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Front view of AMD FX 8300

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AMD FX 8300

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the FX 8300 vs the Athlon II X4 650.

Front view of AMD Athlon II X4 650

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AMD Athlon II X4 650

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Benchmarks Real world tests of FX 8300 vs Athlon II X4 650

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 8300
10,502

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 8300
2,420,000 MB/s
Athlon II X4 650
128,700 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

FX 8300  vs
Athlon II X4 650 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 3.2 GHz
Cores Octa core Quad 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

details

FX 8300  vs
Athlon II X4 650 
Threads 8 4
L2 cache 8 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.61 GHz 0.73 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.51 GHz 0.65 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.61 GHz 0.73 GHz

power consumption

TDP 95W 95W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 10.58 pt/W 1.61 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 77.19W
AMD FX 8300
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