Average Bench: 33.5% (500th of 1182)

Based on 28,087 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]

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Poor average bench

The AMD FX-4300 averaged 66.5% 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. Single Core Mixed Speed 65.4Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 121Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD FX-4300 is just 18.6%. 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 210Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 210Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 28,087 samples)
Min Avg Max
38 1-Core 65.4 75.2
65.4 2-Core 121 143
44.5% 93.4 Pts
Min Avg Max
116 4-Core 204 244
126 8-Core 210 245
28.2% 207 Pts
Min Avg Max
128 64-Core 210 245
14.1% 210 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
1-Core 73.5
2-Core 145
51% 109 Pts
4-Core 239
8-Core 232
32% 236 Pts
64-Core 238
16% 238 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
1-Core 72
2-Core 129
48% 100 Pts
4-Core 220
8-Core 228
30% 224 Pts
64-Core 221
15% 221 Pts
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
1-Core 69.6
2-Core 126
47% 97.9 Pts
4-Core 208
8-Core 213
29% 210 Pts
64-Core 219
15% 219 Pts
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
1-Core 70.2
2-Core 78.9
39% 74.6 Pts
4-Core 157
8-Core 138
21% 148 Pts
64-Core 206
14% 206 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $60 @ launch in Oct '12
EbayUS $651 min
AmazonUS $705 days
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Typical FX-4300 Builds (Compare 6,212 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 24%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 39%
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Workstation
Workstation 22%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2 - $59

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $296

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 Comments

AMD FX 4-Core Black Edition...

Added 4 years ago.

Terrible

5 months ago.

really bad, better buy FX 8350


Poor

22 days ago.

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


Excellent

2 months ago.

по скоростнеи и по сильнеи чем i3 2130


Good

8 days ago.

gud


Excellent

23 months ago.

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


Average

6 months ago.

really bad between turns on total war


Very poor

4 years ago.


Poor

24 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Terrible

2 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.


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