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Amd-fx-6300.33970224
9.9 out of 10

AMD FX-6300

Great Deal: $119.99

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Overall 8
8.0

Pleasantly Surprised

Joe, Amazon
12 May 2014
  • Summary: Upgraded from Phenom II 965 Processor. System: FX 6300 Processor Asrock Extreme4 970 Board Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600MHz OCZ 600 Watt PSU 80+ Bronze AMD Radeon 7870XT Graphics Processor I read reviews claiming this was a nice upgrade from phenom II's, I sort of doubted them, but was interested in this six core when I saw it dip to the price of 109 USD.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Mark_L, NCIX.com
24 February 2014
  • Summary: This CPU accomplishes what it does by using lots of cores. You have to have software and an OS that takes advantage of this. Otherwise, in single threaded applications, its performance is good but not jaw-dropping. I moved from an AMD Phenom II x3 B73 (2.8 GHz) to this. I was expecting an improvement but single-threaded benchmarks show there's only been a small improvement.
  • Pros: Lots of cores, Lots of cache, Runs cool, Good price/performance ratio
  • Cons: Single-threaded performance not a large improvement over previous generations
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Overall 8
8.0

AMD FX-6300 6-Core Processor

Milton Gray, Amazon
18 February 2014
  • Summary: Works fine, good deal for the money. Update your motherboard's BIOS to make sure it will support this chip. Get an aftermarket cooler, because that stock heatsink is the tiniest, cheapest and loudest one I've ever received with a processor!
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

John_S, NCIX.com
30 October 2013
  • Summary: Did a bit of homework figured this processor was going the be the best fit for my budget/needs. Runs great, doesn't seems too warm. Once again AMD offers an incredible chip for the price.
  • Pros: Unbeatable performance for the price.
  • Cons: None
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Overall 8
8.0

Great but runs hot

Vulgari, Amazon
27 October 2013
  • Summary: Great CPU but stock heatsink is horrible I would recommend going with something that is aftermarket if your going to do any time of gaming.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Danny_L, NCIX.com
3 September 2013
  • Summary: i bought this to upgrade from my old pII 965 be for my gaming computer and i was very happy and suprised at how easly it overclocked and how stable and fast it is now going a month or 2 strong and loving it paired it up with a asus m5a99x evo r2.0 and gigabyte 7950 windforce and games 60+ fps max settings whatever i play
  • Pros: fast,easy oc,very stable
  • Cons: none
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Eric_L, NCIX.com
24 August 2013
  • Summary: If you are getting this to upgrade an older am3+ board. Or are on a tight budget. Its hard not to recommend this processor. However if you're a gamer. The 8320 is very close in price. With next gen consoles both sporting 8 cores. We are going to see a change in optimization. The extra threads could come in handy down the line to prevent a gpu bottleneck. Paired with a Gtx 660 its still running games phenomenally well for the time being.
  • Pros: Price, Performance, Decent overclocking, Handles multi threaded apps very well
  • Cons: Huge power consumption compared to Intel chips, Weak single threaded performance
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Overall 8
8.0

works great!

miker, Amazon
18 August 2013
  • Summary: make sure your software can use all 6 cores. It serves me well and with the GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 AT I got fast tranfer rates to my HD and External USB backup drive as well as my older firewire equipment.
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent value

J. Lin, Amazon
6 August 2013
  • Summary: Pros: Excellent Value Fast processor, especially for multi-tasking Average user won't need to replace this for a long time Cons: Runs slightly hot (Mobo CPUTIN reports ~4 C higher than the first gen i3 I replaced) Not as energy efficient as comparable intel processors To be really nitpicky - I don't like the fact that the CPU does not monitor temps for each of its cores and even the single sensor it has doesn't read an absolute temp.
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Overall 8
8.0

Really good processor

Rediane M., Amazon
5 June 2013
  • Summary: I was looking for something on my budget to be able to work with 3d modeling and renderings and this processor plus the graphics card makes my job so much easier!
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