Cast your vote Do you agree or disagree with CPUBoss?

Thanks for adding your opinion. Follow us on Facebook to stay up to date with the latest news!
VS

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD FX 6300

Reasons to consider the
AMD FX 6300

Report a correction
Much more l2 cache 6 MB vs 1 MB 6x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much more l3 cache 8 MB vs 0.5 MB 16x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 2.8 GHz More than 25% higher clock speed
Much better PassMark score 6,444 vs 1,425 More than 4.5x better PassMark score
Much better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 7,447 vs 2,051 Around 3.8x better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.75 GHz vs 3.27 GHz More than 45% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
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 performance per watt 9.84 pt/W vs 0.88 pt/W Around 11.2x better performance per watt
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Much more l3 cache per core 1.33 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core More than 5.2x more l3 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.82 GHz vs 2.8 GHz More than 70% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Oct, 2012 vs Apr, 2008 Release date over 4 years later
Front view of AMD Athlon X2 5400B

Reasons to consider the
AMD Athlon X2 5400B

Report a correction
Much lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 77.19W More than 30% lower typical power consumption
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 68 °C vs 62.5 °C Around 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
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 X2 5400B

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 6300
7,871

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 6300
2,053

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 6300
2,290,000 MB/s
Athlon X2 5400B
74.95 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 6300
7,447

GeekBench

FX 6300
9,503

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

FX 6300
6,444

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

FX 6300  vs
Athlon X2 5400B 
Clock speed 3.5 GHz 2.8 GHz
Cores Hexa core Dual core
Socket type
AM3+
AM2
Is unlocked Yes No

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

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 0.88 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 52.81W

details

FX 6300  vs
Athlon X2 5400B 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 6 2
L2 cache 6 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 0.5 MB
L3 cache per core 1.33 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 62.5°C Unknown - 68°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.75 GHz 3.27 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.82 GHz 2.8 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 7,541 1,558.9
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.75 GHz 3.27 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
Report a correction
AMD Athlon X2 5400B
Report a correction

Comments

comments powered by Disqus