Average Bench: 43.2% (420th of 1117)

Based on 19,097 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]


Below average average bench

The AMD FX-4300 averaged 56.8% 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.


Single Core Integer Speed 70.8Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 67.2Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD FX-4300 is 20.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD FX-4300 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Multi Core Floating Point Speed 193Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 219Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 19,097 samples)
Min Avg Max
46.4 SC Int 70.8 81.7
41.5 SC Float 63.2 71.1
46 SC Mixed 67.2 76.1
53.6% 67.1 Pts
Min Avg Max
129 QC Int 216 255
122 QC Float 187 218
132 QC Mixed 211 247
46.5% 205 Pts
Min Avg Max
154 MC Int 223 256
143 MC Float 193 217
151 MC Mixed 219 252
31.8% 212 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 3.8 GHz
SC Int 76.9
SC Float 68.9
SC Mixed 73.7
59% 73.2 Pts
QC Int 242
QC Float 209
QC Mixed 231
52% 228 Pts
MC Int 241
MC Float 210
MC Mixed 239
34% 230 Pts
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
SC Int 72.6
SC Float 65.9
SC Mixed 70.1
56% 69.5 Pts
QC Int 213
QC Float 177
QC Mixed 210
45% 200 Pts
MC Int 216
MC Float 174
MC Mixed 206
30% 198 Pts
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
SC Int 68.9
SC Float 43.2
SC Mixed 65.5
47% 59.2 Pts
QC Int 191
QC Float 175
QC Mixed 189
42% 185 Pts
MC Int 181
MC Float 171
MC Mixed 183
27% 178 Pts
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 60.3
SC Float 54.4
SC Mixed 54.4
45% 56.4 Pts
QC Int 191
QC Float 164
QC Mixed 200
42% 185 Pts
MC Int 198
MC Float 162
MC Mixed 170
27% 177 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 9,749,089 CPUs tested.


Approx. $60 @ launch in Oct '12
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Gaming 32%
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Desktop 46%
Workstation 27%

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 6.0

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $313

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AMD FX 4-Core Black Edition...

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6 days ago.

Used to run one, its reliable and cheap but lacking


1 month ago.

This CPU is a good budget CPU for esport ganes like CSGO or League of Legends, but if you want to play games like Elite dangerous or Planet Coster, this CPU will be a wrong purchase


5 days ago.

по скоростнеи и по сильнеи чем i3 2130


1 month ago.

It's not a great card, but it'll do for most things. A decent enough CPU to be playing games at an Xbox 360/PS3 levels, especially if you're tweaking settings and the resolution to hit 60FPS of games of its generation. Not easy to recommend, but it's a very good CPU for general computing. Plus, going with this will have you hard pressed to go for the 6300 or 8300/8350 in the future.


23 days ago.



8 months ago.

Really good, budget processor! Gonna get it for this Christmas


22 days ago.

i got this for free

Very poor

3 years ago.


9 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


11 months 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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