AMD FX 4300 

Released October, 2012
  • 3.8 GHz
  • Quad core
  • Unlocked
3.9 Out of 10

Explore 3 desktops with the AMD FX 4300

CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the AMD FX 4300 among desktop CPUs (over 75W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

FX 4300
3.4
FX 6300
6.1
PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

FX 4300
3.7
FX 6300
4.9
PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

FX 4300
0.0
FX 6300
0.0
Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

FX 4300
0.0
FX 6300
0.0
CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

FX 4300
4.2
FX 6300
5.0
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

FX 4300
5.3
FX 6300
5.8
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

3.9

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

FX 4300
3.9
FX 6300
4.8

Benchmarks Real world tests of the AMD FX 4300

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 4300
5,582
Core i5 3330
8,286
FX 6300
7,871

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 4300
1,981
Core i5 3330
2,616
FX 6300
2,053

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 4300
2,210,000 MB/s
FX 6300
2,290,000 MB/s
Core i5 3330
2,170,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 4300
5,404
Core i5 3330
8,088
FX 6300
7,447

GeekBench

FX 4300
5,404
Core i5 3330
11,087
FX 6300
9,503

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

FX 4300
6,610
Core i5 3330
3,950
FX 6300
6,080

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

FX 4300
4,651
FX 6300
6,444
Core i5 3330
5,905

PassMark (Single Core)

FX 4300
1,406
Core i5 3330
1,697
FX 6300
1,446

Reviews Word on the street for the AMD FX 4300

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Clock speed 3.8 GHz
Turbo clock speed 4 GHz
Cores Quad core
Socket type AM3+
Is unlocked Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes
Has virtualization support Yes
Instruction set extensions
  1. MMX
  2. SSE4.2
  3. AVX 1.1
  4. Supplemental SSE3
  5. FMA4
  6. ABM
  7. AMD-V
  8. SSE4.1
  9. XOP
  10. TBM
  11. AVX
  12. AMD64
  13. SSE
  14. BMI1
  15. F16C
  16. FMA3
  17. AES
  18. SSE4a
  19. SSE3
  20. CVT16
  21. CLMUL
  22. SSE2
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes

integrated graphics

GPU None

details

Architecture x86-64
Threads 4 threads
L2 cache 4 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 4 MB
L3 cache per core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm
Transistor count 1,200,000,000
Max CPUs 1
Die size 319 mm²
Clock multiplier 20
Voltage range 0.81 - 1.43V
Operating temperature Unknown - 70.5°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 7
Overclocked clock speed 4.48 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.98 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.48 GHz

power consumption

TDP 95W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 9.24 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in
Memory type DDR3-1866
Channels Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes
Maximum bandwidth 29,866.66 MB/s
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the air overclocked speed is wrong i have reached 5Ghz with a katana 4 and no temp issues
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