CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4160 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

7.5

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

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AMD FX 6300 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD FX 6300  based on its overclocking.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i3 4160

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i3 4160

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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 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
Higher clock speed 3.6 GHz vs 3.5 GHz Around 5% higher clock speed
Much lower annual home energy cost 13.01 $/year vs 22.89 $/year Around 45% lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 47.3 $/year vs 83.22 $/year Around 45% lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer Jul, 2014 vs Oct, 2012 Release date over 1 years later
Front view of AMD FX 6300

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AMD FX 6300

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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 better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.75 GHz vs 3.67 GHz Around 30% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.82 GHz vs 3.81 GHz More than 25% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 4160 vs FX 6300

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 4160
6,684
FX 6300
7,871

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 4160
3,159
FX 6300
2,053

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 4160
3,620,000 MB/s
FX 6300
2,290,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 4160
6,547
FX 6300
7,447

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 4160
7,262
FX 6300
8,232

GeekBench

Core i3 4160
7,262
FX 6300
9,503

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i3 4160
5,042
FX 6300
6,444

PassMark (Single Core)

Core i3 4160
2,077
FX 6300
1,446

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 4160  vs
FX 6300 
Clock speed 3.6 GHz 3.5 GHz
Cores Dual core Hexa core
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
SSE4
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
ABM
BMI1
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

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 12.89 pt/W 9.84 pt/W
Typical power consumption 43.88W 77.19W

details

Core i3 4160  vs
FX 6300 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 6
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 - 72°C Unknown - 62.5°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.67 GHz 4.75 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.81 GHz 4.82 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.67 GHz 4.75 GHz

integrated graphics

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
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 29,866.66 MB/s
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Comments

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The i3-4160's single core performance is better, therefore it's better than the FX-6300 at playing most games.
No they dont. You are just simple minded and think that the cpuboss score means "beats". Its not a race, if you wanna see what cpu is faster you scrool down and check the GeekBench scores. The cpuboss scores include speed, power consumption, manufacturing process and PRICE. THATS why a g3250 beats an I3 (way more expensive with only 15% higher speed) THATS why an i3 beats an 6300 (same price range, almost same speed, but with half the cores and power consumption, therefore better single core performance wich says alot) THATS why fx 6300 beats the g3250 (about 35% faster, cant argue with that even if it burns alot of power more) This is computer hardware and you cannot understand it.
Οχι, απλα το σκορ δεν εχει να κανει ΜΟΝΟ με το performance αλλα και με το quality, και η intel ειναι πιο ποιοτικη.
Lol you win EVERYTHING
ajja el i3 es casi igual como la amd 6 cores ajja que sorprendente ..............pero me quedo con la i3 asi no se me calienta y consume menos energia y me ahorrro la plata
En este momento tienen el mismo precio, creo que es mejor el i3 para juegos
This site just promoted intel, nothing more.
Why is this site so messed up? According to cpuboss, a g3250 beats an i3 4160, an i3 4160 beats an fx 6300 and an fx 6300 beats the g3250. Is this paper-rock-scissors or computer hardware?
En mi opinión es mas conveniente el fx-6300, es mas barato y el consumo no es tan elevado.
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