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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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  • Anonymous
  • 7/21/2014 11:02:40 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsI love it.

Pros: If you are looking for a decent processor then look no further. I paired this up with the R9 270X 4GB and I play BF4 maxed out.

Cons: The stock cooler gets a little loud after some extreme gaming sessions.

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/21/2014 6:28:37 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggsGood cpu

Pros: Can't really complain runs everything I throw at it keeps cool idles at 36-49 Celsius according to my HW monitor and pairs with a R9 270x it runs about anything between high and ultra settings and cheaper then any intel

Cons: not really a con just a lapse of knowledge when it comes to over clocking but anytime I try to push it past 3.8ghz it won't let me any time I reboot it clocks back down to 3.8

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  • Matthew B.
  • 7/19/2014 12:46:51 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsupdate

Pros: Outperforms my E31245

Cons: Takes a heavy OC to do it.

Other Thoughts: But... it can take the heavy OC. I have it at 4500MHz now and can probably go a little higher, even with my air cooling. Not bad for $120.

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  • Joshua W.
  • 7/18/2014 6:53:31 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat CPU

Pros: Low Power Use compared to 4-core or 8-core models, Temp keeps low, speed good enough for anything I need to do. Heat sink come with thermal compound on it! (this might be normal, but I have never bought a new CPU before)
Comes with a STICKER!

Cons: None thus far

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  • Yannick F.
  • 7/17/2014 2:02:18 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
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5 out of 5 eggsReally Fast

Pros: Great CPU power of 6 cores. It's the first time I experience on my own PC multiple cores on a CPU so i'm impressed.

Cons: Runs hot but if you don't push it too hard, you'll be fine. You could always change the stock cooler and/or add fans to help.

Other Thoughts: Works great with my Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P motherboard and my 8GB of RAM.

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  • MAURICIO G.
  • 7/16/2014 11:49:28 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggsAmazing

Pros: its a 6 core and can run almost anything u throw at it

Cons: The stock fan seriously amd..

Other Thoughts: seriously the stock fan whats up with that..thing is super tiny make sure you buy some aftermarket cooling

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  • Edouard B.
  • 7/16/2014 6:41:30 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBetter take your pill cauz that babe's quick

Pros: That processor is one hell of a machine I'm tellin' ya. Full speed, epic performances, but the best is, of course, the price. For that amount of money you won't get much (A couple of diners at McDonald). For real this is an impressive piece of hardware.

Cons: Nada

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  • Joel F.
  • 7/15/2014 11:16:15 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
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4 out of 5 eggsRuns hot and uses a lot of power

Pros: This CPU is fast and well supported in Linux and marginally in Windows. My Linux works extremely well with this CPU. I can force the CPU to only run up to the second or third speed tier and yet the system is still extremely fast! I think I'm maxed at 2.4 Ghz but my CPU cores RARELY go above 90%. As long as I'm running Linux, this CPU is excellent.

Games all run maxed with this CPU + Nvidia 750 TI 2Gb

Cons: It runs hot and you can't throttle it, as far as I can tell, without turning off the APM. I wanted to slow it down and drop the voltage so it would run cooler but that forces it into staying at the max core speed- thus defeating the whole purpose of using less power and overheating less! NOTE: This is just the 6-core and lowest wattage FX. I wanted the 8-core but can you imagine the heat nightmare there- not to mention the electric bill?

AMD really needs to pick up the pace and produce an FX on the 20nm wafer process while also adding some additional cores and speeding up the RAM. Honestly, I think this is what people really want and the other CPUs are not so useful to us gamers.

Just imagine this CPU with 2x the cores and about 50% increase in Ghz while running about 30 watts less. That's about where AMD would be with a 20nm fabbed wafer. I think it would slam dunk the I7s. #missopportunity

Other Thoughts: I owned the 6-core Zambezi also. This was my "upgrade" but honestly, I waited around for AMD's new FX killer that never arrived. I waited for about 2 years and ended up paying the same amount much later for some outdated CPU that's still stuck on the 32nm fabrication process. It runs hot, uses a lot of power and the motherboards are a bit flaky.

