CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 6350 vs 6300

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

FX 6350
6.8
FX 6300
6.6
Cinebench R10 32-bit, Passmark, GeekBench (32-bit) and GeekBench (64-bit)

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

FX 6350
7.7
FX 6300
7.6
Cinebench R10 32-bit (1-core) and Passmark (Single Core)

Overclocking

How much speed can you get out of the processor?

FX 6350
7.5
FX 6300
8.8
Passmark (Overclocked), Unlocked, Maximum Overclocked Clock Speed (Air) and 2 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

FX 6350
7.8
FX 6300
7.9
Performance Per Dollar

CPUBoss Score

Performance, Single-core Performance, Overclocking and Value

FX 6350
7.3
FX 6300
7.2

Winner
AMD FX 6350 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD FX 6350

Reasons to consider the
AMD FX 6350

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Higher clock speed 3.9 GHz vs 3.5 GHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Slightly better PassMark score 7,379 vs 6,444 Around 15% better PassMark score
Newer Apr, 2013 vs Oct, 2012 Release date 6 months later
Front view of AMD FX 6300

Reasons to consider the
AMD FX 6300

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Lower typical power consumption 77.19W vs 101.56W Around 25% lower typical power consumption
Significantly better PassMark (Overclocked) score 7,541 vs 3,626.2 More than 2x better PassMark (Overclocked) score
Lower annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year vs 109.5 $/year Around 25% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year vs 30.11 $/year Around 25% lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of FX 6350 vs 6300

GeekBench (32-bit)

FX 6350
8,173
FX 6300
7,447

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

FX 6350
6,620
FX 6300
6,080
FX 6350 FX 6300 @ community.futuremark.com

Cinebench R10 32-Bit

FX 6350
18,021
FX 6300
16,213
FX 6350 FX 6300 @ anandtech.com

Cinebench R10 32-Bit (Single Core)

FX 6350
4,302
FX 6300
4,101
FX 6350 FX 6300 @ anandtech.com

Passmark

FX 6350
7,379
FX 6300
6,444

Passmark (Single Core)

FX 6350
1,511
FX 6300
1,446

Reviews Word on the street

FX 6350  vs 6300 

7.0
8.0
It's not far off in terms of gaming, with our low-end Batman: AC scores showing 155fps for the FX-6300 versus 164FPS for the stock-clocked i5-3570K.
FX 6300

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

FX 6350  vs
6300 
Clock speed 3.9 GHz 3.5 GHz
Turbo clock speed 4.2 GHz 4.1 GHz
Cores Hexa core Hexa core
Socket type
AM3+
Is unlocked Yes Yes
Is hyperthreaded No 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
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

details

FX 6350  vs
6300 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 6 6
L2 cache 6 MB 6 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 1.33 MB/core 1.33 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Transistor count 1,200,000,000 1,200,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Die size 319 mm² 319 mm²
Clock multiplier 21 20
Voltage range 0.8 - 1.45V 0.8 - 1.43V

overclocking

Overclock popularity 3 82
Overclocked clock speed 4.66 GHz 4.79 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.89 GHz 4.83 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 3,626.2 7,541
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.66 GHz 4.79 GHz

power consumption

TDP 125W 95W
Annual home energy cost 30.11 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 109.5 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 6.47 pt/W 7.33 pt/W
Typical power consumption 101.56W 77.19W

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 29,866.66 MB/s 29,866.66 MB/s
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Comments

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Stock overclock is a guarranted overclock speed and stability.
yes but, the x versions or higher clocked versions are also better binned meaning they have better silicon in them.
OK AMD really needs to stop crap like this! All the 6350 is, is a warmer running overclocked 6300 at the same price as the 8320 is, When you can just overclock the 6300 and pay much less. I am grateful for my R9 270 because I was able to get a R9 series card for under $200, But still both the 270X and 270 are the same. And the 270X costs more for just a higher clock you can do yourself, When they should have just priced the R9 270X under $200 to start with. Just like when they came out with the FX-6350 they should have priced it the same as the 6300 and dropped the 6300.
I'd say the 6300 clearly wins, with a lower price point and better overclocking. as well as the lower tdp. it probably would have come out ahead on this site if price was factored in.
another one that's extremely close "too close to call" imo. can't go wrong with either one. Though I prefer the 6300 as it has a lower TDP
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