CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 6300 vs 6100

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

FX 6300
7.2
FX 6100
6.9
Cinebench R11.5, Passmark, GeekBench (32-bit) and GeekBench (64-bit)

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

FX 6300
8.1
FX 6100
7.7
Cinebench R11.5 (1-core) and Passmark (Single Core)

Overclocking

How much speed can you get out of the processor?

FX 6300
8.9
FX 6100
7.4
Passmark (Overclocked), Unlocked, Maximum Overclocked Clock Speed (Air) and 2 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

FX 6300
7.8
FX 6100
7.4
Performance Per Dollar

CPUBoss Score

Performance, Single-core Performance, Overclocking and Value

FX 6300
7.7
FX 6100
7.3

Winner
AMD FX 6300 

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AMD FX 6300

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Front view of AMD FX 6300

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD FX 6300

Reasons to consider the
AMD FX 6300

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Higher turbo clock speed 4.1 GHz vs 3.9 GHz More than 5% higher turbo clock speed
Higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 3.3 GHz More than 5% higher clock speed
Much better PassMark (Overclocked) score 7,541 vs 3,158.7 Around 2.5x better PassMark (Overclocked) score
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,446 vs 1,193 More than 20% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better performance per watt 7.71 pt/W vs 2.83 pt/W Around 2.8x better performance per watt
Better cinebench r11.5 (1-core) score 1.07 vs 0.95 Around 15% better cinebench r11.5 (1-core) score
Much lower annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year vs 48.09 $/year 2.1x lower annual home energy cost
Better PassMark score 6,444 vs 5,430 Around 20% better PassMark score
Better cinebench r11.5 score 4.92 vs 4.07 More than 20% better cinebench r11.5 score
Better performance per dollar 6.11 pt/$ vs 5.31 pt/$ Around 15% better performance per dollar
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.79 GHz vs 4.4 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year vs 136.66 $/year Around 40% lower annual commercial energy cost
Marginally newer Oct, 2012 vs Oct, 2011 Release date over a year later
Front view of AMD FX 6100

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AMD FX 6100

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Significantly higher Maximum Operating Temperature 70 °C vs 62.5 °C More than 10% higher Maximum Operating Temperature

Benchmarks Real world tests of FX 6300 vs 6100

GeekBench (32-bit)

FX 6300
7,531
FX 6100
6,715

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

FX 6300
6,080
FX 6100
5,440
FX 6300 FX 6100 @ community.futuremark.com

Cinebench R11.5

FX 6300
4.92
FX 6100
4.07
In the other straight CPU performance tests in Cinebench it shows a very slight advantage, though the improvements in single-threaded performance aren't as pronounced as with the FX-8350.
FX 6300 | by Tech Radar (Dec, 2012)

Cinebench R11.5 (Single Core)

FX 6300
1.07
FX 6100
0.95

Passmark

FX 6300
6,444
FX 6100
5,430

Passmark (Single Core)

FX 6300
1,446
FX 6100
1,193

Reviews Word on the street

FX 6300  vs 6100 

8.0
7.0
It's not far off in terms of gaming, with our low-end Batman: AC scores showing 155fps for the FX-6300 versus 164FPS for the stock-clocked i5-3570K.
FX 6300

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

FX 6300  vs
6100 
Clock speed 3.5 GHz 3.3 GHz
Turbo clock speed 4.1 GHz 3.9 GHz
Cores Hexa core Hexa core
Socket type
AM3+
Is unlocked Yes Yes
Is hyperthreaded No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has vitualization support Yes Yes
Instruction-set-extensions
MMX
SSE
SSE4.2
AVX
SSE3
FMA3
SSE2
FMA4
Supplemental SSE3
SSE4.1
SSE4
SSE4a
AES
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

memory controller

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

details

FX 6300  vs
6100 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 6 6
L2 cache 6 MB 6 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 1.33 MB/core 1.33 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nms 32 nms
Transistor count 1,600,000,000 1,600,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 62.5°C Unknown - 70°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 82 142
Overclock review score 0.8 5
Overclocked clock speed 4.79 GHz 4.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.8 GHz 4.66 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 7,541 3,158.7
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.79 GHz 4.4 GHz

power consumption

TDP 95W 95W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 48.09 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 136.66 $/year
Performance per watt 7.71 pt/W 2.83 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W N/A

bus

Clock speed 2,600 MHz 2,600 MHz
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