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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 209,895 user samples
203,254 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 68% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 52% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Poor: 52% Great: 68%
SPEED RANK: 442nd / 1255
Gaming 62%
Desktop 65%
Workstation 46%
6,641 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 64% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 46% Base clock 0.8 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 46% Great: 64%
SPEED RANK: 548th / 1255
Gaming 57%
Desktop 62%
Workstation 41%
Speed boat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
61.8 % Slightly faster effective speed.
56.5 %
Avg. Memory Latency
83.7 Pts Lower memory latency.
71.1 Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
67.1 Pts 83.2 Pts Faster single-core speed.
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
126 Pts 149 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
222 Pts 244 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
295 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
247 Pts
OC Memory Latency
92.4 Pts Lower OC memory latency.
81.6 Pts
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
77.1 Pts 102 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
148 Pts 184 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
268 Pts 293 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
366 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
295 Pts
Market Share
Based on 30,455,129 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.61 % Insanely higher market share.
0.05 %
Value For Money
84.3 % +3% 81.7 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
70 % 80 % More popular.
Price (score)
$90 $73 Cheaper.
93 Months 21+ Months Much more recent.
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
367 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
297 Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
301 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
248 Pts

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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