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AMD FX-4130 vs Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600

Mini Review

AMD FX-4130 advantages

  • The AMD FX-4130 has 4% better performance when running single-threaded applications.
  • The AMD FX-4130 microprocessor is 6% faster in multi-threaded programs.
  • Memory performance of this processor is better.
  • The FX-4130 includes SSE4.1 and SSE4.2 instructions.
  • The AMD FX-4130 features AES, or Advanced Encryption Standard, extension to the instruction set. This technology provides hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption, and is useful if you run applications, that protect your disk or network data.
  • The AMD FX-4130 microprocessor supports AVX and XOP instructions. While these extensions are not widely used in programs yet, their support should improve in future apps.
  • The CPU has FMA4 instruction set extension enabled. Only AMD CPUs have this technology, thus not many software vendors may support it in the future.
  • The clock multiplier on the FX-4130 is not locked. The processor can be effortlessly overclocked on most motherboards to get higher performance.

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 advantages

  • The CPU is 16% more energy efficient than the FX-4130.

FX-4130 vs Q6600 performance comparison

The charts below illustrate relative performance of FX-4130 and Core 2 Quad Q6600 processors in various application types. The numbers for 'Single-threaded performance' and 'Multi-threaded performance' charts are calculated as an average of several related benchmarks, that you can view in the "Benchmarks" tab. Consequentally, the shown results may differ from results, that you may receive in individual tests. We also averaged the numbers for task type specific benchmarks and all-around performance benchmarks, and displayed them in the 'Overall performance' chart.
Single-threaded performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1.04
 
1
 
 
Higher is better
Multi-threaded performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1.06
 
1
 
 
Higher is better
Memory-intensive applications
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1.54
 
1
 
 
Higher is better
Overall performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1.21
 
1
 
 
Higher is better

  - AMD FX-4130       - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600

Full list of benchmarks, that demonstrate difference in performance between AMD FX-4130 and Q6600 in various types of applications, can be seen in the "Benchmarks" tab.


FX-4130 vs Q6600 power consumption comparison

Thermal Design Power
200
160
120
80
40
0
 
 
125W
 
105W
 
 
Lower is better
 

Detailed side by side comparison of FX-4130 vs Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 specs can be found in the "Specifications" tab. Even more detailed comparison of low level features of both microprocessors you will find in the "CPUIDs" tab.


Pros and Cons summary

FX-4130 Core 2 Quad Q6600
General recommendations:
Somewhat faster in all kinds of tasks,
Features SSE4.1 / SSE4.2 / AVX / XOP instructions,
Can be easily overclocked
  General recommendations:
Somewhat lower power

Drawbacks:

Needs more power
 

Drawbacks:

Moderatly worse overall performance,
Does not support some instructions

Similar processors

FX-4130 Core 2 Quad Q6600
 

Similar CPUs use the same socket and architecture as FX-4130 and Core 2 Quad Q6600, but their performance and other characteristics are a bit different.

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More comparisons

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Specifications

Please visit AMD FX-4130 and Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 pages for more detailed specifications of both microprocessors.

 AMD FX-4130Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
Market segmentDesktop
ManufacturerAMDIntel
FamilyFX-SeriesCore 2 Quad
Basic details
Model numberFX-4130Q6600
CPU part numberFD4130FRW4MGUHH80562PH0568M
Box part numberFD4130FRGUBOXBX80562Q6600
Introduction dateAugust 27, 2012January 8, 2007
Current official price$101 (as of Apr 2014) 
 
CPU features
Core nameZambeziKentsfield
Platform nameScorpius 
MicroarchitectureBulldozerCore
Technology (micron)0.0320.065
Data width (bits)64
SocketSocket AM3+Socket 775
Frequency (MHz)38002400
Turbo Frequency (MHz)3900 
Bus speed (MHz) 1066
Clock Multiplier 9
L1 cache128 KB (code) / 64 KB (data)128 KB (code) / 128 KB (data)
L2 cache (KB)40968192
L3 cache (KB)4096 
Max temperature (°C) 60.3
TDP (Watt)125105
Max power dissipation (Watt) 155.25
Core voltage (V) 0.85 - 1.5
Cores4
Threads4
Multiprocessing1
 
Instruction set extensions
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 controllers10
Notes:

Rows with different specifications or features are highlighted.

For detailed specifications of "AMD FX-4130" or "Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600" parts please click on the links in the table header.

Benchmarks

System setup

AMD FX-4130 and Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 processors were tested using different system components, that are identified by MB, RAM and VID columns in the tables below. The numbers in each of these columns correspond to one of motherboards (MB), memory configurations (RAM) or graphics adapters (VID), listed below:

MB - Motherboard(s):
1. ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX
2. ASROCK 4CORE1600TWINS-P35
3. INTEL DP965LT

RAM - Memory:
1. 4GB DUAL-CHANNEL CRUCIAL BALLISTIXPC3-14900 (DDR3-1866)
2. 2 GB DUAL-CHANNEL CORSAIR CM3X1024-1333C9 DDR3
3. 2GB DUAL-CHANNEL CORSAIR CM2X1024-6400C4

VID - Video card(s):
1. MSI R6670 1GB GDDR5 (ATI RADEON)
2. POWERCOLOR 24PRO256M DDR2 (ATI RADEON HD2400)

All tests were performed at default frequency and voltage, using manufacturer's stock fan/heatsink. None of the components were overclocked. Motherboard BIOS options were left at default settings.

