Average Bench: 58.7% (573rd of 1358)

Based on 55,458 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]

Average average bench

The AMD FX-4300 averaged 41.3% 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 79.3Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 68.1Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD FX-4300 is 20.4%. 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 225Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 224Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 55,458 samples)
Min Avg Max
63.9 Memory 79.3 89.6
46.4 1-Core 68.1 76.6
83.7 2-Core 129 147
57.6% 92.1 Pts
Min Avg Max
125 4-Core 222 259
130 8-Core 224 260
30.5% 223 Pts
Min Avg Max
131 64-Core 225 263
15.1% 225 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4.3 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 86.9
1-Core 81.2
2-Core 152
66% 107 Pts
4-Core 274
8-Core 277
38% 276 Pts
64-Core 279
19% 279 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4.3 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.6
1-Core 64.8
2-Core 144
60% 97.7 Pts
4-Core 276
8-Core 276
38% 276 Pts
64-Core 280
19% 280 Pts
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.2
1-Core 70.1
2-Core 122
59% 92 Pts
4-Core 224
8-Core 240
31% 232 Pts
64-Core 234
16% 234 Pts
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.8
1-Core 75.3
2-Core 144
60% 98.9 Pts
4-Core 243
8-Core 248
34% 246 Pts
64-Core 247
17% 247 Pts
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.7
1-Core 72.1
2-Core 137
59% 95.6 Pts
4-Core 240
8-Core 176
30% 208 Pts
64-Core 115
8% 115 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 54,508,415 CPUs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $60 @ launch in Oct '12
AmazonUS $739 months
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Typical FX-4300 Builds (Compare 5,346 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 21%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 16%
Surfboard

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $309

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 Comments

AMD FX 4-Core Black Edition...

Added 7 years ago.

Average

5 months ago.

Its lacking performance nowdays, I have one and its rubbish when playing recent titles


Good

7 months ago.

really bad, better buy FX 8350


Excellent

16 months ago.

по скоростнеи и по сильнеи чем i3 2130


Good

12 months ago.

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


Excellent

18 months ago.

really bad between turns on total war


Very poor

7 years ago.


Poor

4 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Poor

18 months ago.

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


Average

2 years ago.

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


Terrible

4 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

16 months ago.

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


Average

2 years 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

2 years 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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