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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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More cores 6 vs 2 Three times as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 6 vs 2 Three times as many threads
Front view of AMD Athlon II X2 270

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Athlon II X2 270 vs the FX 6300.

Benchmarks Real world tests of FX 6300 vs Athlon II X2 270

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 6300
2,290,000 MB/s
Athlon II X2 270
136,900 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

FX 6300  vs
Athlon II X2 270 
Clock speed 3.5 GHz 3.4 GHz
Cores Hexa core Dual core

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
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

bus

Clock speed 2,600 MHz 3,400 MHz

details

FX 6300  vs
Athlon II X2 270 
Threads 6 2
L2 cache 6 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclock popularity 82 1
Overclock review score 0.8 0
Overclocked clock speed 4.76 GHz 4.01 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.81 GHz 4.12 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 7,541 810.1
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.76 GHz 4.01 GHz

power consumption

TDP 95W 65W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 9.86 pt/W 2.03 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 52.81W
AMD FX 6300
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