Average Bench: 44.1% (342nd of 980)

Based on 13,480 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 55.9% 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 73.3Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 68.8Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD FX-4300 is just 17.2%. 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 196Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 222Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 13,480 samples)
Min Avg Max
52.2 SC Int 73.3 82.4
50 SC Float 64.7 70.9
50.7 SC Mixed 68.8 76
55.2% 68.9 Pts
Min Avg Max
147 QC Int 219 252
128 QC Float 190 217
146 QC Mixed 215 248
47.2% 208 Pts
Min Avg Max
171 MC Int 226 254
151 MC Float 196 218
170 MC Mixed 222 252
32.3% 215 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz
SC Int 82.6
SC Float 70.1
SC Mixed 74.7
61% 75.8 Pts
QC Int 253
QC Float 216
QC Mixed 247
54% 239 Pts
MC Int 255
MC Float 218
MC Mixed 250
36% 241 Pts
CPU1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
SC Int 72.8
SC Float 65.7
SC Mixed 67.5
55% 68.7 Pts
QC Int 237
QC Float 204
QC Mixed 232
51% 224 Pts
MC Int 230
MC Float 203
MC Mixed 235
34% 223 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 74
SC Float 67.9
SC Mixed 70.3
57% 70.7 Pts
QC Int 206
QC Float 187
QC Mixed 188
44% 193 Pts
MC Int 194
MC Float 145
MC Mixed 190
27% 176 Pts
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Desktop 45%
Workstation 27%

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 6.0

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $309

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3 days ago.

The FX-4300 does well for mid range games and can handle higher games at a low FPS.


10 days 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


2 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.


1 month ago.

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


5 months ago.

good performance


5 months ago.


Very poor

3 years ago.


2 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


3 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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