CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 2600 vs 6120 among desktop CPUs (over 75W)

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

Fire Strike

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?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

7.4

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 2600 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 2600

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 2600

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Front view of AMD FX 6120

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 2600 vs FX 6120

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 2600
10,986
FX 6120
7,129

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 2600
2,876
FX 6120
1,887

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 2600
2,470,000 MB/s
FX 6120
2,180,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 2600
11,071
FX 6120
6,926

GeekBench

Core i7 2600
14,233
FX 6120
7,165

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i7 2600
8,219
FX 6120
5,748

PassMark (Single Core)

Core i7 2600
1,921
FX 6120
1,285

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 2600  vs
FX 6120 
Clock speed 3.4 GHz 3.6 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.8 GHz 3.9 GHz
Cores Quad core Hexa core
Socket type
LGA 1155
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 95W 95W
Annual home energy cost 41.87 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 112.13 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 6.48 pt/W 9.28 pt/W
Typical power consumption 114.5W 77.19W

bus

Architecture DMI HyperTransport 3.1

details

Core i7 2600  vs
FX 6120 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 6
L2 cache 1 MB 6 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1.33 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Transistor count 1,160,000,000 1,200,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 34 21
Voltage range 1.22 - 1.43V 0.78 - 1.43V

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.93 GHz 4.92 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.92 GHz 5.3 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.93 GHz 4.92 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Intel® HD Graphics 2000 N/A
Latest DirectX 10.x N/A
Number of displays supported 2 N/A
GPU clock speed 850 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 1,350 MHz N/A

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No Yes
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 29,866.66 MB/s
Intel Core i7 2600
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