Intel Core i3-6100 vs AMD FX-4320

Compare Intel 6th Generation Core i3 2 core CPU vs AMD FX 4-Core Black Edition 2 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

18 %
18 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

36 %
12% slightly better gaming score
32 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

14 %
14 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

13 %
13 %

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Number of physical processing units



Number of logical processing units


Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

4 GHz
4 GHz
8% slightly higher clock speed


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

51 W
86% significantly lower TDP
95 W

L1 Cache

Smallest embedded memory, but the fastest

128 KiB
192 KiB
49% significantly more L1 cache

L2 Cache

Secondary embedded memory, slower than L1 cache

1 MiB
4 MiB
700% significantly more L2 cache

L3 Cache

General memory pool for all cores

4 MiB
4 MiB

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

835th of 1,327
860th of 1,327


The product line

6th Generation Core i3
FX 4-Core Black Edition

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

August 2015

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked


Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory


Core i3-6100 vs FX-4320 specs and performance

Our benchmark analysis concludes that the Core i3-6100 performs better than the FX-4320. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the FX-4320 in all gaming tests too.

Our spec comparison shows that they have an identical amount of cores and the same number of threads. With our hardware info, we find that the FX-4320 has a slightly higher clock speed than the Core i3-6100. A Core i3-6100 CPU outputs less heat than a FX-4320 CPU because of its significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption. The info from our database shows that the FX-4320 has more L2 cache than the Core i3-6100. However, both these chips have the same amount of L3 cache.

Modern CPUs generally have more logical cores than physical cores, this means that each core is split into multiple virtual cores, improving efficiency for parallel workloads. Indeed, the Core i3-6100 has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.


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