CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 6100 vs 8350 among all CPUs


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

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

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?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more


Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more


CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

AMD FX 8350 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD FX 8350  based on its performance.

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Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i3 6100

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Much lower typical power consumption 41.44W vs 159.66W 3.9x lower typical power consumption
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
Much lower annual home energy cost 12.29 $/year vs 56.1 $/year 4.6x lower annual home energy cost
Better PassMark (Single core) score 2,106 vs 1,525 Around 40% better PassMark (Single core) score
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 44.68 $/year vs 159.62 $/year 3.6x lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer Jul, 2015 vs Oct, 2012 Release date over 2 years later
More l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 50% more l3 cache per core
Higher Maximum operating temperature 65 °C vs 61 °C More than 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
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AMD FX 8350

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much better performance per dollar 8.15 pt/$ vs 1.84 pt/$ Around 4.5x better performance per dollar
Higher clock speed 4 GHz vs 3.7 GHz Around 10% higher clock speed
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 8 vs 2 6 more cores; run more applications at once
Better PassMark score 9,134 vs 5,478 More than 65% better PassMark score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 8.79 GHz vs 4.38 GHz More than 2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.71 GHz vs 4.25 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better performance per watt 5.72 pt/W vs 4.51 pt/W More than 25% better performance per watt

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 6100 vs FX 8350

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i3 6100
FX 8350

PassMark (Single Core)

Core i3 6100
FX 8350

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Core i3 6100  vs
FX 8350 
Clock speed 3.7 GHz 4 GHz
Cores Dual core Octa core
Is unlocked No Yes


Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
AVX 1.1
Supplemental SSE3
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 51W 125W
Annual home energy cost 12.29 $/year 56.1 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 44.68 $/year 159.62 $/year
Performance per watt 4.51 pt/W 5.72 pt/W
Typical power consumption 41.44W 159.66W


Core i3 6100  vs
FX 8350 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 8
L3 cache 3 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 14 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 65°C Unknown - 61°C


Overclocked clock speed 4.25 GHz 4.71 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.38 GHz 8.79 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.25 GHz 4.71 GHz

integrated graphics

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
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 12,800 MB/s 29,866.66 MB/s
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Pfff this web its soo fanboy
Uhhh.... From testing both CPUs myself with a overclock the 8350 wipes the floor with the i3. The 8350 is on par with a i5 4570. Ive noticed this website has a major bias even with obvious stuff like this.
True, but if you're hoping to buy a $100 processor and do workstation tasks, you're asking for quite a lot I think. What the i3 DOES offer is much better performance in ever day tasks, better performance in some games, and equal performance in other games(except maybe BF1 and Ashes of the Singularity).
Lmao or you could go off of actual USER benchmarks performed and uploaded by everyday people like us lol. http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i3-6100-vs-AMD-FX-8350/3511vs1489 In fact, here's MY system. I did this test shortly after building it. And this isn't comparing it using some biased system, it's literally comparing against other people running the same tests and posting their scores. http://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/2103726 GPU is overclocked, CPU is stock, memory has been overvolted a tiny bit so I could tighten the timings(running 12-14-12 at 1.35v). I've since replaced the secondary HDD with a newer one that wasn't on the verge of failing lol. You're not even a real nerd. Just a poser.
And where is multicore performance lol? How can I take you seriously?
well i am always laughing when they say real world performance as that's crap tbh.intel has a hand in 90% benchmark proggies and thats a proven fact.Like cpu boss rated than an I3 2100k would knock my amd 4170k when i got it in 2012 and tbh i went up vs my brothers 1 and sorry he never could do what i do....
Best fanboy site 2k milenium
You may need to adjust both the processor directly to the use of "rendering design" expert level ..... the ability of each core intel makes rendering is more smooth than the competitors ....., intel only lost the core applications that require a lot .....
Is this a Joke site?
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