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In terms of overall gaming performance, the AMD FX-6350 is massively better than the Intel Celeron G550T 2.2GHz 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-6350 was released less than a year after the Celeron G550T 2.2GHz, and so they are likely to have similar levels of support, and similarly optimized performance when running the latest games.

The FX-6350 has 4 more cores than the Celeron G550T 2.2GHz. With 6 cores, the FX-6350 is much less likely to struggle with the latest games, or bottleneck high-end graphics cards when running them.

The FX-6350 has 4 more threads than the Celeron G550T 2.2GHz. Both CPUs have one thread per physical core.

Multiple threads are useful for improving the performance of multi-threaded applications. Additional cores and their accompanying thread will always be beneficial for multi-threaded applications. Hyperthreading will be beneficial for applications optimized for it, but it may slow others down. For games, the number of threads is largely irrelevant, as long as you have at least 2 cores (preferably 4), and hyperthreading can sometimes even hit performance.

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 FX-6350 and Celeron G550T 2.2GHz 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-6350 has a 1.7 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-6350 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-6350 has a 5632 KB bigger L2 cache than the Celeron G550T 2.2GHz, 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 Celeron G550T 2.2GHz has a 90 Watt lower Maximum TDP than the FX-6350 (though they were created with the same size 32 nm manufacturing technology). What this means is the Celeron G550T 2.2GHz will consume significantly less power and consequently produce less heat, enabling more prolonged computational tasks with fewer adverse effects. This will lower your yearly electricity bill significantly, as well as prevent you from having to invest in extra cooling mechanisms (unless you overclock).

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CPU Core Details

CPU CodenameVisheraSandy Bridge
MoBo SocketSocket AM3+LGA 1155/Socket H2
Notebook CPUnono
Release Date01 Oct 201202 Sep 2012
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores6vs2
CPU Threads6vs2
Clock Speed3.9 GHzvs2.2 GHz
Turbo Frequency4.2 GHzvs-
Max TDP125 Wvs35 W
Lithography32 nmvs32 nm
Bit Width64 Bitvs64 Bit
Max Temperature-vs65°C
Virtualization Technologynovsyes
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CPU Cache and Memory

L1 Cache Size288 KBvs128 KB
L2 Cache Size6144 KBvs512 KB
L2 Cache Speed-vs-
L3 Cache Size8 MBvs2 MB
Max Memory Size-vs32 GB
Max Memory Bandwidth-vs17 GB/s
Memory Channels-vs2
ECC Memory Supportnovsno
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Displays Supported-vs2
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CPU Package and Version Specifications

Package Size-vs37.5mm x 37.5mm
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PCIe Revision-vs2
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CPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewFX-6350 is a high-end CPU based on the 32nm Bulldozer architecture.

It offers 6 Physical Cores (6 Logical), initially clocked at 3.9GHz, which may go up to 4.2GHz 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 125W.

It is a powerful Hexa Core whose performance is good. It's thus capable of running most applications smoothly without any problem.
Sandy Bridge is the codename for a microarchitecture developed by Intel beginning in 2005 for central processing units in computers to replace the Nehalem microarchitecture. Intel demonstrated a Sandy Bridge processor in 2009, and released first products based on the architecture in January 2011 under the Core brand.

Vendor-Specific Features

AMD Power ManagementIntel Quick Sync Video
AMDBusiness ClassIntel InTru 3D
AMD Black EditionIntel Insider
Intel Wireless Display
Intel Flexible Display
Intel Clear Video HD
Intel vPro
Intel Hyper-Threading
Intel Virt. Tech. for Directed I/O
Intel Trusted Execution
AES New Instructions
Intel Anti-Theft
Idle States
Intel SpeedStep
Thermal Monitoring
Execute Disable Bit
Intel VT-x with EPT
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