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FX 6300 vs Core i5-2500K


Description
The 6300 is based on Piledriver architecture while the i5-2500K is based on Sandy Bridge.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the 6300 gets a score of 57.1 k points while the i5-2500K gets 111.8 k points.

Summarizing, the i5-2500K is 2 times faster than the 6300. To get a proper comparison between both models, take a look to the data shown below.

Specs
CPUID
600f20
206a7
Core
Vishera
Sandy Bridge
Architecture
Base frecuency
3.5 GHz
3.3 GHz
Boost frecuency
3.8 GHz
3.7 GHz
Socket
Socket AM3+
LGA 1155
Cores/Threads
6/6
4/4
TDP
95 W
95 W
Cache L1 (d+i)
kB
32+32 kB
Cache L2
3x2048 kB
256 kB
Cache L3
8192 kB
6144 kB
Date
October 2012
January 2011

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
i5-2500K
Test#1 (Integers)
7166
11840 (65.23%)
Test#2 (FP)
7860
10428 (32.66%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
2674
5221 (95.26%)
Test#1 (Memory)
5098
5360 (5.14%)
TOTAL
22798
32849 (44.09%)

Multithread

6300

i5-2500K
Test#1 (Integers)
20902
45509 (117.73%)
Test#2 (FP)
24644
40829 (65.67%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
8765
20705 (136.23%)
Test#1 (Memory)
2762
4790 (73.43%)
TOTAL
57072
111832 (95.95%)

Performance/W
6300
i5-2500K
Test#1 (Integers)
220 points/W
479 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
259 points/W
430 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
92 points/W
218 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
29 points/W
50 points/W
TOTAL
601 points/W
1177 points/W

Performance/GHz
6300
i5-2500K
Test#1 (Integers)
1886 points/GHz
3200 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
2068 points/GHz
2818 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
704 points/GHz
1411 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
1342 points/GHz
1449 points/GHz
TOTAL
6000 points/GHz
8878 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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