CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 6100 vs 5800K

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

FX 6100
6.9
A10 5800K
6.7
Cinebench R11.5, Passmark, GeekBench (32-bit) and GeekBench (64-bit)

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

FX 6100
7.7
A10 5800K
8.1
Cinebench R11.5 (1-core) and Passmark (Single Core)

Overclocking

How much speed can you get out of the processor?

FX 6100
7.4
A10 5800K
7.3
Passmark (Overclocked), Unlocked, Maximum Overclocked Clock Speed (Air) and 2 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

FX 6100
7.4
A10 5800K
6.9
Performance Per Dollar

CPUBoss Score

Performance, Single-core Performance, Overclocking and Value

FX 6100
7.3
A10 5800K
7.3

Winner
AMD A10 5800K 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD FX 6100

Reasons to consider the
AMD FX 6100

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Much more l3 cache 8 MB vs 1 MB 8x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More l2 cache 6 MB vs 4 MB 50% more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
More cores 6 vs 4 2 more cores; run more applications at once
Much more l3 cache per core 1.33 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core More than 5.2x more l3 cache per core
More threads 6 vs 4 2 more threads
Better 3DMark11 physics score 5,440 vs 3,590 More than 50% better 3DMark11 physics score
Better performance per dollar 5.36 pt/$ vs 4.24 pt/$ More than 25% better performance per dollar
Better cinebench r11.5 score 4.07 vs 3.32 Around 25% better cinebench r11.5 score
Slightly better PassMark score 5,430 vs 4,658 More than 15% better PassMark score
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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Higher clock speed 3.8 GHz vs 3.3 GHz More than 15% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 4.2 GHz vs 3.9 GHz Around 10% higher turbo clock speed
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,465 vs 1,194 Around 25% better PassMark (Single core) score
Higher Maximum Operating Temperature 74 °C vs 70 °C More than 5% higher Maximum Operating Temperature
Better cinebench r11.5 (1-core) score 1.08 vs 0.95 Around 15% better cinebench r11.5 (1-core) score
Much lower annual home energy cost 24.09 $/year vs 48.09 $/year Around 50% lower annual home energy cost
Better performance per watt 5.51 pt/W vs 2.86 pt/W Around 95% better performance per watt
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 87.6 $/year vs 136.66 $/year More than 35% lower annual commercial energy cost
Marginally newer Oct, 2012 vs Oct, 2011 Release date 11 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of FX 6100 vs A10 5800K

GeekBench (32-bit)

FX 6100
6,719
A10 5800K
5,763

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

FX 6100
5,440
A10 5800K
3,590
FX 6100 A10 5800K @ community.futuremark.com
3DMark 11 uses a native DirectX 11 engine designed to make extensive use of all the new features in DirectX 11, including tessellation, compute shaders and multi-threading.
A10 5800K | by Legit Reviews (Oct, 2012)

Cinebench R11.5

FX 6100
4.07
A10 5800K
3.32
Cinebench R11.5 was able to put a 100% load across all the cores on all of the processors, which makes this a great benchmark to look at multi-core platforms.
A10 5800K | by Legit Reviews (Oct, 2012)

Cinebench R11.5 (Single Core)

FX 6100
0.95
A10 5800K
1.08
The new version of CINEBENCH includes the ability to more accurately test the industry’s latest hardware, including systems with up to 64 processor threads, and the testing environment better reflects the expectations of today’s production demands.
A10 5800K | by Legit Reviews (Oct, 2012)

Passmark

FX 6100
5,430
A10 5800K
4,658
We would think that this would translate to similar results in the SMP benchmark in Cinebench.
A10 5800K | by Legit Reviews (Oct, 2012)

Passmark (Single Core)

FX 6100
1,194
A10 5800K
1,465
One thing we noticed when running Cinebench is that CPU-Z reported that the processor went up to 5240MHz a couple times.
A10 5800K | by Legit Reviews (Oct, 2012)

Reviews Word on the street

FX 6100  vs A10 5800K 

7.0
8.0
Run Metro 2033 at 1,280 x 800 using the global 'high' rather than 'very high' setting and you'll get just 12fps without anti-aliasing.
A10 5800K

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

FX 6100  vs
A10 5800K 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 3.8 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz 4.2 GHz
Cores Hexa core Quad core
Is unlocked Yes Yes
Is hyperthreaded No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has vitualization support Yes Yes
Instruction-set-extensions
MMX
SSE
SSE3
SSE2
Supplemental SSE3
SSE4
SSE4a
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

gpu

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Radeon™ HD 7660D
Latest DirectX N/A 11.0

details

FX 6100  vs
A10 5800K 
Threads 6 4
L2 cache 6 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 1 MB
L3 cache per core 1.33 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nms 32 nms
Max CPUs 1 1
Voltage range 1.21 - 1.35V 0.83 - 1.48V
Operating temperature Unknown - 70°C Unknown - 74°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 142 10
Overclocked clock speed 4.4 GHz 4.48 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.72 GHz 4.7 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 3,158.7 2,959.6
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.4 GHz 4.48 GHz

power consumption

TDP 95W 100W
Annual home energy cost 48.09 $/year 24.09 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 136.66 $/year 87.6 $/year
Performance per watt 2.86 pt/W 5.51 pt/W
Typical power consumption N/A 81.25W
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