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Front view of AMD FX 6300

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AMD FX 6300

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the FX 6300 vs the A8 5600K.

Front view of AMD A8 5600K

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required

Benchmarks Real world tests of FX 6300 vs A8 5600K

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 6300
7,871
A8 5600K
5,682

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 6300
2,053
A8 5600K
1,989

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 6300
2,290,000 MB/s
A8 5600K
2,210,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 6300
7,447
A8 5600K
5,431

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 6300
8,232
A8 5600K
6,205

GeekBench

FX 6300
9,503
A8 5600K
6,205

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

FX 6300
6,444
A8 5600K
4,326

PassMark (Single Core)

FX 6300
1,446
A8 5600K
1,377

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

FX 6300  vs
A8 5600K 
Clock speed 3.5 GHz 3.6 GHz
Turbo clock speed 4.1 GHz 3.9 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
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Radeon™ HD 7560D
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
A8 5600K 
Threads 6 4
L2 cache 6 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 0.5 MB
L3 cache per core 1.33 MB/core 0.13 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Transistor count 1,200,000,000 1,303,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Die size 319 mm² 246 mm²
Voltage range 0.8 - 1.43V 0.82 - 1.48V
Operating temperature Unknown - 62.5°C Unknown - 74°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 82 12
Overclocked clock speed 4.75 GHz 4.29 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.82 GHz 4.71 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 7,541 2,659.2
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.75 GHz 4.29 GHz

power consumption

TDP 95W 100W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 24.09 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 87.6 $/year
Performance per watt 9.84 pt/W 4.86 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 81.25W
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