AMDFD4300WMHKBOX
AMDYD1600BBAEBOX

4 Cores, 4 Threads @3.8GHz, Piledriver.
Release date: Q4 2012.

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Real World Speed
Performance profile from 233,621 user samples
37,572 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 39% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 22% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 22% Great: 39%
SPEED RANK: 492nd / 1184
Gaming
Gaming 34%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard
196,049 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% Base clock 4.15 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 57% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 57% Great: 81%
SPEED RANK: 93rd / 1184
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
34.1 % 69.3 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+103%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
66.4 Pts 102 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+54%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
124 Pts 201 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+62%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
208 Pts 391 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+88%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
213 Pts 650 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+205%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
214 Pts 847 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+296%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
75.1 Pts 116 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+54%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
144 Pts 229 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+59%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
241 Pts 457 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+90%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
242 Pts 775 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+220%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
244 Pts 985 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+304%
Market Share
Based on 21,014,828 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.17 % 1.12 % Hugely higher market share.
+559%
Value
Value For Money
55.7 % 93.1 % Much better value.
+67%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
58 % 139 % Hugely more popular.
+140%
Price
Price (score)
$47 Much cheaper.
+51%
$95
Age
Newest
84 Months 30 Months Much more recent.
+64%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 6 cores Much higher core count.
+50%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads 12 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+200%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
32 nm 14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+56%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.8 GHz Faster base frequency.
+19%
3.2 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+11%
3.6 GHz
Series
CPU Architecture
Piledriver Zen
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM3+ AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None None
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The AMD FX-4300 is a budget quad-core processor which unlike its predecessor, the Bulldozer FX-4100, is based on the Piledriver micro-architecture which was released in Q4 of 2012. Its base clock speed of 3.8 GHz boosts to 4.0 GHz in turbo mode and with appropriate cooling can be overclocked to speeds of over 4.5 GHz. Even though these numbers are impressive, the real world effective speed is only 66. This is ok for general computing and even gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. The user experience will, however, be noticeably snappier with a CPU that has better single-core performance. Whilst the FX-4300 is cheap, it’s not so differently priced from the hexa core FX-6300 which offers significantly improved multi-core performance. [Nov '14 CPUPro]

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The Ryzen 5 1600 is one of four new Ryzen 5 processors released this month. Based on the AMD Zen architecture, which is comparable to Intel in terms of IPC, the Ryzen 5 1600 has six cores which is more than the vast majority of games are able to use (most games cannot use more than four cores). Ryzen 5 CPUs offer gamers better value for money than the eight core Ryzen 7 models released last month. With six cores the 1600 is approximately 75% better at multi-threaded tasks than Intel's quad core i5 flagship – the similarly priced i5-7600K, the 1600 however, has 25% lower single and 33% lower quad core scores. The 1600 has stock base/boost clock speeds of 3.2/3.6 GHz and its price tag of $219 includes a cooler. Assuming a modest overclock of 10% brings the 1600 within striking range of the 1600X which is the Ryzen 5 flagship. The 1600X sports stock base/boost clocks of 3.6/4.0 GHz but costs $30 more than the 1600 and ships without a cooler included in the box. The Ryzen 5 1600 is the best value for money six core CPU we have seen to date. [Apr '17 CPUPro]

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We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical gamers and desktop users. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating which is geared towards gamers. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]

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