AMD FX-8300 vs Intel Core i5-6600

AMD FX-8300
Intel Core i5-6600

General info

Comparing FX-8300 and Core i5-6600 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
28.65
 
10.56
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Series
n/d
 
Intel Core i5
Achitecture codename
Vishera
 
Skylake
Release date
on October 2012
 
1 September 2015
Launch price (MSRP)
n/d
 
$224
Price now
$81
 
$220

Technical specs

FX-8300 and Core i5-6600 quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of FX-8300 and Core i5-6600 performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
8
 
4
Number of threads
8
 
4
Maximum frequency
4.2 GHz
 
3.9 GHz
Bus support
n/d
 
4 × 8 GT / s
L1 cache
n/d
 
64K (per core)
L2 cache
8192 KB
 
256K (per core)
L3 cache
n/d
 
6 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
32 nm
 
14 nm
Die size
315 mm2
 
177 mm2
Maximum core temperature
71 °C
 
71 °C
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
n/d
 
72 °C
Transistor count
1,200 million
 
n/d
64 bit support
+
 
+
Unlocked
+
 
-
P0 Vcore voltage
Min: 1.075 V - Max: 1.2875 V
 
n/d

Compatibility

Information on FX-8300 and Core i5-6600 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
1
Socket
AM3+
 
FCLGA1151
Power consumption (TDP)
95 Watt
 
65 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by FX-8300 and Core i5-6600. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
n/d
 
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
AES-NI
+
 
+
FMA
+
 
-
AVX
+
 
+
vPro
n/d
 
+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
n/d
 
+
Turbo Boost
n/d
 
2.0
Hyper-Threading
n/d
 
-
TSX
-
 
+
Idle States
n/d
 
+
Thermal Monitoring
-
 
+
SIPP
-
 
+

Security technologies

FX-8300 and Core i5-6600 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
n/d
 
+
EDB
n/d
 
+
Secure Key
n/d
 
+
MPX
-
 
+
Identity Protection
-
 
+
SGX
n/d
 
Yes with Intel® ME
OS Guard
n/d
 
+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by FX-8300 and Core i5-6600 are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
-
VT-d
n/d
 
+
VT-x
n/d
 
+
EPT
n/d
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by FX-8300 and Core i5-6600.
Supported memory types
Not Listed
 
DDR4-1866, DDR4-2133, DDR3L-1333, DDR3L-1600
Maximum memory size
n/d
 
64 GB
Max memory channels
n/d
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
n/d
 
34.1 GB / s

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into FX-8300 and Core i5-6600.
Integrated graphics
n/d
 
Max video memory
n/d
 
64 GB
Quick Sync
-
 
+
Clear Video
n/d
 
+
Clear Video HD
n/d
 
+
Graphics max frequency
n/d
 
1.15 GHz
InTru 3D
n/d
 
+

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of FX-8300 and Core i5-6600 integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
n/d
 
3
eDP
n/d
 
+
DisplayPort
-
 
+
HDMI
-
 
+
DVI
n/d
 
+

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by FX-8300 and Core i5-6600 integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.
4K resolution support
n/d
 
+
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
n/d
 
4096x2304@24Hz
Max resolution over eDP
n/d
 
4096x2304@60Hz
Max resolution over DisplayPort
n/d
 
4096x2304@60Hz
Max resolution over VGA
n/d
 
N / A

Graphics API support

APIs supported by FX-8300 and Core i5-6600 integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.
DirectX
n/d
 
12
OpenGL
n/d
 
4.5

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by FX-8300 and Core i5-6600.
PCIe revision
n / a
 
3.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
n/d
 
16

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of FX-8300 and Core i5-6600. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

FX-8300 16.40
i5-6600 16.41 +0.1%

Passmark

FX-8300 7767
i5-6600 7772 +0.1%

3DMark Fire Strike Physics

FX-8300 6090
i5-6600 6880 +13%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of FX-8300 and Core i5-6600. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
n/d
 
6.3 Mh/s

Gaming performance

Let's see how good FX-8300 and Core i5-6600 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of AMD FX-8300

AMD64 (AMD CPUs 64-bit architecture. Almost identical to Intel 64, save for some little and rarely used nuances)
Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)
Unlocked
FMA4

Advantages of Intel Core i5-6600

0.1% faster in synthetic tests
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 32 nm)
Less power hungry (65 vs 95 watts)
AVX2 (Advanced Vector Extensions 2 - an extension to AVX, the set of SIMD instructions working with 128- and 256-bit registers)
x86-64 (a general name for 64-bit extension of x86 instruction set. There are AMD64 and Intel 64 versions that differ very little)
TXT (Trusted Execution Technology - protects the system against viruses and rootkits residing in BIOS or in a boot sector)
vPro (a marketing umbrella term for several Intel technologies: AMT, TXT, EDB, VT, Anti-Theft and some others)
TransactionalSynchronizationExtensionVersion
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
SIPP
MemoryProtectionExtensionsVersion
IdentityProtectionTechVersion
QuickSyncVideo
DisplayPortMenu
HDMIMenu

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