CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 6100 vs 5600K

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

FX 6100
6.4
A8 5600K
6.1
Passmark, GeekBench (32-bit) and GeekBench (64-bit)

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

FX 6100
7.3
A8 5600K
7.7
Passmark (Single Core)

Overclocking

How much speed can you get out of the processor?

FX 6100
7.3
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
7.5
A8 5600K
7.6
Performance Per Dollar

CPUBoss Score

Performance, Single-core Performance, Overclocking and Value

FX 6100
6.9
A8 5600K
6.9

Winner
AMD A8 5600K 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

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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
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
Much more l3 cache per core 1.33 MB/core vs 0.13 MB/core Around 10.8x more l3 cache per core
More cores 6 vs 4 2 more cores; run more applications at once
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 5,420 vs 4,333 More than 25% better PassMark score
Slightly better geekbench (64-bit) score 7,818 vs 6,205 More than 25% better geekbench (64-bit) 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 3.6 GHz vs 3.3 GHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Higher Maximum Operating Temperature 74 °C vs 70 °C More than 5% higher Maximum Operating Temperature
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,381 vs 1,187 More than 15% better PassMark (Single 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 5.13 pt/W vs 2.72 pt/W Around 90% better performance per watt
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 5.05 GHz vs 3.3 GHz Around 55% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Oct, 2012 vs Oct, 2011 Release date 11 months later
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
6,679
A8 5600K
5,431

GeekBench (64-bit)

FX 6100
7,818
A8 5600K
6,205

GeekBench

FX 6100
8,368
A8 5600K
6,205

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

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

Passmark

FX 6100
5,420
A8 5600K
4,333

Passmark (Single Core)

FX 6100
1,187
A8 5600K
1,381

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
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
ABM
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Radeon™ HD 7560D
Latest DirectX N/A 11.0
GPU clock speed N/A 760 MHz

memory controller

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

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 nm 32 nm
Transistor count 1,200,000,000 1,303,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Die size 319 mm² 246 mm²
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 4.39 GHz 4.36 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.3 GHz 5.05 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 3,158.7 2,659.2
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.39 GHz 4.36 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 2.72 pt/W 5.13 pt/W
Typical power consumption N/A 81.25W
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