Average Bench: 46% (391st of 1144)

Based on 114,418 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 54.0% 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

Single Core Integer Speed 70.6Pts
Quad Core Integer Speed 234Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD FX-6300 is just 19.9%. 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 273Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 308Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 114,418 samples)
Min Avg Max
52.5 SC Int 70.6 82
44.6 SC Float 63.4 73.6
50.1 SC Mixed 66.9 78.1
53.6% 66.9 Pts
Min Avg Max
173 QC Int 234 284
158 QC Float 206 250
165 QC Mixed 225 272
50.3% 222 Pts
Min Avg Max
235 MC Int 318 384
216 MC Float 273 332
236 MC Mixed 308 375
45.1% 300 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 76.9
SC Float 69.8
SC Mixed 73.5
59% 73.4 Pts
QC Int 262
QC Float 228
QC Mixed 258
57% 249 Pts
MC Int 382
MC Float 331
MC Mixed 347
53% 353 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
SC Int 76.7
SC Float 65.7
SC Mixed 70.4
57% 70.9 Pts
QC Int 259
QC Float 229
QC Mixed 250
56% 246 Pts
MC Int 348
MC Float 307
MC Mixed 344
50% 333 Pts
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
SC Int 72.3
SC Float 64.6
SC Mixed 67
54% 68 Pts
QC Int 232
QC Float 208
QC Mixed 226
50% 222 Pts
MC Int 331
MC Float 283
MC Mixed 326
47% 313 Pts
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
SC Int 71
SC Float 60.6
SC Mixed 65.4
53% 65.7 Pts
QC Int 231
QC Float 203
QC Mixed 227
50% 220 Pts
MC Int 317
MC Float 270
MC Mixed 304
45% 297 Pts
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
SC Int 70.6
SC Float 64.6
SC Mixed 59
52% 64.7 Pts
QC Int 220
QC Float 203
QC Mixed 208
48% 210 Pts
MC Int 285
MC Float 256
MC Mixed 279
41% 273 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $115 @ launch in Oct '12
NeweggUS $5016 days
OutletPCUS $6011 hrs
EbayUS $6020 mins
AmazonUS $6233 mins
BHPhotoUS $9020 months
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Typical FX-6300 Builds (Compare 16,240 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 32%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P - $79

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $349

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 Comments

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Added 5 years ago.

Poor

8 days ago.

For gaming, its ok, but not optimized for TrackMania Forever!


Excellent

9 hrs ago.

i lige it


Good

30 days ago.

good


Excellent

5 days ago.

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


Poor

1 month ago.

Mammt. Fa schif stu cos


Good

27 days ago.

5 years and still counting...cheap and like it..just for medium game


Good

21 days 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

6 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

2 months ago.

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


Poor

5 years ago.


Terrible

15 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

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

17 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

11 months ago.

using since 2012. flawless.


Excellent

11 months ago.

Solid CPU for my plex server


Average

8 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

2 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

3 years ago.

Very good processor, specially due to his price.


Good

15 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

12 months ago.

good price and good performance, good for overclocking


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