Average Bench: 41.5% (484th of 1197)

Based on 154,558 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 58.4% 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. Single Core Mixed Speed 66Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 125Pts

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

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 299Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 295Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 154,558 samples)
Min Avg Max
43.2 1-Core 66 76.7
87.6 2-Core 125 147
45.2% 95.4 Pts
Min Avg Max
140 4-Core 220 267
184 8-Core 295 365
33.7% 258 Pts
Min Avg Max
184 64-Core 299 370
20.1% 299 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
1-Core 72.3
2-Core 141
50% 106 Pts
4-Core 238
8-Core 317
36% 278 Pts
64-Core 314
21% 314 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
1-Core 68.4
2-Core 136
48% 102 Pts
4-Core 238
8-Core 318
36% 278 Pts
64-Core 310
21% 310 Pts
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
1-Core 71.9
2-Core 136
49% 104 Pts
4-Core 224
8-Core 313
35% 268 Pts
64-Core 292
20% 292 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
1-Core 70.6
2-Core 127
47% 98.7 Pts
4-Core 227
8-Core 240
32% 234 Pts
64-Core 294
20% 294 Pts
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
1-Core 68.8
2-Core 125
46% 96.9 Pts
4-Core 213
8-Core 318
34% 265 Pts
64-Core 317
21% 317 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $115 @ launch in Oct '12
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Typical FX-6300 Builds (Compare 25,731 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 27%
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Desktop
Desktop 39%
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Workstation
Workstation 28%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P - $75

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 41% - Average Total price: $383

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 Comments

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4 days ago.

It's very cheap, and amazing for newer pc users.


Good

21 days ago.

For a 2012 CPU, it holds up well when paired with a mid range card


Excellent

21 days ago.

Worst


Good

4 months ago.

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


Good

11 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


Average

5 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

5 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


Very good

4 years ago.

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


Good

1 month ago.

FX overall was a bit of a failure for the performance offering, but the 6300 was one CPU that had good value. For the tiny asking price you got a well clocked 6 Core CPU which at the time, was plenty for even a high end GPU pairing in most games. Can't fault AMD for the sweet spot this satisfied for the price.


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

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

21 months ago.

using since 2012. flawless.


Excellent

21 months ago.

Solid CPU for my plex server


Average

18 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

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

22 months ago.

good price and good performance, good for overclocking


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