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Recommended System Requirements
Game Opteron 2376 FX-6100
Cyberpunk 2077 227% 66%
Control 319% 112%
eFootball PES 2020 217% 61%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 319% 112%
Grand Theft Auto VI 424% 165%
Borderlands 3 227% 66%
Total War: Three Kingdoms 424% 165%
Red Dead Redemption 2 339% 123%
FIFA 20 176% 40%
F1 2019 338% 122%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the AMD FX-6100 is massively better than the AMD Opteron 2376 when it comes to running the latest games. This also means it will be less likely to bottleneck more powerful GPUs, allowing them to achieve more of their gaming performance potential.

The FX-6100 was released less than a year after the Opteron 2376, and so they are likely to have similar levels of support, and similarly optimized performance when running the latest games.

The FX-6100 has 2 more cores than the Opteron 2376. 6 cores is probably excessive if you mean to just run the latest games, as games are not yet able to harness this many cores. The cores in the Opteron 2376 is more than enough for gaming purposes.

More important for gaming than the number of cores and threads is the clock rate. Problematically, unless the two CPUs are from the same family, this can only serve as a general guide and nothing like an exact comparison, because the clock cycles per instruction (CPI) will vary so much.

The Opteron 2376 and FX-6100 are not from the same family of CPUs, so their clock speeds are by no means directly comparable. Bear in mind, then, that while the FX-6100 has a 1 GHz faster frequency, this is not always an indicator that it will be superior in performance, despite frequency being crucial when trying to avoid GPU bottlenecking. In this case, however, the difference is probably a good indicator that the FX-6100 is superior.

Aside from the clock rate, the next-most important CPU features for PC game performance are L2 and L3 cache size. Faster than RAM, the more cache available, the more data that can be stored for lightning-fast retrieval. L1 Cache is not usually an issue anymore for gaming, with most high-end CPUs eking out about the same L1 performance, and L2 is more important than L3 - but L3 is still important if you want to reach the highest levels of performance. Bear in mind that although it is better to have a larger cache, the larger it is, the higher the latency, so a balance has to be struck.

The FX-6100 has a 5632 KB bigger L2 cache than the Opteron 2376, which means that it, at worst, wins out in this area, and at best, will provide superior gaming performance and will work much better with high-end graphics cards.

The maximum Thermal Design Power is the power in Watts that the CPU will consume in the worst case scenario. The lithography is the semiconductor manufacturing technology being used to create the CPU - the smaller this is, the more transistors that can be fit into the CPU, and the closer the connections. For both the lithography and the TDP, it is the lower the better, because a lower number means a lower amount of power is necessary to run the CPU, and consequently a lower amount of heat is produced.

The Opteron 2376 has a 20 Watt lower Maximum TDP than the FX-6100. However, the FX-6100 was created with a 13 nm smaller manufacturing technology. Overall, by taking both into account, the FX-6100 is likely the CPU with the lower heat production and power requirements, but there really isn't much in it.

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CPU Core Details

CPU CodenameShanghaiZambezi
MoBo SocketSocket FSocket AM3+
Notebook CPUnono
Release Date13 Nov 200812 Oct 2011
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores4vs6
CPU Threads-vs6
Clock Speed2.3 GHzvs3.3 GHz
Turbo Frequency-vs3.6 GHz
System Bus 1000 MHzvs-
Max TDP75 Wvs95 W
Lithography45 nmvs32 nm
Bit Width-vs64 Bit
Voltage Range1.35 V KBvs-
Max Temperature55°Cvs70°C
Virtualization Technologyyesvsno
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CPU Cache and Memory

L1 Cache Size128 KBvs288 KB
L1 Cache Count4vs-
L2 Cache Size512 KBvs6144 KB
L2 Cache Count4vs-
L2 Cache Speed2300 MHzvs-
L3 Cache Size6 MBvs8 MB
Memory Channels-vs2
ECC Memory Supportnovsno
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CPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOpteron is AMD's x86 server and workstation processor line, and was the first processor to implement the AMD64 instruction set architecture (known generically as x86-64). It was released on April 22, 2003 with the SledgeHammer core (K8) and was intended to compete in the server and workstation markets, particularly in the same segment as the Intel Xeon processor. Processors based on the AMD K10 microarchitecture (codenamed Barcelona) were announced on September 10, 2007 featuring a new quad-core configuration. The most-recently released Opteron CPUs are the 8- and 12-core Socket G34 Opterons, code-named Magny-Cours.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.

Vendor-Specific Features

AMD Power ManagementAMD Power Management
AMDBusiness ClassAMD Business Class
AMD Black EditionAMD Black Edition

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