CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3220 vs 6100 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

6.1

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD FX 6100 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD FX 6100  based on its overclocking.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i3 3220

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i3 3220

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much lower annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year vs 48.09 $/year 3.6x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year vs 136.66 $/year 2.8x lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer Sep, 2012 vs Oct, 2011 Release date 10 months later
Front view of AMD FX 6100

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AMD FX 6100

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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
More cores 6 vs 2 Three times as many cores; run more applications at once
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) 4.4 GHz vs 3.43 GHz Around 30% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 70 °C vs 65.3 °C More than 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.72 GHz vs 3.46 GHz More than 35% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 3220 vs FX 6100

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 3220
5,399
FX 6100
6,990

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 3220
2,501
FX 6100
1,798

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 3220
173,000 MB/s
FX 6100
2,090,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 3220
5,351
FX 6100
6,679

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 3220
5,707
FX 6100
7,818

GeekBench

Core i3 3220
8,919
FX 6100
8,368

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i3 3220
4,229
FX 6100
5,409

PassMark (Single Core)

Core i3 3220
1,764
FX 6100
1,184

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 3220  vs
FX 6100 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 3.3 GHz
Cores Dual core Hexa core
Socket type
LGA 1155
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
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 55W 95W
Annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year 48.09 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year 136.66 $/year
Performance per watt 2.69 pt/W 3.75 pt/W
Typical power consumption 44.69W N/A

bus

Architecture DMI HyperTransport 3.1
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 5,200 MT/s

details

Core i3 3220  vs
FX 6100 
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
Operating temperature Unknown - 65.3°C Unknown - 70°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 50 142
Overclocked clock speed 3.43 GHz 4.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.46 GHz 4.72 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 3,775.1 3,158.7
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.43 GHz 4.4 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Intel® HD Graphics 2500 N/A
Number of displays supported 3 N/A
GPU clock speed 650 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
DDR3-1333
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No Yes
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 29,866.66 MB/s
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Comments

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love fanboyism
What the hell!? In the first challenges the FX chip lost in only one category, and still lost. and then in the last round it won in 4 out of 6 areas and still wasn't declared the winner "Overall" ......This site is so broken. And the CPUBOSS reaction is...."its the systems fault"
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