AMD FX-6100: specs and benchmarks

AMD FX-6100

Summary

AMD started AMD FX-6100 sales 12 October 2011. This is Zambezi architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 6 cores and 6 threads, and is based on 32 nm manufacturing technology, with a max turbo frequency of 3900 MHz and an unlocked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is AMD Socket AM3+ processor with a TDP of 95 Watt. It supports DDR3 Dual-channel memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at 4.16 percent of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7763.

General info

Of FX-6100 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
8.63
 
Market segment
Desktop processor
 
Architecture codename
Zambezi
 
Launch date
12 October 2011 (9 years ago)
 
Price now
$76
 

Technical specs

Basic processor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.

Physical cores
6
 
Threads
6
 
Base clock speed
3.3 GHz
 
of 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed
3.9 GHz
 
L1 cache
288 KB
 
of 896 (Atom C3950)
L2 cache
6 MB
 
L3 cache
8 MB (shared)
 
Chip lithography
32 nm
 
of 5 (Apple M1)
Die size
315 mm2
 
Transistor count
1,200 million
 
of 16000 (Apple M1)
64 bit support
+
 
Unlocked multiplier
+
 

Compatibility

Information on FX-6100 compatibility with other computer components and devices: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.

Number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
Socket
AM3+
 
Thermal design power (TDP)
95 Watt
 

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by FX-6100. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

AES-NI
+
 
FMA
+
 
AVX
+
 

Virtualization technologies

Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.

AMD-V
+
 

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by FX-6100's memory controller.

Supported memory types
DDR3 Dual-channel
 
of 4266 (Ryzen 9 4900H)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of FX-6100. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

4.16

Passmark

Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different tests, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario.

3645

3DMark Fire Strike Physics

4270

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good FX-6100 is for a gaming PC, compared with system requirements of some popular titles. Remember that sometimes official hardware requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Intel equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to FX-6100 from Intel is Pentium Silver J5040, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.

User rating

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