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Front view of AMD FX 6300

Reasons to consider the
AMD FX 6300

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Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 250 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 0.7 GHz 5x higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache 6 MB vs 0.5 MB 12x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
More cores 6 vs 1 5 more cores; run more applications at once
More threads 6 vs 1 5 more threads
Has a NX bit Yes vs No Somewhat common; Prevents a common class of security exploits
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Newer Oct, 2012 vs Oct, 1999 Release date over 13 years later
Front view of AMD Athlon 700

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AMD Athlon 700

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Athlon 700 vs the FX 6300.

Features Key features of the FX 6300  vs Athlon 700 

clock speed

FX 6300
3.5 GHz
Athlon 700
0.7 GHz

L2 cache

FX 6300
6 MB
Athlon 700
0.5 MB

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

FX 6300  vs
Athlon 700 
Clock speed 3.5 GHz 0.7 GHz
Cores Hexa core Single core
Socket type
AM3+
Slot A

features

Has a NX bit 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

details

FX 6300  vs
Athlon 700 
Threads 6 1
L2 cache 6 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 250 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

power consumption

Typical power consumption 77.19W N/A

bus

Clock speed 2,600 MHz 200 MHz
AMD FX 6300
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