CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of X5660 vs 6300 among all CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

FX 6300
6.1
FX 8350
6.7
PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

FX 6300
8.1
FX 8350
8.3
PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Xeon X5660
n.d.
FX 6300
n.d.
FX 8350
n.d.
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
5.1
FX 8350
5.0
Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Xeon X5660
n.d.
FX 6300
n.d.
FX 8350
n.d.
Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

5

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

FX 6300
4.8
FX 8350
5.0

Winner
AMD FX 6300 

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

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AMD FX 6300

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon X5660

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon X5660

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More l3 cache 12 MB vs 8 MB 50% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
More threads 12 vs 6 Twice as many threads
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 81.3 °C vs 62.5 °C More than 30% higher Maximum operating temperature
Significantly more l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.33 MB/core More than 50% more l3 cache per core
Better PassMark score 7,804 vs 6,444 More than 20% better PassMark score
Front view of AMD FX 6300

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AMD FX 6300

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Much more l2 cache 6 MB vs 2 MB 3x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much better performance per dollar 9.35 pt/$ vs 0.58 pt/$ Around 16x better performance per dollar
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 4.1 GHz vs 3.2 GHz Around 30% higher turbo clock speed
Higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 2.8 GHz More than 25% higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.33 MB/core More than 3x more l2 cache per core
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.75 GHz vs 4.13 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Newer Oct, 2012 vs Mar, 2010 Release date over 2 years later
Better performance per watt 9.84 pt/W vs 8.02 pt/W Around 25% better performance per watt
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,446 vs 1,279 Around 15% better PassMark (Single core) score

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon X5660 vs FX 6300

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5660
20,633
FX 6300
7,871

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5660
2,274
FX 6300
2,053

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5660
1,520,000 MB/s
FX 6300
2,290,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5660
13,744
FX 6300
7,447

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon X5660
15,447
FX 6300
8,232

GeekBench

Xeon X5660
15,447
FX 6300
9,503

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon X5660
7,804
FX 6300
6,444

PassMark (Single Core)

Xeon X5660
1,279
FX 6300
1,446

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon X5660  vs
FX 6300 
Clock speed 2.8 GHz 3.5 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.2 GHz 4.1 GHz
Cores Hexa core Hexa core
Socket type
LGA 1366
AM3+

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

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

bus

Clock speed 3,200 MHz 2,600 MHz

details

Xeon X5660  vs
FX 6300 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 12 6
L2 cache 2 MB 6 MB
L2 cache per core 0.33 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 12 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1.33 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 2 1
Clock multiplier 21 20
Voltage range 0.75 - 1.35V 0.8 - 1.43V
Operating temperature Unknown - 81.3°C Unknown - 62.5°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 2 82
Overclocked clock speed 4.13 GHz 4.75 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.73 GHz 4.82 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.13 GHz 4.75 GHz

power consumption

TDP 95W 95W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 8.02 pt/W 9.84 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 77.19W

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
DDR3-800
Channels Triple Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 31,999.98 MB/s 29,866.66 MB/s
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