CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 6100 vs 4300

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

FX 6100
7.0
FX 4300
6.7
Cinebench R11.5, PassMark and GeekBench (32-bit)

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

FX 6100
8.3
FX 4300
8.8
Cinebench R11.5 (1-core) and PassMark (Single Core)

Overclocking

How much speed can you get out of the processor?

FX 6100
9.7
FX 4300
9.5
Unlocked, Maximum Overclocked Clock Speed (Air) and 2 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

FX 6100
6.7
FX 4300
7.9
Performance Per Dollar

CPUBoss Score

Performance, Single-core Performance, Overclocking and Value

FX 6100
7.7
FX 4300
7.8

Winner
AMD FX 4300 

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Reasons to consider the
AMD FX 6100

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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 l3 cache 8 MB vs 4 MB 2x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 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
More l3 cache per core 1.33 MB/core vs 1 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Better cinebench r11.5 score 4.07 vs 3.47 More than 15% better cinebench r11.5 score
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AMD FX 4300

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Higher clock speed 3.8 GHz vs 3.3 GHz More than 15% higher clock speed
Significantly better cinebench r11.5 (1-core) score 1.06 vs 0.95 More than 10% better cinebench r11.5 (1-core) score
Significantly better performance per dollar 8.57 pt/$ vs 5 pt/$ More than 70% better performance per dollar
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,417 vs 1,187 Around 20% better PassMark (Single core) score
Much lower annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year vs 48.09 $/year 2.1x lower annual home energy cost
Better performance per watt 6.32 pt/W vs 2.67 pt/W More than 2.2x better performance per watt
Slightly better 3DMark11 physics score 6,610 vs 5,440 More than 20% better 3DMark11 physics score
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year vs 136.66 $/year Around 40% lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer Oct, 2012 vs Oct, 2011 Release date over a year later
Slightly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.75 GHz vs 4.53 GHz Around 5% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of FX 6100 vs 4300

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 6100
6,679
FX 4300
5,404

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

FX 6100
5,440
FX 4300
6,610

Cinebench R11.5

FX 6100
4.07
FX 4300
3.47

Cinebench R11.5 (Single Core)

FX 6100
0.95
FX 4300
1.06

PassMark Data courtesy PassMark

FX 6100
5,420
FX 4300
4,676

PassMark (Single Core) Data courtesy PassMark

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 3.9 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

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 2.67 pt/W 6.32 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

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

overclocking

Overclock popularity 142 7
Overclocked clock speed 4.38 GHz 4.48 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.53 GHz 4.75 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.38 GHz 4.48 GHz

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
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