FX-8300: specs and benchmarks


Aggregated performance score

It provides poor benchmark performance at 3.43% of a leader's which is Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX.

Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WXRyzen ThreadripperPRO 7995WX


AMD started FX-8300 sales 23 October 2012. This is a Vishera architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 8 cores and 8 threads, and is based on 32nm manufacturing technology, with a max turbo frequency of 4200 MHz and an unlocked multiplier.

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

General info

FX-8300 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance ranking1443
Place by popularitynot in top-100
Value for money1.45
Market segmentDesktop processor
Architecture codenameVishera (2012−2015)
Release date23 October 2012 (11 years ago)
Current price$85 of 17802 (Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX)

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 cores8 (Octa-Core)
Base clock speed3.3 GHzof 4.7 (Ryzen 9 7900X)
Boost clock speed4.2 GHzof 6.2 (Core i9-14900KS)
L2 cache8192 KBof 98304 (Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX)
Chip lithography32 nmof 3 (Apple M3 Max 16-Core)
Die size315 mm2
Maximum core temperature71 °Cof 110 (Core Ultra 7 165H)
Number of transistors1,200 millionof 9900000 (Ryzen 5 7645HX)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-
Unlocked multiplierYes
P0 Vcore voltageMin: 1.075 V - Max: 1.2875 V


Information on FX-8300 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 (Xeon Platinum 8160M)
Power consumption (TDP)95 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by FX-8300. 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-8300's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR3

Graphics specifications

General parameters of a GPU integrated into FX-8300.

Integrated graphics cardOn certain motherboards (Chipset feature)


Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.

PCIe versionn/aof 5 (Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of FX-8300. 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-8300 3.43


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-8300 5308

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: 42%

FX-8300 456

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: 42%

FX-8300 1734

3DMark Fire Strike Physics

Benchmark coverage: 4%

FX-8300 6090

Gaming performance

Relative performance

Overall FX-8300 performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop CPUs.

Core i5-4590 101.17
Core i7-2600 100.87
FX-8370E 100
FX-8300 100
FX-8150 99.13

Intel equivalent

According to our data, the closest Intel alternative to FX-8300 is Core i3-8100T, which is slower by 1% and lower by 5 positions in our ranking.

i3-8100TCore i38100T

Here are some closest Intel rivals to FX-8300:

Core i5-6400 102.04
Core i5-4590 101.17
Core i7-2600 100.87
FX-8300 100

Similar processors

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

i7-2600Core i72600
i5-4590Core i54590
i5-4570Core i54570
i5-4670RCore i54670R

Recommended GPUs

People consider these graphics cards to be good for FX-8300, according to our PC configuration statistics.

These are the fastest graphics cards for FX-8300 in our user configuration statistics. There is a total of 13167 configurations based on FX-8300 in our database.

RTX 4090 GeForce RTX 4090
0.5% (66/13167)
RTX 4080 GeForce RTX 4080
0.008% (1/13167)
RTX 4080 SUPER GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER
0.008% (1/13167)
RTX 4070 Ti GeForce RTX 4070 Ti
0.02% (2/13167)
RTX 4070 SUPER GeForce RTX 4070 SUPER
0.008% (1/13167)
RTX 3090 Ti GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
0.1% (16/13167)
RX 7900 XT Radeon RX 7900 XT
0.02% (2/13167)
RX 6950 XT Radeon RX 6950 XT
0.008% (1/13167)
RTX 3080 Ti GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
0.1% (16/13167)
RTX 4070 GeForce RTX 4070
0.02% (3/13167)

User Ratings

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