Average Bench: 47.3% (355th of 1110)

Based on 94,732 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 52.6% 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 73.7Pts
Quad Core Integer Speed 240Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD FX-6300 is 21.2%. 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 278Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 314Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 94,732 samples)
Min Avg Max
52.9 SC Int 73.7 85.9
51.3 SC Float 64.9 74.7
51.5 SC Mixed 69.1 79.9
55.4% 69.2 Pts
Min Avg Max
161 QC Int 240 298
160 QC Float 211 256
164 QC Mixed 231 286
51.6% 227 Pts
Min Avg Max
222 MC Int 320 397
212 MC Float 278 340
221 MC Mixed 314 391
45.7% 304 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 70.4
SC Float 69.2
SC Mixed 75.6
57% 71.7 Pts
QC Int 245
QC Float 214
QC Mixed 236
53% 232 Pts
MC Int 318
MC Float 274
MC Mixed 316
46% 303 Pts
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
SC Int 67
SC Float 67.3
SC Mixed 69.1
54% 67.8 Pts
QC Int 252
QC Float 230
QC Mixed 236
54% 239 Pts
MC Int 354
MC Float 296
MC Mixed 335
50% 328 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
SC Int 72.4
SC Float 62.1
SC Mixed 65.5
53% 66.7 Pts
QC Int 248
QC Float 204
QC Mixed 231
52% 228 Pts
MC Int 326
MC Float 272
MC Mixed 301
45% 300 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
SC Int 67.1
SC Float 62.6
SC Mixed 67.9
53% 65.9 Pts
QC Int 221
QC Float 200
QC Mixed 219
48% 213 Pts
MC Int 294
MC Float 267
MC Mixed 287
42% 283 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 27.4
SC Float 27.2
SC Mixed 27.6
22% 27.4 Pts
QC Int 187
QC Float 207
QC Mixed 234
47% 209 Pts
MC Int 316
MC Float 280
MC Mixed 316
46% 304 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $115 @ launch in Oct '12
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AmazonUS $6526 mins
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Typical FX-6300 Builds (Compare 14,802 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 49%
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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: 80% - Very good Total price: $536

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 Comments

Accomplish breathtaking 3D modeling and HD video editing. ...

Added 4 years ago.

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10 days ago.

This CPU is entry level at best. It's high clock and core count can deceive people who aren't as aware of what's going on. That's the reason i got stuck with one to start with. These days, id go with Ryzen. At least it was a decent overclocker.


Excellent

1 hr 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.


Poor

1 day ago.

single core is not good


Terrible

1 month ago.

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


Terrible

25 days ago.

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


Terrible

20 days 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


Terrible

13 days 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+


Terrible

15 days ago.

So bad :c


Poor

4 years ago.

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Terrible

9 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

19 months ago.

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


Excellent

10 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

4 months ago.

using since 2012. flawless.


Average

1 month ago.

Runs extremely hot. This was my old CPU, before I updated to an R5 1500X. The 6 Cores don't really made themselves known, even when rendering video. It would take nearly 45 minutes to render a 20 minute video at 1080p60. My new ryzen chip cuts that in half. In all honesty, this chip is just old and tired. If you can get it for suuuuuper cheap, and are going to overclock the hell out of it, go for it. But if you're looking to build a first PC, go with an intel chip of the same year or newer, or a new ryzen chip.


Very good

18 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

4 months ago.

Solid CPU for my plex server


Good

2 years ago.

Very good processor, specially due to his price.


Good

8 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

5 months ago.

good price and good performance, good for overclocking


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