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AMD FX-6300 specifications

General information
TypeCPU / Microprocessor
Market segmentDesktop
FamilyAMD FX-Series
Model number  ? FX-6300
CPU part numbers
  • FD6300WMW6KHK is an OEM/tray microprocessor
  • FD6300WMHKBOX is a boxed microprocessor
Frequency  ? 3500 MHz
Turbo frequency4100 MHz
Boosted P states [1]#1: 4100 MHz, 1.425V
#2: 3800 MHz, 1.4125V
Bus speed  ? One 2600 MHz 16-bit HyperTransport link
Package938-pin micro-PGA package
SocketSocket AM3+
Weight [1]1.3oz / 38.1g (CPU)
1lb 1.6oz / 498.5g (box)
Introduction dateOctober 23, 2012
Price at introduction$132
Architecture / Microarchitecture
Processor core  ? Vishera
Core stepping  ? OR-C0
Manufacturing process0.032 micron
Data width64 bit
The number of cores6
The number of threads6
Floating Point UnitIntegrated
Level 1 cache size  ? 3 x 64 KB shared instruction caches
6 x 16 KB data caches
Level 2 cache size  ? 3 x 2 MB shared exclusive caches
Level 3 cache size8 MB shared cache
  • MMX instructions
  • SSE / Streaming SIMD Extensions
  • SSE2 / Streaming SIMD Extensions 2
  • SSE3 / Streaming SIMD Extensions 3
  • SSSE3 / Supplemental Streaming SIMD Extensions 3
  • SSE4 / SSE4.1 + SSE4.2 / Streaming SIMD Extensions 4  ? 
  • SSE4a  ? 
  • AES / Advanced Encryption Standard instructions
  • ABM / Advanced Bit Manipulation  ? 
  • AVX / Advanced Vector Extensions
  • BMI1 / Bit Manipulation instructions 1
  • FMA3 / 3-operand Fused Multiply-Add instructions
  • FMA4 / 4-operand Fused Multiply-Add instructions
  • F16C / 16-bit Floating-Point conversion instructions
  • TBM / Trailing Bit Manipulation instructions
  • XOP / eXtended Operations instructions
  • AMD64 / AMD 64-bit technology  ? 
  • VT / Virtualization technology  ? 
  • EVP / Enhanced Virus Protection  ? 
  • Turbo Core 3.0 technology
Low power featuresPowerNow!
Low power P states [1]#1: 3000 MHz, 1.225V
#2: 2500 MHz, 1.125V
#3: 2000 MHz, 1.025V
#4: 1400 MHz, 0.9V
Integrated peripherals / components
Integrated graphicsNone
Memory controller
  • The number of controllers: 1
    Memory channels: 2
    Supported memory: DDR3-1866
    Maximum memory bandwidth (GB/s): 29.9
Other peripheralsHyperTransport technology  ? 
Electrical / Thermal parameters
Thermal Design Power  ? 95 Watt
Notes on AMD FX-6300
  • The processor has unlocked clock multiplier

[1] - These characteristics were measured on a single CPU, and they can vary slightly for other processors with the same model number

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Historical price chart

The chart below shows official prices of AMD FX-6200, FX-6300 and FX-6350 processors:

Historical official prices of FX-6200, FX-6300 and FX-6350 processors


Q: Is it possible to unlock disabled cores on the AMD FX-6300 CPU?
A: No. This processor does have 2 disabled cores, but there is no way to unlock them.

Q: My processor is running 55C under load. Is this normal?
A: Safe CPU temperatures are 60 degrees Celsius and below. It may still run fine with CPU temperatures, exceeding 60C threshold by a few degrees. Running the FX-6300 close to 70 degrees and higher is not recommended.

Q: I have an AMD FX-6300 microprocessor. Is it possible to upgrade it?
A: Probably yes. CPU compatibility is determined by your motherboard. Please see website for CPU support list for your board.

FX-6300 Overclocking

Sorry, overclocking information is not available at this time.

Related news stories

AMD cuts prices of desktop CPUs
May 01, 2013: Earlier this week AMD announced new processors, expanding the line of high-end FX CPUs with quad-core FX-4350 and six-core FX-6350. It's not uncommon for AMD to lower prices when launching new products, and this time it was not an exception. Based on the latest official AMD price list, the company cut prices of ten A-Series and FX-Series chips by as much as 19%.

