AMD FX-6300: specs and benchmarks

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AMD FX-6300
AMD FX-6300
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Year of release 2012
Performance 3.99


AMD started AMD FX-6300 sales 23 October 2012. This is Vishera architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 6 cores and 6 threads, and is based on 32nm SOI manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 3800 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is AM3+ processor with a TDP of 95 Watt. It supports DDR3-1866 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at


of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5995WX.

General info

Of FX-6300 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance rating1335
Value for money1.73
Market segmentDesktop processor
Architecture codenameVishera (2012−2015)
Release date23 October 2012 (9 years ago)
Price now$102 of 14999 (Xeon Platinum 9282)
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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 cores6 (Hexa-Core)
Base clock speed3.5 GHzof 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed3.8 GHzof 5.5 (Core i9-12900KS)
L1 cache288 KBof 1536 (EPYC Embedded 3401)
L2 cache6144 KBof 12288 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)
L3 cache8192 KBof 32768 (Ryzen Threadripper 1998)
Chip lithography32 nmof 5 (Apple M1)
Die size315 mm2
Maximum core temperature71 °Cof 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Number of transistors1,200 millionof 57000 (Apple M1 Max)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-
P0 Vcore voltageMin: 1.15 V - Max: 1.3875 V


Information on FX-6300 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)
Thermal design power (TDP)95 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by FX-6300. 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-6300's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR3-1866of 4800 (Ryzen 9 6980HX)


Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.

PCIe version3.0

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of FX-6300. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.

Overall 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-6300 3.99
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  • GeekBench 5 Single-Core
  • GeekBench 5 Multi-Core
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Physics


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-6300 4137

GeekBench 5 Single-Core

Benchmark coverage: 37%

FX-6300 518

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

Benchmark coverage: 37%

FX-6300 1900

3DMark Fire Strike Physics

Benchmark coverage: 4%

FX-6300 4900

Game benchmarks

Relative perfomance

Overall FX-6300 performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop CPUs.

Intel equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to FX-6300 from Intel is Core i5-2550K, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 6 positions in our rating.

Intel Core i5-2550K Core i5 2550K

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Similar processors

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Intel Core i5-2450P Core i5 2450P
Intel Core i5-2500 Core i5 2500
Intel Core i5-2500K Core i5 2500K
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