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AMD FX 6100 vs 6200

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I see that the FX 6100 runs at 95w, which in my mind means it takes less power to run, meaning it would run cooler and give more headroom for a higher OC. The FX 6200 runs at 125w, so does that mean since it takes more power to run, that it would run hotter?

Bottom line, my question is 95w vs 125w for overclocking. And any additional information about which processor would be better in my Crosshair Formula V. My intent is to achieve maximum overclock potential, and I have no interest in spending the extra 100 dollars for an 8 core.

Also, I have seen benchmarks that say "3 cores @ 2 threads each" or something similar... do these truely have 6 cores?
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If you can, get a i5 2500K. Otherwise, a Phenom II X6 1100T wil give you better performance, especially OC.
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TDP is relative the the frequency and voltage, a fx-6200 running at 3.3ghz would be 95w.. 6100 @ 3.9ghz would be 125w... technically they are basically the same chip, but sense the fx-6200 comes higher stock frequency it may be a better quality chip, higher potential overclock.
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You'll gain nothing in gaming (if that's a main concern of yours) by swapping out your X4 970 @ 3.8 Ghz with either card, OC'd or not.
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Get the 6200, its great.

not going in to any detail, its just great smile.gif
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New Egg has the 6200 10.00 dollar off 159.98 free shipping
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