CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 6100 vs 860K among desktop CPUs (over 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

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?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

8.9

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD Athlon X4 860K 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD Athlon X4 860K  based on its performance and single-core performance.

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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 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 better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.76 GHz vs 4.45 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Athlon X4 860K

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AMD Athlon X4 860K

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,593 vs 1,183 Around 35% better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better performance per watt 9.8 pt/W vs 3.74 pt/W More than 2.5x better performance per watt
Much lower annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year vs 48.09 $/year 2.1x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year vs 136.66 $/year Around 40% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of FX 6100 vs Athlon X4 860K

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 6100
6,990

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 6100
1,798

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 6100
2,090,000 MB/s
Athlon X4 860K
2,290,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

FX 6100
5,401

PassMark (Single Core)

FX 6100
1,183

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

FX 6100  vs
Athlon X4 860K 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 3.7 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz 4 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
SSE2
F16C
MMX
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
ABM
BMI1
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM

power consumption

TDP 95W 95W
Annual home energy cost 48.09 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 136.66 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 3.74 pt/W 9.8 pt/W
Typical power consumption N/A 77.19W

details

FX 6100  vs
Athlon X4 860K 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
L2 cache 6 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 28 nm

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.38 GHz 4.37 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.76 GHz 4.45 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.38 GHz 4.37 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A AMD Radeon APUs GPU part factory disabled

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 29,866.66 MB/s 29,866.66 MB/s
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