CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 6300 vs 5400K

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

FX 6300
7.0
A6 5400K
5.6
Passmark and GeekBench (32-bit)

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

FX 6300
8.1
A6 5400K
7.9
Passmark (Single Core)

Overclocking

How much speed can you get out of the processor?

FX 6300
9.6
A6 5400K
6.8
Passmark (Overclocked), Unlocked, Maximum Overclocked Clock Speed (Air) and 2 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

FX 6300
8.0
A6 5400K
8.7
Performance Per Dollar

CPUBoss Score

Performance, Single-core Performance, Overclocking and Value

FX 6300
7.6
A6 5400K
6.8

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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Much more l2 cache 6 MB vs 1 MB 6x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l3 cache 8 MB vs 0.5 MB 16x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More cores 6 vs 2 Three times as many cores; run more applications at once
Much better PassMark (Overclocked) score 7,541 vs 1,170.5 Around 6.5x better PassMark (Overclocked) score
More threads 6 vs 2 Three times as many threads
Much more l3 cache per core 1.33 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core More than 5.2x more l3 cache per core
Significantly better PassMark score 6,444 vs 2,145 More than 3x better PassMark score
Significantly more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Better geekbench (32-bit) score 7,497 vs 2,826 Around 2.8x better geekbench (32-bit) score
Better 3DMark11 physics score 6,080 vs 3,420 Around 80% better 3DMark11 physics score
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.78 GHz vs 4.38 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Front view of AMD A6 5400K

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AMD A6 5400K

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 77.19W More than 30% lower typical power consumption
Significantly higher Maximum Operating Temperature 70 °C vs 62.5 °C More than 10% higher Maximum Operating Temperature
Better performance per dollar 8.04 pt/$ vs 6.54 pt/$ Around 25% better performance per dollar
Lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 83.22 $/year More than 30% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 22.89 $/year More than 30% lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of FX 6300 vs A6 5400K

GeekBench (32-bit)

FX 6300
7,497
A6 5400K
2,826

GeekBench

FX 6300
9,503
A6 5400K
2,826

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

FX 6300
6,080
A6 5400K
3,420
FX 6300 A6 5400K @ community.futuremark.com

Passmark

FX 6300
6,444
A6 5400K
2,145
In the other straight CPU performance tests in Cinebench it shows a very slight advantage, though the improvements in single-threaded performance aren't as pronounced as with the FX-8350.
FX 6300 | by Tech Radar (Dec, 2012)

Passmark (Single Core)

FX 6300
1,446
A6 5400K
1,356

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

FX 6300  vs
A6 5400K 
Clock speed 3.5 GHz 3.6 GHz
Cores Hexa core Dual core
Is unlocked Yes Yes
Is hyperthreaded No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has vitualization 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 7540D
Latest DirectX N/A 11.0

details

FX 6300  vs
A6 5400K 
Threads 6 2
L2 cache 6 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 0.5 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 - 70°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 82 8
Overclocked clock speed 4.78 GHz 4.38 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.83 GHz 4.67 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 7,541 1,170.5
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.78 GHz 4.38 GHz

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 7.57 pt/W 6.31 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 52.81W
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