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Front view of AMD FX 4300

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AMD FX 4300

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Much more l3 cache 4 MB vs None Compared to all cpus, 4 MB l3 cache is just OK
Much more l2 cache 4 MB vs 1 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Front view of AMD A6 7th Gen A6-9550

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AMD A6 7th Gen A6-9550

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 90 °C vs 70.5 °C Around 30% higher Maximum operating temperature
Newer manufacturing process 28 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor

Features Key features of the FX 4300  vs A6 7th Gen A6-9550 

clock speed

FX 4300
3.8 GHz

turbo clock speed

L2 cache

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

FX 4300  vs
A6 7th Gen A6-9550 
Clock speed 3.8 GHz 3.8 GHz
Turbo clock speed 4 GHz 4 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Is unlocked Yes No

features

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

details

FX 4300  vs
A6 7th Gen A6-9550 
L2 cache 4 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 4 MB None
Manufacture process 32 nm 28 nm
Operating temperature Unknown - 70.5°C Unknown - 90°C

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A R5
Latest DirectX N/A 12.0
GPU clock speed N/A 800 MHz

power consumption

Typical power consumption 77.19W N/A
AMD FX 4300
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