Average Bench: 47.9% (297th of 985)

Based on 77,820 user benchmarks.  Device: 178BFBFF00600F20 Model: AMD FX(tm)-6300 Six-Core Processor

The FX 6-Core, like most CPUs from AMD, delivers reasonably good server orientated multi threaded performance and consequently good processing thoughput at a reasonable price tag. Where the FX 6-Core lacks is in the area of single core performance which although not normally a major problem for server workloads, is always very relevant to desktop users. The overall performance of the FX 6-Core is comparable to Intel's five years younger Core i7-950. There are server orientated use cases where the FX 6-Core will excel thanks to its excellent overall throughput and in those instances the FX 6-Core represents good value for money. But typical desktop users will find far better value elsewhere[Sep '13 CPUPro]

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Below average average bench

The AMD FX-6300 averaged 52.0% 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 74.5Pts
Quad Core Integer Speed 244Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD FX-6300 is just 19.2%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD FX-6300 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 280Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 317Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 77,820 samples)
Min Avg Max
57.7 SC Int 74.5 87.1
53.9 SC Float 65.5 74.8
55.7 SC Mixed 69.9 80.8
56% 70 Pts
Min Avg Max
178 QC Int 244 292
164 QC Float 213 252
173 QC Mixed 234 280
52.3% 230 Pts
Min Avg Max
235 MC Int 323 392
214 MC Float 280 340
232 MC Mixed 317 388
46.2% 307 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 83.1
SC Float 71.9
SC Mixed 78
62% 77.7 Pts
QC Int 261
QC Float 226
QC Mixed 249
56% 245 Pts
MC Int 342
MC Float 294
MC Mixed 336
49% 324 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 81.2
SC Float 69.1
SC Mixed 73.9
60% 74.7 Pts
QC Int 252
QC Float 219
QC Mixed 242
54% 238 Pts
MC Int 328
MC Float 279
MC Mixed 322
47% 310 Pts
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
SC Int 72.4
SC Float 61.4
SC Mixed 66.7
54% 66.8 Pts
QC Int 242
QC Float 211
QC Mixed 232
52% 228 Pts
MC Int 306
MC Float 268
MC Mixed 297
44% 290 Pts
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 76.3
SC Float 65.3
SC Mixed 70.4
56% 70.7 Pts
QC Int 244
QC Float 213
QC Mixed 224
52% 227 Pts
MC Int 306
MC Float 270
MC Mixed 298
44% 291 Pts
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 4.4 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 58.4
SC Float 63.3
SC Mixed 56
47% 59.2 Pts
QC Int 207
QC Float 212
QC Mixed 214
48% 211 Pts
MC Int 330
MC Float 345
MC Mixed 346
51% 340 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $115 @ launch in Oct '12
AmazonUS $8211 mins
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Typical FX-6300 Builds (Compare 11,756 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 50%
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Desktop
Desktop 48%
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Workstation
Workstation 32%
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Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $88

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $658

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 Comments

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Added 4 years ago.

Excellent

8 days ago.

chip and fast cpu, intel bad


Terrible

9 days ago.

This CPU has the best performance/price ratio (12.2012-12.2016)!! I am using it since 2012, and at that time for the price of FX-6300, Intel had Pentium G2120 to offer (in Germany). Comparing with G2120, this CPU is best for general purpose multitasking as well as gaming (with overclocking). Highly recommended. However considering the recent CPUs, Pentium G4520 (with same price tag 95€) has 1.7 times better single core performance.


Excellent

8 days ago.

Served me proud for 5 years working on various music projects for release


Excellent

10 days ago.

Amd is a joke


Excellent

1 month ago.

Best Bang for the Buck (at least in 2015)!


Excellent

5 days ago.

overheats and shut downs PC with stock cooler


Terrible

8 months ago.

Good for the price. Mine it's easy to overclock to 4.3 MHz at default motherboard Vcore 1.2V (1.28V real).


