CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 530 vs 6350

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

Cinebench R10 32-bit, Passmark, GeekBench (32-bit) and GeekBench (64-bit)

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Cinebench R10 32-bit (1-core) and Passmark (Single Core)

Overclocking

How much speed can you get out of the processor?

Passmark (Overclocked), Unlocked, Maximum Overclocked Clock Speed (Air) and 2 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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AMD FX 6350 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

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Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i3 530

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Is hyperthreaded Yes vs No Somewhat common; Maximizes usage of each CPU core
Significantly more l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.33 MB/core More than 50% more l3 cache per core
Lower typical power consumption 92.5W vs 101.56W Around 10% lower typical power consumption
Lower annual commercial energy cost 88.48 $/year vs 109.5 $/year Around 20% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD FX 6350

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AMD FX 6350

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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
Significantly higher clock speed 3.9 GHz vs 2.93 GHz Around 35% higher clock speed
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Significantly more l3 cache 8 MB vs 4 MB 2x 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
Significantly better PassMark score 7,379 vs 2,598 More than 2.8x better PassMark score
Significantly better 3DMark11 physics score 6,620 vs 2,920 More than 2.2x better 3DMark11 physics score
More threads 6 vs 4 2 more threads
Better geekbench (32-bit) score 8,243 vs 3,760 Around 2.2x better geekbench (32-bit) score
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,511 vs 1,110 More than 35% better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Significantly better performance per dollar 6.1 pt/$ vs 3.58 pt/$ More than 70% better performance per dollar
Marginally newer Oct, 2012 vs Jan, 2010 Release date over 2 years later
Better cinebench r10 32Bit score 18,021 vs 9,167 More than 95% better cinebench r10 32Bit score
Better performance per watt 6.83 pt/W vs 4.07 pt/W Around 70% better performance per watt
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.66 GHz vs 4.36 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better PassMark (Overclocked) score 3,626.2 vs 2,953.6 Around 25% better PassMark (Overclocked) score
Lower annual home energy cost 30.11 $/year vs 35.3 $/year Around 15% lower annual home energy cost
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.84 GHz vs 4.53 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 530 vs FX 6350

GeekBench (32-bit)

Core i3 530
3,760
FX 6350
8,243

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

Core i3 530
2,920
FX 6350
6,620
Core i3 530 FX 6350 @ community.futuremark.com

Cinebench R10 32-Bit

Core i3 530
9,167
FX 6350
18,021
Core i3 530 FX 6350 @ anandtech.com

Cinebench R10 32-Bit (Single Core)

Core i3 530
3,878
FX 6350
4,302
Core i3 530 FX 6350 @ anandtech.com

Passmark

Core i3 530
2,598
FX 6350
7,379
Core i3 530 FX 6350 @ cpubenchmark.net

Passmark (Single Core)

Core i3 530
1,110
FX 6350
1,511

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 530  vs
FX 6350 
Clock speed 2.93 GHz 3.9 GHz
Cores Dual core Hexa core
Socket type
LGA 1156
AM3+
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
SSE3
SSE2
Supplemental SSE3
SSE4.1
SSE4
SSE4a
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 73W 125W
Annual home energy cost 35.3 $/year 30.11 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 88.48 $/year 109.5 $/year
Performance per watt 4.07 pt/W 6.83 pt/W
Typical power consumption 92.5W 101.56W

details

Core i3 530  vs
FX 6350 
Threads 4 6
L2 cache 1 MB 6 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 4 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1.33 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nms 32 nms
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclock popularity 13 3
Overclocked clock speed 4.36 GHz 4.66 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.53 GHz 4.84 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 2,953.6 3,626.2
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.36 GHz 4.66 GHz
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