Average Bench: 44.2% (341st of 980)

Based on 9,790 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 55.8% 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.

Strengths

Single Core Integer Speed 72.9Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 68.8Pts

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.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 197Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 223Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,790 samples)
Min Avg Max
46.2 SC Int 72.9 84.6
46.8 SC Float 64.7 73.3
45.3 SC Mixed 68.8 80
55.1% 68.8 Pts
Min Avg Max
145 QC Int 220 267
127 QC Float 192 229
141 QC Mixed 216 261
47.5% 209 Pts
Min Avg Max
170 MC Int 228 268
151 MC Float 197 228
160 MC Mixed 223 264
32.5% 216 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 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 76
SC Float 68.9
SC Mixed 75.1
59% 73.3 Pts
QC Int 252
QC Float 216
QC Mixed 248
54% 239 Pts
MC Int 250
MC Float 214
MC Mixed 246
36% 237 Pts
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
SC Int 77
SC Float 67.1
SC Mixed 73.9
58% 72.7 Pts
QC Int 246
QC Float 212
QC Mixed 241
53% 233 Pts
MC Int 245
MC Float 210
MC Mixed 240
35% 232 Pts
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
SC Int 71.8
SC Float 66.2
SC Mixed 66.7
55% 68.2 Pts
QC Int 230
QC Float 183
QC Mixed 221
48% 211 Pts
MC Int 230
MC Float 199
MC Mixed 223
33% 218 Pts
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Desktop 45%
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Workstation 26%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 6.0

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $263

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 Comments

AMD FX 4-Core Black Edition...

Added 2 years ago.

Good

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.


Excellent

3 months ago.

good performance


Very poor

2 years ago.


Outstanding

4 months ago.

GOOD SPEED


Poor

26 days ago.

low perfomance for that price


Terrible

2 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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