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

  • 32nm Vishera 95W
  • 8MB L3 Cache
  • 3 x 2MB L2 Cache
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New microarchitecture, new level of performance

Piledriver microarchitecture, a tuned-up Bulldozer, has finally reached the flagship AMD FX processors (the new FX series processors are codenamed as Vishera) for improved performance and better energy-efficiency. Up to six “Piledriver” cores ensure breathtaking 3D modeling and HD video edition as well as maximum multitasking. The AMD Turbo Core technology pushes your core frequencies to the most when you need it most. To top it off, like all other AMD’s Black Edition processors, the new AMD FX 6-core Vishera processor black edition is unlocked for fabulous overclocking* capability.  Superior performance is not the only trick AMD has up their sleeve. Vishera processors are at a reasonable price point. (*AMD’s product warranty does not cover damage caused by overclocking even when overclocking is enabled via AMD Overdrive software.)



 

  • 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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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Anonymous
  • 11/21/2014 1:01:34 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: really good cpu for the money, get thé job done can run far cry 4 at an average of 50fps

Cons: Do a bit of noise but its okay

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  • Justin D.
  • 11/20/2014 11:59:20 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest CPU for the money for gaming.

Pros: This CPU has been great right out of the box for me. Got it on an AMD AM3+ MSI 970 gaming motherboard with aftermarket cooler. Zero issues so far.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Would recommend this CPU for gaming because that's what I'm using it for at the moment along with an MSI R9 280 and it's working great.

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  • Mr. P.
  • 11/19/2014 4:24:42 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPleased with purchase

Pros: Nice processor and good bang for the buck at $99.99. Overclocking is a breeze. Mine is currently running at 4.6 gigs stable with a slight voltage increase.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: As always great order processing and quick shipping by Newegg!

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/18/2014 7:19:03 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsvery good

Pros: very good prosser for the money I love it good for gaming and good for mutitasking

Cons: N/A

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  • Benjamin W.
  • 11/18/2014 6:40:55 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat

Pros: First pc I've had in a long time...and even longer since I've had a desktop.
First PC build with this...and it handles everything.
I produce music first and play games second...sometimes the other way around, and both are handled flawlessly.

Cons: None so far.
I hear it runs hot.

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  • Michael O.
  • 11/17/2014 5:06:57 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Works very well in my new desktop gaming build

Cons: None so far.

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/15/2014 7:22:03 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNot bad at all!

Pros: Excellent little CPU from AMD. Runs stable at stock speeds - 3.5 GHz base speed - 4.2 GHz under full load - when thermal throttling is enabled. Also very overclockable without generating a high level of heat. This is due to it's low 95 watt power consumption. With some tweaking it easily overtakes it bigger brother (FX 6350), when the bigger brother is running at stok speeds of course. I'm sure the 6350 will overclock just as well, maybe even better. Although, as others have stated, why spend the extra money when all that will do is cause more heat build up and empty your wallet in the process.
I was able to get this particular CPU up to 4.5 GHz with some tweaking of the FSB, multiplier, and a slight voltage increase. Runs cool as a cucumber with a CLLC on it. Tears through every next-gen game that has came out recently as of this review date. Recognized instantly on first boot, even with a 990XA chipset MB. Unsure how it reacts to 990FX chipsets as I have no intention of upgrading my MB until the next best thing arrives. Very happy, although there are some drawbacks and concerns (see cons and other thoughts).

