CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 6300 vs 6100 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

5.8

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD FX 6300 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD FX 6300  based on its performance, single-core performance and value.

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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 lower annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year vs 48.09 $/year 2.1x lower annual home energy cost
Significantly better performance per watt 9.97 pt/W vs 3.79 pt/W Around 2.8x better performance per watt
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year vs 136.66 $/year Around 40% lower annual commercial energy cost
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.76 GHz vs 4.38 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better performance per dollar 9.48 pt/$ vs 7.11 pt/$ Around 35% better performance per dollar
Newer Oct, 2012 vs Oct, 2011 Release date over a year later
Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 7,871 vs 6,990 Around 15% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.83 GHz vs 4.58 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of 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 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 6300
7,871
FX 6100
6,990

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 6300
2,053
FX 6100
1,798

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 6300
2,290,000 MB/s
FX 6100
2,090,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 6300
7,447
FX 6100
6,679

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 6300
8,232
FX 6100
7,818

GeekBench

FX 6300
9,503
FX 6100
8,368

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

FX 6300
6,444
FX 6100
5,420

PassMark (Single Core)

FX 6300
1,446
FX 6100
1,187

Reviews Word on the street

FX 6300  vs 6100 

8.0
7.0
That said you don't really need to have an overclocking mobo to push the Core i5 up over 4.5GHz and gaming performance will quickly outstrip the AMD chip.
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

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

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 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 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 0.8 - 1.43V 1.21 - 1.35V
Operating temperature Unknown - 62.5°C Unknown - 70°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 82 142
Overclock review score 0.8 5
Overclocked clock speed 4.76 GHz 4.38 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.83 GHz 4.58 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 7,541 3,158.7
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.76 GHz 4.38 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 9.97 pt/W 3.79 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W N/A

bus

Clock speed 2,600 MHz 2,600 MHz
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