CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 6100 vs 5600K

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

FX 6100
6.7
A8 5600K
6.4
Passmark, GeekBench (32-bit) and GeekBench (64-bit)

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

FX 6100
7.6
A8 5600K
8.0
Passmark (Single Core)

Overclocking

How much speed can you get out of the processor?

FX 6100
7.4
A8 5600K
7.2
Passmark (Overclocked), Unlocked, Maximum Overclocked Clock Speed (Air) and 2 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

FX 6100
6.2
A8 5600K
6.9
Performance Per Dollar

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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 0.5 MB 16x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Significantly 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 0.13 MB/core Around 10.8x more l3 cache per core
More threads 6 vs 4 2 more threads
Better 3DMark11 physics score 5,440 vs 3,420 Around 60% better 3DMark11 physics score
Better PassMark score 5,424 vs 4,347 Around 25% better PassMark score
Better geekbench (64-bit) score 7,926 vs 6,455 Around 25% better geekbench (64-bit) score
Front view of AMD A8 5600K

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Higher clock speed 3.6 GHz vs 3.3 GHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Better performance per dollar 8.49 pt/$ vs 5.13 pt/$ More than 65% better performance per dollar
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,384 vs 1,190 More than 15% better PassMark (Single core) score
Higher Maximum Operating Temperature 74 °C vs 70 °C More than 5% higher Maximum Operating Temperature
Much lower annual home energy cost 24.09 $/year vs 48.09 $/year Around 50% lower annual home energy cost
Marginally newer Oct, 2012 vs Oct, 2011 Release date 11 months later
Better performance per watt 5.17 pt/W vs 2.73 pt/W Around 90% 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

Benchmarks Real world tests of FX 6100 vs A8 5600K

GeekBench (32-bit)

FX 6100
6,698
A8 5600K
5,454

GeekBench (64-bit)

FX 6100
7,926
A8 5600K
6,455

GeekBench

FX 6100
8,368
A8 5600K
6,455

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

FX 6100
5,440
A8 5600K
3,420
FX 6100 A8 5600K @ community.futuremark.com

Passmark

FX 6100
5,424
A8 5600K
4,347

Passmark (Single Core)

FX 6100
1,190
A8 5600K
1,384

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

FX 6100  vs
A8 5600K 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 3.6 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz 3.9 GHz
Cores Hexa core Quad core
Is unlocked Yes Yes
Is hyperthreaded No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction-set-extensions
MMX
SSE
SSE4.2
AVX
XOP
SSE3
FMA3
SSE2
FMA4
ABM
Supplemental SSE3
SSE4.1
SSE4
SSE4a
AES
CVT16
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

gpu

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Radeon™ HD 7560D
Latest DirectX N/A 11.0

details

FX 6100  vs
A8 5600K 
Threads 6 4
L2 cache 6 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 0.5 MB
L3 cache per core 1.33 MB/core 0.13 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 12
Overclocked clock speed 4.4 GHz 4.35 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.65 GHz 4.78 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 3,158.7 2,659.2
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.4 GHz 4.35 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 2.73 pt/W 5.17 pt/W
Typical power consumption N/A 81.25W
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