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AMD FX-6300 Vishera 6-Core 3.5 GHz (4.1 GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 95W FD6300WMHKBOX Desktop Processor

  • 32nm Vishera 95W
  • 8MB L3 Cache

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AMD FX Processors

AMD FX Processors

Transform your PC into a multimedia powerhouse

Take your PC's megatasking abilities to extreme levels with the first native desktop processor built with dynamic, tuneable performance to handle multiple intensive apps without breaking a sweat.

  • Advanced 3D gaming
  • Complex 3D modeling
  • HD video editing

Get more with the AMD FX™ - 6300 Series Processor in your system

AMD FX Processors

Enjoy the highest clocks and the most cores you can get on a consumer desktop PC with the AMD FX™ - 6300 Series Processor family, from the company behind proven high-performance processors in the PlayStation® 4 and Xbox One™ gaming consoles, and Radeon™ graphics cards.

Featuring a 220 Watt TDP, the AMD FX™ - 6300 Series processors have special system requirements including a robust liquid cooling system.


AMD FX Processors unlock maximum, unrestrained processing performance for extreme responsiveness you can see and feel.

Maximum Performance

  • The industry's only 6-core desktop processor
  • Overclock with easy to use AMD Overdrive™ technology and AMD Catalyst™ Control Center™ software suites
  • Supreme power available from virtually every core configuration - also available in 6- and
    4-core variants
  • Aggressive performance for mega-tasking and intensive applications like video editing and
    3D modeling
Innovative Architecture

  • The industry's first and only native 6-core desktop processor for unmatched multitasking and pure core performance with "Bulldozer" architecture
  • New 32 nanometer die shrink designed to reduce leakage for improved efficiency, increased clock rate headroom and improved thermals
  • Can deliver cores and performance you need without raising the power requirements
An Industry Leader in Price for the Performance

  • Unlocked processors allow the maximum in tunable performance
  • AMD Turbo CORE Technology dynamically adjusts performance to give you the best experience, no matter what you are doing
  • Get superior performance at a competitive price with unlocked technology

Features

New Instruction Capabilities

  • AVX - Advanced Vector Extensions increase parallelism for scientific and 3D apps using heavy floating point calculations
  • FMA4 and XOP – Floating-Point Vector Multiply-Accumulate and eXtended Operations improves throughput and performance on many integer and floating point vector functions
  • AES - Advanced Encryption Standard increases performance on encryption apps like TrueCrypt® and PCMark®
AMD Turbo CORE Technology

  • AMD FX Processors come equipped with AMD Turbo CORE Technology. AMD Turbo CORE Technology is a performance boosting technology that helps increase performance on the applications that need it the most.
AMD Balanced Smart Cache

  • Shared L3 cache ( up to 8MB)
    • Improved scheduling and pre-fetch capabilities
    • 64-ways (16-ways/sub-cache)
    • Increased data queue sizes
AMD Wide Floating Point Accelerator

  • Shared FP Scheduler
  • Dual 128-bit Floating point engines – capable of teaming together for 256-bit AVX instructions or operating separately with each core
HyperTransport™ Technology

  • One 16-bit link at up to 5600MT/s
  • Up to 8.0GB/s HyperTransport™ I/O bandwidth; Up to 16GB/s in HyperTransport Generation 3.0 mode
  • Up to 37GB/s total delivered processor-to-system bandwidth (HyperTransport bus + memory bus)
Integrated DRAM Controller with AMD Memory Optimizer Technology

  • A high-bandwidth, low-latency integrated memory controller
  • Supports up to DDR3-1866
  • Supports new low voltage memories of 1.35V and 1.2V
  • Up to 29.9GB/s memory bandwidth for DDR3
  • New Pre-Fetcher improvements
  • Direct communications to each core in Dual-Core module (APIC registers in each core)

Benefit: Optimized memory controller to feed more cores.

AMD Virtualization™ (AMD-V™) Technology with IOMMU

  • Silicon feature-set enhancements designed to improve the performance, reliability and security of existing and future virtualization environments by allowing virtualized applications with direct and rapid access to their allocated memory.
  • IOMMU is an extension to AMD64 architecture to support address translation and access protection on DMA transfers
  • Security for User Level application and Virtual Machine guest operating system
  • Address translation and access control
  • Device isolation
  • Device assignment in virtualized systems
  • Security and trusted boot support
  • Unified interrupt management

Benefit: Helps virtualization software to run more securely and efficiently enabling a better experience when dealing with virtual systems

AMD PowerNow!™ AMD Technology (Cool'n'Quiet™ Technology)

