AMD FX-6300 vs Intel Core i3-2100

AMD FX-6300
AMD Socket AM3+ DESKTOP
3500 MHz / Cores: 6 / Oct 2012
AMD FX-6300

Intel Core i3-2100
Intel Socket 1155 DESKTOP
3100 MHz / Cores: 2 / Feb 2011
Intel Core i3-2100

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • AMD FX-6300
    123%
  • Intel Core i3-2100
    100%

Relative performance

Single thread performance index

  • AMD FX-6300
    100%
  • Intel Core i3-2100
    108%

Relative performance

Multi thread performance index

  • AMD FX-6300
    155%
  • Intel Core i3-2100
    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider AMD FX-6300

Much higher multi threaded performance (around 55% higher). This allows for higher performance in professional applications like encoding or heavy multitasking.
This is a newer product, it might have better application compatibility/performance (check features chart below).

Reasons to consider Intel Core i3-2100

8% higher single threaded performance.
Has an integrated GPU, which allows to run the system without a dedicated graphics card, unlike the AMD FX-6300.

No winner

Gaming

No clear winner declared


AMD FX-6300

Productivity

HWBench recommends AMD FX-6300

Based on productivity benchmarks, overall multithreaded performance and theoretical specifications.


Specifications

Features

AMD FX-6300 Intel Core i3-2100
MMX
SSE
SSE2
SSE3
SSSE3
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
SSE4a
AMD64
AMD-V
AES
AVX
CLMUL
CVT16
EVP
FMA4
XOP
Turbo Core
HT3.1

Architecture

AMD FX-6300 Intel Core i3-2100
Architecture AMD_Piledriver vs Intel_SandyBridge
Market Desktop vs Desktop
Memory Support DDR3 vs DDR3
Codename Vishera vs Sandy Bridge
Release Date Oct 2012 vs Feb 2011

Cores

AMD FX-6300 Intel Core i3-2100
Cores 6 vs 2
Threads 6 vs 4
SMPs 1 vs 1
Integrated Graphics No vs Intel HD 2000

Cache

AMD FX-6300 Intel Core i3-2100
L1 Cache 288 KB vs 64 KB (per core)
L2 Cache 6144 KB vs 256 KB (per core)
L3 Cache 8192 KB (shared) vs 3072 KB (shared)

Physical

AMD FX-6300 Intel Core i3-2100
Socket AMD Socket AM3+ vs Intel Socket 1155
Max Case Temp unknown vs unknown
Package uPGA vs FC-LGA10
Die Size 315mm² vs 131mm²
Process 32 nm vs 32 nm

Performance

AMD FX-6300 Intel Core i3-2100
Cpu Frequency 3500 MHz vs 3100 MHz
Turbo Clock Speed 4100 MHz vs none
Base Clock 200 MHz vs 100 MHz
Voltage 1.4 V vs unknown
TDP 95 W vs 65 W

Raw performance index

Raw single-thread performance estimation

  • AMD FX-6300
    2501 points
  • Intel Core i3-2100
    3100 points

Points - higher is better

Raw multi-thread performance estimation

  • AMD FX-6300
    10504 points
  • Intel Core i3-2100
    7440 points

Points - higher is better

Synthetic benchmarks

GeekBench 3 (32-bit Multi Core)

  • AMD FX-6300
    7392
  • Intel Core i3-2100
    4739

points - higher is better

GeekBench 3 (64-bit Single Core)

  • AMD FX-6300
    2269
  • Intel Core i3-2100
    2380

points - higher is better

GeekBench 3 (64-bit Multi Core)

  • AMD FX-6300
    8207
  • Intel Core i3-2100
    5078

points - higher is better

GeekBench 3 (32-bit Single Core)

  • AMD FX-6300
    1974
  • Intel Core i3-2100
    2215

points - higher is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit

  • AMD FX-6300
    417
  • Intel Core i3-2100 (simulated)
    279.91

points - higher is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit

  • AMD FX-6300 (simulated)
    97.26
  • Intel Core i3-2100 (simulated)
    105.24

points - higher is better