Average Bench: 58% (511th of 1264)

Based on 43,902 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 41.9% 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

Avg. Memory Latency 80.8Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 65.8Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD FX-4300 is just 19.4%. 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 211Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 210Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 43,902 samples)
Min Avg Max
68.1 Memory 80.8 90.9
44.8 1-Core 65.8 74.4
76.7 2-Core 122 142
56.8% 89.6 Pts
Min Avg Max
126 4-Core 206 240
131 8-Core 210 242
28.3% 208 Pts
Min Avg Max
140 64-Core 211 243
14.2% 211 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.4
1-Core 68.7
2-Core 130
62% 96.7 Pts
4-Core 237
8-Core 235
32% 236 Pts
64-Core 236
16% 236 Pts
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.8
1-Core 73.1
2-Core 133
59% 95.2 Pts
4-Core 234
8-Core 232
32% 233 Pts
64-Core 236
16% 236 Pts
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.5
1-Core 65.9
2-Core 124
57% 90.4 Pts
4-Core 198
8-Core 203
27% 200 Pts
64-Core 190
13% 190 Pts
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz
Memory 69.5
1-Core 63.3
2-Core 113
51% 81.8 Pts
4-Core 200
8-Core 212
28% 206 Pts
64-Core 220
15% 220 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 33,215,785 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $60 @ launch in Oct '12
OutletPCUS $7012 months
AmazonUS $908 months
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Typical FX-4300 Builds (Compare 2,143 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: $302

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 Comments

AMD FX 4-Core Black Edition...

Added 5 years ago.

Excellent

2 months ago.

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


Poor

4 months ago.

really bad, better buy FX 8350


Good

7 months ago.

по скоростнеи и по сильнеи чем i3 2130


Excellent

2 years ago.

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


Average

19 months ago.

really bad between turns on total war


Very poor

5 years ago.


Poor

2 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


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.


Average

2 months ago.

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


Average

11 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

8 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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