AMD plans to cut processor prices, launch A4-4000 APU
Mar 22, 2013: AMD Richland APUs are scheduled to launch at the beginning of June, at about the same time as Intel Haswell desktop CPUs. According to DigiTimes, prior to the launch AMD is going to reduce prices of FX microprocessors and A-Series APUs. The prices will be dropped by 8% - 15% on the following SKUs: FX-4300, FX-6300, FX-8320 and A-Series A6-5600K. It is possible that we may see lower prices for other APUs as well.

AMD introduces second-generation FX processors
Oct 23, 2012: AMD today introduced second-generation FX-Series microprocessors, based on Piledriver microarchitecture. The released lineup consists of 4 products, having 4, 6, and 8 CPUs cores, and operating frequencies up to 4.2 GHz. The fastest processor in the series, eight-core FX-8350, has up to 15% higher performance than the former flagship FX-8150 model. Three other CPUs, FX-4300, FX-6300 and FX-6320, also offer better performance than their first-generation counterparts.

Prices of upcoming AMD FX microprocessors
Oct 18, 2012: Less than a week left before the launch AMD FX processors with "Vishera" core. The new processors will be faster than older "Zambezi" CPUs, although it remains to be seen by how much. The performance will be one of the factors determining success of new products. Another factor will be how well they are positioned against Intel Core i3/i5 lineups, and against AMD's older FX models, and this directly relates to their pricing.

AMD A-Series to launch on October 2, FX-Series on October 23
Sep 25, 2012: While Intel is almost done releasing new desktop processors for the rest of the year, AMD has only started. Next month we will see new lineups, based on the latest AMD Piledriver microarchitecture, which is a tweaked for better performance and power consumption Bulldozer architecture. A-Series "Trinity" Accelerated Processing Units will target budget / mainstream segments of the desktop market, and, according to SemiAccurate, they will be introduced on October 2.

Pre-order prices of AMD FX "Piledriver" CPUs
Sep 20, 2012: Next generation of AMD FX microprocessors is around the corner. Built on "Vishera" design, new FX chips will have from 4 to 8 CPU cores, and pack as much as 16 MB of combined L2 and L3 cache on a chip. The CPUs will feature better performance than the first Bulldozer models, partially due to more efficient "Piledriver" microarchitecture, and partially due to higher stock frequencies. The FX processors will be available in October, while some reports place the launch as early as October 1.

AMD plans six-core FX-6350 "Piledriver" CPU
Sep 02, 2012: AMD is going to launch FX-Series microprocessors with Vishera core in the fourth quarter 2012. New FX lineup will consists of 4-, 6- and 8-core models, and they will operate at slightly faster clock speeds than current generation of "Bulldozer" CPUs. Additionally, Vishera processors are expected to have up to 15% better performance due to enhancements in the Piledriver microarchitecture.

Some details of AMD Piledriver CPUs
Aug 28, 2012: This fall AMD will release large number of new desktop processors, built on the latest Piledriver microarchitecture. With the exception of a couple of chips, details of upcoming lineup were known well ahead of the launch. Yesterday Expreview published a slide, titled "2012 Consumer Platform Quick Reference Guide for Desktops", that confirmed clock frequencies of upcoming "Piledriver" products, and shed some light on supported technologies.

AMD to launch Brazos 2.0 in June, desktop APUs in August
May 14, 2012: This and next quarter AMD plans to release new generation of Accelerated Processing Units (APUs). Soon to be available microprocessors will use enhanced microarchitecture, and feature significantly improved on-chip graphics, codenamed Graphics Core Next. There were a couple of reports in the past month, placing the launch of first mobile APUs in the middle of May. Release date for mobile APUs was confirmed last week by DigiTimes. They also revealed launch dates of desktop APUs, and ultra low voltage processors from Brazos 2.0 platform.

AMD's CPU and APU Line-Up thru Q3 2012
Feb 12, 2012: A slide has been leaked by Donanimhaber that shows AMDs product line-up for the next 2 quarters in the APU and CPU markets. The slide shows that we will be seeing Trinity A8- and A10-series in Q2, replacing Llano A8 in the high end APU sector. At the same time, Brazos 2.0 will replace Brazos in the mobile range. The rest of the Trinity range will be available in Q3, along with Vishera, the replacement for Zambezi in the performance sector.

