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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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  • 8/26/2014 2:54:21 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsVery good for the money.

Pros: -Cheap
-Easily Overclock-able
This is a very good processor. Other processors at this price range just can't compete in my opinion. If you need something that can fit into any application such as gaming, 3d rendering software, image editing, ect, it has enough power to do it all.

The base clock was 3.5 GHz. That is a low clock for me. Good thing this is an FX processor because I ramped it up to 4.5 GHz with a 5.1 GHz turbo clock without an issue. The best part? 68c is the highest it goes when doing any sort of gaming on the STOCK FAN. This is seriously the "Little Fan that Could". I heard these fans were junk but darn, has it worked excellent so far. Just make sure you have good case ventilation I guess because we all know AMD usually ships hot products. I probably just got lucky.

AMDs drivers allow you to overclock your CPU without having to worry about voltages either, It won't go to the processors maximum clock but it makes it really easy. You can also get AMD OverDrive to give yourself more control of the overclock. Then if you have a good bios, the more experienced overclockers can have fun with it there.

This is a pretty low TDP processor too; 95W isn't that much compared to the higher-end AMD processors.

Cons: -It isn't the best
-You could get more for a bit more money
It simply isn't the best. It does what it does well but if you have a really high end gpu and scimp out on a processor and end up getting this then you have a huge bottleneck.
I have the the 7870 GHz Tahiti and this processor bottle necks it and the 7870 isn't even a high end card. The framerate I get in games is capped due to this processor and that is the reason I have overclocked it so much. I just want it to be LESS of that bottleneck.

I still get very good or respectable frames in almost any game I want to play on medium - high graphics, depending on the intensity of that game, but I know my GPU could be pushing more frames out which is why I want a new processor. But heck, I also want a new GPU and case.

Other Thoughts: In the end, this is a great processor. If you can't dish out the extra money for the 8320, or would need to buy a better power supply for the extra wattage of the 8320, then this is still a very good processor. It just isn't the best you could get out of AMD. It also is FAR from the worst you could get.

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  • Connor L.
  • 8/24/2014 12:00:53 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAbsolutely love it

Pros: First want to start with this is a fast cheap processor that i use for gaming and it is running fine.

Cons: It's not that much of a worry but every time I order something the box is beat up in some sort of way like the one this came in looked like it was crushed from the side but my motherboard was not affected neither was the CPU box. Not enough to lose and egg though because of the wonderful performance of the item.

Other Thoughts: I didn't really like how small the CPU cooler that came with it but i just used another amd CPU cooler that I had laying around that is bigger and keeps it cooler and makes me happy :D

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  • Justin D.
  • 8/23/2014 10:26:47 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsLovely Cheap Gaming CPU

Pros: Works. Fast. Overclocks easily enough. Not intel i7 fast, but does non-cpu intensive games well and can handle 50+ firefox/chrome windows open no problem.

Cons: Gets hot. The stock fan and thermal grease is poor quality. Get yourself another cooler if you plan on heavy overclocking or CPU intensive activities.

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/22/2014 2:35:29 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs6 cores for nice price

Pros: cheap, 6 cores, fast

Cons: not good enough stock cooler

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  • james w.
  • 8/21/2014 5:02:59 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood

Pros: It's fast.
It can handle just about anything you throw at it with relative ease.

Cons: None yet. Will update if it cannot toast my bread correctly.

Other Thoughts: Bough this to replace what I thought was a bad AMD-1035T processor. When I went to replace it, I discovered a bent pin!! What shocked me is it ran for nearly 2 years with a bent pin without any negative effects (weird). So I bent it back, popped it back in and it ran like new again. However, I decided to use my new processor instead and keep the old one for a rainy day.

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  • Kenneth B.
  • 8/19/2014 10:04:05 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDied in less than a year

Pros: Runs cool. Good performance for the price.

Cons: Died in less than a year. RMA'd to AMD and received a replacement.

Other Thoughts: After about nine months, system would not boot - fans on, no beep, no boot. CPU malfunction is difficult to diagnose. Other system components are more likely to fail, so I tested these first.

Power supply - swap did nothing
RAM - only had one compatible stick, so I had to order one to swap. Swap did nothing.
Motherboard - Examined it, saw no damage, so I ordered one to swap. Swap did nothing.
RMA'd CPU to AMD - Free shipping both ways. They tested and sent replacement within a few days. Entire RMA took about ten days.

I now have enough extra components to build another system ... which is not necessarily good. Big waste of time.

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/19/2014 9:13:18 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolid

Pros: I had a bunch of AMD boards laying around from cryptocurrency miners and decided to make a few gaming rigs systems from them (overhauled my 3yr old machine, built an HTPC/XBMC/Steambox for the living room and build my 16yr old his first rig).

This chip overclocked easily to 4.0Ghz on the stock cooling but then I purchased the Cooler Master 240M liquid cooler and by only bumping the voltage to 1.3v on the core was able to hit 4.5Ghz easily. The chip could probably go higher but I don't really need it to.

On paper Intel may be better, but for the money saved and easy overclocking I don't see a benefit to spending more for Intel. I am running all of the latest games on ultra settings without FPS issues.

Cons: None.

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  • Hermann N.
  • 8/15/2014 8:15:30 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice CPU, horrible Fan

Pros: Easy to install, works fine at stock clock, super fast overclocked.

Cons: Fan in the box has awful performance, temperature was high and fan was noisy, I buy another fan from coolmaster, now after a 6 hours video encode CPU is below 40C°.

Other Thoughts: For easy installation just make sure you have an updated Bios or UEFI, if not installation will be a torture and you probably will write a review that your CPU don't post.
I use the PC for encoding video and streaming, PC only rest a couple of hours a week, has been working since march 2013, no issues or hangings from the CPU, if it has lost speed I haven't noticed.

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  • Caleb R.
  • 8/15/2014 12:21:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsJust What I Needed

Pros: Very Very fast Possesing
cheep but dependable
$20 more then a quad
so glad i went with AMD

Cons: nothing

Other Thoughts: So i have been an intel guy for every but when i was looking for this parts i was torn because if i was to get the same type of possessor from intel i would have paid at least $200. This does everything that the intel can do with out paying so much more money.

Keep Egging on.............

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  • Keith S.
  • 8/13/2014 8:22:07 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs6300 Vishera

Pros: Works, and runs cool enough for me.
No overclocking.

Cons: 0

Other Thoughts: Love it

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