Average Bench: 51.6% (759th of 1456)

Based on 55,454 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]

Poor: 36%Average: 51.6% Great: 60%
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

Average average bench

The AMD FX-4300 averaged 48.3% 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 77.2Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 57.2Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD FX-4300 is 23.6%. 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 Speed 162Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 161Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 55,454 samples)
Min Avg Max
54.5 Memory 77.2 89.1
32.2 1-Core 57.2 69.5
59.7 2-Core 102 127
50.3% 78.9 Pts
Min Avg Max
83.9 4-Core 153 200
109 8-Core 161 200
20.8% 157 Pts
Min Avg Max
110 64-Core 162 200
10% 162 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
Memory 86.9
1-Core 63
2-Core 125
57% 91.6 Pts
4-Core 192
8-Core 191
26% 192 Pts
64-Core 180
11% 180 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.2
1-Core 67
2-Core 119
56% 89.5 Pts
4-Core 188
8-Core 189
25% 188 Pts
64-Core 187
12% 187 Pts
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.3
1-Core 63.6
2-Core 112
55% 86.1 Pts
4-Core 172
8-Core 175
23% 173 Pts
64-Core 174
11% 174 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
Memory 84
1-Core 66
2-Core 103
55% 84.4 Pts
4-Core 156
8-Core 163
21% 160 Pts
64-Core 170
10% 170 Pts
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 17.5
1-Core 26.8
2-Core 43.6
17% 29.3 Pts
4-Core 68
8-Core 84
10% 76 Pts
64-Core 67.9
4% 67.9 Pts
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MSRP ≈ $60 @ launch in Oct '12
AmazonUS $732 years
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Typical FX-4300 Builds (Compare 887 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 18%
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Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $219

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AMD FX 4-Core Black Edition...

Added 9 years ago.

Average

2 years ago.

Its lacking performance nowdays, I have one and its rubbish when playing recent titles


Good

5 months ago.

really bad, better buy FX 8350


Excellent

3 years ago.

по скоростнеи и по сильнеи чем i3 2130


Terrible

18 months ago.

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


Excellent

3 years ago.

really bad between turns on total war


Very poor

9 years ago.


Poor

3 years ago.

Pretty mediocre, especially since an Athlon II x2 640 can outperform it. It does "work" I suppose


Average

3 years ago.

Sert bien pour des tâches faibles mais tient bien la réputation des FX : Ils chauffent trop


Terrible

6 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.


Good

3 years ago.

It was good back in the day but is slowing down on modern titles


Average

4 years 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 years 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.


Good

2 months ago.

Eleven years non stop working and still doing everything I need to do. I changed power supply, added memory, SSD, 2 HDD failed in this period, upgrades windows from 7 to 10 many years ago. All of this with stock fan and automatic overclocking made by MB. At the moment of buying, it cost half of Intel core of similar performance. Thanks a lot my friend!


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