Average Bench: 57.9% (574th of 1363)

Based on 283,304 user benchmarks.  Device: 178BFBFF00600F20 Model: AMD FX(tm)-6300 Six-Core Processor

The FX 6-Core, like most CPUs from AMD, delivers reasonably good server orientated multi threaded performance and consequently good processing thoughput at a reasonable price tag. Where the FX 6-Core lacks is in the area of single core performance which although not normally a major problem for server workloads, is always very relevant to desktop users. The overall performance of the FX 6-Core is comparable to Intel's five years younger Core i7-950. There are server orientated use cases where the FX 6-Core will excel thanks to its excellent overall throughput and in those instances the FX 6-Core represents good value for money. But typical desktop users will find far better value elsewhere[Sep '13 CPUPro]

Poor: 48%Average: 57.9% Great: 64%
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat

Average average bench

The AMD FX-6300 averaged 42.0% 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 80.9Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 63.4Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD FX-6300 is just 16.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD FX-6300 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Speed 251Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 247Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 283,304 samples)
Min Avg Max
70.3 Memory 80.9 90.2
44 1-Core 63.4 72.3
76.2 2-Core 115 137
54.4% 86.4 Pts
Min Avg Max
138 4-Core 196 231
165 8-Core 247 295
28.4% 222 Pts
Min Avg Max
164 64-Core 251 306
15.5% 251 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.3
1-Core 43.4
2-Core 117
50% 80.8 Pts
4-Core 188
8-Core 260
28% 224 Pts
64-Core 257
16% 257 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.7
1-Core 53.9
2-Core 109
52% 81.9 Pts
4-Core 185
8-Core 228
27% 207 Pts
64-Core 227
14% 227 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 79
1-Core 67.5
2-Core 120
55% 88.7 Pts
4-Core 200
8-Core 242
28% 221 Pts
64-Core 251
16% 251 Pts
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.9
1-Core 64.8
2-Core 110
53% 84.3 Pts
4-Core 185
8-Core 225
26% 205 Pts
64-Core 237
15% 237 Pts
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $115 @ launch in Oct '12
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Typical FX-6300 Builds (Compare 2,246 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 22%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P - $149

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $375

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Added 9 years ago.

Excellent

8 months ago.

This CPU has the best longevity. Paired with 970 Extreme4 which has 4+1 vrm configuration, it still handles overclock like a champ. OC'ed mine to 4.4 Ghz @ 1.3375 V and stable like a rock. But the temp will go crazy like 64 Celcius max so I toned down to 4.2 Ghz @ 1.3250 V


Average

3 years ago.

still got mine with a strix 970, 4.1 ghz clock will do 5ghz but mobo don't like anything over 4.1(cheap) it turns off after an hour or so I need a better a one currently have a 6700k strix o8g 1080 but don't want to get rid of my amd pc. Better mobo to get the 5ghz clock oc the 970 as well should still be good for a couple of years. FX 6300 OC`s easy but so does my 6700k put it straight to 5ghz too then backed off to 4.9 till water cooling arrives so its at 4.5ghz, compared to amd its a heater but they run 70-80c normal so is ok hell mine is at 34c idle fx is way cooler and wont like operating at 70+


Excellent

18 months ago.

I have it since less tan 2 months ago, linked to a gtx 960 G1 4gb from gigabyte and a MB msi krait edition, also 16gb ram savage 2133 and i can say it is th ebest balanced gaming pc i never build for the Price. TOTALLY RECOMMENDED :D


Excellent

2 months ago.

its a newer cpu and it has 8 cores and athlon has only 2 :D


Good

22 days ago.

Not a bad cpu for low budget gaming but its really outdated...


Excellent

2 months ago.

i have it for a good decade and is pretty good now still


Poor

6 months ago.

it's ok, never was any good...


Poor

9 years ago.


Excellent

1 month ago.

Run for 11 years, only looking to upgrade now


Terrible

5 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Average

15 months ago.

Was definitely good for its time and still passable on more budget oriented systems now . For anyone wanting to build something cheap now though : an AMD 3600 is cheaper and significantly better .


Good

5 years ago.

i7 920 could beat him on stock frequencies but in price to performance it can beat some of the modern cpus.


Excellent

5 years ago.

From £65 new to drop in a cheap AM3+ board you can't go wrong on a budget. This does everything well for the price. If you get a quality 990FX mobo and add a decent cooler this thing will overclock like you wouldn't believe making a useful CPU still in 2017.


Excellent

4 years ago.

using since 2012. flawless.


Excellent

8 months ago.

carried for years, before I knew much about OC, PSU crashed before the rest of the rig. Handed on to my mother as her most powerful PC


Excellent

4 years ago.

Solid CPU for my plex server


Average

4 years ago.

Runs extremely hot. This was my old CPU, before I updated to an R5 1500X. The 6 Cores don't really made themselves known, even when rendering video. It would take nearly 45 minutes to render a 20 minute video at 1080p60. My new ryzen chip cuts that in half. In all honesty, this chip is just old and tired. If you can get it for suuuuuper cheap, and are going to overclock the hell out of it, go for it. But if you're looking to build a first PC, go with an intel chip of the same year or newer, or a new ryzen chip.


Very good

5 years ago.

This CPU has the best performance/price ratio (12.2012-12.2016)!! I am using it since 2012, and at that time for the price of FX-6300, Intel had Pentium G2120 to offer (in Germany). Comparing with G2120, this CPU is best for general purpose multitasking as well as gaming (with overclocking). Highly recommended. However considering the recent CPUs, Pentium G4520 (with same price tag 95€) has 1.7 times better single core performance.


Good

10 months ago.

it was a good mid-tier CPU for people getting into PC's


Good

7 years ago.

Very good processor, specially due to his price.


Good

4 years ago.

This CPU might seem underpowered, but it's insanely easy to overclock. I personally was able to get away with a staggering 4085MHz on stock cooling, when changing the VCore to 1.3v manually. Bear in mind, the stock voltage is 1.375v, which adds heat. Not only was I able to overclock on stock cooling, I was able to enable Core Performance Boost levels 1 AND 2. Not to mention the fact that Cool 'n' Quiet is enabled, and is working fully. I see ~1500MHz values with 0.825v when sitting idle. Overclocking Results:. 0 - 4085MHz | 1.300v. 1 - 4192MHz | 1.337v. 2 - 4300MHz | 1.375v. Bus speed was increased to 215MHz. Thermals: Thermals were actually very nice despite the fact that is on stock cooling. Under full Level 2 CPB on one core, the cpu reached roughly 59C. Under full load on all cores, reverting to base clock, the CPU reaches 64C. It's close to the Tj max, but not enough to constitute throttling. Nice job, AMD. This CPU has remained stable for almost two straight years, one of which it has spent overclocked. I'd love to see Intel CPU's attempt to keep a stable overclock with TurboBoost and SpeedStep enabled. Oh? They can't? Well, I guess I'm lucky.


Excellent

4 years ago.

good price and good performance, good for overclocking


Excellent

2 years ago.

O.C MY FX6300 to 4.7ghz 1.425V stable the O.C with the 6300 CPU´s is insane


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