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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 191,763 user samples
184,720 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 49% Base clock 4.65 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 29% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Poor: 29% Great: 49%
SPEED RANK: 495th / 1213
Gaming 41%
Speed boat
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation 27%
7,043 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 44% Base clock 4.6 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 23% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 1.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 23% Great: 44%
SPEED RANK: 590th / 1213
Gaming 37%
Jet ski
Desktop 39%
Jet ski
Workstation 19%
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
41.4 % Slightly faster effective speed.
36.8 %
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
66.1 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
60.9 Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
124 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
113 Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
219 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
192 Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
292 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
198 Pts
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
76.7 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
71.7 Pts
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
147 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
137 Pts
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
265 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
240 Pts
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
360 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
244 Pts
Market Share
Based on 26,210,750 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.75 % Insanely higher market share.
0.03 %
Value For Money
56.5 % Better value.
43.6 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
66 % Much more popular.
49 %
Price (score)
$90 Much cheaper.
90 Months 75+ Months More recent.
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
362 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
243 Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
295 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
199 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]


Have had this CPU for over 5 years now and it's handled most of my gaming demands but really struggled on current gen games. With my new GTX1080, it's a clear bottleneck that needs replacing. [Dec '17 Kevster5]


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