CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 1389 vs 6100 among all CPUs

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

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

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?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

FX 6100
n.d.
FX 6300
5.8
Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

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Differences What are the advantages of each

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Reasons to consider the
AMD Opteron 1389

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Much lower annual home energy cost 18.07 $/year vs 48.09 $/year 2.7x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 65.7 $/year vs 136.66 $/year 2.1x lower annual commercial energy cost
More l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 1.33 MB/core Around 15% more l3 cache per core
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Much more l2 cache 6 MB vs 2 MB 3x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 2.9 GHz Around 15% higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Slightly more l3 cache 8 MB vs 6 MB Around 35% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.4 GHz vs 3.48 GHz More than 25% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More cores 6 vs 4 2 more cores; run more applications at once
Better PassMark score 5,409 vs 3,046 Around 80% better PassMark score
Better performance per watt 3.75 pt/W vs 1.59 pt/W More than 2.2x better performance per watt
Newer Oct, 2011 vs Jun, 2009 Release date over 2 years later
More threads 6 vs 4 2 more threads
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.72 GHz vs 2.9 GHz Around 65% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,184 vs 1,015 More than 15% better PassMark (Single core) score

Benchmarks Real world tests of Opteron 1389 vs FX 6100

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Opteron 1389
3,046
FX 6100
5,409

PassMark (Single Core)

Opteron 1389
1,015
FX 6100
1,184

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Opteron 1389  vs
FX 6100 
Clock speed 2.9 GHz 3.3 GHz
Cores Quad core Hexa core
Socket type
AM3
AM3+
Is unlocked No Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
F16C
MMX
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
ABM
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 75W 95W
Annual home energy cost 18.07 $/year 48.09 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 65.7 $/year 136.66 $/year
Performance per watt 1.59 pt/W 3.75 pt/W
Typical power consumption 60.94W N/A

details

Opteron 1389  vs
FX 6100 
Threads 4 6
L2 cache 2 MB 6 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1.33 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Voltage range 1.05 - 1.23V 1.21 - 1.35V
Operating temperature Unknown - 70°C Unknown - 70°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.48 GHz 4.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.9 GHz 4.72 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.48 GHz 4.4 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

bus

Architecture HyperTransport 3.0 HyperTransport 3.1
Clock speed 2,200 MHz 2,600 MHz
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