CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of X5460 vs 6300 among all CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

FX 6300
5.8
FX 8350
6.2
PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

FX 6300
7.3
FX 8350
7.5
PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

FX 6300
0.0
FX 8350
0.0
Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

FX 6300
0.0
FX 8350
0.0
CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

FX 6300
5.0
FX 8350
5.0
Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

FX 6300
5.7
FX 8350
5.7
Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

5.4

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

FX 6300
5.4
FX 8350
5.5

Winner
AMD FX 6300 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD FX 6300  based on its performance, single-core performance and value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon X5460

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon X5460

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Much more l2 cache 12 MB vs 6 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache per core 3 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 3x more l2 cache per core
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Front view of AMD FX 6300

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AMD FX 6300

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Much better geekbench 3 AES single core score 2,290,000 MB/s vs 135,100 MB/s Around 17x better geekbench 3 AES single core score
Much better performance per dollar 12.08 pt/$ vs 1.2 pt/$ More than 10x better performance per dollar
Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 3.16 GHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Much better performance per watt 9.85 pt/W vs 1.49 pt/W Around 6.8x better performance per watt
Newer Oct, 2012 vs Nov, 2007 Release date over 5 years later
Lower typical power consumption 77.19W vs 97.5W More than 20% lower typical power consumption
More cores 6 vs 4 2 more cores; run more applications at once
Better PassMark score 6,444 vs 4,374 More than 45% better PassMark score
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.76 GHz vs 4.02 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Lower annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year vs 105.12 $/year More than 20% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year vs 28.91 $/year More than 20% lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon X5460 vs FX 6300

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5460
7,123
FX 6300
7,871

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5460
1,694
FX 6300
2,053

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5460
135,100 MB/s
FX 6300
2,290,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5460
5,627
FX 6300
7,447

GeekBench

Xeon X5460
5,627
FX 6300
9,503

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon X5460
4,374
FX 6300
6,444

PassMark (Single Core)

Xeon X5460
1,335
FX 6300
1,446

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon X5460  vs
FX 6300 
Clock speed 3.16 GHz 3.5 GHz
Cores Quad core Hexa core
Socket type
LGA 771
AM3+

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
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

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

details

Xeon X5460  vs
FX 6300 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 6
L2 cache 12 MB 6 MB
L2 cache per core 3 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 32 nm
Transistor count 820,000,000 1,200,000,000
Max CPUs 2 1
Clock multiplier 9 20
Voltage range 0.85 - 1.35V 0.8 - 1.43V
Operating temperature Unknown - 63°C Unknown - 62.5°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.02 GHz 4.76 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.7 GHz 4.81 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 2,575.6 7,541
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.02 GHz 4.76 GHz

power consumption

TDP 120W 95W
Annual home energy cost 28.91 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 105.12 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 1.49 pt/W 9.85 pt/W
Typical power consumption 97.5W 77.19W

bus

Clock speed 1,333 MHz 2,600 MHz
Intel Xeon X5460
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AMD FX 6300
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