Cons: First off, don't let this review persuade you not to buy this processor. Your results may differ greatly from my own.
On that note...Temperature monitoring FX processors is an ongoing concern to almost all who own them. Don't believe me? Google it...you won't believe how many discussion boards there are out there about this problem. Put lightly, you may get false temperature readings with any software you might use to monitor such things. One person stated that these CPUs don't register accurate temps until the CPU is under load, and the temp goes above 25-30c. Meaning you can get false idle temps as low as 10c, which is just impossible. Your CPU can not be running at a termperature lower than the environment it is in. So unless you're pumping liquid nitrogen into your case, this is just a totally false reading. Also others, as well as AMDs website, state that the FX series of processors actually have onboard (meaning built into the CPU itself) temperature sensors. These can clash with your motherboard's socket temp sensor and register false readings. A lot of software out there such as - AIDA64, CPUID HWMonitor, Speedfan, MB Monitor, and others - can give you different types of readings. Core temps for each core, the main core temp, and the socket temp. There is a formula that some use to determine the actual temp, but I don't always feel like doing a math equation every time I want to OC and check temps (more on how I check temps in other thoughts).
Lastly, I know WEI is not the best way to benchmark anything, but upon installing this CPU and replacing my old CPU (Phenom II x4 960t BE), my CPU scores lower than the old CPU. Even with a 4.2-4.5 GHz overclock. Still gets high benchmarks in good software meant for that purpose, but just worried me at first after this purchase. Just food for thought.

Other Thoughts: I actually purchased this CPU because after having my old Phemom II x4 960t Black Edition for almost 4 years, I needed to get rid of the only bottle neck in this build. Granted I had the Phenom II overclocked to 3.7 GHz with 2 hidden cores unlocked making it an x6. It ran great for the entire time I had it. I just wanted to finally break that 4 GHz mark. On a limited budget for upgrades I eventually went with this. I figured alot of the reviews said it was just as good as the 6350, just required less power to run. As did my Phenom II. Got it in no time flat thanks to Newegg, installed it, and was off without a hitch. After the breaking in period, which I believe you should do, you don't have to. I just feel that slowly overlocking the processor over time of use helps stress it into a more stable OC. I was able to get to 4.7 GHz with a voltage I wasn't comfortable with. Being that I have had termperature monitoring issues, I backed it down to 4.5 GHz and it is now running stable and I am happy at that clock speed. I'm using a Corsair H80i AIO liquid cooler to cool it, and it works just fine. Maybe not the Corsair Link software, but that's a whole other can of worms. Find myself banging my head against the wall with every new software/firmware update from Corsair.
Most people know not to expect these types of results with every processor, as every CPU is different and may go further or not as far when overclocking. I find it best to adjust the multiplier as little as possible. Just turning down the memory clock, tweaking the FSB, and then dialing in the right voltage has worked for me. On my old CPU all that you had to do was change the multiplier, it was kind of moron-proof for a stable OC. This was far more difficult. Others results may vary though. I've seen people with these running at 4.8-4.9 GHz with custom loop liquid cooling. As far as temp monitoring goes for me, since I don't want to do the math equation, I know from previous CPUs that my liquid temp is normally only about 2-5c off of my current CPU temp. So if my radiator isn't blowing out hot air and my Link software says my liquid temp is at 38c, my CPU is probably not 58c like the software says, more like 42-45c. To conclude I am using a Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3 MB, 16 GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1866, and I won't go into the other hardware as my fingers are getting tired.

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/15/2014 4:06:16 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSurprised at profomance

Pros: Initially I thought that I made a bad decision not spending the extra money on the 8350 while I waited for it to ship, but It's been able to run every game I have thrown at it with great results. Even CPU oriented games look clean. Just make sure that you pair the CPU with a decent GPU that has good stats, but won't bottleneck performance and you'll be set.

Cons: No cons so far

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/15/2014 3:21:08 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggslove it !

Pros: I love this cpu! It runs so cool and with my aftermarket cooler. (crossair h100i) I can run it at 4.3ghz but have gotten it to 4.8 ghz running really stable and didnt go over 40c.

Cons: none

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  • Ben B.
  • 11/15/2014 12:18:55 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat CPU

Pros: Great CPU, Have Had No Issues With It Plays Many CPU Hungry Games And Stays Cool With Stock Cooler.

Cons: None So Far!

Other Thoughts: Loved This CPU So Much I Bought Another For A New PC Build.

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