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AMD FX6300 Black Edition 6 Core (3.5/4.1GHz, 8MB Level 3 Cache, 6MB Level 2 Cache, Socket AM3+, 95W, Retail Boxed) £72.64 @ Amazon.co.uk
AMD FX6300 Black Edition 6 Core (3.5/4.1GHz, 8MB Level 3 Cache, 6MB Level 2 Cache, Socket AM3+, 95W, Retail Boxed)  £72.64 @ Amazon.co.uk

AMD FX6300 Black Edition 6 Core (3.5/4.1GHz, 8MB Level 3 Cache, 6MB Level 2 Cache, Socket AM3+, 95W, Retail Boxed) £72.64 @ Amazon.co.uk

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Got this processor over clocked to 4.1 on stock voltage, great processor that competes with ones double the price

Not a bad price at the performance point, TDP isn't as bad as some other AMDs either. Torn between this and an FX-8320 though

Bought this CPU almost 2 years ago and still using it, absolute beast of a CPU, just make sure you use an after market CPU cooler as the stock cooler is loud and inefficient.

Excellent chip. Play BF4 at 1080p at 60fps with a GTX 760 on high settings and frame-rate is locked for 99% of the time. Just the odd fluctuation, nothing that intrudes on gameplay.

Easy2BCheesy

Excellent chip. Play BF4 at 1080p at 60fps with a GTX 760 on high … Excellent chip. Play BF4 at 1080p at 60fps with a GTX 760 on high settings and frame-rate is locked for 99% of the time. Just the odd fluctuation, nothing that intrudes on gameplay.



Hmm not sure why someone would buy a 2+ years old processor? A i3 will be faster and cheaper...

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Also, if on a very tight budget for now but funds providing later, wanting an easy upgrade path to Broadwell in the Spring, take a look at the £49 Intel Pentium G3258. Even more so, if your maximum spend on a graphics card is going to be a GTX 750TI.

On a lot of games, once overclocked, it was matching the i7 4790K, for instance Bioshock, Tomb Raider and Skyrim. In Games like Crysis and Battlefield, even when pushed to 4.8Ghz and still looking fairly good in paper benchmarks, in operation some people were reporting stuttering, something not evident from a bar graph. I appreciate not all reviewers have time to sit down and play games long enough for them to notice, but... annoying if you've made a choice based on a review that doesn't pan out in practice. That was more typically a £500 graphics card, whereas when using a GTX 760 with settings at medium it was better but things became especially interesting using a GTX 750TI at medium settings, where paring that card with an i7, as against an over clocked G3258, the differences were noted to be very small. In programs using single core, office applications and basic image creation, performance (eurogamer tested using Cinebench on one core) was an impressive 1.92 for G3258, 1.11 for 8350 (with the AMD running at stock; single core performance is a known 'weakness' with the FX range but, realistically, how many people are buying an FX CPU for a bog standard office build?) 1.71 for 4670K (again, with the Intel i5 at stock) 1.73 for the 4770K (with the Intel i7 running at stock) and 1.97 for the 4970K (with the i7 running at stock). My immediate thought was that I don't think many people are going to be running their i5/i7 or 8350 CPUs at stock or choosing those CPUs for an office build in the first place... Still, as a transitional CPU that allows you to take advantage of the features on the new Z97 motherboards in advance of an upgrade to Broadwell in the Spring, the G3258, depending on what games and programs you run daily, might be worth a look for you, especially if you don't intend to spend more on the graphics card than a GTX 750TI and lock it down to medium settings (I'm not sure who spends £500 on a graphics card, with all settings maxed out, and bottlenecks it with a £50 CPU not capable of taking advantage of games optimized to run on multiple cores? even if a lot of the games tested weren't optimized and did extraordinarily well with a £50 that wasn't, in those cases, bottlenecking the performance of the £500 graphics card.)

Getting back on topic, though your choice of smaller format motherboards is big frustration if wanting to overclock, the FX 6300 is good value for money (and whatever the naysayers say, it still features in Tomshardware budget gaming builds, along with the G3258), especially if can't stretch to a FX 8320 (which if going AMD would be my choice because I do a lot of video work). If buying with an upgrade path in mind, to say Broadwell, I would go for a more feature rich Z97 motherboard with either a G3258, heavily over clocked, or an i3 with hyperthreading, which many feel is a better balanced choice once you've shelled out for a third party cooler for the G3258.

decent budget cpu oc too 4.5ghz with my r9 280oc playin watch dogs maxed with worsemod So cant be bad for the price

Did you check any benchmarks? That processor is better then some of i5 and i7 in test and costs far less...

iceman85

Hmm not sure why someone would buy a 2+ years old processor? A i3 will be … Hmm not sure why someone would buy a 2+ years old processor? A i3 will be faster and cheaper...


Edited by: "lukaszjambor" 13th Jul 2014

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We need more informative posts like this on here, rather than the flaming you usually get on PC deals
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