Average Bench: 58.5% (558th of 1335)

Based on 60,796 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]

Average average bench

The AMD FX-4300 averaged 41.5% 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 79.5Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 67.7Pts

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 223Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 222Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 60,796 samples)
Min Avg Max
64 Memory 79.5 89.8
45.7 1-Core 67.7 76.4
89.8 2-Core 128 146
57.4% 91.6 Pts
Min Avg Max
132 4-Core 218 254
142 8-Core 222 258
30% 220 Pts
Min Avg Max
142 64-Core 223 258
15% 223 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 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.3
1-Core 60.3
2-Core 139
58% 93.4 Pts
4-Core 251
8-Core 250
34% 250 Pts
64-Core 251
17% 251 Pts
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.9
1-Core 73.1
2-Core 139
61% 98.4 Pts
4-Core 237
8-Core 246
33% 242 Pts
64-Core 244
16% 244 Pts
CPU1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.5
1-Core 72
2-Core 141
60% 97.1 Pts
4-Core 234
8-Core 247
33% 241 Pts
64-Core 245
16% 245 Pts
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.5
1-Core 58.1
2-Core 123
56% 88.6 Pts
4-Core 176
8-Core 232
27% 204 Pts
64-Core 228
15% 228 Pts
CPU1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
Memory 73
1-Core 69.3
2-Core 133
56% 91.9 Pts
4-Core 232
8-Core 217
31% 224 Pts
64-Core 227
15% 227 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 49,675,195 CPUs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $60 @ launch in Oct '12
AmazonUS $732 months
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Typical FX-4300 Builds (Compare 4,746 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 21%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 16%
Surfboard

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $317

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 Comments

AMD FX 4-Core Black Edition...

Added 7 years ago.

Good

14 months ago.

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


Good

11 days ago.

really bad, better buy FX 8350


Excellent

10 months ago.

по скоростнеи и по сильнеи чем i3 2130


Good

5 months ago.

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


Excellent

11 months ago.

really bad between turns on total war


Very poor

7 years ago.


Poor

4 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Poor

11 months ago.

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


Average

18 months ago.

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


Terrible

4 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

9 months ago.

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


Average

2 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

2 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.


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