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  • Scott D.
  • 7/14/2014 11:51:06 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
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5 out of 5 eggsAwesome!

Pros: Great!

Cons: Great!

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/11/2014 9:12:57 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsStill going strong

Pros: Can't ask for much better for this price. It's a great all around budget-oriented CPU: heavy multitasking, multimedia, gaming, video encoding/transcoding, file compression, virtual machines -- can't go wrong. You can get a lot of extra mileage out of this by overclocking as well.

I find myself more GPU limited when gaming with this thing. I know if I popped in a 280X it would be just fine. I don't see the 6300 ever being much of a bottleneck unless you are doing a lot of high-end emulation. Even games that rely on every ounce of power out of the single thread (where this CPU falls behind) will benefit from a strong GPU to help compensate.

Another plus: The 6300 is 95W, not 125W, so overclocking on a board like the 970A-G46 should be okay if you don't go too far beyond the max clock/voltage spec for this CPU (4.1, 4.2GHz at the most at around 1.4v). Just make sure you have air blowing on those VRM's since the aftermarket coolers you would need tend to be to high above them (this is vital to a stable OC on the 970 series motherboards -- remember this).

My 6300 is currently at 4192MHz @ 1.4v on a 970A-G46 with the Hyper TX3 heatsink/fan.

Cons: 1. It really isn't a 6 core. It's a tri-core CPU with 2 threads on each core. In a way it mimics a 6 core but is not _actually_ a 6 core.

2. No legitimate upgrade path besides a FX 83xx which really doesn't make any sense, because the price doesn't justify the boost in performance you would get. Socket AM3+ is over and done with. You have to take this into account before deciding on if you want to purchase this or not. It's 2014! Granted, with the right GPU a build with the 6300 (overclocked) could last you a good 3-4 years.

3. The heatsink/fan is a joke. If you are on a super tight budget get some quality thermal paste -- which is less than 10 bucks -- and take off the junk paste AMD is using. Only that and that alone can guarantee you decent performance out of the stock cooler. You can even get away with a light OC of up to 3.7-3.8GHz with better paste at stock voltage. If you don't know how to put it on, it's just one youtube video away.

4. Because the 6300 is starting to show its age as I said, you will want to OC if you buy this. Which means an instant $30-50 at least added on to the price for this CPU. Which means you could just go with a low end alternative from AMD's rival priced about the same that actually exceeds this CPU in *gaming* benchmarks (which 90% of you are likely buying this CPU for first and foremost -- a gaming-centric rig) at stock and even beyond. For this I am deducting a star.

AMD should just discontinue the 4300 and make this CPU <$100. It's time.

Other Thoughts: To simplify:

-Great all-around CPU, but certainly starting to show its age.

-Use something like Arctic Silver 5 thermal paste if you intend to use the stock heatsink/fan. OC no higher than 3.8GHz, DO NOT increase voltage.

-Any higher OC requires an aftermarket cooler. Match the voltage to the spec of the CPU for said clock speed up to 4.1GHz and you should be fine. Anything beyond that can be tricky depending on your board/limits of your individual CPU (they aren't all created equal for how far one intends to push their overclock).

-If you are using 970 series motherboards with an aftermarket cooling device, make sure you have an air intake near the VRM's. If you don't know what this means, don't overclock.

-Disable turbo core for all OC scenarios.

Frankly I think this is the best CPU AMD has to offer currently -- it has all the hallmarks of what keeps people coming back to their brand: Solid performance and overclocks with relative ease for a low price compared the the competition. Is it the best? No. But you can get the most out of your dollar by matching this with a nice GPU. The 4xxx FX series shouldn't even be around anymore, the 8xxx FX series is too expensive given how long they've been on the market, and have heat/power issues with too many boards to be worth your trouble. Kaveri leaves much to be desired. If you are going to buy an AMD chip, this is what you want. If you want more power, sadly you should just give your money to you-know-who.

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