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Front view of AMD A4 6300

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AMD A4 6300

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Higher clock speed 3.7 GHz vs 3.4 GHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.7 GHz vs 3.4 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Jul, 2013 vs Oct, 2012 Release date 9 months later
Front view of AMD A4 5300

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AMD A4 5300

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Much more l3 cache 0.5 MB vs None Compared to all cpus, 0.5 MB l3 cache is just OK
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.49 GHz vs 4.43 GHz Almost the same

Benchmarks Real world tests of A4 6300 vs 5300

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

A4 6300
2,313
A4 5300
2,042

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

A4 6300
1,569
A4 5300
1,355

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

A4 6300
2,633
A4 5300
2,264

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A4 6300
2,972
A4 5300
2,755

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A4 6300
1,913
A4 5300
1,802

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A4 6300
2,090,000 MB/s
A4 5300
2,030,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

A4 6300
2,224
A4 5300
1,999

PassMark (Single Core)

A4 6300
1,366
A4 5300
1,252

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

A4 6300  vs
5300 
Clock speed 3.7 GHz 3.4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz 3.4 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
BMI1
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
ABM
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 65W 65W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 6.46 pt/W 7.32 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 52.81W

details

A4 6300  vs
5300 
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache None 0.5 MB
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 70°C Unknown - 70°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.43 GHz 4.49 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.7 GHz 3.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.43 GHz 4.49 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Radeon™ HD 8370D Radeon™ HD 7480D
Latest DirectX 11.0 11.0
GPU clock speed 760 MHz 723 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3-1600
AMD A4 6300
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