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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 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 3.2 GHz Around 10% higher clock speed
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
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.75 GHz vs 4 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.82 GHz vs 3.2 GHz More than 50% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Oct, 2012 vs May, 2010 Release date over 2 years later
Front view of AMD Athlon II X2 B26

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AMD Athlon II X2 B26

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Much higher Maximum operating temperature 74 °C vs 62.5 °C Around 20% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 77.19W More than 30% lower typical power consumption
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 22.89 $/year More than 30% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 83.22 $/year More than 30% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of FX 6300 vs Athlon II X2 B26

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 B26
129.4 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

FX 6300  vs
Athlon II X2 B26 
Clock speed 3.5 GHz 3.2 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 2,000 MHz

details

FX 6300  vs
Athlon II X2 B26 
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
Operating temperature Unknown - 62.5°C Unknown - 74°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.75 GHz 4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.82 GHz 3.2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.75 GHz 4 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 9.84 pt/W 1.25 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 52.81W
AMD FX 6300
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