CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 6300 vs 5800K

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

FX 6300
6.9
A10 5800K
6.5
Cinebench R11.5, Cinebench R10 32-bit, Passmark, GeekBench (32-bit) and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

FX 6300
7.8
A10 5800K
7.8
Cinebench R11.5 (1-core), Cinebench R10 32-bit (1-core) and 1 more

Overclocking

How much speed can you get out of the processor?

FX 6300
8.8
A10 5800K
7.2
Passmark (Overclocked), Unlocked, Maximum Overclocked Clock Speed (Air) and 2 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

FX 6300
7.8
A10 5800K
7.4
Performance Per Dollar

CPUBoss Score

Performance, Single-core Performance, Overclocking and Value

FX 6300
7.4
A10 5800K
7.1

Winner
AMD FX 6300 

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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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Much more l3 cache 8 MB vs 1 MB 8x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More l2 cache 6 MB vs 4 MB 50% more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l3 cache per core 1.33 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core More than 5.2x more l3 cache per core
More cores 6 vs 4 2 more cores; run more applications at once
Much better PassMark (Overclocked) score 7,541 vs 2,959.6 More than 2.5x better PassMark (Overclocked) score
More threads 6 vs 4 2 more threads
Better 3DMark11 physics score 6,080 vs 3,590 Around 70% better 3DMark11 physics score
Better PassMark score 6,444 vs 4,633 Around 40% better PassMark score
Better geekbench (32-bit) score 7,449 vs 5,768 Around 30% better geekbench (32-bit) score
Better performance per dollar 7.99 pt/$ vs 7.02 pt/$ Around 15% better performance per dollar
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.79 GHz vs 4.49 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better performance per watt 7.41 pt/W vs 5.25 pt/W More than 40% better performance per watt
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.77 GHz vs 3.8 GHz More than 25% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Slightly better cinebench r10 32Bit score 16,213 vs 13,119 Around 25% better cinebench r10 32Bit score
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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Higher clock speed 3.8 GHz vs 3.5 GHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Much higher Maximum Operating Temperature 74 °C vs 62.5 °C Around 20% higher Maximum Operating Temperature

Benchmarks Real world tests of FX 6300 vs A10 5800K

GeekBench (32-bit)

FX 6300
7,449
A10 5800K
5,768

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

FX 6300
6,080
A10 5800K
3,590
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Cinebench R11.5

FX 6300
4.92
A10 5800K
3.32

Cinebench R11.5 (Single Core)

FX 6300
1.07
A10 5800K
1.08

Passmark

FX 6300
6,444
A10 5800K
4,633

Passmark (Single Core)

FX 6300
1,446
A10 5800K
1,460

Reviews Word on the street

FX 6300  vs A10 5800K 

8.0
8.0
It's not far off in terms of gaming, with our low-end Batman: AC scores showing 155fps for the FX-6300 versus 164FPS for the stock-clocked i5-3570K.
FX 6300

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

FX 6300  vs
A10 5800K 
Clock speed 3.5 GHz 3.8 GHz
Turbo clock speed 4.1 GHz 4.2 GHz
Cores Hexa core Quad core
Is unlocked Yes Yes
Is hyperthreaded No No

features

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

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Radeon™ HD 7660D
Latest DirectX N/A 11.0
GPU clock speed N/A 800 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866

details

FX 6300  vs
A10 5800K 
Threads 6 4
L2 cache 6 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 1 MB
L3 cache per core 1.33 MB/core 0.25 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 0.83 - 1.48V
Operating temperature Unknown - 62.5°C Unknown - 74°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 82 10
Overclocked clock speed 4.79 GHz 4.49 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.77 GHz 3.8 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 7,541 2,959.6
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.79 GHz 4.49 GHz

power consumption

TDP 95W 100W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 24.09 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 87.6 $/year
Performance per watt 7.41 pt/W 5.25 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 81.25W
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