Summary: I have been an AMD fan since the K6. This processor sits in my Linux box and it rocks. Is it a Sandy Bridge chip,no. But it certainly gives the user great bang for the buck and is more the capable of most any task most users will throw at it.
FX6100 An anemic version of their older cousins the 1065T/1100T Thuban CPUs
22 February 2013
Summary: Good processor in the mid range class,it has good multithreading performance,still this particular processor in Windows looks more like a six threaded ALU unit+a three threaded FPU thing! However,the single core/thread performance it's the Achilles heel,it is the weak single-core performance of the Bulldozer architecture that makes us one massive technological sad-face because the Bulldozer is definitely not being able to properly compete with the modern Core i5...
Summary: can't get much better than this for 6 cores for the price point. it runs very well and processes very well too for the price. Save the extra $100 over an intel chip and use it for something else.
Summary: I have seen reviews slamming these chips because of benchmark results. I upgraded from and overclocked triple core and this chip converts video at least 5 times as fast. Everything I throw at this, from a relatively normal user, is smooth and fast, virtually instant. I have a decent GPU but I was surprised to see that even Mass Effect 3 runs perfectly. For the money, there is no legitimate complaint.
Summary: I upgraded from an AMD black edition quad core and the difference was immediately noticeable. Had a problem where Deus Ex: Human Revolution would restart my computer and/or give me a BSoD on startup, and after doing a little research I found that it was some kind of hardware conflict with AMD processors. Flashing my motherboard with the latest BIOS solved the problem. Other than that, it's stayed cool and run everything I've thrown at it.
Summary: Fast and powerful CPU. Good for graphics and video intensive operations. Dual and quad core Phenom processors process 78MB image files in approx. 15 - 5 seconds respectively. Same files are processed in a short fraction of a second with this processor.
Summary: I like this processor and has increased my fps massively, but 6 cores are not needed for today's games, for gaming I would get the fx4100 because quad core is enough, I would only get this processor if you want to game and edit or use solidworks.
Summary: I ordered this AMD 6 core CPU as it was at an exceptionally special offer low price. AMD also had a £15 cash back which was credited directly into my bank account, so I got an unbelievably great deal. The CPU arrived on time, well packed, including a decent heatsink and fan with Thermal Paste already applied to the heatsink. So take care when you are fitting the heatsink on to the CPU.