Average Bench: 48% (329th of 1089)

Based on 85,082 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 51.9% 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.

Strengths

Single Core Integer Speed 74.9Pts
Quad Core Integer Speed 244Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD FX-6300 is 20.9%. 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 281Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 319Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 85,082 samples)
Min Avg Max
56 SC Int 74.9 87.4
51.5 SC Float 65.5 74.4
56 SC Mixed 70 79.8
56.1% 70.2 Pts
Min Avg Max
174 QC Int 244 301
159 QC Float 213 260
169 QC Mixed 235 289
52.4% 231 Pts
Min Avg Max
245 MC Int 324 399
218 MC Float 281 345
234 MC Mixed 319 392
46.3% 308 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
SC Int 85.5
SC Float 71
SC Mixed 78.1
63% 78.2 Pts
QC Int 249
QC Float 242
QC Mixed 246
56% 246 Pts
MC Int 296
MC Float 296
MC Mixed 298
44% 297 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
SC Int 70
SC Float 64.6
SC Mixed 67.3
54% 67.3 Pts
QC Int 254
QC Float 215
QC Mixed 245
54% 238 Pts
MC Int 337
MC Float 292
MC Mixed 333
48% 321 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
SC Int 68.9
SC Float 64.6
SC Mixed 67.9
54% 67.1 Pts
QC Int 231
QC Float 212
QC Mixed 235
51% 226 Pts
MC Int 357
MC Float 306
MC Mixed 348
51% 337 Pts
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 78.5
SC Float 64.9
SC Mixed 67.9
56% 70.4 Pts
QC Int 233
QC Float 216
QC Mixed 238
52% 229 Pts
MC Int 326
MC Float 280
MC Mixed 315
46% 307 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $115 @ launch in Oct '12
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Typical FX-6300 Builds (Compare 13,377 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 50%
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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: 75% - Very good Total price: $590

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 Comments

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

Added 4 years ago.

Terrible (edit your comment) Add link

5 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.


Good

13 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

2 months ago.

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


Excellent

3 months ago.

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


Average

4 days ago.

gege


Terrible

10 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

13 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


Good

9 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+


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

20 days ago.

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Terrible

2 months ago.

CPU is in top class not high end but very good


Poor

4 years ago.

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Excellent

5 days ago.

too good for me


Terrible

7 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

17 months ago.

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


Excellent

8 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

2 months ago.

using since 2012. flawless.


Very good

16 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

2 months ago.

Solid CPU for my plex server


Good

2 years ago.

Very good processor, specially due to his price.


Good

6 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

3 months ago.

good price and good performance, good for overclocking


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