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Front view of AMD FX 4300

Reasons to consider the
AMD FX 4300

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Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 180 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much higher clock speed 3.8 GHz vs 0.7 GHz Around 5.5x higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache 4 MB vs 0.25 MB 16x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
More cores 4 vs 1 3 more cores; run more applications at once
More threads 4 vs 1 3 more threads
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Has a NX bit Yes vs No Somewhat common; Prevents a common class of security exploits
Front view of AMD Athlon Model number

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AMD Athlon Model number

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Athlon Model number vs the FX 4300.

Features Key features of the FX 4300  vs Athlon Model number 

clock speed

FX 4300
3.8 GHz

L2 cache

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

FX 4300  vs
Athlon Model number 
Clock speed 3.8 GHz 0.7 GHz
Cores Quad core Single core
Socket type
AM3+
Slot A

features

Has a NX bit Yes No
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
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM

details

FX 4300  vs
Athlon Model number 
Threads 4 1
L2 cache 4 MB 0.25 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 180 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

power consumption

Typical power consumption 77.19W N/A
AMD FX 4300
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AMD Athlon Model number
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