  • Enhanced power management features which automatically and instantaneously adjusts performance states and features based on processor performance requirements
  • C6 power state flushes the cache and removes voltage from individual cores to help reduce power consumption
  • CC6 power state puts all cores in C6 into an even lower power state
    • for quieter operation and reduced power requirements
  • Separate memory controller power control
  • IO-based c-state interface
  • Works automatically without the need for drivers or BIOS enablement.
  • Power can be switched on or off within a single clock cycle, saving energy with minimal impact to performance
  • newegg New Piledriver microarchitecture Piledriver microarchitecture is the second generation of AMD Bulldozer microarchitecture. The internal core structure has been modified for higher frequencies even without any changes in the manufacturing process. Piledriver has a more precise branch predictor and a larger instruction window with ISA extensions FMA3 and F16C. The execution units acquired an enhanced scheduler and learned to process individual instructions faster, such as integer and floating-point division. And Piledriver microarchitecture delivers higher power efficiency compared with Bulldozer microarchitecture.
  • newegg Unlocked AMD FX processor with 6 Piledriver cores The native 6-core desktop processor ensures breathtaking 3D modeling and HD video edition as well as maximum multitasking with the new Piledriver microarchitecture. 32 nanometer die shrink was designed to reduce leakage for improved efficiency, increased clock rate headroom and better thermals. The AMD unlocked technology offers more headroom for your overclocking (AMD’s product warranty does not cover damage caused by overclocking even when overclocking is enabled via AMD Overdrive software.).
  • newegg AMD Turbo technology The AMD FX Processors come equipped with AMD Turbo CORE Technology, a performance boosting technology that helps increase performance on the applications that need it the most.
  • newegg Amazing instruction capabilities Like Bulldozer, Piledriver has some amazing instruction capabilities. Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX) increase parallelism tailored for scientific and 3D applications that use heavy floating point calculations. Floating Point Vector Multiply-Accumulate improves throughput and performance on many vector functions (integer and floating point). Advanced Encryption Standard noticeably increases performance on the latest encryption applications like TrueCrypt and benchmarks like PCMark.
  • newegg AMD Hypertransport technology HyperTransport Technology (HT or HTT) is a high-speed, low latency, point-to-point link which helps reduce the number of buses in a system thus reducing system bottlenecks and enabling today's faster microprocessors to use system memory more efficiently in high-end multiprocessor systems.
  • newegg Integrated DRAM Controller with AMD Memory Optimizer Technology AMD FX Vishera Processor features a high-bandwidth, low-latency integrated memory controller that supports faster and low voltage memories and provides new Pre-Fetcher improvements and direct communications to each core in Dual-Core module (APIC registers in each core).

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Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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  • Anonymous
  • 2/4/2016 8:14:32 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest Prossesor you can get for 100$

Pros: Cheap and for those of us on a tight budget, you want the most bang for your buck. The FX 6300 certainly delivers on both fronts its great for multi-tasking and gaming. Seriously this thing impressed accompanied by a decent GPU good times will be had by all.

Cons: The stock cooler is a bit on the loud side when working hard (or playing hard)

Other Thoughts: If your buying a budget tier GPU 100-250$ then this CPU will give you plenty of performance to back it up in gaming.

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  • Ashley H.
  • 2/2/2016 2:03:02 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat cpu, overclock well

Pros: 6 treads
low thermal compared to other AMD FX processors
overclocked easily with out changes to voltage.

Cons: Included heatsink it basic at most, only good for running at default clocks. I used a new old Phenom II X6 stock cooler that came with my X6 which are designed for 125 watt cpu and it works awesome with this chip even when pushing the OC.

Other Thoughts: Overclock to 4.2 on all cores with no voltage changes. Was able to get to 4.6 with voltage changes but since I'm not gaming with this cpu I left it at 4.2 with default voltages. With a Phenom II X6 stock cooler I only reach 54c when stress testing with Prime95 and Futurmark.

I purchased this to run in a HTPC. I had an old AM3+ mobo already from my old Phenom when I no longer had. I wanted to upgrade my HTPC from my old Ivy Bride Pentium which works great with my HD Homerun Prime 3 tunner till I added a second on to the mix. When recording 6 shows the Pentium would choke but worked fine with 3 and cause glitches in my recording. I purchased a i3 to replace the Pentium and it would also choke if more than 5 shows were recording or if you are recording 4+ shows but watching a previous recording over the network the playback would stutter.

Swapped out the old mobo/cpu with my old AM3+ and the FX-6300 but using the same gpu (gtx 750), 8gb DDR3 1600, HDD, and PSU

Now with WMC I can record 6 shows and stream 3 recordings to Xbox 360 E's that I used as an extender over my network all at the same time and I have zero issues.

