Average Bench: 44.3% (321st of 961)

Based on 8,398 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 55.6% 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 73.6Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 69.3Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD FX-4300 is just 19.2%. 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 8,398 samples)
Min Avg Max
52.9 SC Int 73.6 85.1
49.8 SC Float 65 73.9
52.6 SC Mixed 69.3 78.6
55.5% 69.3 Pts
Min Avg Max
152 QC Int 222 262
134 QC Float 192 223
145 QC Mixed 216 255
47.7% 210 Pts
Min Avg Max
168 MC Int 227 263
146 MC Float 197 226
163 MC Mixed 223 260
32.4% 216 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
SC Int 79.2
SC Float 65.6
SC Mixed 73.4
58% 72.7 Pts
QC Int 235
QC Float 202
QC Mixed 231
50% 223 Pts
MC Int 236
MC Float 204
MC Mixed 233
34% 224 Pts
CPU1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
SC Int 72
SC Float 66.9
SC Mixed 73.3
57% 70.7 Pts
QC Int 224
QC Float 203
QC Mixed 228
50% 219 Pts
MC Int 212
MC Float 196
MC Mixed 233
32% 214 Pts
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
SC Int 78.6
SC Float 65.4
SC Mixed 73.2
58% 72.4 Pts
QC Int 166
QC Float 186
QC Mixed 213
43% 188 Pts
MC Int 205
MC Float 169
MC Mixed 203
29% 192 Pts
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
SC Int 62.2
SC Float 62.8
SC Mixed 68.1
52% 64.4 Pts
QC Int 151
QC Float 147
QC Mixed 192
37% 163 Pts
MC Int 152
MC Float 163
MC Mixed 186
25% 167 Pts
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 Prices

NeweggUS $70.982 hrs ago.
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AmazonUS $73.9529 mins ago.
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Typical FX-4300 Builds (Compare 4,827 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 33%
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Desktop
Desktop 40%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 25%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 6.0

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $330

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AMD FX 4-Core Black Edition...

Added 2 years ago.

Poor

5 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 4.8GHz 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.


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