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FX 6300 vs Core i3-3240


Description
The 6300 is based on Piledriver architecture while the i3-3240 is based on Ivy Bridge.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the 6300 gets a score of 57.1 k points while the i3-3240 gets 49.7 k points.

Summarizing, the 6300 is 1.1 times faster than the i3-3240 . To get a proper comparison between both models, take a look to the data shown below.

Specs
CPUID
600f20
306a9
Core
Vishera
Ivy Bridge
Architecture
Base frecuency
3.5 GHz
3.4 GHz
Boost frecuency
3.8 GHz
3.4 GHz
Socket
Socket AM3+
LGA 1155
Cores/Threads
6/6
2/4
TDP
95 W
55 W
Cache L1 (d+i)
kB
32+32 kB
Cache L2
3x2048 kB
256 kB
Cache L3
8192 kB
3072 kB
Date
October 2012
September 2012

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
i3-3240
Test#1 (Integers)
7166
8465 (18.12%)
Test#2 (FP)
7860
10692 (36.03%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
2674
3095 (15.73%)
Test#1 (Memory)
5098
2227 (-56.32%)
TOTAL
22798
24479 (7.37%)

Multithread

6300

i3-3240
Test#1 (Integers)
20902
17925 (-14.24%)
Test#2 (FP)
24644
21210 (-13.94%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8765
7765 (-11.40%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2762
2801 (1.41%)
TOTAL
57072
49701 (-12.92%)

Performance/W
6300
i3-3240
Test#1 (Integers)
220 points/W
326 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
259 points/W
386 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
92 points/W
141 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
29 points/W
51 points/W
TOTAL
601 points/W
904 points/W

Performance/GHz
6300
i3-3240
Test#1 (Integers)
1886 points/GHz
2490 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
2068 points/GHz
3145 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
704 points/GHz
910 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
1342 points/GHz
655 points/GHz
TOTAL
6000 points/GHz
7200 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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