CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 1389 vs 6300 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?

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

5.4

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

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AMD FX 6300 

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

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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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Lower typical power consumption 60.94W vs 77.19W More than 20% lower typical power consumption
Higher Maximum operating temperature 70 °C vs 62.5 °C More than 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
More l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 1.33 MB/core Around 15% more l3 cache per core
Lower annual home energy cost 18.07 $/year vs 22.89 $/year More than 20% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 65.7 $/year vs 83.22 $/year More than 20% lower annual commercial energy cost
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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
Higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 2.9 GHz More than 20% higher clock speed
Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better performance per watt 9.84 pt/W vs 1.59 pt/W Around 6.2x better performance per watt
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.75 GHz vs 3.48 GHz More than 35% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
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
Better PassMark score 6,444 vs 3,046 More than 2x better PassMark score
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,446 vs 1,015 More than 40% better PassMark (Single core) score
More cores 6 vs 4 2 more cores; run more applications at once
Newer Oct, 2012 vs Jun, 2009 Release date over 3 years later
More threads 6 vs 4 2 more threads
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.82 GHz vs 2.9 GHz More than 65% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Opteron 1389 vs FX 6300

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Opteron 1389
3,046
FX 6300
6,444

PassMark (Single Core)

Opteron 1389
1,015
FX 6300
1,446

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Opteron 1389  vs
FX 6300 
Clock speed 2.9 GHz 3.5 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
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
ABM
BMI1
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 75W 95W
Annual home energy cost 18.07 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 65.7 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 1.59 pt/W 9.84 pt/W
Typical power consumption 60.94W 77.19W

bus

Clock speed 2,200 MHz 2,600 MHz

details

Opteron 1389  vs
FX 6300 
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
Clock multiplier 14 20
Voltage range 1.05 - 1.23V 0.8 - 1.43V
Operating temperature Unknown - 70°C Unknown - 62.5°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.48 GHz 4.75 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.9 GHz 4.82 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.48 GHz 4.75 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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