CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 6300 vs 8350 among all 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

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

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

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

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CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i3 6300 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i3 6300  based on its single-core performance and power consumption.

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Intel Core i3 6300

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Front view of Intel Core i3 6300

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i3 6300

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i3 6300

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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
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 2,164 vs 1,525 More than 40% better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly more l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 2x more l3 cache per core
Much lower annual home energy cost 12.29 $/year vs 56.1 $/year 4.6x lower annual home energy cost
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
Higher Maximum operating temperature 65 °C vs 61 °C More than 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Front view of AMD FX 8350

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AMD FX 8350

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Much better performance per dollar 8.15 pt/$ vs 1.3 pt/$ More than 6.2x better performance per dollar
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
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
Higher clock speed 4 GHz vs 3.8 GHz More than 5% higher clock speed
Better PassMark score 9,134 vs 5,827 More than 55% better PassMark score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 8.79 GHz vs 4.62 GHz More than 90% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Better performance per watt 5.72 pt/W vs 3.82 pt/W Around 50% better performance per watt
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.69 GHz vs 4.37 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Air)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 6300 vs FX 8350

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 6300
4,431
FX 8350
11,483

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 6300
2,165
FX 8350
2,193

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 6300
168.2 MB/s
FX 8350
2,470,000 MB/s

Cinebench R10 32-Bit

Core i3 6300
18,323
FX 8350
22,674

Cinebench R10 32-Bit (Single Core)

Core i3 6300
8,082
FX 8350
4,338

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i3 6300
5,827
FX 8350
9,134

PassMark (Single Core)

Core i3 6300
2,164
FX 8350
1,525

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 6300  vs
FX 8350 
Clock speed 3.8 GHz 4 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 125W
Annual home energy cost 12.29 $/year 56.1 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 44.68 $/year 159.62 $/year
Performance per watt 3.82 pt/W 5.72 pt/W
Typical power consumption 41.44W 159.66W

details

Core i3 6300  vs
FX 8350 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 8
L3 cache 4 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 14 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 65°C Unknown - 61°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.37 GHz 4.69 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.62 GHz 8.79 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.37 GHz 4.69 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 1,150 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 6300
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