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AMD FX-4300 vs Intel Core i7-3770K

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AMD FX-4300 advantages



AMD FX-4300
  • The AMD FX-4300 CPU includes FMA3 and XOP instructions. These extensions are not widely supported by programs yet, however their support should improve in future applications.
  • The AMD FX-4300 supports FMA4 instruction set extension. This technology is only available on AMD CPUs, for that reason it probably will not get broad support from software vendors.
  • The AMD FX-4300 processor is priced 67% lower than the i7-3770K.
  • The FX-4300 has 117% better price/performance ratio.

Intel Core i7-3770K advantages



Intel Core i7-3770K
  • The i7-3770K CPU is 57% faster in single-threaded applications.
  • Multi-threaded performance of the microprocessor is higher.
  • In memory-intensive tasks, the processor is 53% faster.
  • Graphics performance of the CPU is better.
  • Besides 4 CPU cores, the Intel Core i7-3770K processor embeds HD 4000 GPU. This graphics is not powerful enough to play latest games at full resolution, but it can be used for casual gaming and 3D apps.
  • Power consumption of the microprocessor is lower.

FX-4300 vs i7-3770K performance comparison

The charts in the section below demonstrate performance of FX-4300 and Core i7-3770K microprocessors in a few different types of programs. To determine displayed numbers we averaged results for a number of benchmarks for each specific task type. As a result, performance in individual benchmarks may be lower or higher than what you see in the charts here. We also averaged the numbers for application type specific benchmarks and all-around performance benchmarks, and presented them in the 'Overall performance' chart. The 'Price-performance ratio' chart calculates how much more performance you will get per dollar spent. This ratio does not include the cost of other system parts.
Single-threaded performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.57
 
 
Higher is better
Multi-threaded performance
3
2.4
1.8
1.2
0.6
0
 
 
1
 
2.02
 
 
Higher is better
Memory-intensive applications
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.53
 
 
Higher is better
Discrete Graphics performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.05
 
 
Higher is better
Overall performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.42
 
 
Higher is better
Price / performance ratio
3
2.4
1.8
1.2
0.6
0
 
 
2.17
 
1
 
 
Higher is better

  - AMD FX-4300       - Intel Core i7-3770K

Complete list of benchmarks, that show performance difference between AMD FX-4300 and Intel i7-3770K in various types of applications, can be seen in the "Benchmarks" tab.


FX-4300 vs i7-3770K power consumption and price comparison

Thermal Design Power
110
88
66
44
22
0
 
 
95W
 
77W
 
 
Lower is better
Current official price
400
320
240
160
80
0
 
 
$108
 
$332
 
 
Lower is better

Detailed side by side comparison of FX-4300 vs i7-3770K specs can be found in the "Specifications" tab. Much more detailed comparison of low level features of both processors you will find in the "CPUIDs" tab.


Pros and Cons summary

FX-4300 Core i7-3770K
General recommendations:
Features FMA3 / XOP instructions,
Less expensive,
Significantly better price / performance ratio
  General recommendations:
Performs faster in all kinds of programs,
Slightly higher performance in graphics applications,
Comes with HD 4000 GPU,
Needs less power

Drawbacks:

Rather slow,
Performs a bit worse in graphics tasks,
Does not have integrated GPU,
Needs more power
 

Drawbacks:

Lacks some instructions,
Considerably more expensive,
Significantly worse price / performance ratio

Similar processors

FX-4300 Core i7-3770K
 

Similar microprocessors utilize the same core and fit the same socket as FX-4300 and i7-3770K.

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Specifications

Please visit AMD FX-4300 and Intel Core i7-3770K pages for more detailed specifications of both microprocessors.

