Average Bench: 58.7% (489th of 1239)

Based on 40,777 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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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 82.1Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 65.7Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD FX-4300 is 21.6%. 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 209Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 209Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 40,777 samples)
Min Avg Max
65.2 Memory 82.1 91.7
41 1-Core 65.7 77.2
81.3 2-Core 123 145
57.2% 90.2 Pts
Min Avg Max
117 4-Core 206 251
127 8-Core 209 253
28.2% 207 Pts
Min Avg Max
133 64-Core 209 252
14.1% 209 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 4.1 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 87.4
1-Core 73.4
2-Core 142
63% 101 Pts
4-Core 238
8-Core 246
33% 242 Pts
64-Core 240
16% 240 Pts
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.9
1-Core 74.9
2-Core 134
63% 99.5 Pts
4-Core 212
8-Core 246
31% 229 Pts
64-Core 245
16% 245 Pts
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.7
1-Core 54.6
2-Core 108
53% 81.4 Pts
4-Core 168
8-Core 161
23% 165 Pts
64-Core 153
10% 153 Pts
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.2
1-Core 43.1
2-Core 77.3
45% 66.2 Pts
4-Core 109
8-Core 147
17% 128 Pts
64-Core 143
10% 143 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 28,619,833 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $60 @ launch in Oct '12
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Typical FX-4300 Builds (Compare 8,216 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 33%
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Desktop
Desktop 52%
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Workstation
Workstation 33%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2 - $59

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $307

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 Comments

AMD FX 4-Core Black Edition...

Added 5 years ago.

Good

3 months ago.

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


Poor

26 days ago.

really bad, better buy FX 8350


Good

3 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

15 months ago.

really bad between turns on total war


Very poor

5 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

7 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

4 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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