Average Bench: 57.4% (552nd of 1305)

Based on 45,480 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]

Poor: 43%Average: 57.4% Great: 65%
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat

Average average bench

The AMD FX-4300 averaged 42.5% 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

Avg. Memory Latency 79.7Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 65.4Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD FX-4300 is 21.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD FX-4300 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 212Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 210Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 45,480 samples)
Min Avg Max
61.2 Memory 79.7 90.3
41.6 1-Core 65.4 75
75.7 2-Core 121 143
56.2% 88.7 Pts
Min Avg Max
111 4-Core 205 245
125 8-Core 210 246
28.2% 207 Pts
Min Avg Max
134 64-Core 212 248
14.2% 212 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
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)
Memory 84.4
1-Core 69.9
2-Core 133
60% 95.7 Pts
4-Core 208
8-Core 211
29% 210 Pts
64-Core 213
14% 213 Pts
CPU1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.6
1-Core 70.3
2-Core 137
59% 95.4 Pts
4-Core 224
8-Core 230
31% 227 Pts
64-Core 227
15% 227 Pts
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.9
1-Core 71.9
2-Core 132
59% 94.8 Pts
4-Core 197
8-Core 232
28% 214 Pts
64-Core 227
15% 227 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 1.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 57.7
1-Core 24.6
2-Core 46.8
30% 43 Pts
4-Core 75.5
8-Core 73.1
10% 74.3 Pts
64-Core 71.8
5% 71.8 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 41,983,607 CPUs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $60 @ launch in Oct '12
OutletPCUS $7019 months
AmazonUS $9015 months
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Typical FX-4300 Builds (Compare 3,636 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 21%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 16%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2 - $59

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $309

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 Comments

AMD FX 4-Core Black Edition...

Added 6 years ago.

Good

4 months ago.

not good to buy in 2019. Struggles to play most new games


Good

2 months ago.

really bad, better buy FX 8350


Excellent

22 days ago.

по скоростнеи и по сильнеи чем i3 2130


Excellent

3 years ago.

Really good, budget processor! Gonna get it for this Christmas


Excellent

2 months ago.

really bad between turns on total war


Very poor

6 years ago.


Poor

3 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Poor

2 months ago.

Pretty mediocre, especially since an Athlon II x2 640 can outperform it. It does "work" I suppose


Average

8 months ago.

Sert bien pour des tâches faibles mais tient bien la réputation des FX : Ils chauffent trop


Terrible

3 years 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.


Good

19 days ago.

It was good back in the day but is slowing down on modern titles


Average

18 months ago.

2012 Processor for 40€, no need to expect any performance out of this one. FX series was known to be a total performance flop anyway, but it seems to handle being daily driver fine. I used AMD OverDrive to OC my CPU, while using just the stock fan. It got a solid 4.7 GHz which I think is pretty good for a stock fan and minding that my case only has one fan sucking air in, while PSU is doing most of the hot air exhausting.


Poor

15 months ago.

It is very slow on modern strategy titles. It will run them, but expect AI turns to take a while. Perfectly functional as a desktop however. Very easy to overclock, mine set at 4.5Ghz.


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