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3DMark Fire Strike Physics Score

Core i7-5960X 14620 points
FX-6100 4280 points
Difference: 10340 (242%)

Specification Charts

Combined Speed (all threads combined)

Core i7-5960X 48 GT/s
FX-6100 19.8 GT/s
Difference: 28.2 (142%)

Core Speed

FX-6100 3.3 GHz
Core i7-5960X 3.0 GHz
Difference: 0.3 (10%)


Core i7-5960X 16
FX-6100 6
Difference: 10 (167%)


Core i7-5960X 140 Watts
FX-6100 95 Watts
Difference: 45 (47%)

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Model Core i7-5960X FX-6100
Manufacturer Intel AMD
Architecture Haswell-E Bulldozer-Zambezi
Core Speed 3.0 GHz 3.3 GHz
Hyperthreading Yes No
Cores / Modules 8 6/3
Total Threads 16 6
Turbo 3/3/3/3/3/3/5/5 3.6
L2 Cache 8 x 256 KB 3 x 2 MB
L3 Cache 20 MB 8 MB
GPU Model N/A
TDP 140 Watts 95 Watts
Socket LGA 2011-3 AM3+
Released 2014-08-01 2011-10-12