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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
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Significantly higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 3.1 GHz Around 15% higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Front view of AMD A8 7th Gen A8-9600

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AMD A8 7th Gen A8-9600

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 90 °C vs 62.5 °C Around 45% 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

Features Key features of the FX 6300  vs A8 7th Gen A8-9600 

clock speed

FX 6300
3.5 GHz

turbo clock speed

FX 6300
4.1 GHz

L2 cache

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

FX 6300  vs
A8 7th Gen A8-9600 
Clock speed 3.5 GHz 3.1 GHz
Turbo clock speed 4.1 GHz 3.4 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

details

FX 6300  vs
A8 7th Gen A8-9600 
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

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A R7
Latest DirectX N/A 12.0
GPU clock speed N/A 900 MHz

power consumption

Typical power consumption 77.19W N/A
AMD FX 6300
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AMD A8 7th Gen A8-9600
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