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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
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Robert W.
  • 5/28/2015 3:19:42 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolid CPU

Pros: This has been a great CPU, and the price just made it even sweeter. I've had no issues keeping it cool and running it fast.

Cons: The only complaint I have is when playing Minecraft. I mod the game heavily and I seem to always get a frame stutter that was not present on my old Intel Q9450. I've done extensive testing and ruled out the JavaVM, video cards, and motherboard bandwidth as possible culprits. It seems there is some errant conflict with the way the six threads are handled on this CPU when using Minecraft. My friend's FX-8350 does not experience this issue.

Other Thoughts: Decided not to deduct a star for the Minecraft issue because the CPU performs so well in everything else, but I still believe the threading on this CPU might cause some random conflicts with certain programs.

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/28/2015 9:55:20 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Great CPU for the price. Have owned for 2 plus years and continues to run great.

Cons: None

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  • Ryan A.
  • 5/26/2015 4:06:52 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsWorse OC/Performance than Phenom II X4 965 3.4GHz

Pros: -Price
-Easy to configure
-Reliable (been using AMD for 15 years)

Cons: -Gets worse OC and performance than my Phenom II X4 965 3.40 GHz that I purchased in 2011 (really?!?!)
-Extremely poor quality heat sink, worse than my old Phenom II X4 965 and likely one of the reasons the old CPU is cranking out better performance
-Disappointed that the memory supported for AMD processors in dual channel is limited to 1333MHz.

Other Thoughts: I still can't believe the CPU i bought in 2011 is actually out performing and OC this process purchased 4 years later... The memory support for AMD is poor. The only improvements are timing latency, as dual channel/quat channel memory @ 1866 is not well supported per AMD, Asus at this time.

System I just built:
Corsair Carbide Series 400R
AMD FX-6300 Vishera 6-Core 3.5 GHz
ASUS Sabertooth 990FX R2.0
CORSAIR Dominator Platinum16GB (2 x 8GB) @ 1866
EVGA 04G-P4-3966-KR GeForce GTX 960 4GB 128-bit
EVGA SuperNOVA 750W SLI Ready 80+ GOLD Modular
SAMSUNG 850 EVO MZ-75E500B/AM 500 GB SATA III
Win 7 Pro 64-bit

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  • Christophe M.
  • 5/26/2015 10:05:28 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFast and furious

Pros: Very good Price/Performance rate. With 16GB of memory it never slow down.

Cons: The packaging - It come in a very thin cardboard box that was crushed and opened, but nothing was missing and the Processor work well.

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/25/2015 6:26:55 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsLots of extra life in this CPU!

Pros: I've had this for two years now. It's a nice, affordable CPU. Overclocks well.

Cons: Stock heatsink/fan could be a little better.

A lot of the AM3+ motherboards are not designed well for the FX series which is a glaring oversight, so please do your research before buying everything.

Finally, the way AMD advertises these CPU's is a bit misleading. They call this 6300 a 6-core but it's truly a 3-core CPU with 2 THREADS per core, giving you 6 threads across 3 cores. The FX 8xxx and 9xxx series are true quad core CPU's. But there's really nothing that is actually a true 6-core or 8-core CPU in this line, and that's the honest truth.

So to simplify -- FX 4xxx series = Dual Core (2 threads per core = 4 threads), FX 6xxx series = Tri Core (2 threads per core = 6 threads), FX 8xxx and 9xxx series = Quad Core (2 threads per core = 8 threads)

Other Thoughts: This CPU (and everything in the FX series really) is going to get a lot of extra mileage with DX12 coming soon. The 8-core FX series is actually neck to neck with the i5 4690 in DX12 benchmarks that you can find easily by using a search engine. This 6-core CPU will fall a bit behind obviously, but not by a lot I'd imagine. Everyone who has been holding on to this CPU, continue to do so -- and If you are going to buy this, you're making a smart choice if you're on a budget.

We're going to get a HUGE boost once games start using DX12! You can thank the latest wave of game consoles using Jaguar (PS4, XBone) for finally forcing games to make the switch from focusing on single-threaded performance to multi-threaded. The potential is there in this chip, it's just not being utilized... but it will be very, very soon.

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  • Joshua G.
  • 5/20/2015 3:24:12 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat CPU

Pros: Great CPU at a great price. I have it overclocked to 4.0ghz and it the temps get no higher than 88f degrees. Just popped it into the motherboard and it fired right up, no problems.

Cons: none

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  • CALEB H.
  • 5/18/2015 7:24:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: I've had mine in for over a year and I am still in love with it! I mainly use it for basic tasks and school work now because I'm a student. Gamed heavily for the first 9+ months never displeased. 60 + FPS on max settings Skyrim, DMC 4, Hitman, Outlast and a ton more.

Cons: Not too pleased with the stock heatsink, didn't plan on using it for long anyways though so it didn't matter to me.

Other Thoughts: Upgraded from AMD FX-4100 Zambezi, Loved that one too but sold that rig for profit to build this one.

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  • Louis C.
  • 5/17/2015 8:07:15 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest 6 core for the price

Pros: Overclocked without any trouble at 4,3Ghz stable for more than a year, would buy again. Descent FPS during heavy gaming (35+ on planetside 2 during large fights + recording)

Cons: Not so fast for video rendering or multitasking, compared to a lot of Intel i5 or i7, destroys pretty much all the i3...

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  • Ethan H.
  • 5/15/2015 7:19:13 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent

Pros: This is an awesome CPU! I am very surprised of what this thing can do. I have this paired with a gtx 960 and I'm playing skyrim at a locked 60fps on ultra with all the dlc and tons of mods

Cons: I don't like the stock fan but whatever

Other Thoughts: I upgraded from an intel pentium, so that's why I think it's great.

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/14/2015 8:35:07 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsThis CPU is a BEAST!!!!

Pros: This CPU is a great upgrade for any AMD FX system build. This is my first FX built system and I'm very happy with it. I have this in an ASUS M5A99FX Pro R2.0 and the system is super fast. I've owned many AMD systems, and none of them have disappointed me. My first AMD machine was an ASUS M2N68 AM Plus with an AMD Phenom x4 9850 AM2+ CPU. That system ran awesome. After that I've been buying all AMD systems, because of superior performance. My last system was an Intel machine, the ASUS P5K Pro with an Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600. That system ran well, except it struggled to run Windows 8.1 Pro x64. If you want to build a good budget friendly gaming PC, this processor will serve you well. It plays my games with fast load times and no lags during game. I'm running with the stock cooler so it runs a little hot during gaming, but not a huge deal. The max its reached on my system is 61c.

Cons: Stock cooling fan started a small humming noise after the first week of use. causes a bad buzzing in my ears and can hear it while the system is idle. Not docking off any eggs for that. thing about upgrading to liquid cooling.

Other Thoughts:

I'm a big AMD fan and have always liked their boards and CPUs. I'll never overclock but if you decide to over clock, if you do it right this CPU should perform. I'm happy at stock frequencies. Awesome CPU and will buy it on my next AMD system.

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