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FX 6300 vs A9 9420


Description
The 6300 is based on Piledriver architecture while the 9420 is based on Excavator.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the 6300 gets a score of 57.1 k points while the 9420 gets 26.2 k points.

Summarizing, the 6300 is 2.2 times faster than the 9420. To get a proper comparison between both models, take a look to the data shown below.

Specs
CPUID
600f20
670f00
Core
Vishera
Stoney Ridge
Architecture
Base frecuency
3.5 GHz
3 GHz
Boost frecuency
3.8 GHz
3.6 GHz
Socket
Socket AM3+
Micro-BGA
Cores/Threads
6/6
2/2
TDP
95 W
15 W
Cache L1 (d+i)
kB
96+2x32 kB
Cache L2
3x2048 kB
1024 kB
Cache L3
8192 kB
0 kB
Date
October 2012
April 2017

AVX optimized benchmark
The benchmark in mode II (AVX) is optimized to used 256 bits registers beside the first version of the Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX). The first AVX compatible CPU was released in 2011.
Monothread
6300
9420
Test#1 (Integers)
7166
7545 (5.29%)
Test#2 (FP)
7860
13905 (76.90%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
2674
3110 (16.30%)
Test#1 (Memory)
5098
2176 (-57.31%)
TOTAL
22798
26736 (17.27%)

Multithread

6300

9420
Test#1 (Integers)
20902
9091 (-56.51%)
Test#2 (FP)
24644
12251 (-50.29%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8765
3004 (-65.73%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2762
1806 (-34.62%)
TOTAL
57072
26151 (-54.18%)

Performance/W
6300
9420
Test#1 (Integers)
220 points/W
606 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
259 points/W
817 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
92 points/W
200 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
29 points/W
120 points/W
TOTAL
601 points/W
1743 points/W

Performance/GHz
6300
9420
Test#1 (Integers)
1886 points/GHz
2096 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
2068 points/GHz
3862 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
704 points/GHz
864 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
1342 points/GHz
604 points/GHz
TOTAL
6000 points/GHz
7427 points/GHz

Monothread performance graph
Monothread performance graphics gives the performance vs time. They are useful to measure the time it takes to the CPU to reach the maximum performance.

Usually, CPU's performance will be steady during these tests but if it has a slow frequency strategy, the first samples will show a lower score.


Test#1 (Integers) [points vs time]

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Test#2 (FP) [points vs time]

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Test#3 (Generic, ZIP) [points vs time]

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Test#1 (Memory) [points vs time]

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Multithread performance graph
Multithread graphs measure the performance against a heavy load during certain time.

If CPU's TDP doesn't limit the frequency and the machine is properly cooled, performance should remain steady vs time. Otherwise, the performance score will oscillate or decrease over time.


Test#1 (Integers) [points vs time]

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Test#2 (FP) [points vs time]

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Test#3 (Generic, ZIP) [points vs time]

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Test#1 (Memory) [points vs time]

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