CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 6272 vs 4100 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

FX 4100
n.d.
FX 6300
n.d.
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 4100
n.d.
FX 6300
n.d.
Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

4.8

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD FX 4100 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD FX 4100  based on its single-core performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

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AMD Opteron 6272

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Much more l2 cache 16 MB vs 4 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
More cores 16 vs 4 12 more cores; run more applications at once
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 4 vs 1 3 supports more CPUs in SMP configuration
More l3 cache 16 MB vs 8 MB 2x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More threads 16 vs 4 12 more threads
Better PassMark score 6,748 vs 4,051 More than 65% better PassMark score
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 27.7 $/year vs 34.18 $/year Around 20% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 100.74 $/year vs 114.41 $/year More than 10% lower annual commercial energy cost
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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much higher clock speed 3.6 GHz vs 2.1 GHz More than 70% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 3.8 GHz vs 3 GHz More than 25% higher turbo clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.66 GHz vs 2.9 GHz More than 60% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly more l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 2x more l3 cache per core
Better geekbench 3 single core score 1,827 vs 1,255 More than 45% better geekbench 3 single core score
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 70.5 °C vs 55 °C Around 30% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.99 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Opteron 6272 vs FX 4100

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Opteron 6272
26,707
FX 4100
5,176

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Opteron 6272
1,255
FX 4100
1,827

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Opteron 6272
1,350,000 MB/s
FX 4100
2,150,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Opteron 6272
9,635
FX 4100
4,993

GeekBench

Opteron 6272
9,635
FX 4100
6,919

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Opteron 6272
6,748
FX 4100
4,051

PassMark (Single Core)

FX 4100
1,221

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Opteron 6272  vs
FX 4100 
Clock speed 2.1 GHz 3.6 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3 GHz 3.8 GHz
Cores 16 core Quad core
Socket type
G34
AM3+
Is unlocked No Yes

features

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

power consumption

TDP 115W 95W
Annual home energy cost 27.7 $/year 34.18 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 100.74 $/year 114.41 $/year
Performance per watt 6.12 pt/W 6.46 pt/W
Typical power consumption 93.44W N/A

bus

Architecture HyperTransport 3.0 HyperTransport 3.1
Number of links 4 1
Transfer rate 6,400 MT/s 5,200 MT/s
Clock speed 3,200 MHz 3,200 MHz

details

Opteron 6272  vs
FX 4100 
Threads 16 4
L2 cache 16 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 16 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 1 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 4 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 55°C Unknown - 70.5°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 2 127
Overclocked clock speed 2.9 GHz 4.66 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz 4.99 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.9 GHz 4.66 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

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3
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