 AMD FX-4300Intel Core i7-3770K
Market segmentDesktop
ManufacturerAMDIntel
FamilyFX-SeriesCore i7
Basic details
Model numberFX-4300i7-3770K
CPU part numberFD4300WMW4MHKCM8063701211700
CM8063701211701
Box part numberFD4300WMHKBOXBX80637I73770K
BXC80637I73770K
Introduction dateOctober 23, 2012April 29, 2012
Current official price$108 (as of Apr 2014)$332 (as of May 2014)
 
CPU features
Core nameVisheraIvy Bridge
Platform nameVolan 
MicroarchitecturePiledriverIvy Bridge
Technology (micron)0.0320.022
Data width (bits)64
SocketSocket AM3+Socket 1155
Frequency (MHz)38003500
Turbo Frequency (MHz)40003900 / 3900 / 3800 / 3700
Clock Multiplier 35
L1 cache128 KB (code) / 64 KB (data)128 KB (code) / 128 KB (data)
L2 cache (KB)40961024
L3 cache (KB)40968192
Max temperature (°C) 67.4
TDP (Watt)9577
Cores4
Threads48
Multiprocessing1
 
Instruction set extensions
AES / Advanced Encryption Standard+
AMD64 / EM64T 64-bit technology+
AVX / Advanced Vector Extensions+
BMI1 / Bit Manipulation+-
F16C / 16-bit Floating-Point conversion+
FMA3 / 3-operand Fused Multiply-Add+-
FMA4 / 4-operand Fused Multiply-Add+-
MMX+
SSE+
SSE2+
SSE3+
SSE4.1+
SSE4.2+
SSSE3 / Supplemental SSE3+
XOP / eXtended Operations+-
 
Supported technologies
Hyper-Threading-+
PowerNow! / Enhanced SpeedStep+
Turbo Core / Turbo Boost+
Unlocked multiplier+
Virtualization+
Virus Protection / Execute Disable bit+
 
Integrated Graphics
GPU TypeNoneHD 4000
 
Integrated Memory Controller(s)
The number of controllers1
Memory channels2
Supported memoryDDR3-1866DDR3-1333, DDR3-1600
Maximum memory bandwidth (GB/s)29.925.6
Notes:

Rows with different specifications or features are highlighted.

For detailed specifications of "AMD FX-4300" or "Intel Core i7-3770K" parts please click on the links in the table header.

Benchmarks

System setup

Below is a partial set of AMD FX-4300 and Intel Core i7-3770K benchmarks from our CPU benchmark database. The former processor was tested on ASUS Sabertooth 990FX motherboard with 4GB dual-channel Crucial BallistixPC3-14900 (DDR3-1866) memory, and MSI R6670 1GB GDDR5 (ATI Radeon). The latter processor was tested on ASUS P8P67 motherboard, that had 2 GB dual-channel Corsair TR3X3G1600C9 DDR3 memory, and MSI R6670 1GB GDDR5 (ATI Radeon) graphics. For different system configurations please see tests of FX-4300 and Intel Core i7-3770K CPUs in our benchmark database.

All tests were performed at default frequency and voltage, using manufacturer's stock fan/heatsink. None of the components were overclocked. Motherboard BIOS options were left at default settings.

The results of all benchmarks are broken into four categories: multi-threaded, single-threaded, memory intensive and graphics / gaming.


FX-4300 vs Intel Core i7-3770K single-threaded benchmarks

Single-threaded benchmarks run on a single CPU core, and do not depend on such features as the number of cores, or Hyper-Threading technology. Additionally, they do not utilize on-chip caches, dedicated to other cores.


