CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3500 vs 6300 among desktop CPUs (45 to 75W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

A6 3500
n.d.
A4 6300
n.d.
Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

A6 3500
n.d.
A4 6300
n.d.
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

5.9

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD A4 6300 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD A4 6300  based on its single-core performance and overclocking.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD A6 3500

Reasons to consider the
AMD A6 3500

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Much more l3 cache 1 MB vs None Compared to all cpus, 1 MB l3 cache is just OK
Much more l2 cache 3 MB vs 1 MB 3x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
More cores 3 vs 2 1 more cores; run more applications at once
More threads 3 vs 2 1 more threads
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Higher Maximum operating temperature 70.9 °C vs 70 °C Almost the same
Front view of AMD A4 6300

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AMD A4 6300

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Much higher clock speed 3.7 GHz vs 2.1 GHz More than 75% higher clock speed
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,366 vs 748 Around 85% better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.43 GHz vs 3.34 GHz Around 35% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.7 GHz vs 2.1 GHz More than 75% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Jul, 2013 vs Aug, 2011 Release date over 1 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of A6 3500 vs A4 6300

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

A6 3500
26.89 mHash/s
A4 6300
21.25 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

A6 3500
0.31 fps
A4 6300
0.28 fps

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

A6 3500
1,978
A4 6300
2,313

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

A6 3500
1,654
A4 6300
1,569

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

A6 3500
3,254
A4 6300
2,633

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A6 3500
3,139
A4 6300
2,972

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A6 3500
1,217
A4 6300
1,913

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A6 3500
94.7 MB/s
A4 6300
2,090,000 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

A6 3500  vs
A4 6300 
Clock speed 2.1 GHz 3.7 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.4 GHz 3.9 GHz
Cores Tri core Dual core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
BMI1
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
ABM
CVT16
AMD-V
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 65W 65W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 1.62 pt/W 6.46 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 52.81W

details

A6 3500  vs
A4 6300 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 3 2
L2 cache 3 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 1 MB None
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 70.9°C Unknown - 70°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.34 GHz 4.43 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.1 GHz 3.7 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.34 GHz 4.43 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Radeon™ HD 6530D Radeon™ HD 8370D
Latest DirectX 11.0 11.0
GPU clock speed 443 MHz 760 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3-1600
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