CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 900e vs 6300 among desktop 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

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

5.2

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD FX 6300 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD FX 6300  based on its overclocking.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD Phenom II X4 900e

Reasons to consider the
AMD Phenom II X4 900e

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Much lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 77.19W More than 30% lower typical power consumption
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 70 °C vs 62.5 °C More than 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 22.89 $/year More than 30% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 83.22 $/year More than 30% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD FX 6300

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Much higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 45% higher clock speed
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.75 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 2x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.82 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Oct, 2012 vs Jun, 2009 Release date over 3 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Phenom II X4 900e vs FX 6300

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Phenom II X4 900e
96.6 MB/s
FX 6300
2,290,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Phenom II X4 900e  vs
FX 6300 
Clock speed 2.4 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 65W 95W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 1.27 pt/W 9.84 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 77.19W

bus

Clock speed 2,000 MHz 2,600 MHz

details

Phenom II X4 900e  vs
FX 6300 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
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 0.85 - 1.25V 0.8 - 1.43V
Operating temperature Unknown - 70°C Unknown - 62.5°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.4 GHz 4.75 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz 4.82 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.4 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
AMD Phenom II X4 900e
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