IntelBX80557E6550
AMDFD6300WMHKBOX

2 Cores, 2 Threads
@2.33GHz Core (2006)

6 Cores, 6 Threads
@3.5GHz Piledriver (2012)

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 8360 user samples
656 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 39% Base clock 3.35 GHz
Worst Bench: 5% Base clock 0.7 GHz
Worst: 5% Best: 39%
SPEED RANK: 693rd / 897
DESKTOP
Desktop 26%
Raft
GAMING
Gaming 20%
Surfboard
WORKSTATION
Workstation 10%
Tree trunk
7704 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 73% Base clock 4.5 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 17% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 1.35 GHz (avg)
Worst: 17% Best: 73%
SPEED RANK: 255th / 897
DESKTOP
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
GAMING
Gaming 55%
Yacht
WORKSTATION
Workstation 35%
Sail boat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
25.8 % -120% 56.6 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+120%
Market Share
Based on 767,965 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0 % -∞% 1.7 % Insanely higher market share.
+∞%
Value
Value For Money
27 % -141% 65.1 % Hugely better value.
+141%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
51 % -57% 80 % Much more popular.
+57%
Price
Price (score)
$128 -24% $97 Cheaper.
+24%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
36.2 Pts -100% 72.3 Pts Hugely faster single-core speed.
+100%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
69.5 Pts -251% 244 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+251%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
71.5 Pts -363% 331 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
+363%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
44 Pts -93% 84.9 Pts Hugely faster OC single-core speed.
+93%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
86.6 Pts -250% 303 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+250%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
87.2 Pts -377% 416 Pts Hugely faster OC multi-core speed.
+377%
Age
Newest
101 Months -60% 40 Months Much more recent.
+60%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
95 Watts -32%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
2 cores -200% 6 cores Hugely higher core count.
+200%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
2 threads -200% 6 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+200%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
65 nm -51% 32 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+51%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
2.33 GHz -50% 3.5 GHz Much faster base frequency.
+50%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
2.33 GHz -76% 4.1 GHz Much faster turbo frequency.
+76%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
65.3 Pts -41% 91.9 Pts Much faster single-core int speed.
+41%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
33.4 Pts -135% 78.4 Pts Hugely faster single-core fp speed.
+135%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
128 Pts -149% 319 Pts Hugely faster quad-core int speed.
+149%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
65.8 Pts -313% 272 Pts Hugely faster quad-core fp speed.
+313%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
129 Pts -229% 425 Pts Hugely faster multi-core int speed.
+229%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
66.5 Pts -441% 360 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
+441%
Series
CPU Architecture
Core (2006) Piledriver (2012)
Socket
Motherboard Socket
LGA775 AM3+
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None None
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The FX 6-Core, like most CPUs from AMD, delivers reasonably good server orientated multi threaded performance and consequently good processing thoughput at a reasonable price tag. Where the FX 6-Core lacks is in the area of single core performance which although not normally a major problem for server workloads, is always very relevant to desktop users. The overall performance of the FX 6-Core is comparable to Intel's five years younger Core i7-950. There are server orientated use cases where the FX 6-Core will excel thanks to its excellent overall throughput and in those instances the FX 6-Core represents good value for money. But typical desktop users will find far better value elsewhere[Sep '13 CPUPro]

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