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AMD FX 6100 Black Edition review

Six cores beats four cores, right? Well...

The very least you'd hope from this latest 'six-core' processor from AMD is that it would beat the previous generation of hex core chips, here represented by the AMD Phenom II X6 1100T.

Sadly it's well off the pace the previous generation sets.

Most tragic of all is just how weak it is in gaming terms. The older processor has it licked.

3D Rendering performance

AMD fx 6100 black edition

AMD fx 6100 black edition

Video encoding performance

AMD fx 6100 black edition

CPU gaming performance

AMD fx 6100 black edition

Tech Specs

Product TypeProcessor
Processor CoreHexa-core (6 Core)
Thermal Design Power95 W
Processor ManufacturerAMD
Product FamilyFX
L3 Cache8 MB
Clock Speed3.30 GHz
Processor SocketSocket AM3+
Brand NameAMD
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS
64-bit ProcessingYes
Thermal Specification70°C
Overclocking Speed3.90 GHz
L2 Cache6 MB
Product SeriesFX
ManufacturerAdvanced Micro Devices, Inc
Product ModelFX 6100
Product NameFX Processor
Package TypeRetail
Manufacturer Part NumberFD6100WMGUSBX
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.amd.com
Marketing Information

Blow away the competition with the unrestrained power of an AMD FX Processor. Unlocked out of the box and competitively-priced, AMD FX Processor give you more bang for your buck with aggressive performance and lightning-fast responsiveness.

Process Technology32 nm
Package Contents
  • FX Processor
  • AMD-qualified Heat sink and Fan with Thermal Interface
  • Installation Manual
  • Case Sticker
  • Certificate of Authenticity
Limited Warranty3 Year