    AMD FX-4300           Intel Core i7-3770K

3DMark03 CPU score benchmark

Uses DirectX software vertex shader to run Wings of Fury and Trolls' Lair games, and calculates a 3DMark03 CPU score based on averaged number of frames per second, achieved by the CPU/GPU combination.
100%
71.6%

CINEBENCH R10 CPU score (1 core) benchmark

Measures performance of a single-core rendering of a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
100%
55.8%

FLAC encoding - single process benchmark

Reports the number of songs, converted by a single CPU core from WAV to FLAC format using the best possible compression.
100%
72.5%

H.264 video encoding - single process benchmark

Measures the number of frames, converted by one CPU thread from MPEG2 format to H.264 format using high quality settings.
100%
75.2%

LAME MP3 encoding - single process benchmark

Reports the number of MP3 songs, encoded by one CPU core per one minute.
100%
62.2%

    AMD FX-4300           Intel Core i7-3770K

PCMark2002 CPU score benchmark

100%
65.2%

Super PI (1M) benchmark

Measures time, required to calculate the first 1 million digits after the decimal point in the number Pi.
100%
40.6%

XVid video encoding - single process benchmark

Reports how many frames per second can be transcoded by a single CPU core from MPEG2 to XVid (MPEG4) format, utilizing single-pass conversion method.
100%
75.1%


FX-4300 vs Intel Core i7-3770K multi-threaded benchmarks

Multi-threaded benchmarks utilize all CPU cores and other on-chip resources (on-chip caches, internal buffers, etc). Intel's Hyper-Threading feature also helps to improve multi-threading performance.


    AMD FX-4300           Intel Core i7-3770K

3DMark06 CPU score benchmark

Estimates processor performance based on how fast it runs such CPU-intensive code as game logic, physics and pathfinding AI. The test requires DirectX 9.0.
100%
58.6%

Apache web server - dynamic pages benchmark

Shows an average number of dynamic HTML pages served per second by local instance of Apache 1.3.41 web server. The test has much greater error margin than other tests.
100%
94.0%

Apache web server - static pages benchmark

Shows an average number of very simple static HTML pages served per second by local Apache 1.3.41 web server. The test has much greater error margin than other tests.
100%
45.3%

Blowfish encryption benchmark

Reports encryption speed of pre-defined 32KB text block. The data is encrypted using Blowfish algorithm.
100%
44.6%

CINEBENCH R10 CPU score benchmark

Measures performance of multi-core rendering of a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
100%
44.3%

    AMD FX-4300           Intel Core i7-3770K

CINEBENCH R10 render time (seconds) benchmark

Measures time taken to render a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
100%
44.3%

CrystalMark ALU benchmark

Runs Fibonacci, Napierian, Eratosthenes and QuickSort integer performance tests on all CPU cores, and reports the sum of results.
100%
61.2%

CrystalMark FPU benchmark

Executes MikoFPU, RandMeanSS, FFT and Mandelbrot FPU-dependent tests using all CPU cores, and reports the sum of results.
100%
54.0%

Euler3D benchmark

100%
54.5%

FLAC encoding - multiple processes benchmark

Reports the number of songs, converted from WAV to FLAC format by all CPU cores using the best possible compression.
100%
47.9%

    AMD FX-4300           Intel Core i7-3770K

Fritz Chess Benchmark benchmark

100%
48.6%

H.264 video encoding - multiple processes benchmark

Measures the number of frames, converted by all logical processors from MPEG2 format to H.264 format using single-pass method and high quality settings.
100%
50.0%

H.264 video encoding - multithreaded benchmark

Measures the number of frames, converted by all logical processors from MPEG2 format to H.264 format using multi-threading system calls, dual-pass method and high quality settings.
100%
50.7%

LAME MP3 encoding - multiple processes benchmark

Reports the number of MP3 songs, encoded by all CPU cores per one minute.
100%
39.8%

MySQL 5.0.96 - selecting data benchmark

Shows sustained number of SQL requests per second served by local instance of MySQL server v5.0.96. This test scales well with the number of CPU cores.
100%
49.7%

    AMD FX-4300           Intel Core i7-3770K

PCMark05 CPU score benchmark

100%
75.0%

PCMark05 score benchmark

100%
78.9%

Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) benchmark

Runs Dhrystone test on all cores, and reports estimated integer performance in MIPS (Millions of Instructions Per Second).
100%
43.9%

