CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 6300 vs 5700 among desktop CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

FX 6300
6.4
A10 5700
6.2
FX 8350
7.6
PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

FX 6300
6.3
A10 5700
5.9
FX 8350
6.6
PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

FX 6300
0.0
A10 5700
7.7
FX 8350
0.0
Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

FX 6300
0.0
A10 5700
7.6
FX 8350
0.0
CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

FX 6300
5.2
A10 5700
7.4
FX 8350
5.0
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

FX 6300
6.6
A10 5700
n.d.
FX 8350
6.3
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

8.7

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

FX 6300
5.3
A10 5700
8.7
FX 8350
5.4

Winner
AMD FX 6300 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD FX 6300  based on its overclocking.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD FX 6300

Reasons to consider the
AMD FX 6300

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Front view of AMD A10 5700

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AMD A10 5700

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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 71.3 °C vs 62.5 °C Around 15% higher Maximum operating temperature

Benchmarks Real world tests of FX 6300 vs A10 5700

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 6300
7,871
A10 5700
5,277

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 6300
2,053
A10 5700
1,911

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 6300
2,290,000 MB/s
A10 5700
2,190,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 6300
7,447
A10 5700
5,135

GeekBench

FX 6300
9,503
A10 5700
5,583

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

FX 6300
6,080
A10 5700
3,250

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

FX 6300
6,444
A10 5700
4,200

PassMark (Single Core)

FX 6300
1,446
A10 5700
1,359

Reviews Word on the street

FX 6300  vs A10 5700 

8.0
7.0
That said you don't really need to have an overclocking mobo to push the Core i5 up over 4.5GHz and gaming performance will quickly outstrip the AMD chip.
FX 6300

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

FX 6300  vs
A10 5700 
Clock speed 3.5 GHz 3.4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 4.1 GHz 4 GHz
Cores Hexa core Quad core
Is unlocked Yes 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
ABM
BMI1
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 95W 65W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 9.84 pt/W 7.78 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 52.81W

details

FX 6300  vs
A10 5700 
Threads 6 4
L2 cache 6 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Transistor count 1,200,000,000 1,303,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Die size 319 mm² 246 mm²
Voltage range 0.8 - 1.43V 0.82 - 1.48V
Operating temperature Unknown - 62.5°C Unknown - 71.3°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 82 2
Overclocked clock speed 4.75 GHz 4.17 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.82 GHz 3.4 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 7,541 2,854.9
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.75 GHz 4.17 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Radeon™ HD 7660D
Latest DirectX N/A 11.0
GPU clock speed N/A 760 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
AMD FX 6300
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