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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 255,712 user samples
24,402 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 69% Base clock 4.75 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 53% Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 53% Great: 69%
SPEED RANK: 448th / 1316
Gaming 63%
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 48%
231,310 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 68% Base clock 4.5 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 49% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 49% Great: 68%
SPEED RANK: 501st / 1316
Gaming 60%
Desktop 63%
Workstation 45%
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
63.2 % +4% 60.5 %
Avg. Memory Latency
82.6 Pts +2% 80.8 Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
70.7 Pts +5% 67.4 Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
134 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
127 Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
242 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
222 Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
327 Pts Slightly faster octa-core speed.
298 Pts
OC Memory Latency
91.8 Pts +2% 89.7 Pts
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
79.2 Pts +2% 77.4 Pts
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
155 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
147 Pts
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
283 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
269 Pts
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
387 Pts Slightly faster OC octa-core speed.
368 Pts
Market Share
Based on 43,973,743 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.04 % 0.39 % Hugely higher market share.
Value For Money
67 % 82.5 % Better value.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
52 % 55 % Slightly more popular.
Price (score)
$225 $90 Much cheaper.
90+ Months More recent.
104 Months
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
387 Pts Slightly faster OC 64-core speed.
366 Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
330 Pts Slightly faster 64-core speed.
301 Pts

Runs way too hot. [Feb '20 reache]


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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