AMD FX-6300 vs AMD FX-8320E

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


AMD FX-6300 CPU1 vs CPU2 AMD FX-8320E
AMD FX-6300 AMD FX-8320E

CPU comparison

AMD FX-6300 or AMD FX-8320E - which processor is faster? In this comparison we look at the differences and analyze which of these two CPUs is better. We compare the technical data and benchmark results.

The AMD FX-6300 has 6 cores with 6 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 4.10 GHz. Up to 32 GB of memory is supported in 2 memory channels. The AMD FX-6300 was released in Q4/2012.

The AMD FX-8320E has 8 cores with 8 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 4.00 GHz. The CPU supports up to GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The AMD FX-8320E was released in Q3/2014.
AMD FX (30) Family AMD FX (30)
AMD FX-6300 (2) CPU group AMD FX-8000 (11)
2 Generation 2
Vishera (Bulldozer) Architecture Vishera (Bulldozer)
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
-- Predecessor --
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The AMD FX-6300 is a 6 core processor with a clock frequency of 3.50 GHz (4.10 GHz). The AMD FX-8320E has 8 CPU cores with a clock frequency of 3.20 GHz (4.00 GHz).

AMD FX-6300 Characteristic AMD FX-8320E
6 Cores 8
6 Threads 8
normal Core architecture normal
No Hyperthreading No
Yes Overclocking ? Yes
3.50 GHz Frequency 3.20 GHz
4.10 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 4.00 GHz
4.10 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 3.60 GHz

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Processors with the support of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors. Algorithms for ML improve their performance the more data they have collected via software. ML tasks can be processed up to 10,000 times faster than with a classic processor.

AMD FX-6300 Characteristic AMD FX-8320E
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --

Internal Graphics

The integrated graphics unit of a processor is not only responsible for the pure image output on the system, but can also significantly increase the efficiency of the system with the support of modern video codecs.

no iGPU GPU no iGPU
GPU frequency --
-- GPU (Turbo) --
-- GPU Generation --
Technology
Max. displays
-- Compute units --
-- Shader --
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
-- Max. GPU Memory --
-- DirectX Version --

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

no iGPU GPU no iGPU
No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
No Codec h264 No
No Codec VP9 No
No Codec VP8 No
No Codec AV1 No
No Codec AVC No
No Codec VC-1 No
No Codec JPEG No

Memory & PCIe

The AMD FX-6300 supports a maximum of 32 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The AMD FX-8320E can connect up to GB of memory in 2 memory channels.

AMD FX-6300 Characteristic AMD FX-8320E
Memory DDR3-1866
32 GB Max. Memory
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
-- Max. Bandwidth --
No ECC Yes
-- L2 Cache --
8.00 MB L3 Cache 8.00 MB
3.0 PCIe version --
-- PCIe lanes --
-- PCIe Bandwidth --

Thermal Management

The TDP (Thermal Design Power) of a processor specifies the required cooling solution. The AMD FX-6300 has a TDP of 95 W, that of the AMD FX-8320E is 95 W.

AMD FX-6300 Characteristic AMD FX-8320E
95 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 95 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
71 °C Tjunction max. --

Technical details

The AMD FX-6300 has a 8.00 MB cache, while the AMD FX-8320E cache has a total of 8.00 MB.

AMD FX-6300 Characteristic AMD FX-8320E
32 nm Technology 32 nm
Unknown Chip design Unknown
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX, FMA3, FMA4 ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX, FMA3, FMA4
AM3+ Socket AM3+
AMD-V Virtualization AMD-V
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Linux
Q4/2012 Release date Q3/2014
95 $ Release price 125 $
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Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD FX-6300 AMD FX-6300
6C 6T @ 4.10 GHz
529 (100%)
AMD FX-8320E AMD FX-8320E
8C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
500 (95%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD FX-6300 AMD FX-6300
6C 6T @ 4.10 GHz
1916 (84%)
AMD FX-8320E AMD FX-8320E
8C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
2269 (100%)

Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD FX-6300 AMD FX-6300
6C 6T @ 4.10 GHz
195 (100%)
AMD FX-8320E AMD FX-8320E
8C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
188 (96%)

Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD FX-6300 AMD FX-6300
6C 6T @ 4.10 GHz
854 (85%)
AMD FX-8320E AMD FX-8320E
8C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
999 (100%)

Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.
AMD FX-6300 AMD FX-6300
6C 6T @ 4.10 GHz
4182 (53%)
AMD FX-8320E AMD FX-8320E
8C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
7960 (100%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
AMD FX-6300 AMD FX-6300
6C 6T @ 3.50 GHz
1003 (81%)
AMD FX-8320E AMD FX-8320E
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
1235 (100%)

Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD FX-6300 AMD FX-6300
6C 6T @ 4.10 GHz
94 (100%)
AMD FX-8320E AMD FX-8320E
8C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
91 (97%)

Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD FX-6300 AMD FX-6300
6C 6T @ 4.10 GHz
456 (78%)
AMD FX-8320E AMD FX-8320E
8C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
584 (100%)

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
AMD FX-6300 AMD FX-6300
6C 6T @ 4.10 GHz
534 (100%)
AMD FX-8320E AMD FX-8320E
8C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
0 (0%)

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
AMD FX-6300 AMD FX-6300
6C 6T @ 4.10 GHz
1586 (100%)
AMD FX-8320E AMD FX-8320E
8C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
0 (0%)

Blender 3.1 Benchmark

In the Blender Benchmark 3.1, the scenes "monster", "junkshop" and "classroom" are rendered and the time required by the system is measured. In our benchmark we test the CPU and not the graphics card. Blender 3.1 was presented as a standalone version in March 2022.
AMD FX-6300 AMD FX-6300
6C 6T @ 4.10 GHz
29 (100%)
AMD FX-8320E AMD FX-8320E
8C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
0 (0%)

Blender 2.81 (bmw27)

Blender is a free 3D graphics software for rendering (creating) 3D bodies, which can also be textured and animated in the software. The Blender benchmark creates predefined scenes and measures the time (s) required for the entire scene. The shorter the time required, the better. We selected bmw27 as the benchmark scene.
AMD FX-6300 AMD FX-6300
6C 6T @ 4.10 GHz
1407.7 (100%)
AMD FX-8320E AMD FX-8320E
8C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
0 (0%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Single-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
AMD FX-6300 AMD FX-6300
6C 6T @ 4.10 GHz
221 (100%)
AMD FX-8320E AMD FX-8320E
8C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
0 (0%)

Devices using this processor

AMD FX-6300 AMD FX-8320E
Unknown Unknown

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