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Front view of AMD FX 6300

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AMD FX 6300

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Much more l3 cache 8 MB vs None Compared to all cpus, 8 MB l3 cache is just OK
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
More cores 6 vs 2 Three times as many cores; run more applications at once
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.75 GHz vs 4.33 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.82 GHz vs 3.7 GHz More than 30% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD A6 7470K

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AMD A6 7470K

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Higher clock speed 3.7 GHz vs 3.5 GHz More than 5% higher clock speed
Much lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 77.19W More than 30% lower typical power consumption
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 71.3 °C vs 62.5 °C Around 15% higher Maximum operating temperature
Newer manufacturing process 28 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 22.89 $/year More than 30% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly 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 A6 7470K

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

FX 6300
6,444
A6 7470K
2,804

PassMark (Single Core)

FX 6300
1,446
A6 7470K
1,622

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

FX 6300  vs
A6 7470K 
Clock speed 3.5 GHz 3.7 GHz
Turbo clock speed 4.1 GHz 4 GHz
Cores Hexa core Dual 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 9.84 pt/W 2.28 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 52.81W

details

FX 6300  vs
A6 7470K 
L2 cache 6 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 0.5 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 4.75 GHz 4.33 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.82 GHz 3.7 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.75 GHz 4.33 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Radeon™ R5
Latest DirectX N/A 12.0
GPU clock speed N/A 800 MHz

memory controller

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