AMD FX 6100 

Released October, 2011
  • 3.3 GHz
  • Hexa core
  • Unlocked
5.3 Out of 10

Long before AMD released its fancy new FX chips, we had a feeling a fisticuffs was brewing over the definition of what constitutes a processor core.
by Tech Radar (Dec, 2011)
Google Chrome run using full multi-threading. And Minecraft runs won.
by MyFaceHole (Sep, 2012)
Explore 1 desktop with the AMD FX 6100

CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the AMD FX 6100 among desktop CPUs (over 75W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

FX 6100
5.8
FX 6300
6.2
FX 8350
7.4
PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

FX 6100
6.1
FX 6300
6.6
FX 8350
6.9
PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

FX 6100
0.0
FX 6300
0.0
FX 8350
0.0
Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

FX 6100
0.0
FX 6300
0.0
FX 8350
0.0
CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

FX 6100
5.9
FX 6300
6.0
FX 8350
5.7
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

FX 6100
5.1
FX 6300
6.5
FX 8350
6.3
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

5.3

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

FX 6100
5.3
FX 6300
5.8
FX 8350
5.8

Benchmarks Real world tests of the AMD FX 6100

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 6100
6,990
FX 8350
11,483
FX 6300
7,871

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 6100
1,798
FX 8350
2,193
FX 6300
2,053

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 6100
2,090,000 MB/s
FX 8350
2,470,000 MB/s
FX 6300
2,290,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 6100
6,679
FX 8350
10,956
FX 6300
7,447

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 6100
7,818
FX 8350
12,126
FX 6300
8,232

GeekBench

FX 6100
8,368
FX 8350
12,796
FX 6300
9,503

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

FX 6100
5,420
FX 8350
9,134
FX 6300
6,444

PassMark (Single Core)

FX 6100
1,187
FX 8350
1,525
FX 6300
1,446

Reviews Word on the street for the AMD FX 6100


7.0
Again it's the weak single-core performance of the Bulldozer architecture that makes for one massive technological sad-face.

9.4
Would recommend for anyone who wants a cheap CPU that is overclockable.

Overall

8.4 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Socket Type

I love the Processor and 6 cores but, I also love speed.
by Nospeedisenough (Feb, 2012)
I bought mine stock and it came with 3.30 GHz and 6 cores.
by Nospeedisenough (Feb, 2012)
I would like to take it up to around 4.30 GHz so I shouldn't need to add a cooling system other then how it came stock out of the box.
by Nospeedisenough (Feb, 2012)

Socket

I have this chip overclocked to 4.6 from stock 3.3 and it runs fine with no issue.
by rmorse27 (Mar, 2012)
I turned the Multiplier up to 23.0 and set the cpu voltage to 1.45 and that's it.
by rmorse27 (Mar, 2012)
So a multi-threading performance boost of around 15 to 20 per cent is a pretty decent outcome.
by Tech Radar (Dec, 2011)

Multicore

So has that Bulldozer module got enough power to give this six core processor a chance?
by Tech Radar (Dec, 2011)
But much of what you'd normally consider a processor core is shared.
by Tech Radar (Dec, 2011)
On paper it's hard to say whether a Bulldozer module it one hell of a single-core solution or truly deserves to be counted as two cores.
by Tech Radar (Dec, 2011)

Performance

At stock clocks and with the final module hidden, it's not terribly exciting.
by Tech Radar (Dec, 2011)
In multi-threaded terms the AMD FX 6100's performance isn't bad, still lagging behind the previous top hex core CPU from AMD.
by Tech Radar (Dec, 2011)
We didn't get significantly higher clocks out of the 6100.
by Tech Radar (Dec, 2011)

Applications

not the processor's fault its Windows. Many other programs such as.
by MyFaceHole (Sep, 2012)
It hasn't spent a lot of transistors in enabling each of its processors cores tow run two software threads in parallel.
by Tech Radar (Dec, 2011)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Clock speed 3.3 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz
Cores Hexa core
Socket type AM3+
Is unlocked Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes
Has virtualization support Yes
Instruction set extensions
  1. ABM
  2. AES
  3. AMD-V
  4. AMD64
  5. AVX
  6. CLMUL
  7. CVT16
  8. F16C
  9. FMA4
  10. MMX
  11. SSE
  12. SSE2
  13. SSE3
  14. SSE4.1
  15. SSE4.2
  16. SSE4a
  17. Supplemental SSE3
  18. XOP
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes

integrated graphics

GPU None

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in
Memory type DDR3-1866
Channels Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes
Maximum bandwidth 29,866.66 MB/s

details

Architecture x86-64
Threads 6 threads
L2 cache 6 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB
L3 cache per core 1.33 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm
Transistor count 1,200,000,000
Max CPUs 1
Die size 319 mm²
Voltage range 1.21 - 1.35V
Operating temperature Unknown - 70°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 142
Overclock review score 5
Overclocked clock speed 4.38 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.61 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 3,158.7
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.38 GHz

power consumption

TDP 95W
Annual home energy cost 48.09 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 136.66 $/year
Performance per watt 3.79 pt/W
Idle power consumption 79W
Peak power consumption 156W

bus

Architecture HyperTransport 3.1
Data rate 10,400 MB/s
Transfer rate 5,200 MT/s
Clock speed 2,600 MHz
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