AMD FX-4300 Review & Specs

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AMD FX-4300 Quad-Core 3.8 GHz Socket AM3+ 95W Boxed FD4300WMHKBOX

AMD FX-4300 Quad-Core 3.8 GHz Socket AM3+ 95W Boxed FD4300WMHKBOX


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  • Frequency: 3.8/4.0GHZ (Base/Overdrive)
  • Cores: 4
  • Cache: 4/4MB (L2/L3)
  • Socket Type: AM3+
  • Power Wattage: 95W

Specs Overview

Release Date October 2012

* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.

Series FX-4000 Series
Core Name Vishera
Socket AM3+
Integrated Graphics None
CPU Cores 4
CPU Threads 4
CPU Clock Rate 3800MHz
CPU Turbo Clock Rate -
CPU Cooler included
Manufacturing Process 32 nm
Cache L3 4MB


  • Good multi-threading performance
  • Decent overclocking ability


  • Too close in price to FX-6300
  • Poor single-threaded performance
General information
Type CPU / Microprocessor
Market segment Desktop
Family AMD FX-Series
Model number FX-4300
CPU part numbers FD4300WMHKBOX is a boxed microprocessor
Frequency 3800 MHz
Turbo frequency 4000 MHz
Package 938-pin micro-PGA package
Socket Socket AM3+
Introduction date October 23, 2012
Architecture / Microarchitecture
Microarchitecture Piledriver
Platform Volan
Processor core Vishera
Manufacturing process 0.032 micron
Data width 64 bit
The number of cores 4
The number of threads 4
Floating Point Unit Integrated
Level 1 cache size 2 x 64 KB shared instruction caches
4 x 16 KB data caches
Level 2 cache size 2 x 2 MB shared exclusive caches
Level 3 cache size 4 MB shared cache
Multiprocessing Uniprocessor
  • MMX
  • SSE
  • SSE2
  • SSE3
  • SSE4
  • SSE4a
  • AES instructions
  • Advanced Bit Manipulation
  • Advanced Vector Extensions
  • AMD64 technology
  • Virtualization technology
  • Enhanced Virus Protection
  • Turbo Core 2.0 technology
Low power features PowerNow!
On-chip peripherals
  • Dual-channel DDR3 memory controller
  • HyperTransport technology
Electrical/Thermal parameters
Thermal Design Power 95 Watt
Notes on AMD FX-4300
  • The processor has unlocked clock multiplier
  • The fastest supported memory is DDR3-1866

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