CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4130 vs 6300

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

Passmark and GeekBench (32-bit)

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Passmark (Single Core)

Overclocking

How much speed can you get out of the processor?

Unlocked, Maximum Overclocked Clock Speed (Air) and 1 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Performance Per Dollar

CPUBoss Score

Performance, Single-core Performance, Overclocking and Value

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Intel Core i3 4130 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i3 4130

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i3 4130

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Is hyperthreaded Yes vs No Somewhat common; Maximizes usage of each CPU core
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Newer manufacturing process 22 nms vs 32 nms A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,983 vs 1,446 More than 35% better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly lower typical power consumption 43.88W vs 77.19W Around 45% lower typical power consumption
Much higher Maximum Operating Temperature 72 °C vs 62.5 °C More than 15% higher Maximum Operating Temperature
Significantly better performance per watt 14.85 pt/W vs 7.93 pt/W More than 85% better performance per watt
More l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 1.33 MB/core Around 15% more l3 cache per core
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 47.3 $/year vs 83.22 $/year Around 45% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 13.01 $/year vs 22.89 $/year Around 45% lower annual home energy cost
Marginally newer Jul, 2013 vs Oct, 2012 Release date 8 months later
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Much more l2 cache 6 MB vs 1 MB 6x 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
Significantly 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
More cores 6 vs 2 Three times as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 6 vs 4 2 more threads
Significantly more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.79 GHz vs 3.49 GHz Around 40% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better PassMark score 6,444 vs 4,857 Around 35% better PassMark score
Better geekbench (32-bit) score 7,581 vs 6,305 More than 20% better geekbench (32-bit) score
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.84 GHz vs 3.48 GHz Around 40% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 4130 vs FX 6300

GeekBench (32-bit)

Core i3 4130
6,305
FX 6300
7,581

GeekBench

Core i3 4130
6,305
FX 6300
9,599

Passmark

Core i3 4130
4,857
FX 6300
6,444
In the other straight CPU performance tests in Cinebench it shows a very slight advantage, though the improvements in single-threaded performance aren't as pronounced as with the FX-8350.
FX 6300 | by Tech Radar (Dec, 2012)

Passmark (Single Core)

Core i3 4130
1,983
FX 6300
1,446

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 4130  vs
FX 6300 
Clock speed 3.4 GHz 3.5 GHz
Cores Dual core Hexa core
Is unlocked No Yes
Is hyperthreaded Yes No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has vitualization support Yes Yes
Instruction-set-extensions
MMX
SSE
SSE4.2
AVX
SSE3
FMA3
SSE2
FMA4
Supplemental SSE3
SSE4.1
SSE4
SSE4a
AVX 2.0
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

gpu

GPU GPU None
Label Intel® HD graphics 4400 N/A
Number of displays supported 3 N/A
GPU clock speed 350 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 1,150 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
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 29,866.66 MB/s

details

Core i3 4130  vs
FX 6300 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 6
L2 cache 1 MB 6 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 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 nms 32 nms
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 72°C Unknown - 62.5°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.49 GHz 4.79 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.48 GHz 4.84 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.49 GHz 4.79 GHz

power consumption

TDP 54W 95W
Annual home energy cost 13.01 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 47.3 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 14.85 pt/W 7.93 pt/W
Typical power consumption 43.88W 77.19W
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