Average Bench: 57.6% (557th of 1316)

Based on 47,485 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: 45%Average: 57.6% Great: 65%
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat

Average average bench

The AMD FX-4300 averaged 42.4% 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 66.4Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD FX-4300 is just 19.9%. 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 214Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 214Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 47,485 samples)
Min Avg Max
62.3 Memory 79.3 89.9
45.3 1-Core 66.4 75.1
86.5 2-Core 124 142
56.6% 89.9 Pts
Min Avg Max
131 4-Core 209 246
143 8-Core 214 247
28.8% 211 Pts
Min Avg Max
146 64-Core 214 246
14.3% 214 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4.6 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.5
1-Core 84.9
2-Core 155
65% 107 Pts
4-Core 261
8-Core 275
36% 268 Pts
64-Core 268
18% 268 Pts
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz
Memory 79.8
1-Core 73.7
2-Core 136
60% 96.4 Pts
4-Core 238
8-Core 234
32% 236 Pts
64-Core 235
16% 235 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 44,129,879 CPUs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $60 @ launch in Oct '12
AmazonUS $9017 months
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Typical FX-4300 Builds (Compare 3,971 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: $332

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 Comments

AMD FX 4-Core Black Edition...

Added 6 years ago.

Good

7 months ago.

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


Good

4 months ago.

really bad, better buy FX 8350


Excellent

3 months ago.

по скоростнеи и по сильнеи чем i3 2130


Excellent

3 years ago.

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


Excellent

5 months ago.

really bad between turns on total war


Very poor

6 years ago.


Poor

3 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Poor

4 months ago.

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


Average

11 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

3 months ago.

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


Average

20 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

18 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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