Average Bench: 61.6% (430th of 1241)

Based on 202,402 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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Above average average bench

The AMD FX-6300 averaged 38.4% 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 83.5Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 66.6Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD FX-6300 is just 18.9%. 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 Mixed Speed 297Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 294Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 202,402 samples)
Min Avg Max
69.2 Memory 83.5 92.3
46.7 1-Core 66.6 76.8
86.4 2-Core 125 147
58.2% 91.7 Pts
Min Avg Max
149 4-Core 220 266
185 8-Core 294 365
33.6% 257 Pts
Min Avg Max
195 64-Core 297 367
19.9% 297 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 85.4
1-Core 72.7
2-Core 131
61% 96.4 Pts
4-Core 230
8-Core 297
35% 264 Pts
64-Core 310
21% 310 Pts
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.4
1-Core 73.6
2-Core 135
61% 97.3 Pts
4-Core 237
8-Core 322
36% 280 Pts
64-Core 319
21% 319 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.8
1-Core 65.8
2-Core 129
58% 92.2 Pts
4-Core 232
8-Core 308
35% 270 Pts
64-Core 312
21% 312 Pts
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.1
1-Core 46.8
2-Core 98.9
51% 76.6 Pts
4-Core 175
8-Core 231
27% 203 Pts
64-Core 242
16% 242 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 46.9
1-Core 47.6
2-Core 95.2
38% 63.2 Pts
4-Core 179
8-Core 244
28% 212 Pts
64-Core 248
17% 248 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $115 @ launch in Oct '12
BHPhotoUS $903 years
AmazonUS $1001 month
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Typical FX-6300 Builds (Compare 32,156 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 34%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P - $92

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $392

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 Comments

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16 hrs ago.

this prosser has done me very well it does what I need it to, im running 8 GB of RAM and 6 cores, its been able to play over 300 games from steam and at least 100 of these are fairly new., this is the best bugget prosser ive ever used


Poor

2 month ago.

it can't handle vr and runs everything poorly so I don't like it


Good

10 days 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


Good

4 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


Average

11 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

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

12 months ago.

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


Poor

6 years ago.


Terrible

2 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Good

3 years ago.

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


Excellent

2 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

2 years ago.

using since 2012. flawless.


Excellent

2 years ago.

Solid CPU for my plex server


Average

2 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

3 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

4 years ago.

Very good processor, specially due to his price.


Good

2 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

2 years ago.

good price and good performance, good for overclocking


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