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FX-6300 Game Requirement Analysis

FX-6300 is a high-end CPU based on the 32nm Piledriver architecture.


It offers 6 Physical Cores (6 Logical), initially clocked at 3.5GHz, which may go up to 4.1GHz and 8MB of L3 Cache.
Among its many features, Turbo Core and Virtualization are activated and the clock multiplier is unlocked, meaning it can be overclocked easily.


The processor DOES NOT integrated any graphics. and has a rated board TDP of 95W.


It is a powerful Hexa Core whose performance is good. It's thus capable of running most applications smoothly without any problem.


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Is Asus GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB STRIX good for this cpu without bottlenecking?

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You can get gtx 960 or r9 380 as good match

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how about gtx750ti and r7 360 which is cheaper than gtx960 and r9 380. Is it good for fx6300?

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Yes its good but its not worth upgrading from 750 you wount see so significant gain

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yeah i knew it thanks for the answer, actually i am going to build cheap gaming pc, but im confused for choosing between AMD FX6300 and AMD A10-7870K together with R7 250 (dual graphics). So What would you choose if you we're me?

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Fx 6300 along with 1good gpu crossfire and sli gives alot issues still always go with 1gpu if possible

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Yeah im not gonna build fx6300 with crossfire. So ill go for 6300 with 1 gpu. Thanks dude :)

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This thing has held up amazingly with time. The future is still only more promising as dx12 and Vulkan are becoming the norm. As this happens all six cores will be used better, definitely making this a great bang for your buck processor. Plus, I was incredibly disappointed at how badly this thing works as a space heater with the stock cooler, stress testing on the stock cooler I was at max 68C.

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stock cooler is just garbage i still use my old fx 6100 4.2ghz with evo 212 its still able to play most games just fine :D

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What type of cpu cooler do i need to install to overclock this to its boost clock

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any aftermarket cooler

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Did you mean any type of cooler such as hyper212 evo or water cooler?

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yes

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im running on stock cooler at max load temps gets 65 highest some times… so an aftrmarket cooler will be great for this cpu

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does aftermarket coolers have cpu socket compatilbulity too such as fm2+ am3+ etc.

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well thats vary on various cooler manufacturer….for fm2+ am3+ socked the cooler comes with extra bracket

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Okay thanks bro.

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Do i need to buy some aftermarket cpu cooler? When i dont need to oc and just run it on its stock core clock?

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It is highly recommended, especially with the stock cooler just not functioning up to it's job (really loud, dust build-up over time blocking cooling performance), but if you really don't want to spend any additional money on a better cooler or if you want to upgrade later on, you can just use the stock cooler.

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yes of course i am willing to pin down some cooler. Specially right here in my place, too much hot so i think im gonna throw away the stock cooler :D

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all hail amd!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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is it necessary for me to install a liquid cooler if i buy this cpu

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nope……

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but for hardcore gaming u could buy an aftermarket cooler…

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wow amd is getting popular……

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GREAT CPU WITH GREAT PRICE

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I have a big problem i can either upgrade my cpu or buy a gpu that to around 9000rs.I was thinking about a rx 460 or fx 4300 with another 4gb ram. can someone help me?

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zen is just around the corner i would wait if you can but if you can not then i recommend atleast fx 8320

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i don't have that much money and for zen we need to upgrade MOBA as well.

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Well, my build (pretty much the same as you just mentioned) is not bad at all, as long as you can get the parts at a good price, since aditrex is right, zen is coming soon, i would get the fx4300, then the rx460 and then a hyper t4 for cpu cooling, and leave the ram last, you got enough for now

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another option the cpu would be looking in the used market for a Athlon II x2 220 or similar, an old dual core from the same family of your sempron with a decent performance, if you can find it for the right price go for it

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As you said i got a good deal for athlon x2 260 with 8gb ram should i buy it??

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If the price is right (Under the fx4300´s one in your country for example) then it could be ok

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but, what kind or tear of games do you intend to play? if you are looking to play AAA titles, this cpu will keep you back a lot, if you're into retro games or at least games less demanding then you should be fine with this upgrade and a 750ti or RX460, if you intend to play newer titles then look for al least the fx4300 or save for zen

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I got another deal of phenom ii x4 945.I want to play like mirrors edge catalyst, Rise of the tomb raider,Planet coaster,sims 4,gta 5.In atleast low-med settings. Witcher 3 with even low set in 30fps is also ok And i dont have hd monitor.

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if very cheap then go for it but phenom x945 is around fx 4300 performance but fx overclocks better then phenom and its more power efficient keep that in mind

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Do exactly as Aditrex says, only get it if it has a decent price tag, this along with atleast a RX460 will do (solid 60 FPS in 1080p, as far as i remember)Sims 4 in ultra, GTA V in Low-Med, Witcher 3 Low-Med, take it down to 900p or 720p and most games will get to high easily

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Internet and CES 2017 is awesome. I got to know about liquid sky a cloud gaming app which allows you to play games at 1080p on ultra and its free. And there is another option for monthly fee of 9.99$.its amazing i am just going to sub this.

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And its cheaper than GeForce now and we can play it in phone…. Say what!!!! Its better to pay monthly because i dont have chunks of money to buy these upgrade stuff.

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I just lost My GFX card, So you know what i'm lookig for. PLease suggest me the best suitable card for this CPU as i m tight on budget and don't want to change anything else than GFX card.
I recently found out that GTX 1060 3GB will not perform well so suggest me something ? Or if i buy 1060 will it be ok,?

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GTX 1060 3GB is not a bad video card for your resolution and budget. It should handle most games very well.

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Even i think the same as i'm happy with 1080p gaming.. Just worried about any harm on my FX6300

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RX 470 IS GOOD WITH THIS CPU….

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RX 470 power consumption is higher then gtx1060 and i have Coolermaster 450w power supply.and why RX 470 is future proof ? both cards have direct x 12 support then why everone is claiming that 470 is future?

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The 1060 will absolutely be bottlenecked. I can't help you any further with choosing but consider pairing this processor with a marginally weaker graphics card than the 1060.

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As per my knowledge , It will bottleneck only in CPU-demanding games.

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Since I don't have access to my 6300 at the moment, I can't do benchmarks pairing it with the 970 and seeing how worse it does than on my i5. Here's somebody who has done something similar (1060 is slightly better than the RX480 which essentially equals the 970), take a look and decide if it's worth spending the money https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B58ciXUTlA8

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Thanks for it.. Soo need to upgrade my CPU soon.. FX8320 will that be good.?

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And if i dont upgrade my CPU then which GPU should i go for if not 1060.?

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You don't necessarily have to upgrade your CPU, the FX 6300 is a beast OCer, get a good cooler and have a shot at it. I'd probably go for a RX 460, maybe 470. But perhaps you would also want to save up, wait for the new Zen AMD CPUs and upgrade your entire rig, mobo, RAM, CPU, GPU, everything. It's entirely up to you, we can only give you all the possibilities.

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A simple test that I've heard some people mention to see how many FPS your CPU can give you in a game is lower the resolution way down (until you gain no more FPS). Upgrading your GPU will be able to give you that performance at higher resolutions.

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Dude, The video is with RX480, that will obviously bottleneck, don't compare RX480 with GTX 1060 3gb,Compare it with GTX1080. i dont want zen as then i will need to change everything.. GTX1060 3gb version is equivalent to RX470.

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The RX 480, 1060 3GB and 970 all perform very similarly. AMD currently has no GTX 1080 equivalent.

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SUPERB CPU FROM AMD

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