AMD FX-8370 vs Intel Core i3-6100

AMD FX-8370
AMD Socket AM3+DESKTOP
4000 MHz / Cores: 8 / Sep 2014
AMD FX-8370

Intel Core i3-6100
Intel Socket 1151DESKTOP
3700 MHz / Cores: 2 / Sep 2015
Intel Core i3-6100

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • AMD FX-8370
    117%
  • Intel Core i3-6100
    100%

Relative performance

Single thread performance index

  • AMD FX-8370
    100%
  • Intel Core i3-6100
    172%

Relative performance

Multi thread performance index

  • AMD FX-8370
    156%
  • Intel Core i3-6100
    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider AMD FX-8370

Much higher multi threaded performance (around 56% higher). This allows for higher performance in professional applications like encoding or heavy multitasking.
Around 17% higher average synthetic performance.

Reasons to consider Intel Core i3-6100

Much higher single threaded performance (around 72% higher), makes a noticeable performance difference in gaming and the majority of applications.
74 watts lower power draw.
Has an integrated GPU, which allows to run the system without a dedicated graphics card, unlike the AMD FX-8370.

AMD FX-8370

Gaming

HWBench recommends AMD FX-8370

Based on game and synthetic benchmarks, and theoretical specifications.

AMD FX-8370

Productivity

HWBench recommends AMD FX-8370

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


Specifications

Features

AMD FX-8370Intel Core i3-6100
MMX
SSE
SSE2
SSE3
SSSE3
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
SSE4a
AMD64
AMD-V
AES
AVX
CLMUL
CVT16
EVP
FMA4
XOP
Turbo Core
HT3.1
AVX2
EIST
Intel 64
XD bit
VT-x
Hyper-Threading
AES-NI
TSX
FMA3

Architecture

AMD FX-8370Intel Core i3-6100
ArchitectureAMD_PiledrivervsIntel_Skylake
MarketDesktopvsDesktop
Memory SupportDDR3vsDDR3, DDR4
CodenameVisheravsSkylake
Release DateSep 2014vsSep 2015

Cores

AMD FX-8370Intel Core i3-6100
Cores8vs2
Threads8vs4
SMPs1vs1
Integrated GraphicsNovsIntel HD 530

Cache

AMD FX-8370Intel Core i3-6100
L1 Cache384 KBvs64 KB (per core)
L2 Cache8192 KBvs256 KB (per core)
L3 Cache8192 KB (shared)vs4096 KB (shared)

Physical

AMD FX-8370Intel Core i3-6100
SocketAMD Socket AM3+vsIntel Socket 1151
Max Case Tempunknownvs65°C
PackageuPGAvs
Die Size315mm²vs150mm²
Process32 nmvs14 nm

Performance

AMD FX-8370Intel Core i3-6100
Cpu Frequency4000 MHzvs3700 MHz
Turbo Clock Speed4300 MHzvsnone
Base Clock200 MHzvs100 MHz
Voltage1.45 Vvsunknown
TDP125 Wvs51 W

Raw performance index

Raw single-thread performance estimation

  • AMD FX-8370
    2623 points
  • Intel Core i3-6100
    4255 points

Points - higher is better

Raw multi-thread performance estimation

  • AMD FX-8370
    16006 points
  • Intel Core i3-6100
    10297 points

Points - higher is better

Synthetic benchmarks

GeekBench 3 (32-bit Multi Core)

  • AMD FX-8370
    10991
  • Intel Core i3-6100
    8336

points - higher is better

GeekBench 3 (64-bit Single Core)

  • AMD FX-8370
    2540
  • Intel Core i3-6100
    4975

points - higher is better

GeekBench 3 (64-bit Multi Core)

  • AMD FX-8370
    12941
  • Intel Core i3-6100
    10509

points - higher is better

GeekBench 3 (32-bit Single Core)

  • AMD FX-8370
    2167
  • Intel Core i3-6100
    3934

points - higher is better

Rendering: POV-Ray 3.7

  • AMD FX-8370
    1506
  • Intel Core i3-6100
    877

points per second - higher is better

7-zip

  • AMD FX-8370
    22994
  • Intel Core i3-6100
    11393

MIPS - higher is better

3D Particle Movement (Single Threaded)

  • AMD FX-8370
    76.24
  • Intel Core i3-6100
    123.44

points - higher is better

3D Particle Movement (Multi Threaded)

  • AMD FX-8370
    410.3
  • Intel Core i3-6100
    370.03

points - higher is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit

  • AMD FX-8370
    635
  • Intel Core i3-6100
    321

points - higher is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit

  • AMD FX-8370
    102
  • Intel Core i3-6100
    154

points - higher is better