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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD FX 6300

Reasons to consider the
AMD FX 6300

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Higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 3.2 GHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.75 GHz vs 4.21 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.82 GHz vs 3 GHz More than 60% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Athlon X4 740

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Much higher Maximum operating temperature 73 °C vs 62.5 °C More than 15% 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 X4 740

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 X4 740
2,030,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 6300
7,447

GeekBench

FX 6300
9,503

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

FX 6300
6,080

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 X4 740 
Clock speed 3.5 GHz 3.2 GHz
Turbo clock speed 4.1 GHz 3.7 GHz
Cores Hexa core Quad core
Is unlocked Yes Yes

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
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

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

bus

Clock speed 2,600 MHz 2,000 MHz

details

FX 6300  vs
Athlon X4 740 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 6 4
L2 cache 6 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Transistor count 1,200,000,000 1,303,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Die size 319 mm² 246 mm²
Voltage range 0.8 - 1.43V 0.82 - 1.48V
Operating temperature Unknown - 62.5°C Unknown - 73°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 82 13
Overclock review score 0.8 0
Overclocked clock speed 4.75 GHz 4.21 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.82 GHz 3 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.75 GHz 4.21 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 12.36 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 52.81W

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
AMD FX 6300
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The Athlon x4 740 is the best.
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