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FX-6100
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12-Oct-2011
FX-6100 Review

FX-6100 is a high-end CPU based on the 32nm Bulldozer architecture.


It offers 6 Physical Cores (6 Logical), initially clocked at 3.3GHz, which may go up to 3.6GHz and 8MB of L3 Cache.
Among its many features, Turbo Core and Virtualization are activated and the clock multiplier is unlocked, meaning it can be overclocked easily.


The processor DOES NOT integrated any graphics. and has a rated board TDP of 95W.


It is a powerful Hexa Core whose performance is good. It's thus capable of running most applications smoothly without any problem.


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Sidilis
15:57 Jan-28-2015
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Would the FX 6100 bottleneck my GTX 770?

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SpeedRacist
18:25 Jan-06-2015
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I've used this processor with an Nvidia 550Ti, Nvidia 760, and now a Radeon HD7850. I don't blame my GPU's but my CPU is the obvious reason for very, very obvious reason for low FPS in most games(Far Cry 3-4, GTA 4, and even Half-Life.)DNB

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roda021
08:19 Dec-30-2014
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Can I combine this CPU with (almost) any GPU high gamma today, and play at least 60 fps (almost) every game? Which GPU would be a perfect combination for this?. I'm not looking ultra gaming settings, just medium/high.

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BananaBlastex
17:26 Jan-01-2015
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R9 270 Could run everything on medium/high. It wouldn't bottleneck this CPU, and it shouldn't be too expensive

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vladsmoke
10:44 Dec-25-2014
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How well will this CPU work with my current GPU (i will buy a new GPU soon, but until then i want to know)

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AntonSchoeman
11:49 Dec-25-2014
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It'll be fine :)

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vladsmoke
16:14 Dec-25-2014
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Got it, thanks mate and Merry Christmas :)

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kibber440
20:55 Nov-13-2014
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Guess my next upgrade is my CPU… It's currently overclocked to 4.4Hgz, Do you guys think the bottleneck is large now?

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aditrex
00:50 Nov-14-2014
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in some cpu demanding games i say yes a bit

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AnaKk1N
12:46 Dec-15-2014
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Yes. There will be a pretty big bottleneck. Anyway atm there arent so many games that requires more than you have. In future you will see that bottleneck will hit hard with your CPU.

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James1995
23:52 Oct-23-2014
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Hey, I got my baby overclocked to 4.1ghz and I was wondering if she would bottleneck my new GPU in games like Battlefield 3, 4, and Farcry 3

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grbicdragan95
00:44 Oct-24-2014
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yes you have bottleneck,dont overclock your gpu to reduce bottleneck :)

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aditrex
19:03 Oct-28-2014
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noup with that oc he can go even with crossfire 280x

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grbicdragan95
19:08 Oct-28-2014
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he didnt oc when i said that ;)

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Zilincan
08:40 Nov-13-2014

Answer is not that simple
in Battlefield, game which use all your 6 cores, you will feel no bottleneck but in Farcry3, yes, you will lose some frames

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aditrex
18:27 Nov-13-2014
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farcry3 uses 4cores if you play on ultra settings and i belive even on stock speeds the amd fx 6100 have enough powerful cores to run game without bottlenecking gpu keep in mind they run at 3.3ghz at stock speeds and goes up to 3.9ghz

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sebastian323
09:40 Oct-17-2014
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So if i overclock the core to 3.8ghz and buy a R9 280x it wil work on my system?

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sebastian323
09:45 Oct-17-2014
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i have got 600 w supply btw and will it only work with this r9 280x or also with the 3g gaming edition

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aditrex
20:40 Oct-22-2014
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yes but you must to oc at least at 3.8ghz higher better :)

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sebastian323
10:30 Oct-26-2014
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Thanx man.

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elmasuzzo
19:25 Jul-16-2014
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If I buy a Radeon R9 280, will this CPU bottleneck it? Thank you :)

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DjSon231
11:05 Aug-22-2014
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Yep. Not much, but you can notice it.

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aditrex
19:35 Aug-22-2014
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if you oc to 3.8ghz wich is very easy to do the bottleneck should be gone from cpu

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elmasuzzo
13:53 Aug-24-2014
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Thank you! It's a shame then, I got carried away and ordered a R9 280x a few days ago. ahahaha

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DjSon231
14:25 Aug-24-2014
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No problem :>.

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Miha99
00:02 Jul-08-2014
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How big is the difference between this one and mine?

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Zilincan
06:31 Jul-08-2014

Difference is not huge from tests, but when you test them both you will see that all games on vishera are more smooth and respond faster

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Miha99
16:24 Jul-08-2014
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Nice :)

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roda021
16:51 Jun-04-2014
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What GPU would be a good combination with this CPU? In terms of performance, of course. I'm not looking for super level gaming or overclocking, just good / average performance to run the games until today and a couple years more

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sladjaniii
22:47 Jun-22-2014
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7870 or a 270x would be best,and for oc this cpu is beastly XD have it on 4.0GHz now,your choice buddy :)

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roda021
21:20 Oct-05-2014
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What about an HD 6000 series? I heard its a good combo for a good performance

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MadMan97
10:28 Jun-30-2014
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my fx-6100 died in a year, even without overclocking

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Zilincan
10:52 Jun-30-2014

What? How can cpu die just like that

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Miha99
00:01 Jul-08-2014
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Well you've always got the bad ones,who are initially made with some tiny error which can result into this,and turns out he probably got one of those bad ones :/

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Zilincan
06:23 Jul-08-2014

I dont think so, after 15 years i never heard about cpu dying becasue of some defect, they are all tested
There is always something more in that i.e. temperatures, faulty psu, mechanical damage …

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Miha99
16:24 Jul-08-2014
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Yes that could also be the case

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sladjaniii
11:36 Jul-03-2014
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it had to be a faulty cpu then buddy,have you checked not to have tepmerature issues,im using an aftermarket coller betwen from cooler master

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MadMan97
20:15 Jul-03-2014
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I had an good aftermarket cooler, and temps were just about 55-67 when gaming

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Zilincan
20:19 Jul-03-2014

55-67C is not good at all, even stock cooler can do better

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MadMan97
20:26 Jul-03-2014
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my stock cooler went in max rpm to 80 degrees

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Zilincan
20:30 Jul-03-2014

Then you had something really wrong
how about now your i5?

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MadMan97
20:47 Jul-03-2014
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My FX-6100 went dead a week ago . Haven`t gotten the i5 yet. using an old laptop to do everyday things for a few weeks

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