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AMD FX 6300

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD FX 6300

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AMD FX 6300

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Much more l2 cache 6 MB vs 2 MB 3x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 2 GHz 75% higher clock speed
Much higher turbo clock speed 4.1 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 70% higher turbo clock speed
More l3 cache 8 MB vs None Compared to all cpus, 8 MB l3 cache is just OK
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.75 GHz vs 2 GHz Around 2.5x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,446 vs 911 Around 60% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better PassMark score 6,444 vs 2,663 Around 2.5x better PassMark score
More cores 6 vs 4 2 more cores; run more applications at once
Better performance per watt 9.84 pt/W vs 7.03 pt/W Around 40% better performance per watt
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.82 GHz vs 2 GHz Around 2.5x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
More threads 6 vs 4 2 more threads
Front view of AMD A6 for AIOs 7310

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much lower typical power consumption 12.19W vs 77.19W 6.3x lower typical power consumption
Newer manufacturing process 28 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 90 °C vs 62.5 °C Around 45% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much lower annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year vs 22.89 $/year 6.3x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 13.14 $/year vs 83.22 $/year 6.3x lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of FX 6300 vs A6 for AIOs 7310

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

FX 6300  vs
A6 for AIOs 7310 
Clock speed 3.5 GHz 2 GHz
Turbo clock speed 4.1 GHz 2.4 GHz
Cores Hexa core Quad core
Is unlocked Yes No

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 15W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 3.61 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 13.14 $/year
Performance per watt 9.84 pt/W 7.03 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 12.19W

details

FX 6300  vs
A6 for AIOs 7310 
Threads 6 4
L2 cache 6 MB 2 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 - 90°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.75 GHz 2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.82 GHz 2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.75 GHz 2 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Radeon™ R4
Latest DirectX N/A 12.0
GPU clock speed N/A 800 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3L-1866
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