CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 6300 vs 7870K among desktop CPUs (over 75W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

FX 6300
6.0
A10 7870K
5.7
FX 8350
7.3
PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

FX 6300
5.6
A10 7870K
5.6
FX 8350
5.9
PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

FX 6300
0.0
A10 7870K
n.d.
FX 8350
0.0
Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

FX 6300
0.0
A10 7870K
10.0
FX 8350
0.0
CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

FX 6300
5.9
A10 7870K
8.5
FX 8350
5.6
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

FX 6300
6.9
A10 7870K
8.4
FX 8350
7.3
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

9.1

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

FX 6300
5.7
A10 7870K
9.1
FX 8350
6.0

Winner
AMD A10 7870K 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD A10 7870K  based on its single-core performance.

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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 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 better PassMark score 6,444 vs 5,498 More than 15% better PassMark score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.76 GHz vs 4.67 GHz Almost the same
Much better performance per watt 9.79 pt/W vs 4.46 pt/W Around 2.2x better performance per watt
Much better performance per dollar 12.07 pt/$ vs 4.24 pt/$ More than 2.8x better performance per dollar
Much better cinebench r10 32Bit score 16,213 vs 14,484 More than 10% better cinebench r10 32Bit score
Much better cinebench r10 32Bit 1-core score 4,101 vs 4,051 Almost the same
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.82 GHz vs 4.46 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD A10 7870K

Reasons to consider the
AMD A10 7870K

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Much higher clock speed 3.9 GHz vs 3.5 GHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,544 vs 1,446 More than 5% better PassMark (Single core) score
Newer May, 2015 vs Oct, 2012 Release date over 2 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of FX 6300 vs A10 7870K

Cinebench R10 32-Bit

FX 6300
16,213
A10 7870K
14,484

Cinebench R10 32-Bit (Single Core)

FX 6300
4,101
A10 7870K
4,051

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

FX 6300
6,444
A10 7870K
5,498

PassMark (Single Core)

FX 6300
1,446
A10 7870K
1,544

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

FX 6300  vs
A10 7870K 
Clock speed 3.5 GHz 3.9 GHz
Turbo clock speed 4.1 GHz 4.1 GHz
Cores Hexa core Quad core
Is unlocked Yes Yes

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

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-2133
DDR3-1866
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 29,866.66 MB/s 34,133.32 MB/s

details

FX 6300  vs
A10 7870K 
L2 cache 6 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 1 MB/core

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.76 GHz 4.67 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.82 GHz 4.46 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.76 GHz 4.67 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A AMD Radeon 2× 2 MB
GPU clock speed N/A 866 MHz

power consumption

TDP 95W 95W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 9.79 pt/W 4.46 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 77.19W
AMD FX 6300
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