Average Bench: 42.4% (480th of 1173)

Based on 31,825 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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Below average average bench

The AMD FX-4300 averaged 57.6% 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

Single Core Integer Speed 69.9Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 66.4Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD FX-4300 is just 17.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD FX-4300 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 189Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 213Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 31,825 samples)
Min Avg Max
49 SC Int 69.9 79.3
41.5 SC Float 63 71.1
46.2 SC Mixed 66.4 75
53.2% 66.4 Pts
Min Avg Max
140 QC Int 212 252
122 QC Float 183 213
132 QC Mixed 207 244
45.6% 201 Pts
Min Avg Max
152 MC Int 219 253
132 MC Float 189 214
149 MC Mixed 213 246
31.2% 207 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 72.9
SC Float 67.5
SC Mixed 71.2
56% 70.5 Pts
QC Int 204
QC Float 189
QC Mixed 219
46% 204 Pts
MC Int 228
MC Float 186
MC Mixed 208
31% 208 Pts
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
SC Int 75.3
SC Float 66.6
SC Mixed 71.1
57% 71 Pts
QC Int 238
QC Float 206
QC Mixed 215
50% 220 Pts
MC Int 232
MC Float 206
MC Mixed 228
33% 222 Pts
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
SC Int 71.1
SC Float 63.6
SC Mixed 65.4
53% 66.7 Pts
QC Int 196
QC Float 169
QC Mixed 150
39% 172 Pts
MC Int 210
MC Float 178
MC Mixed 207
30% 198 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 1.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 19.7
SC Float 17.3
SC Mixed 18.4
15% 18.5 Pts
QC Int 54
QC Float 48.7
QC Mixed 64.4
13% 55.7 Pts
MC Int 62.5
MC Float 51.5
MC Mixed 60.6
9% 58.2 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $60 @ launch in Oct '12
EbayUS $6817 mins
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Typical FX-4300 Builds (Compare 5,734 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 31%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 40%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 25%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2 - $59

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $292

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 Comments

AMD FX 4-Core Black Edition...

Added 4 years ago.

Terrible

3 months ago.

really bad, better buy FX 8350


Poor

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

4 days ago.

по скоростнеи и по сильнеи чем i3 2130


Excellent

21 months ago.

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


Average

4 months ago.

really bad between turns on total war


Very poor

4 years ago.


Poor

22 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Terrible

23 months 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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