AMD FX-4300: specs and benchmarks



AMD started FX-4300 sales 23 October 2012. This is a Vishera architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 4 cores and 4 threads, and is based on 32nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 4000 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is AM3+ processor with a TDP of 95 Watt. It supports DDR3 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at 2.36% of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 9654.

EPYC 9654EPYC9654

General info

FX-4300 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance ranking1730
Place by popularity88
Value for money3.58
Market segmentDesktop processor
Architecture codenameVishera (2012−2015)
Release date23 October 2012 (10 years old)
Current price$54 of 15710 (Xeon Platinum 8276L)
Value for money

Performance per price, higher is better.

Technical specs

Basic microprocessor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.

Physical cores4 (Quad-Core)
Base clock speed3.8 GHzof 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed4 GHzof 6 (Core i9-13900KS)
L2 cache4096 KBof 36864 (Apple M2 Max)
Chip lithography32 nmof 4 (Ryzen 9 7940HS)
Die size315 mm2
Maximum core temperature71 °Cof 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Number of transistors1,200 millionof 9900000 (Ryzen 5 7645HX)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-
Unlocked multiplier1
P0 Vcore voltageMin: 1.225 V - Max: 1.3875 V


Information on FX-4300 compatibility with other computer components and devices: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration1of 8 (Opteron 842)
Power consumption (TDP)95 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by FX-4300. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.


Virtualization technologies

Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.


Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by FX-4300's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR3of 5600 (Ryzen 9 7940HS)


Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.

PCIe versionn/aof 5 (Core i9-12900K)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of FX-4300. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.

Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

FX-4300 2.36


Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

Benchmark coverage: 68%

FX-4300 2977

GeekBench 5 Single-Core

GeekBench 5 Single-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses only a single CPU core.

Benchmark coverage: 41%

FX-4300 444

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses all available CPU cores.

Benchmark coverage: 41%

FX-4300 1069

3DMark Fire Strike Physics

Benchmark coverage: 4%

FX-4300 7010

Gaming performance

Relative perfomance

Overall FX-4300 performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop CPUs.

Intel equivalent

According to our data, the closest Intel alternative to FX-4300 is Core i5-3470T, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 2 positions in our ranking.

i5-3470TCore i53470T

Here are some closest Intel rivals to FX-4300:

Similar processors

Here is our recommendation of several processors that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

i5-3470TCore i53470T
Phenom II X6 1035TPhenom IIX6 1035T
Athlon X4 760KAthlon X4760K
i3-4150TCore i34150T

Recommended GPUs

People consider these graphics cards to be good for FX-4300, according to our PC configuration statistics.

These are the fastest graphics cards for FX-4300 in our user configuration statistics. There is a total of 18331 configurations based on FX-4300 in our database.

RTX 4090 GeForce RTX 4090
0.4% (74/18331)
PRO W7800 Radeon PRO W7800
0.005% (1/18331)
RTX 4070 Ti GeForce RTX 4070 Ti
0.005% (1/18331)
RTX 3090 Ti GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
0.07% (13/18331)
RX 6950 XT Radeon RX 6950 XT
0.005% (1/18331)
RTX 3080 Ti GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
0.1% (27/18331)
RX 6900 XT Radeon RX 6900 XT
0.05% (10/18331)
RTX 3090 GeForce RTX 3090
0.1% (19/18331)
RTX 3080 GeForce RTX 3080
0.02% (3/18331)
RX 6800 XT Radeon RX 6800 XT
0.01% (2/18331)

User ratings: view and submit

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