Sandra MultiMedia Floating Point (it/s) benchmark

100%
38.1%

Sandra MultiMedia Integer (it/s) benchmark

100%
67.7%

    AMD FX-4300           Intel Core i7-3770K

Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) benchmark

Runs Whetstone test on all cores, and reports estimated floating-point performance in MFLOPS (Millions of Floating-Point Operations Per Second).
100%
25.1%

Sandra Whetstone SSE2 (MFLOPS) benchmark

Runs SSE2-enabled Whetstone test on all cores, and reports estimated floating-point performance in MFLOPS (Millions of Floating-Point Operations Per Second).
100%
32.1%

XVid video encoding - multiple processes benchmark

Reports how many frames per second can be transcoded by all CPU cores from MPEG2 to XVid (MPEG4) format, utilizing single-pass conversion method.
100%
51.0%

wPrime v1.55 (32M) benchmark

wPrime benchmark measures time taken to calculate square roots of numbers from 1 to 33554431.
100%
38.6%


FX-4300 vs Intel Core i7-3770K graphics benchmarks

Graphics benchmarks depend on the type of integrated or discrete graphics adapter, and to less extent on the processor performance. Because these benchmarks are synthetic, they may not truly represent gaming performance. However, they still can be used to estimate whether one processor will perform faster or slower than another CPU in games and other 3D tasks.


    AMD FX-4300           Intel Core i7-3770K

3DMark03 game score benchmark

Measures graphics and 3D game performance of discrete and integrated GPUs using 4 different game simulations, that have varying level of DirectX support from version 7 to version 9.
100%
96.5%

3DMark06 3DMark score benchmark

Measures 3D graphics and game performance of CPU/GPU combination by running 4 game simulations, that make extensive use of DirectX 9.0/9.0C capabilities.
100%
93.4%

3DMark2001 score benchmark

Runs a series of game simulations and feature tests to measure graphics and 3D game performance of discrete and integrated GPUs. It utilizes a single CPU core, and it is compatible with DirectX 8 and later APIs.
100%
67.0%

CINEBENCH R10 OpenGL score benchmark

100%
72.3%

PCMark05 Graphics score benchmark

100%
97.0%


FX-4300 vs Intel Core i7-3770K memory performance

Memory-intensive tests or programs move large amounts of data to/from memory, and they depend more on memory throughput and the size of on-chip caches, rather than on CPU integer/FP/SIMD performance.


    AMD FX-4300           Intel Core i7-3770K

7Zip compressing/decompressing speed (1 thread) benchmark

100%
96.1%

CrystalMark Memory benchmark

Evaluates Read, Write, Read/Write and Cache memory bandwidth score. The final result is the sum of measured results.
100%
61.7%

PCMark05 Memory score benchmark

100%
60.3%

PCMark2002 Memory score benchmark

100%
58.2%

WinRAR compressing/decompressing speed benchmark

100%
70.3%

CPUIDs

The table below compares two random CPUID records for AMD FX-4300 and Intel Core i7-3770K microprocessors, that were submitted to our CPUID database. Please note that different steppings of Intel processors, identified by S-spec numbers or CPUID, may have slightly different features. For that reason the comparison table below only applies to CPUs with specific S-Spec number / CPUID.

  CPUID 1 CPUID 2
ManufacturerAMDIntel
CPU FamilyFX-SeriesCore i7
Model / Processor NumberFX-4300i7-3770K
Frequency3812 MHz3491 MHz
CWID version0.4
Part numberFD4300WMW4MHKCM8063701211700
S-Spec / Stepping CodeFA 1233PGTSR0PL
 
