6 Cores, 6 Threads @3.5GHz, Piledriver.
Release date: Q4 2012.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 160,648 user samples
157,206 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 48% Base clock 4.7 GHz
Worst Bench: 27% Base clock 1.4 GHz, turbo 1.4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 27% Great: 48%
SPEED RANK: 395th / 1182
Gaming 39%
Jet ski
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation 27%
3,442 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 52% Base clock 4.05 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 31% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Poor: 31% Great: 52%
SPEED RANK: 362nd / 1182
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop 54%
Workstation 26%
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
39.1 % 41.6 % Slightly faster effective speed.
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
67.2 Pts 86.2 Pts Faster single-core speed.
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
126 Pts 153 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
223 Pts 254 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
300 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
257 Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
302 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
259 Pts
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
78.2 Pts 111 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
151 Pts 194 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
274 Pts 318 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
377 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
319 Pts
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
376 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
320 Pts
Market Share
Based on 20,342,940 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.67 % Insanely higher market share.
0.06 %
Value For Money
53.2 % 64.6 % Better value.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
64 % 73 % Slightly more popular.
Price (score)
$90 $56 Much cheaper.
83 Months 11+ Months Hugely more recent.

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]


If you had the extra cash, i would buy the 2200G. But this is still great! [Jul '19 GamingEliot]


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