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AMD FX-6300 Vishera 3.5GHz (4.1GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 95W 6-Core 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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CPU Socket Type

CPU Socket Type
Socket AM3+

Tech Spec

Core Name
Operating Frequency
3.5GHz (4.1GHz Turbo)
L2 Cache
3 x 2MB
L3 Cache
Manufacturing Tech
64-Bit Support
Virtualization Technology Support
Thermal Design Power
Cooling Device
Heatsink and fan included

Quick Info


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

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  • Eduardo B.
  • 4/15/2014 2:05:44 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsOh Dolly!

Pros: *Power efficiency and performance is fantastic
*Can be overclocked easily.
*Very affordable
*Runs super cool with proper case set up, and ambient temperature.
*Noticeable performance gains.
*Got it recently @ 10 dollars off!

Cons: *The stock heat-sink & fan are of average quality, and wont do such a good job keeping this thing cool in hot environments, at full-load and or if you are overclocking it.

Other Thoughts: Having owned a Phenom II x4 965 BE for over 2-3 years, I can say that even though initially skeptical with these new FX processors, which appear to be directly improved upon the previous processor line, is the easiest purchasing decision I've made in a while. With a tower cooler and some quality thermal paste, this thing idles around 10c and doesn't go past 45c under full load, while overclocked to 4.0 Ghz. I previously bought a FX-4300 for a friend, and tested it thoroughly before I installed it, and I can say it was also great, but I decided to put in the extra few bucks to get the six core, and boy am I glad I did! The 4300 was good, but the 6300 is even better, I can only imagine the 8xxx series are even more so. But for my budget this thing is more than sufficient for my gaming, multi-tasking, moderate video editing, audio encoding and photo editing. Just make sure you install the 2 updates for Windows 7 which resolves some issues, kb2645594 & kb2646060 via MS Website.

A little comparison with AMD OverDrive Benchmark, on my PC:

AMD Phenom II x 4 965 BE @ 4.0 Ghz

Integer Computation: 21280
Floating Point Computation: 21270
Memory Speed: 3305
Cache Speed: 18574
System Performance: 6442


AMD FX-6300 @ 4 Ghz

Integer Computation: 60000
Floating Point Computation: 19320
Memory Speed: 2382
Cache Speed: 25206
System Performance: 10690

Windows Experience Index:, for those that actually use it:
Processor: 7.5
Memory: 7.8
Graphics: 7.7
Gaming Graphics: 7.7
Hard Disk: 5.9

And for reference my system build:

Case: COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black Mid-Tower

CPU: AMD FX-6300 @ 4.0 Ghz

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Dual-Channel Mode

Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME3 BIOS 1.80


Sound: PCIe SB X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Pro Series

Graphics: HIS 6850 with Arctic Cooling [Accelero L2 PLUS]
aftermarket gpu cooler.

System Drive: Western Digital 640 GB Black Edition

Storage Drive: Western Digital 500 GB Green Edition

2 High Speed 120mm case fans.

I live in the high desert with average indoor temps of 20 - 70+ f. during regular seasons and around 80 to 90+ f. during summer.

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  • Arel S.
  • 4/14/2014 10:57:28 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDecent processor

Pros: *Overclocks like a champ. got all the way to 4.6GhZ before being forced to adjust voltage (Might have got a strong chip), at the moment I am sitting at 5.1GhZ on this chip in one rig cooling with a Zalman LQ-310 waterblock in a push pull configuration. Mind you this is with BCLK stepped to 205. Voltage stepped 1.375 ---> 1.385, though I have pushed it .015 and been stable, anything beyond that do at your own risk.

Hottest it has ever hit in this configuration was 49( While running prime95), the TjMax for this chip is supposedly 70, but I wouldn't let it hit 60.

Is all in all a very nice CPU. Most likely the best bang for your buck outside APU's that is currently possible.

Cons: Where to begin AMD, these are not so much cons for the chip itself but overall....wishes...

The chip needs a bigger cache with more intelligent prefetching and dedicated ALU registers for each virtual core instead of one ALU register per physical core.

The chip needs a faster memory controller; the recommended 1866 RAM for this chip and the 990fx platform does the 2800MhZ hypertransport link and 2200MhZ(Stock) north bridge a disservice.
1866 DDR3 RAM's needed bandwidth over the host interface would be:
1866 (/3) X2
1866 / 3=622

1244MhZ over a 2200MhZ host interface..efficiency!
Memory controllers have always been a weak point of AMD, and there not being enough a quick enough transmitter between FPU/CPU and not enough ALU registers really diminishes this beast of a CPU's true potential. Using anything but premium ram will often cause the CPU to be just kinda chillin (For a few nanoseconds, that

Other Thoughts: Overall, the negatives I listed here are probably jargon that you don't care about at all, here's what you want to hear:

This is a solid chip that I have put through hell; multiple watercooling setups, LN2/Dry ice benchmarks, extreme voltage/frequency/BCLK changes and it has not failed to impress, this thing has some serious survivability.

It's not the fastest CPU, you could absolutely buy an I7-4600k and it would blow this out of the water synthetically and more often than not realistically. However, this is a 100$ chip and that is a 1000$ chip. The Fx-6300 is absolutely worth every dollar spent and I cannot say the same of the 4600k.


