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Much lower typical power consumption 30.06W vs 101.56W 3.4x lower typical power consumption
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 30.11 $/year 3.4x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 32.41 $/year vs 109.5 $/year 3.4x lower annual commercial energy cost
More l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 1.33 MB/core Around 15% more l3 cache per core
Newer Jul, 2013 vs Apr, 2013 Release date 2 months later
Front view of AMD FX 6350

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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 7.78 pt/$ vs 0.36 pt/$ Around 21.5x better performance per dollar
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Significantly higher clock speed 3.9 GHz vs 2.7 GHz Around 45% higher clock speed
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 4.2 GHz vs 3.3 GHz More than 25% 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 better PassMark (Single core) score 1,511 vs 476 Around 3.2x better PassMark (Single core) score
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.66 GHz vs 2.7 GHz Around 75% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better PassMark score 7,379 vs 1,271 More than 5.8x better PassMark score
More cores 6 vs 2 Three times as many cores; run more applications at once
Much better performance per watt 8.09 pt/W vs 2.61 pt/W More than 3x better performance per watt
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.86 GHz vs 2.7 GHz More than 80% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
More threads 6 vs 4 2 more threads

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 4400E vs FX 6350

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

FX 6350
7,379

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 4400E  vs
FX 6350 
Clock speed 2.7 GHz 3.9 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.3 GHz 4.2 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
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
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 37W 125W
Annual home energy cost 8.91 $/year 30.11 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 32.41 $/year 109.5 $/year
Performance per watt 2.61 pt/W 8.09 pt/W
Typical power consumption 30.06W 101.56W

details

Core i5 4400E  vs
FX 6350 
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
Clock multiplier 27 21

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.7 GHz 4.66 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.7 GHz 4.86 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.7 GHz 4.66 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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