The results of all benchmarks are broken into four categories: multi-threaded, single-threaded, memory intensive and graphics / gaming.


FX-4130 vs Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 single-threaded benchmarks

Single-threaded benchmarks run on a single CPU core, and do not depend on such features as the number of cores, or Hyper-Threading technology. Additionally, they do not utilize on-chip caches, dedicated to other cores.

     

    AMD FX-4130           Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600

3DMark03 CPU score benchmark

Uses DirectX software vertex shader to run Wings of Fury and Trolls' Lair games, and calculates a 3DMark03 CPU score based on averaged number of frames per second, achieved by the CPU/GPU combination.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
62.6%222
55.6%332

CINEBENCH R10 CPU score (1 core) benchmark

Measures performance of a single-core rendering of a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
87.4%222
87.3%332

PCMark2002 CPU score benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
94.9%222
94.3%332

Super PI (1M) benchmark

Measures time, required to calculate the first 1 million digits after the decimal point in the number Pi.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%222
99.6%332
93.5%111


FX-4130 vs Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 multi-threaded benchmarks

Multi-threaded benchmarks utilize all CPU cores and other on-chip resources (on-chip caches, internal buffers, etc). Intel's Hyper-Threading feature also helps to improve multi-threading performance.

     

    AMD FX-4130           Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600

CINEBENCH R10 CPU score benchmark

Measures performance of multi-core rendering of a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%332
99.9%222
99.4%111

CINEBENCH R10 render time (seconds) benchmark

Measures time taken to render a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%332
99.9%222
99.3%111

Euler3D benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
88.5%222
87.2%332

Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) benchmark

Runs Dhrystone test on all cores, and reports estimated integer performance in MIPS (Millions of Instructions Per Second).
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%222
99.9%332
82.5%111

Sandra MultiMedia Floating Point (it/s) benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%222
99.7%332
99.2%111

    AMD FX-4130           Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600

Sandra MultiMedia Integer (it/s) benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
97.9%222
97.8%332

Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) benchmark

Runs Whetstone test on all cores, and reports estimated floating-point performance in MFLOPS (Millions of Floating-Point Operations Per Second).
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%222
99.5%332
65.4%111

Sandra Whetstone SSE2 (MFLOPS) benchmark

Runs SSE2-enabled Whetstone test on all cores, and reports estimated floating-point performance in MFLOPS (Millions of Floating-Point Operations Per Second).
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
98.0%332
97.8%222

wPrime v1.55 (32M) benchmark

wPrime benchmark measures time taken to calculate square roots of numbers from 1 to 33554431.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
96.3%222
96.3%332


FX-4130 vs Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 graphics benchmarks

Graphics benchmarks depend on the type of integrated or discrete graphics adapter, and to less extent on the processor performance. Because these benchmarks are synthetic, they may not truly represent gaming performance. However, they still can be used to estimate whether one processor will perform faster or slower than another CPU in games and other 3D tasks.

Important! The processors were tested using different types of graphics adapters, that may not be suitable for comparison.
     

    AMD FX-4130           Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600

3DMark03 game score benchmark

Measures graphics and 3D game performance of discrete and integrated GPUs using 4 different game simulations, that have varying level of DirectX support from version 7 to version 9.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
9.2%222
9.2%332

3DMark2001 score benchmark

Runs a series of game simulations and feature tests to measure graphics and 3D game performance of discrete and integrated GPUs. It utilizes a single CPU core, and it is compatible with DirectX 8 and later APIs.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
28.6%222
28.4%332

CINEBENCH R10 OpenGL score benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
31.6%332
31.2%222


FX-4130 vs Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 memory performance

Memory-intensive tests or programs move large amounts of data to/from memory, and they depend more on memory throughput and the size of on-chip caches, rather than on CPU integer/FP/SIMD performance.

     

    AMD FX-4130           Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600

7Zip compressing/decompressing speed (1 thread) benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
85.4%222
84.9%332

PCMark2002 Memory score benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
80.0%222
79.8%332

WinRAR compressing/decompressing speed benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
65.5%222
64.8%332

CPUIDs

The table below compares two random CPUID records for AMD FX-4130 and Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 microprocessors, that were submitted to our CPUID database. Please note that different steppings of Intel processors, identified by S-spec numbers or CPUID, may have slightly different features. For that reason the comparison table below only applies to CPUs with specific S-Spec number / CPUID.

