Average Bench: 39.7% (516th of 1196)

Based on 38,072 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 60.3% 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. Single Core Mixed Speed 65.7Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 122Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD FX-4300 is just 18.9%. 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 213Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 211Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 38,072 samples)
Min Avg Max
46.7 1-Core 65.7 74.6
78.6 2-Core 122 143
44.7% 93.9 Pts
Min Avg Max
121 4-Core 207 241
140 8-Core 211 241
28.5% 209 Pts
Min Avg Max
150 64-Core 213 241
14.3% 213 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4.3 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
1-Core 78.6
2-Core 126
50% 102 Pts
4-Core 263
8-Core 262
36% 262 Pts
64-Core 261
18% 261 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
1-Core 72
2-Core 133
49% 103 Pts
4-Core 230
8-Core 232
32% 231 Pts
64-Core 229
15% 229 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
1-Core 70.3
2-Core 133
48% 102 Pts
4-Core 219
8-Core 223
30% 221 Pts
64-Core 222
15% 222 Pts
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
1-Core 62.2
2-Core 118
43% 90.1 Pts
4-Core 227
8-Core 224
31% 226 Pts
64-Core 229
15% 229 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
1-Core 70.2
2-Core 134
48% 102 Pts
4-Core 199
8-Core 219
28% 209 Pts
64-Core 227
15% 227 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $60 @ launch in Oct '12
AmazonUS $471 month
OutletPCUS $702 months
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Typical FX-4300 Builds (Compare 6,596 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 26%
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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: 49% - Average Total price: $276

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 Comments

AMD FX 4-Core Black Edition...

Added 4 years ago.

Terrible

7 months ago.

really bad, better buy FX 8350


Poor

4 days ago.

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


Excellent

4 months ago.

по скоростнеи и по сильнеи чем i3 2130


Good

2 months ago.

gud


Excellent

2 years ago.

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


Average

8 months ago.

really bad between turns on total war


Very poor

4 years ago.


Poor

2 years 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.


Average

1 month 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.


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