I build computers for a living, and for fun.

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  • James O.
  • 4/11/2014 3:42:55 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat CPU for the price

Pros: Runs great, havent had any cooling issues

Cons: comes with pretty small heat sink, that i may have to up grade in the future

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  • Christopher F.
  • 4/11/2014 12:51:02 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFirst AMD processor not disappointed!

Pros: Even with a mild overclock I'm able to run air cooled @ 52C under load. Handles all the applications & games I have. Runs like a champ.

Cons: Nothing here!

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  • Dean P.
  • 4/11/2014 8:08:32 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Buy

Pros: Fast and low power.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Comes with a suprisingly small heatsink and fan. Have it installed on an Asus M5A78L-M USB 3 micro ATX motherboard with PC 1600 memory and Nvidia 750 graphics in a mini ATX case with one of two case fans running. No detectable heating problems while gaming with blazing fast performance.

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  • Daniel S.
  • 4/10/2014 12:59:30 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorth every penny

Pros: For it's price I am very happy that I got this processor it meets all my needs including gaming!

Cons: None at the moment

Other Thoughts: For just over $100 it is worth every cent.

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  • Dave F.
  • 4/9/2014 8:59:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsVERY irritated with the cooling

Pros: Alright, the CPU itself, phenomenal, zero issues.
Runs fast.
Zero Bottle-necking
Pushes my R9 270x Wonderfully

Cons: This is where the bad part really overshadows the good.
Runs very hot in games. Played Skyrim, with well over 200 mods, Far Cry 3, Borderlands 2, Diablo 3, WoW, Dragon Age, Thief.....all of these games I would go out and check cpu temp, and each time my heart would skip a beat, I'd imagine my graphics card getting this hot, my cpu reaching nearly 100c? No no no no no

Determined the stock cooler included for this CPU is utter GARBAGE. Merely idling at 40c, and using WMP with a visualization int he background, something that should be handled with no sweat, watching the temp gadget, frikking temperatures SKYROCKETED! 81c Just listening to music? No. Not only no, but hell no. I wasn't having none of that tomfoolery.

Other Thoughts: It's a good thing I was replacing my FX 4130 chip, which came with a fantastic cooler. I immediately swapped coolers, cleaning the old paste off and putting new arctic on, started the beast up, and the difference in cooling capacity was immediate.

Watching the CPU idle now, is around 22c. Running WMP the same as before the cooler swap, it was at 81c, now, won't even budge past 45c. Games see a nominal 55-60c, give or take 5c.

I don't know who the brilliant mind was at AMD that decided they needed a squeaky toy fan for a cooling device for a 6 core processor, but this person had to have been tripping off bath salts.

This kind of quality is unacceptable. I'd expect a cooling fan and heat sink like for perhaps, a Sempron single core chip.

Bottom line, if you purchase this chipset, BE ADVISED to either A) Have another, more robust cooling solution on hand, or B ) purchase a cooler here to go with it.

I'm sure this wouldn't be an issue with liquid cooling.

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  • Robert L.
  • 4/9/2014 6:49:21 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice Processor for Budget Build

Pros: This is not my first build. However it has been one of my easiest builds. Performance is amazing. Key Components:
MSI 970A-G46 AM3+ AMD 970 + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU Cooler with 120 mm PWM Fan
XFX Double D HD-687A-ZDFC Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-Bit GDDR5
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866
ThermalTake 700 Watt Modular PS

This combination of components turned out to be very synergistic!

Both Video card and PS are older components taken from another system. The new build has chewed through every game my son has thrown at it without a hitch. He is very pleased.

Cons: No Cons. It was for a budget build and exceeded expectations.

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  • Martin H.
  • 4/8/2014 8:34:42 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFast thing

Pros: Fast yet inexpensive CPU. This will let you produce 100% of your objectives in 115% of the time taken by other solutions that cost 300% more. It's a very affordable, smart option!

Video editing (Using Adobe Premiere CS5/6) is fast and smooth. Encoding is also surprisingly fast.

Mines cooled by a ZALMAN CNPS9700 bought for $30 in a clearance sale. This Zalman cooler might be one of the easiest cooler to install on a AM3+ CPU. It took 5 minutes and results are excellent. Low temp and noise

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: It's easy to find an efficient full featured mobo for around $100 when choosing AMD. Another thing to consider ;)

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  • ASAD D.
  • 4/6/2014 11:07:58 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest budget cpu i can think of

Pros: I cannot say enough about this thing. If you are building a budget pc. This CPU is amazing! 6 cores is plenty !!!! specially at these clock speeds. If you are afraid of the stock cooler ... DO NOT BE!! i have been using the stock cooler for the stock speeds (stock speeds are good) and it does not go above 50 degrees which is very very very safe for the fx 6300. This thing pairs up great with a 7770. I been playing far cry 3 1080p on high settings 60 fps. I promise you this cpu will not fail you. Plus DO NOT BE AFRAID OF DOA CHANCES. Newegg is awesome enough to make the return so easy. Plus the chance of a cpu being DOA is very slim


Other Thoughts: I cannot say enough about this cpu. Thank you newegg for the great prices and service i am very proud of this product. this thing paired up with an amd hd 7770 is just awesome!

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