Average Bench: 55.2% (686th of 1452)

Based on 261,607 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: 44%Average: 55.2% Great: 62%
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

Average average bench

The AMD FX-6300 averaged 44.8% 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. Memory Latency 79.2Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 56.7Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD FX-6300 is just 18.3%. 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 226Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 217Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 261,607 samples)
Min Avg Max
62.9 Memory 79.2 89
37.3 1-Core 56.7 68.5
72.2 2-Core 104 124
51.1% 80 Pts
Min Avg Max
117 4-Core 176 215
151 8-Core 217 265
25.4% 196 Pts
Min Avg Max
150 64-Core 226 275
14% 226 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 86.5
1-Core 68.3
2-Core 116
58% 90.4 Pts
4-Core 235
8-Core 304
34% 269 Pts
64-Core 302
19% 302 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.9
1-Core 69.5
2-Core 121
60% 93.7 Pts
4-Core 208
8-Core 255
30% 231 Pts
64-Core 267
16% 267 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 84
1-Core 59.4
2-Core 106
54% 83.3 Pts
4-Core 206
8-Core 256
30% 231 Pts
64-Core 261
16% 261 Pts
CPU1, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.2
1-Core 62.9
2-Core 123
55% 88.4 Pts
4-Core 198
8-Core 251
29% 224 Pts
64-Core 249
15% 249 Pts
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 78
1-Core 58.7
2-Core 116
52% 84.2 Pts
4-Core 206
8-Core 247
29% 227 Pts
64-Core 264
16% 264 Pts
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MSRP ≈ $115 @ launch in Oct '12
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Typical FX-6300 Builds (Compare 3,209 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 20%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 64%
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Workstation
Workstation 16%
Surfboard

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $326

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Added 10 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


Poor

15 months 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

8 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

14 months ago.

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


Good

21 months ago.

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


Good

16 months ago.

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


Poor

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

22 months ago.

Run for 11 years, only looking to upgrade now


Poor

10 years ago.


Good

7 years ago.

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


Excellent

6 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

6 years ago.

using since 2012. flawless.


Excellent

6 years ago.

Solid CPU for my plex server


Average

6 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

7 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

2 years ago.

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


Good

8 years ago.

Very good processor, specially due to his price.


Good

6 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

6 years ago.

good price and good performance, good for overclocking


Excellent

3 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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