Average Bench: 46.5% (378th of 1137)

Based on 111,184 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]

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Below average average bench

The AMD FX-6300 averaged 53.5% 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

Single Core Integer Speed 71.9Pts
Quad Core Integer Speed 235Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD FX-6300 is 20.2%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD FX-6300 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 275Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 311Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 111,184 samples)
Min Avg Max
53.7 SC Int 71.9 83.7
46.9 SC Float 63.8 73.4
54.4 SC Mixed 68 78
54.4% 67.9 Pts
Min Avg Max
168 QC Int 235 288
156 QC Float 208 251
160 QC Mixed 227 279
50.6% 223 Pts
Min Avg Max
231 MC Int 319 393
202 MC Float 275 337
224 MC Mixed 311 384
45.3% 301 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 79.3
SC Float 69.5
SC Mixed 74.3
60% 74.4 Pts
QC Int 251
QC Float 214
QC Mixed 240
53% 235 Pts
MC Int 327
MC Float 262
MC Mixed 325
46% 305 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.9 GHz
SC Int 65.2
SC Float 65.2
SC Mixed 67.4
53% 65.9 Pts
QC Int 242
QC Float 224
QC Mixed 244
54% 237 Pts
MC Int 281
MC Float 265
MC Mixed 314
43% 287 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 76.1
SC Float 69.2
SC Mixed 70.9
58% 72.1 Pts
QC Int 233
QC Float 219
QC Mixed 233
52% 228 Pts
MC Int 334
MC Float 284
MC Mixed 325
47% 315 Pts
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
SC Int 74.1
SC Float 66.5
SC Mixed 70.9
56% 70.5 Pts
QC Int 247
QC Float 215
QC Mixed 236
53% 233 Pts
MC Int 280
MC Float 259
MC Mixed 271
41% 270 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
SC Int 67.2
SC Float 63.2
SC Mixed 64.3
52% 64.9 Pts
QC Int 225
QC Float 208
QC Mixed 221
50% 218 Pts
MC Int 318
MC Float 272
MC Mixed 309
45% 300 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $115 @ launch in Oct '12
AmazonUS $5522 mins
EbayUS $577 mins
NeweggUS $609 hrs
OutletPCUS $7617 hrs
BHPhotoUS $9018 months
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Typical FX-6300 Builds (Compare 13,619 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 33%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P - $75

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $345

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 Comments

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Added 5 years ago.

Good

2 days 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 months ago.

Best Bang for the Buck (at least in 2015)!


Good

17 days ago.

Use one for over 5 years. Still works great, just a bad stock cooler


Excellent

17 days ago.

Good for the price. Mine it's easy to overclock to 4.3 MHz at default motherboard Vcore 1.2V (1.28V real).


Excellent

2 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


Good

4 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+


Average

18 days ago.

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


Poor

5 years ago.


Terrible

13 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Very good

3 years ago.

Достаточно для игры, фильмы, интернет. Цена радует, и процессор хватит до 2020 года


Good

24 months ago.

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


Excellent

15 months 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

9 months ago.

using since 2012. flawless.


Excellent

9 months ago.

Solid CPU for my plex server


Average

5 months 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

23 months 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

3 years ago.

Very good processor, specially due to his price.


Good

13 months 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

10 months ago.

good price and good performance, good for overclocking


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