CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4400E vs 6100 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?

FX 6100
n.d.
FX 6300
5.8
Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

7.7

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD FX 6100 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD FX 6100  based on its performance, single-core performance and value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i5 4400E

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 4400E

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Significantly newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much lower annual home energy cost 8.91 $/year vs 48.09 $/year 5.4x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 32.41 $/year vs 136.66 $/year 4.2x lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer Jul, 2013 vs Oct, 2011 Release date over 1 years later
More l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 1.33 MB/core Around 15% more l3 cache per core
Front view of AMD FX 6100

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AMD FX 6100

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Much more l2 cache 6 MB vs 0.5 MB 12x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much better performance per dollar 7.03 pt/$ vs 0.36 pt/$ More than 19.2x better performance per dollar
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 2.7 GHz More than 20% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz vs 3.3 GHz Around 20% higher turbo 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
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
More cores 6 vs 2 Three times as many cores; run more applications at once
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.4 GHz vs 2.7 GHz Around 65% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,184 vs 476 Around 2.5x better PassMark (Single core) score
Better PassMark score 5,409 vs 1,271 More than 4.2x better PassMark score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.72 GHz vs 2.7 GHz Around 75% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
More threads 6 vs 4 2 more threads
Better performance per watt 3.75 pt/W vs 2.61 pt/W Around 45% better performance per watt

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 4400E vs FX 6100

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

FX 6100
5,409

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 4400E  vs
FX 6100 
Clock speed 2.7 GHz 3.3 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.3 GHz 3.9 GHz
Cores Dual core Hexa core
Socket type
BGA 1364
AM3+
Is unlocked No Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
ABM
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 37W 95W
Annual home energy cost 8.91 $/year 48.09 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 32.41 $/year 136.66 $/year
Performance per watt 2.61 pt/W 3.75 pt/W
Typical power consumption 30.06W N/A

bus

Architecture DMI 2.0 HyperTransport 3.1
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 5,200 MT/s

details

Core i5 4400E  vs
FX 6100 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 6
L2 cache 0.5 MB 6 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
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

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.7 GHz 4.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.7 GHz 4.72 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.7 GHz 4.4 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label HD 4600 N/A
Number of displays supported 3 N/A
GPU clock speed 400 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 1,000 MHz N/A

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No Yes
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 29,866.66 MB/s
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