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AMD FX-6200 vs Phenom II X4 965 (140W, BE)

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AMD FX-6200 advantages



AMD FX-6200
  • In multi-threaded applications, this CPU is about 12% faster.
  • Memory performance of the processor is better.
  • The AMD FX-6200 microprocessor has SSSE3, SSE4.1 and SSE4.2 instructions enabled.
  • The CPU includes AES extension to the instruction set. This technology provides hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption, and is valuable if you run programs, that secure your disk or network data.
  • The AMD FX-6200 has AVX and XOP instructions enabled. Although these extensions are not widely supported by applications yet, their support should improve in future apps.
  • The processor incorporates FMA4 instruction set extension. Only AMD CPUs offer this technology, thus it may not get broad support from software vendors.
  • Power consumption of the AMD FX-6200 is lower.

AMD Phenom II X4 965 (140W, BE) advantages



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  • The CPU has 9% higher performance in single-threaded applications.
  • 3DNow! instructions are enabled on this processor. Even though the 3DNow! instructions may boost performance of certain old games and software, they are now obsolete, and they are not utilized by modern programs.
  • The official price of the CPU is significantly lower than the price of the FX-6200.
  • The microprocessor has 44% better price/performance ratio.

FX-6200 vs 965 performance comparison

The charts in the table below demonstrate relative performance of FX-6200 and Phenom II X4 965 (140W, BE) processors in various program types. The numbers for 'Single-threaded performance' and 'Multi-threaded performance' charts are calculated as an average of several related benchmarks, that you can see in the "Benchmarks" tab. Consequentally, the displayed results may differ from results, that you may receive in individual tests. The 'Overall performance' chart displays an average of all-around performance benchmarks, and benchmarks, specific to each type of task. The 'Price-performance ratio' chart shows how much more performance you will get per dollar spent. The cost of other system components is not included in this chart.
Single-threaded performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.09
 
 
Higher is better
Multi-threaded performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1.12
 
1
 
 
Higher is better
Memory-intensive applications
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1.36
 
1
 
 
Higher is better
Overall performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1.13
 
1
 
 
Higher is better
Price / performance ratio
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.44
 
 
Higher is better
 

  - AMD FX-6200       - AMD Phenom II X4 965 (140W, BE)

Please see the "Benchmarks" tab for exhaustive list of benchmarks, showing performance difference between AMD FX-6200 and AMD 965 in various types of applications.


FX-6200 vs 965 power consumption and price comparison

Thermal Design Power
200
160
120
80
40
0
 
 
125W
 
140W
 
 
Lower is better
Current official price
200
160
120
80
40
0
 
 
$132
 
$81
 
 
Lower is better

Detailed side by side comparison of AMD FX-6200 vs AMD 965 specs can be found in the "Specifications" tab. Even more detailed comparison of low level features of both microprocessors is located in the "CPUIDs" tab.


Pros and Cons summary

FX-6200 Phenom II X4 965 (140W, BE)
General recommendations:
Somewhat faster overall,
Features SSE4.1 / SSE4.2 / AVX / XOP instructions,
Needs less power
  General recommendations:
Performs insignificantly faster in single-threaded tasks,
Somewhat cheaper,
Somewhat better price / performance ratio

Drawbacks:

Slightly slow in single-threaded tasks,
Considerably more expensive,
Somewhat worse price / performance ratio
 

Drawbacks:

Rather slow,
Does not support some instructions,
Requires more power

Similar processors

FX-6200 Phenom II X4 965 (140W, BE)
 

Similar processors use the same socket and architecture as AMD FX-6200 and 965.

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Specifications

Please visit AMD FX-6200 and AMD Phenom II X4 965 (140W, BE) pages for more complete specifications of both microprocessors.

 AMD FX-6200AMD Phenom II X4 965 (140W, BE)
Market segmentDesktop
ManufacturerAMD
FamilyFX-SeriesPhenom II X4
Basic details
Model numberFX-6200965
CPU part numberFD6200FRW6KGUHDZ965FBK4DGI
Box part numberFD6200FRGUBOXHDZ965FBGIBOX
Introduction dateFebruary 27, 2012August 13, 2009
Current official price$132 (as of Mar 2014)$81 (as of Mar 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)38003400
Turbo Frequency (MHz)4100 
Bus speed (MHz) 2000 (HT/QPI)
Clock Multiplier 17
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 - 62
TDP (Watt)125140
Core voltage (V) 0.85 - 1.425
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:

Rows with different specifications or features are highlighted.

