CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 6100 vs 5600K among desktop CPUs (over 75W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

FX 6100
5.7
A8 5600K
6.2
FX 6300
6.2
PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

FX 6100
6.2
A8 5600K
6.6
FX 6300
6.7
PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

FX 6100
0.0
A8 5600K
7.8
FX 6300
0.0
Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

FX 6100
0.0
A8 5600K
6.9
FX 6300
0.0
CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

FX 6100
5.9
A8 5600K
8.1
FX 6300
6.0
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

FX 6100
n.d.
A8 5600K
9.4
FX 6300
6.4
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

8.7

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

FX 6100
5.4
A8 5600K
8.7
FX 6300
5.7

Winner
AMD FX 6100 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD FX 6100  based on its performance, power consumption and value.

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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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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
More cores 6 vs 4 2 more cores; run more applications at once
Significantly 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
Front view of AMD A8 5600K

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AMD A8 5600K

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Higher clock speed 3.6 GHz vs 3.3 GHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much lower annual home energy cost 24.09 $/year vs 48.09 $/year Around 50% lower annual home energy cost
Higher Maximum operating temperature 74 °C vs 70 °C More than 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Newer Oct, 2012 vs Oct, 2011 Release date 11 months later
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 87.6 $/year vs 136.66 $/year More than 35% lower annual commercial energy cost
Better geekbench 3 single core score 1,989 vs 1,798 More than 10% better geekbench 3 single core score
Better performance per watt 5.36 pt/W vs 3.78 pt/W More than 40% better performance per watt
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.71 GHz vs 4.58 GHz Around 5% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of FX 6100 vs A8 5600K

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 6100
6,990
A8 5600K
5,682

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 6100
1,798
A8 5600K
1,989

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 6100
2,090,000 MB/s
A8 5600K
2,210,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 6100
6,679
A8 5600K
5,431

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 6100
7,818
A8 5600K
6,205

GeekBench

FX 6100
8,368
A8 5600K
6,205

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

FX 6100
5,420
A8 5600K
4,329

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

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 4.38 GHz 4.33 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.58 GHz 4.71 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 3,158.7 2,659.2
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.38 GHz 4.33 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 3.78 pt/W 5.36 pt/W
Typical power consumption N/A 81.25W
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