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Front view of AMD FX 6300

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AMD FX 6300

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Front view of AMD Athlon 2800+

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Athlon 2800+ vs the FX 6300.

Benchmarks Real world tests of FX 6300 vs Athlon 2800+

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 6300
7,447

GeekBench

FX 6300
9,503
Athlon 2800+
1,241

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

FX 6300
6,444

PassMark (Single Core)

FX 6300
1,446

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

FX 6300  vs
Athlon 2800+ 
Clock speed 3.5 GHz 1.8 GHz
Cores Hexa core Single core
Socket type
AM3+
754
462
Is unlocked Yes No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes No
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
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 95W 89W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 21.44 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 77.96 $/year
Performance per watt 9.84 pt/W 0.42 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 72.31W

bus

Clock speed 2,600 MHz 266 MHz

details

FX 6300  vs
Athlon 2800+ 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 6 1
L2 cache 6 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 0 MB
L3 cache per core 1.33 MB/core 0 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 130 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 62.5°C Unknown - 70°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 82 1
Overclock review score 0.8 0
Overclocked clock speed 4.75 GHz 2.57 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.82 GHz 2.13 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.75 GHz 2.57 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None None
Label N/A N/A
Latest DirectX N/A N/A
Number of displays supported N/A N/A
GPU clock speed N/A N/A
Turbo clock speed N/A N/A
3DMark06 N/A N/A
AMD FX 6300
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