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
8.0
Passmark (Single Core)

Overclocking

How much speed can you get out of the processor?

FX 6300
8.8
A6 5400K
6.7
Passmark (Overclocked), Unlocked, Maximum Overclocked Clock Speed (Air) and 2 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

FX 6300
10.0
A6 5400K
8.6
Performance Per Dollar

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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
Higher turbo clock speed 4.1 GHz vs 3.8 GHz Around 10% higher turbo clock speed
Much better performance per dollar 25.25 pt/$ vs 11.37 pt/$ Around 2.2x better performance per dollar
More cores 6 vs 2 Three times as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 6 vs 2 Three times as many threads
Much better PassMark (Overclocked) score 7,541 vs 1,170.5 Around 6.5x better PassMark (Overclocked) score
Significantly better PassMark score 6,444 vs 2,144 More than 3x better PassMark score
Significantly better geekbench (32-bit) score 7,456 vs 2,821 Around 2.8x better geekbench (32-bit) score
Significantly more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Better 3DMark11 physics score 6,080 vs 3,420 Around 80% better 3DMark11 physics score
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.8 GHz vs 4.39 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
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
7,456
A6 5400K
2,821

GeekBench

FX 6300
9,503
A6 5400K
2,821

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
2,144

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
Turbo clock speed 4.1 GHz 3.8 GHz
Cores Hexa core Dual 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

gpu

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Radeon™ HD 7540D
Latest DirectX N/A 11.0
GPU clock speed N/A 760 MHz

memory controller

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

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
Manufacture process 32 nms 32 nms
Transistor count 1,200,000,000 1,303,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Voltage range 0.8 - 1.43V 0.83 - 1.48V
Operating temperature Unknown - 62.5°C Unknown - 70°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 82 8
Overclocked clock speed 4.8 GHz 4.39 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.76 GHz 4.61 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 7,541 1,170.5
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.8 GHz 4.39 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 7.44 pt/W 6.19 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 52.81W
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