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Front view of AMD PRO A A4 A4 PRO-7300B

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AMD PRO A A4 A4 PRO-7300B

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Higher clock speed 3.8 GHz vs 3.5 GHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Much lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 77.19W More than 30% lower typical power consumption
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 70 °C vs 62.5 °C More than 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
Front view of AMD FX 6300

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Much more l3 cache 8 MB vs None Compared to all cpus, 8 MB l3 cache is just OK
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
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 3.8 GHz More than 25% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.82 GHz vs 3.8 GHz More than 25% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of PRO A A4 A4 PRO-7300B vs FX 6300

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

PRO A A4 A4 PRO-7300B  vs
FX 6300 
Clock speed 3.8 GHz 3.5 GHz
Turbo clock speed 4 GHz 4.1 GHz
Cores Dual core Hexa core
Is unlocked No Yes

features

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

power consumption

TDP 65W 95W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 1.98 pt/W 9.84 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 77.19W

details

PRO A A4 A4 PRO-7300B  vs
FX 6300 
Threads 2 6
L2 cache 1 MB 6 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache None 8 MB
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Operating temperature Unknown - 70°C Unknown - 62.5°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.8 GHz 4.75 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.8 GHz 4.82 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.8 GHz 4.75 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Radeon™ HD 8470D N/A
Latest DirectX 11.0 N/A
GPU clock speed 800 MHz N/A

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3-1600
AMD PRO A A4 A4 PRO-7300B
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