Average Bench: 40.1% (517th of 1206)

Based on 37,682 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 59.8% 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. Single Core Mixed Speed 66Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 123Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD FX-4300 is just 18.8%. 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 215Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 213Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 37,682 samples)
Min Avg Max
41.3 1-Core 66 75.6
84.6 2-Core 123 144
45% 94.7 Pts
Min Avg Max
133 4-Core 210 245
142 8-Core 213 245
28.9% 212 Pts
Min Avg Max
151 64-Core 215 248
14.4% 215 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
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)
1-Core 73.4
2-Core 141
51% 107 Pts
4-Core 237
8-Core 241
32% 239 Pts
64-Core 239
16% 239 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
1-Core 75.1
2-Core 130
50% 103 Pts
4-Core 232
8-Core 230
32% 231 Pts
64-Core 216
14% 216 Pts
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz
1-Core 63.4
2-Core 128
45% 95.4 Pts
4-Core 202
8-Core 236
29% 219 Pts
64-Core 238
16% 238 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 24,106,424 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $60 @ launch in Oct '12
OutletPCUS $704 months
AmazonUS $9018 days
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Typical FX-4300 Builds (Compare 7,147 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 27%
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Desktop
Desktop 39%
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Workstation
Workstation 22%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2 - $59

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $309

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 Comments

AMD FX 4-Core Black Edition...

Added 5 years ago.

Good

21 days ago.

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


Terrible

9 months ago.

really bad, better buy FX 8350


Excellent

6 days ago.

по скоростнеи и по сильнеи чем i3 2130


Excellent

2 years ago.

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


Average

11 months ago.

really bad between turns on total war


Very poor

5 years ago.


Poor

2 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Terrible

2 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

3 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

29 days 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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