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Front view of Intel Core i5 2300

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Intel Core i5 2300

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Front view of AMD FX 4300

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 2300 vs FX 4300

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 2300
7,621
FX 4300
5,582

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 2300
2,448
FX 4300
1,981

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 2300
2,070,000 MB/s
FX 4300
2,210,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 2300
7,463
FX 4300
5,404

GeekBench

Core i5 2300
9,767
FX 4300
5,404

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

Core i5 2300
5,620
FX 4300
6,610

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i5 2300
5,322
FX 4300
4,651

PassMark (Single Core)

Core i5 2300
1,574
FX 4300
1,406

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 2300  vs
FX 4300 
Clock speed 2.8 GHz 3.8 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.1 GHz 4 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 1155
AM3+
Is unlocked No Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
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

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 7.79 pt/W 9.24 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 77.19W

details

Core i5 2300  vs
FX 4300 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB 4 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 28 20
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.6°C Unknown - 70.5°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 20 7
Overclocked clock speed 3.29 GHz 4.48 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.55 GHz 4.98 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.29 GHz 4.48 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Intel® HD Graphics 2000 N/A
Number of displays supported 2 N/A
GPU clock speed 850 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz N/A

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No Yes
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 29,866.66 MB/s
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