CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 6100 vs 4300 among desktop CPUs (over 75W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

FX 6100
5.8
FX 4300
5.4
FX 6300
6.2
PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

FX 6100
6.1
FX 4300
6.5
FX 6300
6.6
PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

FX 6100
0.0
FX 4300
0.0
FX 6300
0.0
Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

FX 6100
0.0
FX 4300
0.0
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
FX 4300
5.9
FX 6300
6.0
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

FX 6100
5.1
FX 4300
6.9
FX 6300
6.5
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

5.8

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

FX 6100
5.3
FX 4300
5.8
FX 6300
5.8

Winner
AMD FX 6100 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD FX 6100  based on its 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
More threads 6 vs 4 2 more threads
Much better PassMark score 5,420 vs 4,676 More than 15% better PassMark score
Front view of AMD FX 4300

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AMD FX 4300

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Significantly higher clock speed 3.8 GHz vs 3.3 GHz More than 15% higher clock speed
Much better performance per dollar 11.79 pt/$ vs 7.11 pt/$ More than 65% better performance per dollar
Higher turbo clock speed 4 GHz vs 3.9 GHz Around 5% higher turbo clock speed
Much better performance per watt 9.3 pt/W vs 3.79 pt/W Around 2.5x better performance per watt
Newer Oct, 2012 vs Oct, 2011 Release date over a year later
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
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.98 GHz vs 4.61 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of FX 6100 vs 4300

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 6100
6,990
FX 4300
5,582

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 6100
1,798
FX 4300
1,981

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 6100
2,090,000 MB/s
FX 4300
2,210,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 6100
6,679
FX 4300
5,404

GeekBench

FX 6100
8,368
FX 4300
5,404

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

FX 6100
5,440
FX 4300
6,610

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

FX 6100
5,420
FX 4300
4,676

PassMark (Single Core)

FX 6100
1,187
FX 4300
1,417

Reviews Word on the street

FX 6100  vs 4300 

7.0
5.0
Again it's the weak single-core performance of the Bulldozer architecture that makes for one massive technological sad-face.
FX 6100

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

FX 6100  vs
4300 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 3.8 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz 4 GHz
Cores Hexa core Quad core
Socket type
AM3+
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
BMI1
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

integrated graphics

GPU None None
Label N/A N/A
Latest DirectX N/A N/A
Number of displays supported N/A N/A
GPU clock speed N/A N/A
Turbo clock speed N/A N/A
3DMark06 N/A N/A

details

FX 6100  vs
4300 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 6 4
L2 cache 6 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 4 MB
L3 cache per core 1.33 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Transistor count 1,200,000,000 1,200,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Die size 319 mm² 319 mm²
Voltage range 1.21 - 1.35V 0.82 - 1.43V
Operating temperature Unknown - 70°C Unknown - 70.5°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 142 7
Overclocked clock speed 4.38 GHz 4.47 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.61 GHz 4.98 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.38 GHz 4.47 GHz

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 3.79 pt/W 9.3 pt/W
Typical power consumption N/A 77.19W

memory controller

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