AMD FX-6200 vs Phenom II X4 900e

Mini Review

AMD FX-6200 advantages



AMD FX-6200
  • The FX-6200 incorporates more CPU cores than the AMD 900e microprocessor. Large number of cores helps this CPU to process multiple threads or applications at once.
  • In single-threaded tasks, our estimates show that the FX-6200 has 27% better performance.
  • Based on our estimates, multi-threaded performance of the FX-6200 is higher.
  • SSSE3, SSE4.1 and SSE4.2 instructions are enabled on this microprocessor.
  • The processor includes Advanced Encryption Standard technology, that provides AES encryption acceleration. The technology is beneficial if you need to protect your disk or network data.
  • The microprocessor has AVX and XOP instructions enabled. These extensions are not extensively supported by programs yet, but their support should improve in future applications.
  • The AMD FX-6200 processor has FMA4 instruction set extension enabled. Only AMD CPUs have this technology, therefore not many software vendors may support it in the future.
  • The clock multiplier on the AMD FX-6200 is not locked. The microprocessor can be easily overclocked on most motherboards to get greater performance. Be warned that overclocking can void processor warranty.

AMD Phenom II X4 900e advantages



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  • The microprocessor has 3DNow! technology enabled. While the 3DNow! instruction set may boost performance of some old games, it is now obsolete, and it is no longer used by modern applications.
  • The processor is 44% more energy efficient than the AMD FX-6200.

FX-6200 vs 900e estimated performance

The charts below demonstrate performance of FX-6200 and Phenom II X4 900e processors. Results for FX-6200 were determined based on a variety of tests. Performance numbers for Phenom II X4 900e were derived from benchmark results of other CPUs with the same core and microarchitecture. As a note, the estimate has greater error of margin than results obtained using real-world benchmarks. Additionally, this is an averaged performance, and the displayed results may differ from results, that you may see in individual tests.
Single-threaded performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1.27
 
1
 
 
Higher is better
Multi-threaded performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1.5
 
1
 
 
Higher is better

  - AMD FX-6200       - AMD Phenom II X4 900e

FX-6200 vs 900e specifications comparison

The graphs below compare the most important AMD FX-6200 and AMD 900e characteristics. These features, along with an IPC (instructions per cycle) number, determine how well a microprocessor performs. The "Operating frequency" chart uses dark color to represent base frequency, whereas lighter area is for additional frequency, provided by Turbo feature. Darker area on the "On-chip cache" graph is for the On-chip L2 cache. Lighter area is for the L3 cache cache. Although the L3 cache cache is usually larger than the On-chip L2 cache, it is always slower.

The number of cores / threads
7
5.6
4.2
2.8
1.4
0
 
 
6
 
4
 
 
Higher is better
Operating frequency
5
4
3
2
1
0
 
 
4.1GHz
 
2.4GHz
 
 
Higher is better
On-chip L2 + L3 cache
20
16
12
8
4
0
 
 
14MB
 
8MB
 
 
Higher is better
Thermal Design Power
200
160
120
80
40
0
 
 
125W
 
69.5W
 
 
Lower is better

  - AMD FX-6200       - AMD Phenom II X4 900e

Detailed side by side comparison of FX-6200 vs Phenom II X4 900e specs can be found in the "Specifications" tab.


Pros and Cons summary

FX-6200 Phenom II X4 900e
General recommendations:
Faster in single- and multi-threaded programs,
Comes with more CPU cores,
Supports more threads at once,
Features SSE4.1 / SSE4.2 / AVX / XOP instructions,
Simple overclocking for better performance
  General recommendations:
Somewhat lower power

Drawbacks:

Significantly higher power consumption
 

Drawbacks:

Has fewer CPU cores,
Does not support as many threads,
Lacks some instructions

Similar processors

FX-6200 Phenom II X4 900e
 

Similar processors use the same socket and architecture as FX-6200 and AMD Phenom II X4 900e, however their performance and other characteristics are slightly different.

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Specifications

Please visit AMD FX-6200 and AMD Phenom II X4 900e pages for more complete specifications of both microprocessors.

 AMD FX-6200AMD Phenom II X4 900e
Market segmentDesktop
ManufacturerAMD
FamilyFX-SeriesPhenom II X4
Basic details
Model numberFX-6200900e
CPU part numberFD6200FRW6KGUHD900EOCK4DGI
Box part numberFD6200FRGUBOX 
Introduction dateFebruary 27, 2012June 2, 2009
Current official price$132 (as of Jan 2014) 
 
CPU features
Core nameZambeziDeneb
Platform nameScorpiusDragon
MicroarchitectureBulldozerK10
Technology (micron)0.0320.045
Data width (bits)64
SocketSocket AM3+Socket AM2+ / Socket AM3
Frequency (MHz)38002400
Turbo Frequency (MHz)4100 
Bus speed (MHz) 2000 (HT/QPI)
Clock Multiplier 12
L1 cache192 KB (code) / 96 KB (data)256 KB (code) / 256 KB (data)
L2 cache (KB)61442048
L3 cache (KB)81926144
Max temperature (°C) 55 - 70
TDP (Watt)12565 / 69.5
Core voltage (V) 1.025 - 1.25
Cores64
Threads64
Multiprocessing1
 
Instruction set extensions
3DNow!-+
AES / Advanced Encryption Standard+-
AMD64 / EM64T 64-bit technology+
AVX / Advanced Vector Extensions+-
FMA4 / 4-operand Fused Multiply-Add+-
MMX+
SSE+
SSE2+
SSE3+
SSE4.1+-
SSE4.2+-
SSSE3 / Supplemental SSE3+-
XOP / eXtended Operations+-
 
Supported technologies
PowerNow! / Enhanced SpeedStep+
Turbo Core / Turbo Boost+-
Unlocked multiplier+-
Virtualization+
Virus Protection / Execute Disable bit+
 
Integrated Graphics
GPU TypeNone
 
Integrated Memory Controller(s)
The number of controllers1
Memory channels2
Supported memoryDDR3-1866DDR2-1066, DDR3-1333
Notes:

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For detailed specifications of "AMD FX-6200" or "AMD Phenom II X4 900e" parts please click on the links in the table header.

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