CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 6300 vs 5800K

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

FX 6300
7.2
A10 5800K
6.7
Cinebench R11.5, Cinebench R10 32-bit, Passmark, GeekBench (32-bit) and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

FX 6300
7.9
A10 5800K
7.9
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
7.3
Passmark (Overclocked), Unlocked, Maximum Overclocked Clock Speed (Air) and 2 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

FX 6300
7.0
A10 5800K
6.6
Performance Per Dollar

CPUBoss Score

Performance, Single-core Performance, Overclocking and Value

FX 6300
7.5
A10 5800K
7.2

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
Significantly 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
More cores 6 vs 4 2 more cores; run more applications at once
Much more l3 cache per core 1.33 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core More than 5.2x more l3 cache per core
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 4,639 Around 40% better PassMark score
Better geekbench (32-bit) score 7,472 vs 5,747 More than 30% better geekbench (32-bit) score
Better performance per dollar 8.64 pt/$ vs 7.15 pt/$ More than 20% better performance per dollar
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.76 GHz vs 4.48 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better performance per watt 7.4 pt/W vs 5.24 pt/W More than 40% better performance per watt
Better cinebench r10 32Bit score 16,213 vs 13,119 Around 25% better cinebench r10 32Bit score
Front view of AMD A10 5800K

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AMD A10 5800K

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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
7,472
A10 5800K
5,747

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
4,639

Passmark (Single Core)

FX 6300
1,446
A10 5800K
1,461

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
SSE
SSE4.2
AVX
SSE3
FMA3
SSE2
FMA4
Supplemental SSE3
SSE4.1
SSE4
SSE4a
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

gpu

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Radeon™ HD 7660D
Latest DirectX N/A 11.0

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 nms 32 nms
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 62.5°C Unknown - 74°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 82 10
Overclocked clock speed 4.76 GHz 4.48 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.85 GHz 4.7 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 7,541 2,959.6
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.76 GHz 4.48 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 7.4 pt/W 5.24 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 81.25W
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