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Hello,
I've seen many benchmarks but all show different results


i want to know about the performance difference between the two and difference in power consumption

and please state the pros and cons because the price difference is about 2X

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I5 is rated at 77w tdp

but the fx 6100 showed 95-127w in this benchmark
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/amd-fx-8120-6100-4100_8.html
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why no more replies, i'm having hard time choosing from them
    
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If you can afford go for i5 3570k..
FX 6100 is not true 6 core...
but i5 3450 is better. Plus if you go with Z77 motherboard you could use virtu mvp which is pretty usefull in gaming, i'm not sure about the stability
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Passmark shows the CPU scores as:

i5-3450 = 7,163
FX 6100= 5,563

These results are probably a little generous toward AMD, but given that the (95w for the record) FX 6100 is unlocked and will obviously overclock far better. You're not going to see double the performance, but it would likely be noticeable. If you're the type that likes to tweak and overclock your rig then the AMD part would probably be more fun, just be sure to get a good PSU to supply it will the power it's going to need. For gaming I'd go with a 4170 over the 6100 as it's really the best FX CPU for gaming right now. You'd also save $$$ you could spend on a better graphics card which will deliver far more bang for your buck than a better CPU.

Edit: It's probably worth mentioning that you'd likely have a bad case of buyer's remorse over that 3450 as for a bit more you could have had the unlocked 3570K instead.
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i'm not planning to overclock because i want it to last, but considering the price of both and motherboard price to is FX 6100 a good choice because amd motherboards have better graphics too i will upgrade graphics with an directx11.1 card ( amd 8000 series )
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by insyxion View Post

If you can afford go for i5 3570k..
FX 6100 is not true 6 core...

This is rubbish, as the shared integer unit is only a problem on heavily threaded (and synchronous) workloads. The FX line is horrid for bench-marking, video editing, or compiling software, but you don't suffer much for the module architecture in gaming. The Achilles heal of the FX line is the poor IPC and cache speeds. Then again, if you're willing to give them huge amounts of power the FX chips can largely overcome this by overclocking. Of course this also means that you have a PC that doubles as a space heater.

I'm not saying you're incorrect to suggest the 3570K is not a vastly better chip, I'm just really tired of people suggesting that the FX architecture is "hardware hyper-threading" and other such nonsense. It is however, different, less efficient, not as good for gaming, etc. No argument there.


Edit: If you're not planning to overclock (come on, you know you want to rolleyes.gif ) then stick with then 3450. The 6100 is a very poor chip to run games at stock clocks.
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will i see any lag in performance with FX6100 or any short hangs while switching tasks (I'm having that problem now )

So, i want my experience to be smooth without hiccups even if it is slightly slow
    
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That sort of thing is going to depend more on storage performance than anything else. I have an Atom Netbook that can open programs smoothly due to the fact that I've swapped the hard disk out for an SSD. RAM capacity will also play a role if you're opening a whole ton of programs. CPU doesn't really come into the picture. To see what I mean, launch a program and watch your CPU usage via the task manager. I bet it doesn't hit 100% (though your P4 might as it's so old.....).
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To see what I mean, launch a program and watch your CPU usage via the task manager. I bet it doesn't hit 100%

Yes, but then also it hangs espicially with modern and demanding softwares and sometimes with firefox also
    
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