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Front view of Intel Core i3 6100

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i3 6100

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Much newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Higher clock speed 3.7 GHz vs 3.3 GHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Much lower typical power consumption 41.44W vs 77.19W More than 45% lower typical power consumption
Much more l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 0 MB/core Compared to all cpus, 1.5 MB/core l3 cache per core is just OK
More l3 cache 3 MB vs 0 MB Compared to all cpus, 3 MB l3 cache is just OK
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 2,106 vs 1,396 More than 50% better PassMark (Single core) score
Newer Jul, 2015 vs Dec, 2012 Release date over 2 years later
Much lower annual home energy cost 12.29 $/year vs 22.89 $/year More than 45% lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 44.68 $/year vs 83.22 $/year More than 45% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD FX 8300

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AMD FX 8300

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
More cores 8 vs 2 6 more cores; run more applications at once
Much better performance per watt 10.58 pt/W vs 4.51 pt/W More than 2.2x better performance per watt
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Better PassMark score 7,682 vs 5,478 More than 40% better PassMark score
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.61 GHz vs 4.25 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Higher Maximum operating temperature 70.5 °C vs 65 °C Around 10% higher Maximum operating temperature

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 6100 vs FX 8300

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i3 6100
5,478
FX 8300
7,682

PassMark (Single Core)

Core i3 6100
2,106
FX 8300
1,396

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 6100  vs
FX 8300 
Clock speed 3.7 GHz 3.3 GHz
Cores Dual core Octa 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 51W 95W
Annual home energy cost 12.29 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 44.68 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 4.51 pt/W 10.58 pt/W
Typical power consumption 41.44W 77.19W

details

Core i3 6100  vs
FX 8300 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 8
L3 cache 3 MB 0 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 0 MB/core
Manufacture process 14 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 65°C Unknown - 70.5°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.25 GHz 4.61 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.39 GHz 4.51 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.25 GHz 4.61 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Intel® HD Graphics 530 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
DDR3L-1333
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 12,800 MB/s 29,866.66 MB/s
Intel Core i3 6100
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