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  • Benjamin T.
  • 2/2/2016 8:51:05 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat for Home Virtualization Server

Pros: Great number of core per price.
ECC RAM support! (With supported motherboard)
IOMMU Support for direct access to hardware for virtualized guests.

Cons: Stock fan is loud but I don't care since it is in my basement.

Other Thoughts: I use this for my home virtualization server. I use it with Ubuntu Linux and Virtualbox setup. It works great. Never have any heating or stability issues after I updated the firmware in my motherboard (Mobo's fault). It run the three VMs I need well: pfSense box (1 core), a file, media, plex VM (3 cores), and a legacy ubuntu server (1 core) without issue. I also run Linux software RAID 5, 1, and soon LVM - Parity. I never see the CPU get congested.

Never have any issues with it that aren't my fault.

I would recommend this for an entry level workstation, low-end home visualization server, or low / mid level gaming machine.

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  • Anthony A.
  • 1/29/2016 2:14:13 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome CPU for the price!

Pros: It may not be an expensive i7 but it is still handles processing with greatness.
It's probably one of the best bangs for the buck today.

Cons: None that I'v seen thus far. It's not the fastest CPU out there but it handles with great speed and multi-threading better than any other CPU in it's price range. You really can't go wrong with this purchase unless they wish you spend more money.

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  • Keith i.
  • 1/29/2016 2:09:39 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsFX 6300

Pros: I bought this CPU for an upgrade for my son's desktop. For a budget build gaming computer this CPU with ASUS m5a97 LE runs well. AMD setups must be turned and for intermediate to advance builders. If you plan to overclock you must use after market CPU heat sink and cooler. Hyper X 212 works well for this setup for up to 10-15% overclock. More than that invest in a proven heat sink and cooler solution.

Cons: AMD users must have advance PC builder knowledge prior to using this CPU. Heavy loads this CPU can bottle neck while multitasking heavy loads. You will need no less then 8 gigs of ram but 16/32 ddr3 1600/1866 gigs will keep bottle necking down a min.

Other Thoughts: This is a great CPU upgrade if you are still on a Phenom II X4 965 or less. This 6 core CPU beats 945 AM3 in all tests I have found. I would buy this CPU again for a secondary gaming computer setup. Price is awesome for performance I have seen so far. We have tested most new games on a GT 740>W10/ with a steam environment.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/27/2016 8:05:11 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest CPU in the price range

Pros: - fast
- overclocked to 4.6 GHz easy... aftermarket cooler

Cons: - none so far

Other Thoughts: Definitely recommended for anyone who wants to build a mid-range gaming / home system. If you need some extra speed just get an after market cooler and overclock it easy. Great little CPU.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/27/2016 11:42:17 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPerfect.

Pros: Runs my cpu intensive games such as Arma 3, dayz and planetside 2 at 40+ frames at all times. Stock heat sink and fan along with 3 of my case fans keep the temps under 45 degrees celsius.

Cons: None

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  • Caspian P.
  • 1/26/2016 6:17:13 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMore than enough for my gaming needs

Pros: Easy to cool - Stock cooler works fine (Haven't OC)
Cost efficient

Cons: Nothing yet

Other Thoughts: Don't accidentally bend a pin on install. The post code it gave me was for a RAM error and was difficult to troubleshoot.

Has worked fine since then though.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/25/2016 5:26:16 PM

5 out of 5 eggsFX-6300 6 core

Pros: Have had this cpu for over a year now and still going very strong. runs very fast for being an extremely cheap cpu. Never had the over heating problems other people say they have with stock cooler as long as u dont overclock lol u cant expect any stock cooler to handle a good overclock. but overall i love it for the money, paired with a gtx 970 and 16 gigs of ram it runs every title out at a great frame rate with great setting.

Cons: without an overclock it can be a little sluggish when doing more than one big task at a time. but put an aio cooler on it and overclock to 4.2 or higher and this little cpu will hold its own. just gotta be willing to get into the bios to unlock what this cpu can really do

Other Thoughts: its just good for the money, for new builders, or people who wana get into the bios for the first time its a good cpu to learn with. and your not out a ton of money if u fry it, but thats not likely to happen because these can handle a beating

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  • Jack F.
  • 1/25/2016 9:46:04 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat speed, reliable, runs hot without watercooling, also on a list of processors that can't run Total War: Shogun 2

Pros: Runs everything I need it to
Fantastic for multitasking

Cons: Runs hot without watercooling (but you should be watercooling anything over 4 cores anyways)

For some reason, and I looked into this extensively, Total War: Shogun 2 refuses to run on a system running with any AMD FX Processor. If you are buying this specifically for that game, look somewhere else because you will dissapointed.

Other Thoughts: I recommend this CPU highly if you can't afford Intel

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