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AMD FX6300 Black Edition 6 Core (3.5/4.1GHz, 8MB Level 3 Cache, 6MB Level 2 Cache, Socket AM3+, 95W, Retail Boxed)

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BrandAMD
Item Weight299 g
Product Dimensions14 x 7 x 12.7 cm
Item model numberFD6300WMHKBOX
ColorBlack
Processor Count6
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Wattage95 watts
  
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Best Sellers Rank 301 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight907 g
Date First Available23 Oct 2012
  
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49 of 51 people found the following review helpful By Mr Baz #1 REVIEWER#1 HALL OF FAME on 11 Aug 2013
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Last year I previously purchased an AMD FX6100 CPU, not unhappy with that choice at all, but a re-build of another PC gave me a chance to try the newer 6300 processor, so I'll compare that to the older one. The old FX was also good bang per buck (initial price was too high) With recent price cuts the 6300 moves into a bargain price bracket for a hexacore processor

The updated piledriver processors, are revisions of the original bulldozer processors and initially I didn't expect a notable gain in performance overall, however real world it's proved quite a strong processor even more so than the 6100.

My pros and cons list:

Pro's
+ Bang per buck, in the sub £100 CPU category this is unmatched in terms of performance at this price point
+ Easy to overclock, even more so than the 6100 (slightly better power consumption) unlocked as all FX cpu's are
+ Single threaded performance improved over bulldozer (in some cases quite a bit but Intel still rule here)
+ Faster than a 125w 6200 CPU, yet with lower clock speeds! In some cases it beats the old 8120 FX cpu
+ Undervolts very well (if you are into quiet computing)
+ Excellent multi threaded performance
+ Easy to cool (but get a better heatsink/fan)

Con's
- Standard stock cooler is actually identical to the Athlon II 65W CPU's, and a fair bit smaller than the original 6100 FX cooler, plan on getting another heatsink/fan if you're overclocking
- Still mixed performance in low threaded applications (though improved over the first FX series)

I'm personally much more interested in real world results than running benchmark tests suites. I do photo and video work quite often, so I dropped a HD video file into handbrake for conversion to MP4.
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61 of 68 people found the following review helpful By ProjectArius on 8 Jun 2013
I bought this cpu for my latest cheap gaming build, and was probably the most expensive element of the computer (I managed to get a really good deal on a second hand HD 6950) but I would say the cpu is one of the best value parts. When I bought it it was just under £100, which compared to the Intel i5 models (Intel Core i5-3450) that benchmark around the same performance was a good sized saving of over £50. Another good aspect of the FX6300 is that by changing the settings in the BIOS, you can enable turbo mode, which is a kind of inbuilt overclocking feature which enables the cpu to step up it's clock speed without you having to manually adjust the multiplier.
Benchmarking scores using Passmark's Performance Test with and without turbo
Standard clock: 6534
Turbo: 6985
The cpu is really quite powerful, especially in comparison to my previous cpu which benchmarked at around one third of the FX 6300, and makes a really good upgrade for people like me who have left it a bit late to upgrade to more recent generations of processors. However, the only issue I had with this cpu is that the stock heatsink and fan they supply with it is absolutely minute! it's an 80mm amd fan on an 80mm alloy heatsink with pre-applied generic thermal paste. I'm not really sure this cooler provides much benefit in the way of temps, and I only used it for a couple of days because I replaced it with the Arctic cooling A30, which is complete overkill because It's probably one of the largest coolers I've ever seen. At the moment (in summer, using turbo mode) when the fans are on silent settings, temps during normal usage are around 31 degrees, when the fans are on 100% speed, it takes it really close to room temperature, like mid 20's, which is very impressive in my books!
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By TheBest on 2 July 2013
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I was thinking to veer away from AMD as I heard very little good things about their current processors but decided to buy the FX6300 over an i3 to attempt to future proof a £500 computer. It is paired with a GTX660 and they run beautifully together maxing out a lot of games at 1080p. It is running on the stock cooler and hitting very average temperatures. Would definitely use this CPU on a similar budget build again.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Ash McKay on 10 Mar 2014
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Using with the Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 Motherboard, and 8GB Kingston Technology HyperX Genesis DDR3 1600MHz CL9, absolutely no complaints, was previously using a Phenom triple core 8400Mhz, and there is a noticeable difference, would definitely recommend this CPU.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Luke on 8 Feb 2014
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I was building a budget gaming PC (by budget I say around 450 pounds) but my friend was going all out on his budget in the 850 dollar range. I reccomended him this CPU and not an intel because purely what this can do for it's price.
For this kind of money on intels battlefield you will get a mid range i3. A rubbish processor now, good 3 years ago.
This is a great CPU and will go great with any graphics card if you are gaming that is a gddr5 1-2gb card.
If you are rendering from time to time do not let the price put you off, you will not be dissapointed with this card.
Don't worry you could match this up with any high end card and won't need to worry about the processor falling behind.
This is the best processor for this kind of money.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Eoin Breen on 18 Sep 2013
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It's a great processor for the price. I think its lightening fast with 6 cores and I haven't even overclocked it yet. Im using the stock cooler with it(It came with pre-applied thermal paste) and since i've been using it it hasn't gone above 35 degrees Celcius. I have to say tho the case im using has 4 fans cooling it(excluding the cpu fan).Im using this processor with 8gb Corsair Vengence ram, Asus m5a78l-m/usb3 motherboard, corsair 600w psu modular and a CIT Vantage type-r case. It's a quality processor and i recommend it to anyone looking to build their own gaming-rig.
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