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AMD FX-8300

8
Cores
8
Threads
95 W
TDP
3.3 GHz
Frequency
3.9 GHz
Boost
Vishera
Codename
Socket AM3+
Socket
AMD Socket AM3+
AMD Socket AM3+
The AMD FX-8300 is a desktop processor with 8 cores, launched in October 2012. It is part of the FX lineup, using the Vishera architecture with Socket AM3+. FX-8300 has 8MB of L3 cache and operates at 3.3 GHz by default, but can boost up to 3.9 GHz, depending on the workload. AMD is making the FX-8300 on a 32 nm production node using 1,200 million transistors. You may freely adjust the unlocked multiplier on FX-8300, which simplifies overclocking greatly, as you can easily dial in any overclocking frequency.
With a TDP of 95 W, the FX-8300 consumes a good deal of power, so decent cooling is needed. AMD's processor supports DDR3 memory with adual-channel interface. For communication with other components in the machine, FX-8300 uses a PCI-Express Gen 2 connection. This processor does not have integrated graphics, you will need a separate graphics card.
Hardware virtualization is available on the FX-8300, which greatly improves virtual machine performance. Programs using Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX) can run on this processor, boosting performance for calculation-heavy applications.

Physical

Socket: AMD Socket AM3+
Process Size: 32 nm
Transistors: 1,200 million
Die Size: 315 mm²
Package: µPGA

Performance

Frequency: 3.3 GHz
Turbo Clock: up to 3.9 GHz
Base Clock: 200 MHz
Multiplier: 16.5x
Multiplier Unlocked: Yes
Voltage: 1.425 V
TDP: 95 W

Architecture

Market: Desktop
Production Status: unknown
Release Date: Oct 23rd, 2012
Codename: Vishera
Generation: FX
(Vishera)
Part#: FD8300FRW8KHK
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Memory Support: DDR3
Dual-channel
ECC Memory: No
PCI-Express: Gen 2

Cores

# of Cores: 8
# of Threads: 8
SMP # CPUs: 1
Integrated Graphics: N/A

Cache

Cache L1: 384K
Cache L2: 8MB
Cache L3: 8MB (shared)

Features

  • MMX
  • SSE
  • SSE2
  • SSE3
  • SSSE3
  • SSE4.1
  • SSE4.2
  • SSE4a
  • AMD64
  • AMD-V
  • AES
  • AVX
  • CLMUL
  • CVT16
  • EVP
  • FMA4
  • XOP
  • Turbo Core
  • HT3.1

Notes

16KB L1 data cache per core. 64KB L1 instruction cache shared per two cores (per module).
2MB L2 cache shared per two cores (per module).

This processor comes with an unlocked multiplier, allowing users to set the multiplier value higher than the shipped value, to facilitate better overclocking.