AMD FX-8300 vs Intel Core i5-3450

Compare AMD FX 8-Core Black Edition 4 core CPU vs Intel Core 4 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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The cheapest price from our partner retailers

$ 128
$ 111.93 significantly less expensive
$ 240

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

26 %
13% slightly better overall score
23 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

39 %
41 %
5% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

22 %
22% slightly better multitasking score
18 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

21 %
23% slightly better heavy workload score
17 %

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

2% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

35% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score



Number of physical processing units



Number of logical processing units

100% significantly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

3 GHz
6% slightly higher clock speed
3 GHz

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

683rd of 1,327
745th of 1,327


The product line

FX 8-Core Black Edition

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

May 2012

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory


FX-8300 vs Core i5-3450 benchmarks

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark tool, the FX-8300 is faster than the Core i5-3450. Despite this, the Core i5-3450 has the advantage in our gaming benchmark.

Our spec comparison shows that they have an identical amount of cores but the FX-8300 has more threads. These CPUs have different clock speeds. Indeed, the FX-8300 has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Core i5-3450.

The more cores a CPU has, the better the overall performance will be in parallel workloads such as multitasking. Many CPUs have more threads than cores, this means that each physical core is split into multiple logical cores, making them more efficient. Indeed, the FX-8300 has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.


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