AMD FX 6300 

Released October, 2012
  • 3.5 GHz
  • Hexa core
  • Unlocked

Benchmarks Real world tests of the AMD FX 6300

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 6300
FX 8350
Core i5 3570K

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 6300
FX 8350

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 6300
2,290,000 MB/s
Core i5 3570K
2,650,000 MB/s
FX 8350
2,470,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 6300
FX 8350
Core i5 3570K

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 6300
FX 8350
Core i5 3570K


FX 6300
Core i5 3570K
FX 8350

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

FX 6300
FX 8350

PassMark (Single Core)

FX 6300
FX 8350

Reviews Word on the street for the AMD FX 6300

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Clock speed 3.5 GHz
Turbo clock speed 4.1 GHz
Cores Hexa core
Socket type AM3+
Is unlocked Yes


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

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in
Memory type DDR3-1866
Channels Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes
Maximum bandwidth 29,866.66 MB/s


Architecture x86-64
Threads 6 threads
L2 cache 6 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB
L3 cache per core 1.33 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm
Transistor count 1,200,000,000
Max CPUs 1
Die size 319 mm²
Clock multiplier 20
Voltage range 0.8 - 1.43V
Operating temperature Unknown - 62.5°C


Overclock popularity 82
Overclock review score 0.8
Overclocked clock speed 4.75 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.82 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 7,541
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.75 GHz

power consumption

Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 9.84 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W


Clock speed 2,600 MHz
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Hyperthreading is ancient tech from original Pentium 4, AMD has never used it because it was deemed to slow down single threaded applications. It's a 6 core and don't confuse Hypertransport Bus for foolery...
On the PC I built that has an AMD fx-6300, in CPU-Z it does say towards the bottom 6 cores and 6 threads.
You're a moron lol
Nope wrong, the modules feat 2 physical cores, not even like hyperthreading at all come on now.
nope archit jain is right,,,, its 3core,, hyperthreaded to 6
It IS a true hexcore.
it consist of a 3 module chip.. each module consisting of 2 cores sharing resources with each other.. all threads are physical hence its a hexacore
guys i'm really sorry to say that this cpu not a true hexacore but tri core,proof cpu z that shows 3x2048kb l2 cache
Hey guys! Check out this build using FX 6300 cpu!
On a scale of pure bang for your buck, the FX 6300 is hard to beat. I used one of these in a gaming PC build for a friend of mine, and he's had no complaints. I put it on a Gigabyte 970-based motherboard with 8 GB of RAM, and an Nvidia GTX 660 (I know, not a Radeon, but I got it on a great deal). He's playing all the latest titles on Steam on max settings with no issues. Amazing for a CPU that as of this comment costs a mere $120 on Newegg.
I overclocked my FX-6300 on M5A97Evo2 board to 4,8Mhz on 212Evo air cooler and 1,41vCPU. PassmarkCPU rating of 8960 and Cinebench-6,24. All that at verivied stability of AMD Overdrive utility. Temps of 40C delta between CPU and MB with peaks of 71C CPU temp. It is staggering how easily this chip can be OC'd and how powerful it then becomes compared to notable competition, not excluding i7.
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