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

  • 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
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  • jeremy n.
  • 9/3/2015 2:56:06 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsits a cpu

Pros: 6 cores. nice speeds not much into over clocking but 4.1 ghz sounds nice..

Cons: ok this one got me. ive been building computers for 15 years now and this is the first time something like this has happened to me. i have both this cpu and the fx 4100 quad. i upgraded to this cpu and a new board. the computer would power off randomly with the new setup so i switched back to my old board with this cpu ran fine. and with the new board and the fx 4100 ran fine. the only thing i have found with the old board and the new cpu it would not play ark ark survival evolved. failed to start is all it would tell me. but if i put the fx 4100 back in the board it would play just fine. i want the new board and the new cpu but it has problems rma them both is what its coming to

Other Thoughts: GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD5 new board
4x4 gb rip jaws
2 gtx 480
2 tb hdd
512 ssd
CORSAIR HXi HX850i CP-9020073-NA 850W

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/3/2015 8:47:11 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsa okay cpu

Pros: 4.1 ghz optional OC power. dosent heat up too bad and has a heaksick with fan included, not that power hungry

Cons: this is veary difficult to OC with asrock MBs, as fast as it is it is what you pay for, i have to upgrade to a 8000 or 9000 series FX proseser so i dont bottle neck my 970 when i get it. The heat sick and fan thats included is veary loud even when its on minimum fan speed

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  • brandon h.
  • 9/2/2015 9:00:13 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsI Love AMD

Pros: Overclocks to 4.3ghz on a CM Hyper T4 i wish i got a better cheap but for the 90 bucks i spent i cant complain over my Phenom II X4 i saw a giant jump in performance while rendering videos and genral use this thing ran super cold at stock speeds even over clocked in a small MATX it run at 54 C in prime 95

Cons: none realy some people are gonna be haters but for the price no cheap is as good at all around computing then this chip

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  • Colton M.
  • 9/1/2015 8:28:46 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood for the price

Pros: 1. Cheap and efficient. For the price of $100, it's a really good processor. WAY better than my last PC processor (AMD Athlon II X2 240)
2. Cool (most of the time. See other thoughts)
3. OC is insane. 4.78 GHz on air fans is amazing.

Cons: 1. AMD support is trash. Took forever to download the correct drivers after their website's Auto Detect tool download wouldn't work.
2. Not a "true" 6 core. It has 3 bulldozer modules that count as 2 cores. While at it's peak, it is as good as 6-cores, it is still technically a 3 core. This is a marketing technique by AMD.
4. Power hog. 95W?!?! Really AMD?

Other Thoughts: I'm not sure if it was my case air flow, (DIYPC Zondda-B Black SPCC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case) but the cpu overheated a lot. While running BF4 at ultra on my R7970, it overheated on me! I put this in the other thoughts because I don't know if it's my case or not. I have 3 case fans and the Cooler Master Hyper TX3.

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  • Jeremy G.
  • 8/31/2015 4:38:40 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat bang for the buck CPU, even in 2015.

Pros: I must have received a nicely binned chip.
Using a CM Hyper EVO cooler, got it to 4.4 stable with plenty of headroom in temps, and it was really easy. Took like 1.28v for that. With other cooling, could certainly go a good bit higher.

At 4.0Ghz all cores with turbo disabled, MSI R7 360 is the bottleneck, not the fx-6300. Maxing out COD, Mobas, BF3, this processor is great value.

Cons: None yet.

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  • Susan H.
  • 8/29/2015 7:32:43 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsJust got it but works great!

Pros: 1.It works
2.Superfast shipping :)

I will give it a 5 egg when I get past a few months and it still works

Cons: None so far thank lord Gaben!

Other Thoughts: My head is emptied atm great buy though.I can play Witcher 2 now! yay !

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  • Jeffrey S.
  • 8/27/2015 8:20:02 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome deal

Pros: I installed this CPU on a
GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990FX + SB950 6 x SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
and not the mobo I previously listed.

For the price vs performance this does pretty good.
It was installed with a 4 copper pipe heatsink on a
GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990FX + SB950 6 x SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
which gave me 1833mhz memory speed via a very nice bios GUI and defaulted the CPU to 4.1 or 4.2 ghz. No OC'ing by me but it looks easy.
I was able to easily unpark the CPU's using UnparkCPU for smoother access to more evenly distributed CPU useage and speed..
Runs cool and fast with good cooler.

Cons: Not a bad con but it's noteworthy to mention that the OEM cooling is insufficient for heavy CPU use but fine for non heavy gaming use and playing videos ect.
The temp calcs used to show temps is not as good as actual temp sensors which i hear AMD omitted . The calc method graphs weird and shows excessive heat when there is none.

Other Thoughts: G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-1866C9D-8GAB
.
GIGABYTE GeForce GT 420 GV-N420-2GI (rev. 3.0) 2GB 128-Bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 ATX Video Card
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GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990FX + SB950 6 x SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
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AMD FX-6300 Vishera 6-Core 3.5GHz (4.1GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 95W FD6300WMHKBOX Desktop Processor

All of the above was at my door at record speed early and free delivery on top of that.

My previous review was too short.

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  • Teresa D.
  • 8/26/2015 7:12:09 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsCan't believe it died.

Pros: Great CPU gets the job done, Have put these in plenty of gaming rigs and media rigs.

Cons: None if it will last.

Other Thoughts: Sadly this is the first time AMD has failed me.
I've put this CPU in a few rigs mostly lower budget gaming rigs and rigs for Netflix and web browsing. The one that Failed me in just 5 months was in a pc ran to a tv just streaming Netflix and Hulu.
After watching a movie I put my system to sleep and she never woke up from that sleep could not get it to post afterwords.

So I took an 8150 that I have out of one of my gaming rigs and she powered right up.

Never would have thought with such great cooling and little stress that this CPU would just die, So knocking 2 eggs off for that.

Other than that it's a great CPU.

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  • john k.
  • 8/25/2015 7:16:29 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsruns hot

Pros: does what it says. Would give 5 stars if the heat sink were better

Cons: does what it says but runs hot. replaced a quad core and it ran around 35c idle. This one runs 45+c idle and 50 if you do anything at all. No OC, stock fan. Found an older heat sync that was bigger and dropped it 10c. I believe the stock heat sink and fan are too small. I have a micro ATX board and small case so having trouble finding a better fan that will fit. I trusted that AMD would supply an adequate fan for a non gamer but not so sure

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  • Danial H.
  • 8/25/2015 4:38:56 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Budget Processor

Pros: So I bought this processor for my budget gaming build. It has definitely served me well and there is no doubt in my mind that it will continue to do well. Pairing this with a good gpu and this thing can pretty much handle anything you throw at it.
The processor also runs quite cool, although I have it paired with a Cooler Master 212 EVO and temperatures rarely go over 40 degrees under a gaming load. I have this thing overlclocked to 4.3 Ghz on a budget motherboard and its running perfectly stable. If you're on a budget then this processor will be worth it to you as it's an absolute monster for the price.

Cons: Single core performance isn't that great. This is quite noticeable on mmo's where the processor needs to do all the work in loading the characters.

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