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AMD FX-6300 Benchmarks

The graphs below show up to 10 microprocessors with approximately the same level of integer (CPU), floating-point (FPU), SIMD and memory performance. All processors were not overclocked, and were tested at a nominal frequency, with a stock heatsink and default BIOS settings. Click on the '?' mark next to each model name to see specifications of that model, and details of the test platform. To find out how the FX-6300 compares to other CPUs in specific benchmarks or in aggregate milti-threading performance please see benchmark tools section on the right.

Benchmarked processor

CPU ID:600F20
CPU vendor string:AuthenticAMD
CPU name string:AMD FX(tm)-6300 Six-Core Processor

Integer performance

Part number   Result
AMD Phenom II X4 965 (125W, BE)  ? 
AMD Phenom II X4 965 (140W, BE)  ? 
AMD FX-6120  ? 
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400  ? 
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700  ? 
AMD FX-6300  ? 
AMD Phenom II X4 955 (125W, rev. C2, BE)  ? 
AMD Phenom II X4 955 (125W, rev. C2)  ? 
AMD Phenom II X4 B97  ? 
AMD Phenom II X4 955 (125W, rev. C3, BE)  ? 
AMD Phenom II X4 840  ? 

Floating Point performance

Part number   Result
AMD Athlon II X4 620e  ? 
AMD Phenom II X4 910  ? 
AMD Phenom II X4 910e  ? 
AMD Athlon II X4 2.6 GHz ZD260121K4216  ? 
AMD Athlon II X4 620  ? 
AMD FX-6300  ? 
AMD A8-3800  ? 
AMD Phenom II X4 805  ? 
AMD Athlon II X4 615e  ? 
AMD Phenom II X4 905e  ? 
AMD Phenom II X4 2.5GHz ZD250117K4D12  ? 

MMX / SSE / SSE2 performance

Part number   Result
AMD FX-6350  ? 
AMD Phenom II X6 1045T  ? 
AMD FX-6200  ? 
AMD Phenom II X4 980  ? 
AMD Phenom II X6 1035T  ? 
AMD FX-6300  ? 
AMD Phenom II X4 975  ? 
AMD Phenom II X4 970 (rev. E0)  ? 
AMD Phenom II X4 970 (rev. C3)  ? 
AMD FX-6120  ? 
AMD Phenom II X4 965 (125W, BE)  ? 

Memory-intensive program performance

Part number   Result
AMD FX-4350  ? 
AMD FX-8320  ? 
Intel Core i7-870  ? 
Intel Core i7-875K  ? 
AMD FX-8150  ? 
AMD FX-6300  ? 
AMD FX-4170  ? 
Intel Core i7-940  ? 
AMD FX-6200  ? 
Intel Core i7-860  ? 
AMD FX-4300  ? 

CPU ID information for the FX-6300

Our CPUID database contains 3 records for this microprocessor. See all submitted records.

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NOTE: The CPU ID information below was taken from one CPU and may include features that are not present in all different steppings of the AMD FX-Series FX-6300 CPU.

CPU Family:FX-Series
Model Number:FX-6300
Frequency:3515 MHz
Part number:
Stepping Code:
Submitted by:
General information
Processor name (BIOS):AMD FX(tm)-6300 Six-Core Processor
Compute units:3
Logical processors:6
Processor type:Original OEM Processor
Core stepping:OR-C0
CPUID signature:600F20
Family:21 (015h)
Model: 2 (02h)
Stepping: 0 (00h)

Cache: L1 data L1 instruction L2 L3
Size: 6 x 16 KB 3 x 64 KB 3 x 2 MB 8 MB
Associativity: 4-way set
2-way set
16-way set
64-way set
Line size: 64 bytes 64 bytes 64 bytes 64 bytes
Comments: Direct-mapped Direct-mapped
1 cache per 2 cores
1 cache per 2 cores
Shared between all cores
Instruction set extensionsAdditional instructions
MMX Advanced Bit manipulation
AMD extensions to MMX CLFLUSH
Major featuresOther features
On-chip Floating Point Unit 1 GB large page support
64-bit / Intel 64 100MHz multiplier control
NX bit/XD-bit 128-bit SSE instructions
Secure Virtual Machine (Virtualization) 36-bit page-size extensions
Turbo Core Advanced programmable interrupt controller
PowerNow! / Cool'n'Quiet Core multi-processing legacy mode
  Debugging extensions
  Extended APIC space
  FXSAVE/FXRSTOR optimizations
  Hardware P-state control
  Hardware thermal control
  Instruction based sampling
  LAHF/SAHF support in 64-bit mode
  LBR virtualization
  LOCK MOV CR0 means MOV CR8
  Lightweight profiling support
  Machine check architecture
  Machine check exception
  Memory-type range registers
  Misaligned SSE mode
  Model-specific registers
  Nested page tables
  OS visible workaround
  Page attribute table
  Page global extension
  Page-size extensions (4MB pages)
  Physical address extensions
  SVM lock
  Support for NRIP save
  TSC rate is ensured to be invariant across all states
  Temperature sensor
  Time stamp counter
  Translation Cache Extension
  Virtual 8086-mode enhancements
  Watchdog timer support

