Average Bench: 57.6% (522nd of 1276)

Based on 47,279 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: 43%Average: 57.6% Great: 65%
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat

Average average bench

The AMD FX-4300 averaged 42.3% 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 80Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 65.6Pts

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 211Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 210Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 47,279 samples)
Min Avg Max
64.7 Memory 80 90.4
38.3 1-Core 65.6 76.6
77.2 2-Core 122 146
56.4% 89.2 Pts
Min Avg Max
107 4-Core 206 249
127 8-Core 210 252
28.3% 208 Pts
Min Avg Max
122 64-Core 211 253
14.1% 211 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz
Memory 91.8
1-Core 79.4
2-Core 159
68% 110 Pts
4-Core 261
8-Core 262
36% 262 Pts
64-Core 261
18% 261 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
Memory 87.2
1-Core 63.9
2-Core 138
60% 96.3 Pts
4-Core 234
8-Core 231
32% 233 Pts
64-Core 234
16% 234 Pts
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz
Memory 84.9
1-Core 72.5
2-Core 128
60% 95.1 Pts
4-Core 238
8-Core 237
33% 238 Pts
64-Core 233
16% 233 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 38,681,085 CPUs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $60 @ launch in Oct '12
OutletPCUS $7016 months
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Typical FX-4300 Builds (Compare 3,119 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 21%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 16%
Surfboard

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $309

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 Comments

AMD FX 4-Core Black Edition...

Added 6 years ago.

Good

1 month ago.

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


Average

2 months ago.

really bad, better buy FX 8350


Terrible

1 month ago.

по скоростнеи и по сильнеи чем i3 2130


Excellent

3 years ago.

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


Good

10 days ago.

really bad between turns on total war


Very poor

6 years ago.


Poor

3 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Average

6 months ago.

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


Terrible

3 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

15 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

12 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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