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AMD FX 6130

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Differences What are the advantages of each

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much lower typical power consumption 13.81W vs 77.19W 5.6x lower typical power consumption
Significantly newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better performance per watt 6.98 pt/W vs 2.11 pt/W More than 3.2x better performance per watt
Much lower annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year vs 22.89 $/year 5.6x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 14.89 $/year vs 83.22 $/year 5.6x lower annual commercial energy cost
More l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 1.33 MB/core Around 15% more l3 cache per core
Newer Jun, 2012 vs Jan, 2012 Release date 5 months later
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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
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much higher clock speed 3.6 GHz vs 1.8 GHz 2x higher clock speed
More l3 cache 8 MB vs 3 MB Around 2.8x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
More cores 6 vs 2 Three times as many cores; run more applications at once
Better PassMark score 6,215 vs 2,299 Around 2.8x better PassMark score
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,313 vs 879 Around 50% better PassMark (Single core) score
More threads 6 vs 4 2 more threads

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 3217U vs FX 6130

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

FX 6130
6,215

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 3217U  vs
FX 6130 
Clock speed 1.8 GHz 3.6 GHz
Cores Dual core Hexa core
Socket type
BGA 1023
AM3+
Is unlocked No Yes

features

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

power consumption

TDP 17W 95W
Annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 14.89 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 6.98 pt/W 2.11 pt/W
Typical power consumption 13.81W 77.19W

bus

Architecture DMI 2.0 HyperTransport 3.1

details

Core i3 3217U  vs
FX 6130 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 6
L2 cache 0.5 MB 6 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1.33 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 18 19

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4000 N/A
Latest DirectX 11.0 N/A
Number of displays supported 3 N/A
GPU clock speed 350 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 1,050 MHz N/A

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3L-1333
DDR3RS-1600
DDR3RS-1333
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No Yes
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 29,866.66 MB/s
Intel Core i3 3217U
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