CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 5960X vs 6300 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

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CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 5960X 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 5960X

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Intel Core i7 5960X

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 5960X vs FX 6300

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 5960X
26,400
FX 6300
7,871

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 6300
2,053

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 5960X
4,120,000 MB/s
FX 6300
2,290,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 5960X
27,898
FX 6300
7,447

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 5960X
30,382
FX 6300
8,232

GeekBench

Core i7 5960X
30,382
FX 6300
9,503

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i7 5960X
15,994
FX 6300
6,444

PassMark (Single Core)

FX 6300
1,446

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 5960X  vs
FX 6300 
Clock speed 3 GHz 3.5 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.5 GHz 4.1 GHz
Cores Octa core Hexa core
Is unlocked Yes 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 140W 95W
Annual home energy cost 33.73 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 122.64 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 7.2 pt/W 9.86 pt/W
Typical power consumption 113.75W 77.19W

bus

Clock speed 0 MHz 2,600 MHz

details

Core i7 5960X  vs
FX 6300 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 16 6
L3 cache 20 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core 1.33 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.45 GHz 4.76 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.6 GHz 4.81 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 8,243.2 7,541
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.45 GHz 4.76 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None None
Label N/A N/A
Latest DirectX N/A N/A
Number of displays supported N/A N/A
GPU clock speed N/A N/A
Turbo clock speed N/A N/A
3DMark06 N/A N/A

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR
Channels Quad Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No Yes
Maximum bandwidth 6,400 MB/s 29,866.66 MB/s
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