CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 7400K vs 7300 among desktop CPUs (45 to 75W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

A6 7400K
5.5
A4 7300
5.2
A6 6400K
5.3
PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

A6 7400K
5.6
A4 7300
6.7
A6 6400K
6.8
PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

A6 7400K
n.d.
A4 7300
n.d.
A6 6400K
n.d.
Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

A6 7400K
10.0
A4 7300
6.8
A6 6400K
7.6
CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

A6 7400K
6.5
A4 7300
5.9
A6 6400K
6.1
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

A6 7400K
n.d.
A4 7300
n.d.
A6 6400K
n.d.
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

6.8

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

A6 7400K
6.8
A4 7300
6.1
A6 6400K
6.4

Winner
AMD A6 7400K 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD A6 7400K  based on its overclocking.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD A6 7400K

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AMD A6 7400K

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Newer manufacturing process 28 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Front view of AMD A4 7300

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AMD A4 7300

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Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing

Benchmarks Real world tests of A6 7400K vs A4 7300

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

A6 7400K
46.97 mHash/s
A4 7300
32.83 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

A6 7400K
9.17 mPixels/s
A4 7300
2.71 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

A6 7400K
0.83 fps
A4 7300
0.37 fps

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A6 7400K
3,180
A4 7300
3,302

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A6 7400K
2,081
A4 7300
2,088

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A6 7400K
1,910 MB/s
A4 7300
2,270,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

A6 7400K
2,794
A4 7300
2,256

PassMark (Single Core)

A6 7400K
1,573
A4 7300
1,377

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

A6 7400K  vs
A4 7300 
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
FM2+
Is unlocked Yes No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
BMI1
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
ABM
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

memory controller

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

details

A6 7400K  vs
A4 7300 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 28 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 70°C Unknown - 70°C

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Radeon R5 series Radeon R3

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 2.8 pt/W 9.83 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 52.81W
AMD A6 7400K
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