General information
VendorAuthenticAMDGenuineIntel
Processor name (BIOS)AMD FX(tm)-4300 Quad-Core Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770K CPU @ 3.50GHz
Cores4
Compute units2 
Logical processors48
Processor typeOriginal OEM Processor
Core steppingOR-C0 
CPUID signature600F20306A9
Family21 (015h) 6 (06h)
Model 2 (02h)58 (03Ah)
Stepping 0 (00h) 9 (09h)
SocketAM3+ 
TLB/Cache details 64-byte Prefetching
Data TLB0: 2-MB or 4-MB pages, 4-way set associative, 32 entries
Data TLB: 4-KB Pages, 4-way set associative, 64 entries
Instruction TLB: 4-KB pages, 4-way set associative, 64 entries
L2 TLB: 1-MB, 4-way set associative, 64-byte line size
Shared 2nd-level TLB: 4 KB pages, 4-way set associative, 512 entries
 
Cache
L1 data: Associativity4-way set associative8-way set associative
L1 data: Comments Direct-mapped
L1 data: Line size64 bytes
L1 data: Lines per tag1 
L1 data: Size4 x 16 KB4 x 32 KB
L1 instruction: Associativity2-way set associative8-way set associative
L1 instruction: Comments1 cache per 2 coresDirect-mapped
L1 instruction: Line size64 bytes
L1 instruction: Lines per tag1 
L1 instruction: Size2 x 64 KB4 x 32 KB
L2: Associativity16-way set associative8-way set associative
L2: Comments1 cache per 2 coresNon-inclusive|Direct-mapped
L2: Line size64 bytes
L2: Lines per tag1 
L2: Size2 x 2 MB4 x 256 KB
L3: Associativity32-way set associative16-way set associative
L3: Comments Inclusive|Shared between all cores
L3: Line size64 bytes
L3: Lines per tag1 
L3: Size4 MB8 MB
 
Instruction set extensions
AES+
AMD extensions to MMX+-
AVX+
BMI1+-
F16C+
FMA+-
FMA4+-
MMX+
SSE+
SSE2+
SSE3+
SSE4.1+
SSE4.2+
SSE4A+-
SSSE3+
TBM+-
XOP+-
 
Additional instructions
Advanced Bit manipulation+-
CLFLUSH+
CMOV+
CMPXCHG16B+
CMPXCHG8B+
Enhanced REP MOVSB/STOSB-+
FXSAVE/FXRSTORE+
MONITOR/MWAIT+
PCLMULDQ+
POPCNT+
PREFETCH/PREFETCHW+-
RD/WR FSGSBASE instructions-+
RDRAND-+
RDTSCP+
SKINIT/STGI support+-
SYSCALL/SYSRET+-
SYSENTER/SYSEXIT+
XSAVE/XRESTORE states+
 
Major features
64-bit / Intel 64+
Enhanced SpeedStep-+
Hyper-Threading Technology-+
Intel Virtualization-+
NX bit/XD-bit+
On-chip Floating Point Unit+
PowerNow! / Cool'n'Quiet+-
Secure Virtual Machine (Virtualization)+-
Turbo Boost-+
Turbo Core+-
 
Other features
1 GB large page support+-
100MHz multiplier control+-
128-bit SSE instructions+-
36-bit page-size extensions+
64-bit debug store-+
Advanced programmable interrupt controller+
CPL qualified debug store-+
Core multi-processing legacy mode+-
Debug store-+
Debugging extensions+
Digital Thermal Sensor capability-+
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)+
Pending break enable-+
Perfmon and Debug capability-+
Physical address extensions+
Power Limit Notification capability-+
Process context identifiers-+
SVM lock+-
Self-snoop-+
Supervisor Mode Execution Protection-+
Support for NRIP save+-
THERMTRIP+-
TSC rate is ensured to be invariant across all states+
Temperature sensor+-
Thermal monitor-+
Thermal monitor 2-+
Thermal monitor and software controlled clock facilities-+
Time stamp counter+
Timestamp counter deadline-+
Translation Cache Extension+-
Virtual 8086-mode enhancements+
Watchdog timer support+-
xTPR Update Control-+
+ - feature is supported
- - feature is not supported
Features, not supported by all processors in the table, are not displayed

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