Average Bench: 43.5% (338th of 969)

Based on 10,499 user benchmarks.  Device: 178BFBFF00600F20 Model: AMD FX(tm)-4300 Quad-Core Processor

The AMD FX-4300 is a budget quad-core processor which unlike its predecessor, the Bulldozer FX-4100, is based on the Piledriver micro-architecture which was released in Q4 of 2012. Its base clock speed of 3.8 GHz boosts to 4.0 GHz in turbo mode and with appropriate cooling can be overclocked to speeds of over 4.5 GHz. Even though these numbers are impressive, the real world effective speed is only 66. This is ok for general computing and even gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. The user experience will, however, be noticeably snappier with a CPU that has better single-core performance. Whilst the FX-4300 is cheap, it’s not so differently priced from the hexa core FX-6300 which offers significantly improved multi-core performance. [Nov '14 CPUPro]

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Below average average bench

The AMD FX-4300 averaged 56.5% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Single Core Integer Speed 71.9Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 68.3Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD FX-4300 is 24.1%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD FX-4300 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 192Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 219Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,499 samples)
Min Avg Max
45.8 SC Int 71.9 83.8
45.4 SC Float 64.2 71.8
47.6 SC Mixed 68.3 78.4
54.5% 68.1 Pts
Min Avg Max
125 QC Int 216 261
117 QC Float 187 222
118 QC Mixed 212 256
46.5% 205 Pts
Min Avg Max
138 MC Int 223 260
125 MC Float 192 221
141 MC Mixed 219 256
31.8% 211 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4.4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 86.7
SC Float 76.1
SC Mixed 77.6
64% 80.1 Pts
QC Int 274
QC Float 235
QC Mixed 272
59% 260 Pts
MC Int 274
MC Float 234
MC Mixed 268
39% 259 Pts
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
SC Int 75.5
SC Float 66.9
SC Mixed 70.4
57% 70.9 Pts
QC Int 207
QC Float 184
QC Mixed 211
46% 201 Pts
MC Int 231
MC Float 202
MC Mixed 229
33% 221 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
SC Int 28.7
SC Float 28.3
SC Mixed 26.2
22% 27.7 Pts
QC Int 178
QC Float 158
QC Mixed 206
41% 181 Pts
MC Int 219
MC Float 167
MC Mixed 170
28% 185 Pts
CPU1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 1.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 14.2
SC Float 14.9
SC Mixed 14.6
12% 14.6 Pts
QC Int 38.4
QC Float 43.8
QC Mixed 36
9% 39.4 Pts
MC Int 66.3
MC Float 35
MC Mixed 36.8
7% 46 Pts
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Typical FX-4300 Builds (Compare 5,815 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 33%
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Desktop
Desktop 40%
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Workstation
Workstation 25%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 6.0

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Good Total price: $322

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 Comments

AMD FX 4-Core Black Edition...

Added 2 years ago.

Excellent

6 days ago.

The FX 4300 is a nice budget processor. Like it's brother the 6300, it has the same Single Core performance, altough worse Multicore performance. This means that, in gaming, the difference is barely notable; Only in multitasking needs they shows a little gap. I managed to put the FX 4300 to 4.9GHz using an air cooler, the CoolerMaster Hyper T4, with temperatures around 50C. The Motherboard is Gygabyte GA-78LMT-USB3. I can run most of the modern games without problems, paired with a Galax GTX 1050 TI.


Very poor

2 years ago.


Excellent

1 month ago.

good performance


Outstanding

2 month ago.

GOOD SPEED


Terrible

2 days ago.

Waste of time, better products from both AMD and Intel for the same money. Only use if someone gives you it for free and you are desperate, can be useful to a degree if massively overclocked. Overclocking competitions is all it is good for and you won't shed any tears if it gets burnt. If it was a motorbike you would throw a match in the tank and put it out of its misery.


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