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Front view of AMD Phenom X3 8600

Reasons to consider the
AMD Phenom X3 8600

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Phenom X3 8600 vs the FX 6300.

Front view of AMD FX 6300

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking

Benchmarks Real world tests of Phenom X3 8600 vs FX 6300

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 6300
7,447

GeekBench

FX 6300
9,503

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

FX 6300
6,444

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Phenom X3 8600  vs
FX 6300 
Clock speed 2.3 GHz 3.5 GHz
Cores Tri core Hexa core
Socket type
AM2+
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 95W 95W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 0.82 pt/W 9.84 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 77.19W

details

Phenom X3 8600  vs
FX 6300 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 3 6
L2 cache 2 MB 6 MB
L2 cache per core 0.67 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 2 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 0.67 MB/core 1.33 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 70°C Unknown - 62.5°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.71 GHz 4.75 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.3 GHz 4.82 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.71 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

bus

Clock speed 1,800 MHz 2,600 MHz
AMD Phenom X3 8600
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AMD FX 6300
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