The new A8-5600K provides a far better cost/benefit ratio than the A10-5800K. The A10-5800K, as you can see in our review, has an excellent gaming performance for its class, but falls short on general processing power. Its competitor, the Core i3-3220, is a faster CPU for regular programs.
The A8-5600K, on the other hand, is priced just right. At USD 110, it competes with the Pentium G2120 (USD 100, which is based on Intel’s “Ivy Bridge” microarchitecture) and the Core i3-2100 (USD 120, which is based on Intel’s “Sandy Bridge” microarchitecture). The A8-5600K proved to be a superior CPU than these entry-level models from Intel for both general computing and gaming.
According to our tests, the integrated video of the A8-5600K has the same performance level as a GeForce GT 440 with 1 GB, which is terrific.
Therefore, we highly recommend the A8-5600K if you are building a mainstream PC. Even if you are not going to play games, the A8-5600K w
ill provide better general performance than its competitors.