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Game Xeon Processor X3470 FX-6100
Cyberpunk 2077 51% 66%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 93% 112%
eFootball PES 2020 46% 61%
Control 93% 112%
Grand Theft Auto VI 141% 165%
Borderlands 3 51% 66%
Total War: Three Kingdoms 141% 165%
FIFA 20 27% 40%
Red Dead Redemption 2 102% 123%
F1 2019 102% 122%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the Intel Xeon Processor X3470 is noticeably better than the AMD FX-6100 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 Xeon Processor X3470, and so they are likely to have similar levels of support, and similarly optimized performance when running the latest games.

Both CPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings (assuming they are accompanied by equivalently powerful GPUs).

The FX-6100 has 2 more cores than the Xeon Processor X3470. 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 Xeon Processor X3470 is more than enough for gaming purposes.

The Xeon Processor X3470 has 2 more threads than the FX-6100. The FX-6100 has one thread per physical core, whereas the Xeon Processor X3470 uses hyperthreading and has 2 logical threads 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 Xeon Processor X3470 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 0.367 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 enough that it possibly indicates the superiority of the FX-6100.

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 5120 KB bigger L2 cache than the Xeon Processor X3470, and the two CPUs have the same L3 cache size, so the FX-6100 wins out in this area with its larger L2 cache.

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.

Both the Xeon Processor X3470 and the FX-6100 have the same TDP of 95 Watts, but the FX-6100 has a lower lithography size, and so will affect your yearly electricity bills less adversely.

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CPU Core Details

CPU CodenameLynnfieldZambezi
MoBo SocketLGA 1156/Socket HSocket AM3+
Notebook CPUnono
Release Date08 Sep 200912 Oct 2011
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores4vs6
CPU Threads8vs6
Clock Speed2.933 GHzvs3.3 GHz
Turbo Frequency3.6 GHzvs3.6 GHz
Max TDP95 Wvs95 W
Lithography45 nmvs32 nm
Bit Width-vs64 Bit
Max Temperature73°Cvs70°C
Virtualization Technologynovsno
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L2 Cache Size1024 KBvs6144 KB
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CPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewThe Xeon is a brand of x86 microprocessors designed and manufactured by Intel Corporation, targeted at the non-consumer workstation, server, and embedded system markets. Primary advantages of the Xeon CPUs, when compared to the majority of Intel's desktop-grade consumer CPUs, are their multi-socket capabilities, higher core counts, and support for ECC memory.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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