CPUs, related to AMD FX-6300

Model Cores /
Frequency Turbo
TDP Features Price  
AMD FX-Series family, Socket AM3+
   FX-61006 / 63.3 GHz3.9 GHz8 MB95W$112>
   FX-61206 / 63.5 GHz4.1 GHz8 MB95W >
   FX-63006 / 63.5 GHz4.1 GHz8 MB95W$112 
   FX-62006 / 63.8 GHz4.1 GHz8 MB125W$132>
   FX-63506 / 63.9 GHz4.2 GHz8 MB125W$132>
   FX-81008 / 82.8 GHz3.7 GHz8 MB95W >
   FX-81208 / 83.1 GHz4 GHz8 MB125W$153>
   FX-8120 (95W)8 / 83.1 GHz4 GHz8 MB95W >
   FX-81408 / 83.2 GHz4.1 GHz8 MB95W >
   FX-83008 / 83.3 GHz4.2 GHz8 MB95W >
   FX-83208 / 83.5 GHz4 GHz8 MB125W$153>
   FX-81508 / 83.6 GHz4.2 GHz8 MB125W$183>
   FX-83508 / 84 GHz4.2 GHz8 MB125W$195>
   FX-93708 / 84.4 GHz4.7 GHz8 MB220W$224>
   FX-95908 / 84.7 GHz5 GHz8 MB220W$306>
 • Within each category, the CPUs are sorted from slower (at the top) to faster (at the bottom)
 • Background color of specs and features indicate whether they are better or worse than similar spec/feature of the FX-6300
 • Click on the >  icon to compare any CPU in the table with the AMD FX-6300 (Javascript required).
 • The 'Price' column shows official AMD prices as of Apr 9, 2014. Prices for obsolete and tray-only processors are not provided.
 • List of related CPUs is not complete.

Pictures (1)

AMD FX-6300
2013-02-24 15:58:20
Posted by: ebegab92

Photo of FX-6300 during unboxing
AMD FX-6300
Comments (6)

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There are 6 comments posted


2013-04-26 01:50:32
Posted by: TJ

The AMD rep on the newegg page mentioned that all FX chips were unlocked. Does this not mean the two extra cores?

Response: It means that the CPU doesn't have clock multiplier locked, and can be overclocked by increasing the multiplier.

Epic CPU

2013-05-22 07:21:47
Posted by: ebegab92

This is one of my ever used CPUs. It can be easily overclocked to 4.00 GHz with 1.3625V core voltage in ASRock 970 Extreme3 :)
That's pity that the disabled module cannot be unlocked but it's still a good CPU with really good price :D

Unlocking won't help anyway

2014-07-23 10:24:28
Posted by: PlayKitten

It wouldn't be useful to unlock the cores on that motherboard, I had the 970 extreme3 with an fx8350, and the mosfets overheated alot, cuasing the cpu to downclock all cores to 1400mhz.. In the end I replaced the board with a Fatal1ty 990FX profissional, which has no such issue. 4+1 phases on the 970 extreme3 is not great for the 8-cores.
(There is a revised 970 extreme3 (rev 2.0), though I can't comment on it's abilities as I have no experience with it).

I'm about to give the 6300 a shot in a spare PC I'm building though ;)

voltage stock speed┐?

2013-08-17 14:26:05
Posted by: hey

which is the voltage for 3500

Response: The processor that we tested had 1.4V core voltage. I believe that other FX-6300 may have slightly different core voltage.

voltage stock speed

2013-09-22 18:00:16
Posted by: IDK

Default 17.50x - 1.225 V


2014-03-29 19:06:22
Posted by: mr. Rudolf

There is no need to overclocking, on turbo it runs 4,1Ghz, for gaming it means all the time.
Only get rid of stock cooler

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