CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E1600 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 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Celeron E1600

Reasons to consider the
Intel Celeron E1600

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Much higher Maximum operating temperature 73.3 °C vs 62.5 °C More than 15% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 77.19W More than 30% lower typical power consumption
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 more l2 cache 6 MB vs 0.5 MB 12x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 45% higher clock speed
Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better PassMark score 6,444 vs 1,260 More than 5x better PassMark score
Much better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 7,447 vs 1,662 Around 4.5x better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
More cores 6 vs 2 Three times as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 6 vs 2 Three times as many threads
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.75 GHz vs 3.4 GHz Around 40% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
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 Apr, 2009 Release date over 3 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Celeron E1600 vs FX 6300

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 6300
7,871

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Celeron E1600
77,200 MB/s
FX 6300
2,290,000 MB/s

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

Celeron E1600  vs
FX 6300 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 3.5 GHz
Cores Dual core Hexa core
Socket type
LGA 775
AM3+

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support No 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
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

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

details

Celeron E1600  vs
FX 6300 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 6
L2 cache 0.5 MB 6 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 32 nm
Transistor count 105,000,000 1,200,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 12 20
Voltage range 0.85 - 1.5V 0.8 - 1.43V
Operating temperature Unknown - 73.3°C Unknown - 62.5°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.4 GHz 4.75 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz 4.82 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 1,751.2 7,541
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.4 GHz 4.75 GHz

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 1.19 pt/W 9.84 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 77.19W

bus

Clock speed 800 MHz 2,600 MHz
Intel Celeron E1600
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