Good

7 months ago.

I have it since less tan 2 months ago, linked to a gtx 960 G1 4gb from gigabyte and a MB msi krait edition, also 16gb ram savage 2133 and i can say it is th ebest balanced gaming pc i never build for the Price. TOTALLY RECOMMENDED :D


Good

5 months ago.

still got mine with a strix 970, 4.1 ghz clock will do 5ghz but mobo don't like anything over 4.1(cheap) it turns off after an hour or so I need a better a one currently have a 6700k strix o8g 1080 but don't want to get rid of my amd pc. Better mobo to get the 5ghz clock oc the 970 as well should still be good for a couple of years. FX 6300 OC`s easy but so does my 6700k put it straight to 5ghz too then backed off to 4.9 till water cooling arrives so its at 4.5ghz, compared to amd its a heater but they run 70-80c normal so is ok hell mine is at 34c idle fx is way cooler and wont like operating at 70+


Good

3 months ago.

Good performance Processor


Excellent

1 month ago.

BEST PROCESSOR. I5 DOMINATOR.


Terrible

2 months ago.

me encanat este procesador yo lo tengo ya 2 años con el y funciona de rechupete


Terrible

1 month ago.

操妳媽的amd爛種


Excellent

15 days ago.

Billig!


Terrible

2 months ago.

GHSAGHdfkwa


Terrible

5 days ago.

CPU is in top class not high end but very good


Poor

4 years ago.

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Good

7 months ago.

Good value for money


Terrible

3 months ago.

fuk


Terrible

5 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Very good

2 years ago.

Достаточно для игры, фильмы, интернет. Цена радует, и процессор хватит до 2020 года


Good

15 months ago.

i7 920 could beat him on stock frequencies but in price to performance it can beat some of the modern cpus.


Excellent

6 months ago.

From £65 new to drop in a cheap AM3+ board you can't go wrong on a budget. This does everything well for the price. If you get a quality 990FX mobo and add a decent cooler this thing will overclock like you wouldn't believe making a useful CPU still in 2017.


Excellent

25 days ago.

using since 2012. flawless.


Very good

14 months ago.

This CPU has the best performance/price ratio (12.2012-12.2016)!! I am using it since 2012, and at that time for the price of FX-6300, Intel had Pentium G2120 to offer (in Germany). Comparing with G2120, this CPU is best for general purpose multitasking as well as gaming (with overclocking). Highly recommended. However considering the recent CPUs, Pentium G4520 (with same price tag 95€) has 1.7 times better single core performance.


Excellent

12 days ago.

Solid CPU for my plex server


Good

2 years ago.

Very good processor, specially due to his price.


Good

4 months ago.

This CPU might seem underpowered, but it's insanely easy to overclock. I personally was able to get away with a staggering 4085MHz on stock cooling, when changing the VCore to 1.3v manually. Bear in mind, the stock voltage is 1.375v, which adds heat. Not only was I able to overclock on stock cooling, I was able to enable Core Performance Boost levels 1 AND 2. Not to mention the fact that Cool 'n' Quiet is enabled, and is working fully. I see ~1500MHz values with 0.825v when sitting idle. Overclocking Results:. 0 - 4085MHz | 1.300v. 1 - 4192MHz | 1.337v. 2 - 4300MHz | 1.375v. Bus speed was increased to 215MHz. Thermals: Thermals were actually very nice despite the fact that is on stock cooling. Under full Level 2 CPB on one core, the cpu reached roughly 59C. Under full load on all cores, reverting to base clock, the CPU reaches 64C. It's close to the Tj max, but not enough to constitute throttling. Nice job, AMD. This CPU has remained stable for almost two straight years, one of which it has spent overclocked. I'd love to see Intel CPU's attempt to keep a stable overclock with TurboBoost and SpeedStep enabled. Oh? They can't? Well, I guess I'm lucky.


Excellent

1 month ago.

good price and good performance, good for overclocking


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