Intel Core i5-4460 vs AMD FX-6300

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


Intel Core i5-4460 CPU1 vs CPU2 AMD FX-6300
Intel Core i5-4460 AMD FX-6300

CPU comparison

Intel Core i5-4460 or AMD FX-6300 - 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 Intel Core i5-4460 has 4 cores with 4 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 3.40 GHz. Up to 32 GB of memory is supported in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core i5-4460 was released in Q2/2014.

The AMD FX-6300 has 6 cores with 6 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 4.10 GHz. The CPU supports up to 32 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The AMD FX-6300 was released in Q4/2012.
Intel Core i5 (331) Family AMD FX (30)
Intel Core i 4000 (64) CPU group AMD FX-6300 (2)
4 Generation 2
Haswell S Architecture Vishera (Bulldozer)
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
-- Predecessor --
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Core i5-4460 is a 4 core processor with a clock frequency of 3.20 GHz (3.40 GHz). The AMD FX-6300 has 6 CPU cores with a clock frequency of 3.50 GHz (4.10 GHz).

Intel Core i5-4460 Characteristic AMD FX-6300
4 Cores 6
4 Threads 6
normal Core architecture normal
No Hyperthreading No
No Overclocking ? Yes
3.20 GHz Frequency 3.50 GHz
3.40 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 4.10 GHz
3.30 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 4.10 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.

Intel Core i5-4460 Characteristic AMD FX-6300
-- 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.

Intel HD Graphics 4600 GPU no iGPU
0.35 GHz GPU frequency --
1.10 GHz GPU (Turbo) --
7.5 GPU Generation --
22 nm Technology
3 Max. displays
20 Compute units --
160 Shader --
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
2 GB Max. GPU Memory --
11.1 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.

Intel HD Graphics 4600 GPU no iGPU
No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
Decode / Encode Codec h264 No
No Codec VP9 No
No Codec VP8 No
No Codec AV1 No
Decode / Encode Codec AVC No
Decode Codec VC-1 No
Decode Codec JPEG No

Memory & PCIe

The Intel Core i5-4460 supports a maximum of 32 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The AMD FX-6300 can connect up to 32 GB of memory in 2 memory channels.

Intel Core i5-4460 Characteristic AMD FX-6300
DDR3-1600 Memory DDR3-1866
32 GB Max. Memory 32 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
25.6 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 29.9 GB/s
No ECC No
-- L2 Cache --
6.00 MB L3 Cache 8.00 MB
3.0 PCIe version 3.0
16 PCIe lanes --
15.8 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth --

Thermal Management

The TDP (Thermal Design Power) of a processor specifies the required cooling solution. The Intel Core i5-4460 has a TDP of 84 W, that of the AMD FX-6300 is 95 W.

Intel Core i5-4460 Characteristic AMD FX-6300
84 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 95 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. 71 °C

Technical details

The Intel Core i5-4460 has a 6.00 MB cache, while the AMD FX-6300 cache has a total of 8.00 MB.

Intel Core i5-4460 Characteristic AMD FX-6300
22 nm Technology 32 nm
Monolithic Chip design Unknown
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2 ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX, FMA3, FMA4
LGA 1150 Socket AM3+
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d Virtualization AMD-V
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Linux
Q2/2014 Release date Q4/2012
187 $ Release price 95 $
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 5 CPU benchmarks
Intel Core i5-4460 (100%)
AMD FX-6300 (63%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 6 CPU benchmarks
Intel Core i5-4460 (100%)
AMD FX-6300 (75%)

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.
Intel Core i5-4460 Intel Core i5-4460
4C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
794 (100%)
AMD FX-6300 AMD FX-6300
6C 6T @ 4.10 GHz
529 (67%)

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.
Intel Core i5-4460 Intel Core i5-4460
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
2722 (100%)
AMD FX-6300 AMD FX-6300
6C 6T @ 4.10 GHz
1916 (70%)

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.
Intel Core i5-4460 Intel Core i5-4460
4C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
1027 (100%)
AMD FX-6300 AMD FX-6300
6C 6T @ 4.10 GHz
534 (52%)

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.
Intel Core i5-4460 Intel Core i5-4460
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
3161 (100%)
AMD FX-6300 AMD FX-6300
6C 6T @ 4.10 GHz
1586 (50%)

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.
Intel Core i5-4460 Intel Core i5-4460
4C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
325 (100%)
AMD FX-6300 AMD FX-6300
6C 6T @ 4.10 GHz
195 (60%)

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.
Intel Core i5-4460 Intel Core i5-4460
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
1177 (100%)
AMD FX-6300 AMD FX-6300
6C 6T @ 4.10 GHz
854 (73%)

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.
Intel Core i5-4460 Intel Core i5-4460
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
4861 (100%)
AMD FX-6300 AMD FX-6300
6C 6T @ 4.10 GHz
4182 (86%)

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.
Intel Core i5-4460 Intel Core i5-4460
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
353 (100%)
AMD FX-6300 AMD FX-6300
6C 6T @ 4.10 GHz
221 (63%)

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.
Intel Core i5-4460 Intel Core i5-4460
4C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
1369 (100%)
AMD FX-6300 AMD FX-6300
6C 6T @ 3.50 GHz
1003 (73%)

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.
Intel Core i5-4460 Intel Core i5-4460
4C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
132 (100%)
AMD FX-6300 AMD FX-6300
6C 6T @ 4.10 GHz
94 (71%)

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.
Intel Core i5-4460 Intel Core i5-4460
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
477 (100%)
AMD FX-6300 AMD FX-6300
6C 6T @ 4.10 GHz
456 (96%)

iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.
Intel Core i5-4460 Intel Core i5-4460
Intel HD Graphics 4600 @ 1.10 GHz
352 (100%)
AMD FX-6300 AMD FX-6300
@ 0.00 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.
Intel Core i5-4460 Intel Core i5-4460
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD FX-6300 AMD FX-6300
6C 6T @ 4.10 GHz
29 (100%)

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.
Intel Core i5-4460 Intel Core i5-4460
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD FX-6300 AMD FX-6300
6C 6T @ 4.10 GHz
1407.7 (100%)

Devices using this processor

Intel Core i5-4460 AMD FX-6300
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