Average Bench: 43.2% (456th of 1158)

Based on 29,585 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 56.7% 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 70.5Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 66.9Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD FX-4300 is just 19.1%. 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 191Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 217Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 29,585 samples)
Min Avg Max
48.9 SC Int 70.5 80.6
43 SC Float 63.3 72.8
45.9 SC Mixed 66.9 76.5
53.5% 66.9 Pts
Min Avg Max
132 QC Int 216 254
122 QC Float 187 216
133 QC Mixed 212 248
46.6% 205 Pts
Min Avg Max
157 MC Int 224 254
137 MC Float 191 218
150 MC Mixed 217 248
31.7% 211 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
SC Int 76.7
SC Float 67.2
SC Mixed 72.2
58% 72 Pts
QC Int 238
QC Float 198
QC Mixed 235
51% 223 Pts
MC Int 238
MC Float 206
MC Mixed 235
34% 226 Pts
CPU1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
SC Int 75.3
SC Float 65.9
SC Mixed 70.2
56% 70.5 Pts
QC Int 228
QC Float 197
QC Mixed 224
49% 216 Pts
MC Int 219
MC Float 195
MC Mixed 224
32% 213 Pts
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
SC Int 72.1
SC Float 63.4
SC Mixed 61.8
53% 65.8 Pts
QC Int 232
QC Float 202
QC Mixed 227
50% 220 Pts
MC Int 205
MC Float 194
MC Mixed 215
31% 205 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 57.8
SC Float 55.2
SC Mixed 58.6
46% 57.2 Pts
QC Int 187
QC Float 157
QC Mixed 184
40% 176 Pts
MC Int 194
MC Float 166
MC Mixed 183
27% 181 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 17,041,665 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $60 @ launch in Oct '12
EbayUS $4842 mins
AmazonUS $718 mins
OutletPCUS $803 hrs
NeweggUS $10715 months
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Typical FX-4300 Builds (Compare 5,348 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 31%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 25%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2 - $59

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $282

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 Comments

AMD FX 4-Core Black Edition...

Added 4 years ago.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

19 days ago.

This thing is completely outdated at this point, even basic games ram the processor all the way to 100% usage almost immediately.


Terrible

1 month ago.

really bad, better buy FX 8350


Poor

2 months ago.

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


Excellent

16 days ago.

по скоростнеи и по сильнеи чем i3 2130


Poor

1 month ago.

jkgclkc


Excellent

19 months ago.

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


Average

2 months ago.

really bad between turns on total war


Very poor

4 years ago.


Poor

20 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Terrible

21 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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