CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4460 vs 6300 among desktop CPUs (over 75W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

9.1

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i5 4460 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i5 4460

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 4460

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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 6300

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AMD FX 6300

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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 4460 vs FX 6300

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 4460
9,739
FX 6300
7,871

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 4460
3,086
FX 6300
2,053

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 4460
4,300,000 MB/s
FX 6300
2,290,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 4460
9,462
FX 6300
7,447

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 4460
10,351
FX 6300
8,232

GeekBench

Core i5 4460
10,351
FX 6300
9,503

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i5 4460
6,664
FX 6300
6,444

PassMark (Single Core)

Core i5 4460
1,946
FX 6300
1,446

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 4460  vs
FX 6300 
Clock speed 3.2 GHz 3.5 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.4 GHz 4.1 GHz
Cores Quad core Hexa core
Socket type
LGA 1150
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
EM64T
SSE
ABM
BMI1
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No Yes
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 29,866.66 MB/s

details

Core i5 4460  vs
FX 6300 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 6
L2 cache 1 MB 6 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1.33 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 32 20
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.72°C Unknown - 62.5°C

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4600 N/A
Number of displays supported 3 N/A
GPU clock speed 350 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz N/A

power consumption

TDP 84W 95W
Annual home energy cost 20.24 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 73.58 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 9.67 pt/W 9.85 pt/W
Typical power consumption 68.25W 77.19W
Intel Core i5 4460
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Comments

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well the thing is when u buy it it comes with integrated graphics :| u cant just put it in the side
would be nice if they didn't have the integrated graphics play a role in the score. I understand why but would appreciate a second rating without it being a factor as it is something that i do not care about. Maybe you all do though idk.
the witcher 3 is a great game....don´t know what games do you play....may be fall out 4? I´ve heard that is a dissapointing game....
I have the FX6300+R9 270X and without OC it can reach the 45fps average at 1080p on High to Ultra in the 90% of the actual games, for me is a great performance for a CPU of that price, I personally know a build with a GTX680 and the 6300 that works great, so with a GTX960 or a 970 I suppose is gonna be the same, the CPU is not all in a gaming PC, a more expensive CPU not always grant great performance, but stability in the FPS, still a FX4300 or superior is more than enough for gaming at 1080p today, for a 1440p or 4K is more importan a best GPU that may be limited by an AMD processor, so in that case is the right time to move to Intel.
I think he was joking xP
AMD vs Intel debate : AMD FX : cheap, decent Intel i5 (4th gen and above) : bit pricey but more powerful
hahah xDDD lol
does it bottleneck your GPU tho and what GPU do you have? I'm upgrading but since the supposedly-much-much-faster Pascal is coming out shortly so I don't wanna do a serious upgrade, according to most benchmarks FX 6300+960 handles most games at 1080p ~60fps at high to ultra settings unless it's like witcher 3 (an overhyped boring gratuitous fest i won't be bothering with) or something horribly optimized like AC Syndicate or Unity. And I think the same performance/FPS will hold for at least 6 months before the Pascals come out and I can do a proper upgrade. But those are benchmarks I read and I'd like to hear your actual experiences
It doesn't matter. I have my Fx 6300 at 5Ghz and it's still a lot lower than i5 4460 in games.
FX6300 has an unlocked multiplier, to bad CPU Boss does not test processors while OC..
I think you gobbed to many donuts.
That doesn't make sense, it does have power consumption and if there's a power outage then your pc won't be booting.
lol i5 has no power consumption great during power outages :PP
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