Pros: For the price this processor was a great buy. Never a heat issue, performs very well. Just bought a second one for a customer build for a small business. He is also very happy with it. Running on Windows OS 7 & 10 (64 Bit)
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
Summary: 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.
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 ...
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 a...
Summary: I'm really surprised to see that the Fx 6300 is still doing so good after being on the market for so long. It's not the most powerful CPU out there but it gets the job done. Single thread performance is lacking but with the introduction of DX12 and Mantle this should not be a big deal for games...
Pros: Very stable and snappy CPU. Handles almost everything thrown at it. It is fairly easy to overclock this CPU for extra power.
Cons: Single thread performance is not as good as you'd get from Intel. Games that are CPU heavy or only use one or two cores performance will suffer a little bit.
Summary: I chose this cpu instead of the FX-8300 because of the lower power consumption (95 W instead of 125 W), and because of the FX-8300's necessity for larger aftermarket heatsinks claimed by other users here.
Pros: I installed this CPU on two identical ASUS MoBos. Using standard heatsink that came in the box. Installation was a snap (literally). System runs cool. Under heavy gaming (Witcher 3), no unusual heating or loud fan noise.
Summary: The stock cooler appeared to be aluminum, but very cheaply made and the surface that makes contact with the CPU is very rough. Not polished at all.
Pros: Plop it in to the board and away you go. Does what it advertises. I have used AMD for years and never been disappointed (aside for the thing in the cons).
Cons: Included heat sink and fan are garbage! Idled around 50 C. Computer would last a few hours before over-heating and turning off. I replaced the included thermal compound with Arctic Silver 5 and didn't improve much (it was properly applied). I finally replaced the stock heatsink and fan with an ol...