  CPUID 1 CPUID 2
ManufacturerAMDIntel
CPU FamilyFX-SeriesCore 2 Quad
Model / Processor NumberFX-41302.40 GHz
Frequency3812 MHz2397 MHz
CWID version0.50.3
Part numberFD4130FRW4MGUHH80562PH0568M
S-Spec / Stepping CodeFA 1246PGTSL9UM
 
General information
VendorAuthenticAMDGenuineIntel
Processor name (BIOS)AMD FX(tm)-4130 Quad-Core Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU @ 2.40GHz
Cores4
Compute units2 
Logical processors4
Processor typeOriginal OEM Processor
Core steppingOR-B2 
CPUID signature600F126F7
Family21 (015h) 6 (06h)
Model 1 (01h)15 (0Fh)
Stepping 2 (02h) 7 (07h)
SocketAM3+ 
TLB/Cache details 3rd-level cache: 4-MB, 16-way set associative, 64-byte line size (Intel Xeon processor MP, Family 0Fh, Model 06h), 2nd-level cache: 4-MB, 16-way set associative, 64-byte line size
64-byte Prefetching
Data TLB: 4-KB Pages, 4-way set associative, 256 entries
Data TLB: 4-MB Pages, 4-way set associative, 32 entries
Instruction TLB: 2-MB pages, 4-way, 8 entries or 4M pages, 4-way, 4 entries
Instruction TLB: 4-KB Pages, 4-way set associative, 128 entries
L1 Data TLB: 4-KB pages, 4-way set associative, 16 entries
L1 Data TLB: 4-MB pages, 4-way set associative, 16 entries
 
Cache
L1 data: Associativity4-way set associative8-way set associative
L1 data: CommentsDirect-mapped 
L1 data: Line size64 bytes
L1 data: Size4 x 16 KB32 KB
L1 instruction: Associativity2-way set associative8-way set associative
L1 instruction: CommentsDirect-mapped|1 cache per 2 cores 
L1 instruction: Line size64 bytes
L1 instruction: Size2 x 64 KB32 KB
L2: Associativity16-way set associative
L2: CommentsNon-inclusive|Direct-mapped|1 cache per 2 cores 
L2: Line size64 bytes
L2: Size2 x 2 MB4 MB
L3: Associativity32-way set associative 
L3: CommentsNon-inclusive|Direct-mapped|Shared between all cores 
L3: Line size64 bytes 
L3: Size4 MB 
 
Instruction set extensions
AES+-
AMD extensions to MMX+-
AVX+-
FMA4+-
MMX+
SSE+
SSE2+
SSE3+
SSE4.1+-
SSE4.2+-
SSE4A+-
SSSE3+
XOP+-
 
Additional instructions
Advanced Bit manipulation+-
CLFLUSH+
CMOV+
CMPXCHG16B+
CMPXCHG8B+
FXSAVE/FXRSTORE+
MONITOR/MWAIT+
PCLMULDQ+-
POPCNT+-
PREFETCH/PREFETCHW+-
RDTSCP+-
SKINIT/STGI support+-
SYSCALL/SYSRET+-
SYSENTER/SYSEXIT+
XSAVE/XRESTORE states+-
 
Major features
64-bit / Intel 64+
Enhanced SpeedStep-+
Intel Virtualization-+
NX bit/XD-bit+
On-chip Floating Point Unit+
PowerNow! / Cool'n'Quiet+-
Secure Virtual Machine (Virtualization)+-
Turbo Core+-
 
Other features
1 GB large page support+-
100MHz multiplier control+-
128-bit SSE instructions+-
36-bit page-size extensions+
64-bit debug store-+
Advanced programmable interrupt controller+
CPL qualified debug store-+
Core multi-processing legacy mode+-
Debug store-+
Debugging extensions+
Digital Thermal Sensor capability-+
Extended APIC space+-
FXSAVE/FXRSTOR optimizations+-
Hardware P-state control+-
Hardware thermal control+-
Instruction based sampling+-
LAHF/SAHF support in 64-bit mode+
LBR virtualization+-
LOCK MOV CR0 means MOV CR8+-
Lightweight profiling support+-
Machine check architecture+
Machine check exception+
Memory-type range registers+
Misaligned SSE mode+-
Model-specific registers+
Nested page tables+-
OS visible workaround+-
Page attribute table+
Page global extension+
Page-size extensions (4MB pages)+
Pending break enable-+
Perfmon and Debug capability-+
Physical address extensions+
SVM lock+-
Self-snoop-+
Support for NRIP save+-
THERMTRIP+-
TSC rate is ensured to be invariant across all states+-
Temperature sensor+-
Thermal monitor-+
Thermal monitor 2-+
Thermal monitor and software controlled clock facilities-+
Time stamp counter+
Virtual 8086-mode enhancements+
Watchdog timer support+-
xTPR Update Control-+
+ - feature is supported
- - feature is not supported
Features, not supported by all processors in the table, are not displayed

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