
Architecture codename
Richland
 
Zen
Release date
1 June 2013
 
1 October 2018
Launch price (MSRP)
$142
 
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Price now
$39
 
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Technical specs

A10-6800K and Ryzen 5 2500X quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of A10-6800K and Ryzen 5 2500X performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
4
 
4
Number of threads
4
 
8
Base frequency
4.1 GHz
 
3.6 GHz
Maximum frequency
4.4 GHz
 
4 GHz
Bus support
no data
 
4 × 8 GT/s
L1 cache
192 KB
 
96K (per core)
L2 cache
4096 KB
 
512K (per core)
L3 cache
no data
 
16 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
32 nm
 
12 nm
Die size
246 mm2
 
192 mm2
Maximum core temperature
74 °C
 
no data
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
74 °C
 
no data
Transistor count
1,178 million
 
4,800 million
64 bit support
+
 
+
Unlocked
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on A10-6800K and Ryzen 5 2500X compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
1 (Uniprocessor)
Socket
FM2
 
AM4
Power consumption (TDP)
100 Watt
 
65 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by A10-6800K and Ryzen 5 2500X. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
AES-NI
+
 
+
FMA
FMA4
 
-
AVX
AVX
 
+
PowerNow
+
 
-
PowerGating
+
 
-
VirusProtect
+
 
-

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by A10-6800K and Ryzen 5 2500X are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
+
IOMMU 2.0
+
 
-

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by A10-6800K and Ryzen 5 2500X.
Supported memory types
DDR3-2133
 
DDR4 Dual-channel
Maximum memory size
no data
 
64 GB
Max memory channels
2
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
no data
 
43.71 GB/s
ECC memory support
-
 
+

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into A10-6800K and Ryzen 5 2500X.
Integrated graphics
 
-
Number of pipelines
384
 
-
Enduro
+
 
-
Switchable graphics
+
 
-
UVD
+
 
-
VCE
+
 
-

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of A10-6800K and Ryzen 5 2500X integrated GPUs.
DisplayPort
+
 
-
HDMI
+
 
-

Graphics API support

APIs supported by A10-6800K and Ryzen 5 2500X integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.
DirectX
DirectX® 11
 
-

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by A10-6800K and Ryzen 5 2500X.
PCIe revision
2.0
 
3.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
no data
 
20

Advantages of AMD A10-6800K

3DNow! (older SIMD instructions set used by AMD CPUs. Supercedes MMX, works with 64-bit registers)
AMD64 (AMD CPUs 64-bit architecture. Almost identical to Intel 64, save for some little and rarely used nuances)
PowerNow
PowerGatingMenu
Enhanced Virus Protection (EVP)
IOMMU20Menu
Enduro (saves battery charge by automatically switching between an integrated and discrete AMD GPU depending on workload. Similar to NVIDIA Optimus)
SwitchableGraphics
UVDMenu
VCEMenu
DisplayPortMenu
HDMIMenu

Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 2500X

Much newer (1 October 2018 vs 1 June 2013)
Finer manufacturing process technology (12 vs 32 nm)
Less power hungry (65 vs 100 watts)
AVX (Advanced Vector Extensions - a set of SIMD instructions working with 128- and 256-bit registers)
AVX2 (Advanced Vector Extensions 2 - an extension to AVX, the set of SIMD instructions working with 128- and 256-bit registers)
AES (Advanced Encryption Standard instructions set - hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption. Speeds up encryption software, e.g. Veracrypt)
x86-64 (a general name for 64-bit extension of x86 instruction set. There are AMD64 and Intel 64 versions that differ very little)
ECCMemory

So, A10-6800K or Ryzen 5 2500X?

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