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
7.7
FX 4300
8.1
Cinebench R11.5 (1-core) and Passmark (Single Core)

Overclocking

How much speed can you get out of the processor?

FX 6100
9.5
FX 4300
9.3
Unlocked, Maximum Overclocked Clock Speed (Air) and 2 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

FX 6100
6.8
FX 4300
7.1
Performance Per Dollar

CPUBoss Score

Performance, Single-core Performance, Overclocking and Value

FX 6100
7.4
FX 4300
7.4

Winner
AMD FX 4300 

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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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Significantly 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
Significantly 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
Slightly better geekbench (32-bit) score 6,700 vs 5,470 More than 20% better geekbench (32-bit) score
Slightly better PassMark score 5,424 vs 4,701 More than 15% better PassMark 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
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,419 vs 1,191 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 3DMark11 physics score 6,610 vs 5,440 More than 20% better 3DMark11 physics score
Better performance per watt 6.47 pt/W vs 2.73 pt/W More than 2.2x better performance per watt
Better cinebench r11.5 (1-core) score 1.06 vs 0.95 More than 10% better cinebench r11.5 (1-core) score
Marginally newer Oct, 2012 vs Oct, 2011 Release date over a year later
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year vs 136.66 $/year Around 40% lower annual commercial energy cost
Better performance per dollar 8.32 pt/$ vs 7.22 pt/$ More than 15% better performance per dollar
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 5 GHz vs 4.65 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of FX 6100 vs 4300

GeekBench (32-bit)

FX 6100
6,700
FX 4300
5,470

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

FX 6100
5,440
FX 4300
6,610
FX 6100 FX 4300 @ community.futuremark.com

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

FX 6100
5,424
FX 4300
4,701

Passmark (Single Core)

FX 6100
1,191
FX 4300
1,419

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
Cores Hexa core Quad core
Socket type
AM3+
Is unlocked Yes Yes
Is hyperthreaded No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction-set-extensions
MMX
SSE
SSE4.2
AVX
XOP
SSE3
FMA3
SSE2
FMA4
ABM
Supplemental SSE3
SSE4.1
SSE4
SSE4a
AES
CVT16
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

gpu

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 nms 32 nms
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclock popularity 142 7
Overclocked clock speed 4.4 GHz 4.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.65 GHz 5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.4 GHz 4.5 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 2.73 pt/W 6.47 pt/W
Typical power consumption N/A 77.19W
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