CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 6300 vs 7860K among desktop CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

FX 6300
6.9
A10 7860K
6.3
FX 8350
7.9
PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

FX 6300
7.3
A10 7860K
6.5
FX 8350
7.5
PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

FX 6300
0.0
A10 7860K
n.d.
FX 8350
0.0
Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

FX 6300
0.0
A10 7860K
9.0
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 7860K
5.9
FX 8350
5.1
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

FX 6300
5.8
A10 7860K
6.7
FX 8350
6.2
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

8.4

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

FX 6300
5.5
A10 7860K
8.4
FX 8350
5.8

Winner
AMD FX 6300 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD FX 6300  based on its performance, overclocking and value.

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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 higher turbo clock speed 4.1 GHz vs 4 GHz Almost the same
Much 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 better PassMark score 6,444 vs 5,128 More than 25% better PassMark score
Much better performance per watt 9.79 pt/W vs 3.94 pt/W Around 2.5x better performance per watt
Much better performance per dollar 12.07 pt/$ vs 2.62 pt/$ More than 4.5x better performance per dollar
Much better cinebench r10 32Bit score 16,213 vs 13,456 More than 20% better cinebench r10 32Bit score
Much better cinebench r10 32Bit 1-core score 4,101 vs 4,039 Almost the same
More cores 6 vs 4 2 more cores; run more applications at once
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.76 GHz vs 4.37 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
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AMD A10 7860K

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,576 vs 1,446 Around 10% better PassMark (Single core) score
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 71.3 °C vs 62.5 °C Around 15% higher Maximum operating temperature
Lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 77.19W More than 30% lower typical power consumption
Lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 22.89 $/year More than 30% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 83.22 $/year More than 30% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of FX 6300 vs A10 7860K

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 6300
7,871
A10 7860K
5,054

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 6300
2,053
A10 7860K
1,765

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 6300
2,290,000 MB/s
A10 7860K
155.3 MB/s

Cinebench R10 32-Bit

FX 6300
16,213
A10 7860K
13,456

Cinebench R10 32-Bit (Single Core)

FX 6300
4,101
A10 7860K
4,039

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

FX 6300
6,444
A10 7860K
5,128

PassMark (Single Core)

FX 6300
1,446
A10 7860K
1,576

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

FX 6300  vs
A10 7860K 
Clock speed 3.5 GHz 3.6 GHz
Turbo clock speed 4.1 GHz 4 GHz
Cores Hexa core Quad core
Is unlocked Yes Yes

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

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 9.79 pt/W 3.94 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 52.81W

details

FX 6300  vs
A10 7860K 
Threads 6 4
L2 cache 6 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB None
Manufacture process 32 nm 28 nm
Operating temperature Unknown - 62.5°C Unknown - 71.3°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.76 GHz 4.37 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.82 GHz 4.76 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.76 GHz 4.37 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Radeon™ R7
Latest DirectX N/A 12.0
GPU clock speed N/A 757 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-2133
DDR3-1866
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Comments

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my 7860K overclock @4 GHZ on air @4.2GHZ on water Yes I can go higher. Did they even attempt to overclock this APU?
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