For detailed specifications of "AMD FX-6200" or "AMD Phenom II X4 965 (140W, BE)" parts please click on the links in the table header.

Benchmarks

System setup

AMD FX-6200 and 965 (140W, BE) 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 M3A780GXH/128M
3. MSI K9A2 PLATINUM

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-6200 vs 965 (140W, BE) 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-6200           AMD Phenom II X4 965 (140W, BE)

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
73.0%222
72.4%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%332
97.2%222
91.3%111

PCMark2002 CPU score benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%332
99.6%222
85.1%111

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%332
100%222
90.2%111


FX-6200 vs 965 (140W, BE) 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-6200           AMD Phenom II X4 965 (140W, BE)

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%111
92.1%332
91.5%222

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%111
92.1%332
91.4%222

Euler3D benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
76.8%222
74.3%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%111
95.2%332
95.0%222

Sandra MultiMedia Floating Point (it/s) benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
80.0%332
79.9%222

    AMD FX-6200           AMD Phenom II X4 965 (140W, BE)

Sandra MultiMedia Integer (it/s) benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
92.3%332
91.9%222

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%332
99.8%222
66.4%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
85.2%332
85.1%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%332
99.7%222
93.9%111


FX-6200 vs 965 (140W, BE) 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-6200           AMD Phenom II X4 965 (140W, BE)

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%332
9.2%222

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
29.7%332
29.5%222

CINEBENCH R10 OpenGL score benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
32.6%332
32.3%222


FX-6200 vs 965 (140W, BE) 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-6200           AMD Phenom II X4 965 (140W, BE)

7Zip compressing/decompressing speed (1 thread) benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%332
99.4%222
82.6%111

PCMark2002 Memory score benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
86.0%332
83.6%222

WinRAR compressing/decompressing speed benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
74.4%222
72.4%332

CPUIDs

The table below compares two random CPUID records for AMD FX-6200 and AMD Phenom II X4 965 (140W, BE) microprocessors, that were submitted to our CPUID database.

  CPUID 1 CPUID 2
ManufacturerAMD
CPU FamilyFX-SeriesPhenom II X4
Model / Processor NumberFX-6200965
Frequency3812 MHz2971 MHz
CWID version0.50.3
Part numberFD6200FRW6KGUHDZ965FBK4DGI
S-Spec / Stepping CodeFA 1216PGTCACYC AC 0927DPMW
 
General information
VendorAuthenticAMD
Processor name (BIOS)AMD FX(tm)-6200 Six-Core Processor AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 965 Processor
Cores64
Compute units3 
Logical processors64
Processor typeOriginal OEM Processor
Core steppingOR-B2RB-C2
CPUID signature600F12100F42
Family21 (015h)16 (010h)
Model 1 (01h) 4 (04h)
Stepping 2 (02h)
SocketAM3+ 
 
Cache
L1 data: Associativity4-way set associative2-way set associative
L1 data: CommentsDirect-mapped 
L1 data: Line size64 bytes
L1 data: Lines per tag 1
L1 data: Size6 x 16 KB4 x 64 KB
L1 instruction: Associativity2-way set associative
L1 instruction: CommentsDirect-mapped|1 cache per 2 cores 
L1 instruction: Line size64 bytes
L1 instruction: Lines per tag 1
L1 instruction: Size3 x 64 KB4 x 64 KB
L2: Associativity16-way set associative
L2: CommentsNon-inclusive|Direct-mapped|1 cache per 2 cores 
L2: Line size64 bytes
L2: Lines per tag 1
L2: Size3 x 2 MB4 x 512 KB
L3: Associativity64-way set associative48-way set associative
L3: CommentsNon-inclusive|Direct-mapped|Shared between all cores 
L3: Line size64 bytes
L3: Lines per tag 1
L3: Size8 MB6 MB
 
Instruction set extensions
3DNow!-+
AES+-
AMD extensions to MMX+
AVX+-
Extensions to 3DNow!-+
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+
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+
Advanced programmable interrupt controller+
Core multi-processing legacy mode+
Debugging extensions+
Extended APIC space+
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)+
Physical address extensions+
SVM lock+
Software thermal control-+
Support for NRIP save+
THERMTRIP+
TSC rate is ensured to be invariant across all states+
Temperature sensor+
Time stamp counter+
Virtual 8086-mode enhancements+
Watchdog timer support+
+ - feature is supported
- - feature is not supported
Features, not supported by all processors in the table, are not displayed

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