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AMD FX-6100 Vs Core i5-2500K

– The FX-6100 is the hex core bulldozer processor from AMD that competes with Intel’s popular Sandy Bridge quad core i5-2500K in high end moderate performance desktop computing.

– Both processors have same base clock and both can be overclocked.

– The FX-6100 does not come with Integrated graphics. While the HD Graphics 300  ( integrated in  the 2500K ) is not great, it is still decent enough for a smooth dual displays and entry level gaming at lower resolution.

– Benchmark results show that Core i5-2500K has slight edge over FX-6100.

Table : AMD FX-6100 Vs Core i5-2500K Feature Differences

Feature AMD FX-6100 Core i5-2500K
Core Frequency 3.30 GHz 3.3 GHz
No. Of Cores 6 4 ( 4 Hyperthreads)
Cache Organization 8 MB L3, 6 MB L2 6 MB Intel Smart Cache
Turbo Frequency 3-core 3.9 GHz, 6-core 3.6 GHz 3.7 GHz
TDP Rating 95 Watts 95 Watts
64 Bit Support Y Y
Lithography 32 nm 32 nm
Integrated Memory Controller DDR3-1866 DDR3-1333
Integrated Graphics None Yes, Base 850 MHz, Turbo 1.1 GHz


Table : AMD FX-6100 Vs Core i5-2500K Benchmarking Comparison

Benchmarks AMD FX-6100 Core i5-2500K
PassMark CPU Mark Score
5696 6818
Super Pi 2M (Lower in better)
Not available Not available
3D Mark 06 CPU 4471 6101
Windows 7 Experience Score
Not available 7.6


Some more details of AMD FX-6100

AMD’s FX 6100 has six cores and you will need to take advantage of all the six cores to appreciate the performance of this processor.

Some more details of Core i5-2500K

The core i5-2500K is the overclockable version of the core i5-2500. It belongs to the second generation Core i5 processor, more popularly known as the Sandy bridge Processor. There have been several improvement over the previous generation core i5 processor, most notable among them is the improvement in the integrated graphics ( x2 performance improvement). The new Turbo 2.0 further boosts the performance. In the lithography improvement the we now have a unified 32 nm die having everything on a single die. The higher passmark score of core i5-2500K with respect to the core i5-2500 only indicates that more samples sent the overclocked 2500K scores

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AMD Bulldozer architecture
Intel’s Sandy Bridge architecture.

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4 Response

  1. M. J. Stuby says:

    AMD FX-6100 Windows 7 Experience Score : 7.3

    tested 2012.03.28 with :

    880GM-LE FX

  2. logan says:

    why were the prices left out. For the price the FX-6100 is a good deal, about $80 cheaper than the 2500k.

  3. admin says:


    prices vary with time. Please check current prices at amazon and newegg or any other placed at which it is currently available.

  4. Theodoros says:

    AMD FX-6100 @ 4.5GHz, Windows 7 Experience Processor Score : 7.5

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