AMD FX-6300 vs Intel Core i3-4330: comparative games

AMD FX-6300 vs Intel Core i3-4330: comparative games

Are you looking for a processor for about 100 euros? So you want to read the next article, which will compare the six-core processor AMD FX-6300 with Intel Core i3-4330 dual core, both located at a price of around 100 euros these (today, 98 euros AMD and Intel 126 euros), whose aim is undoubtedly an affordable mid-range PC.

The AMD vs Intel discursión is always on everyone’s lips hardware enthusiasts when it comes to choosing a platform to purchase a new PC. AMD always based his reasoning on the price, and is certain to provide a greater number of physical cores for the same price compared to Intel, and the proof are these two processors that will compare in the day, the six-core AMD and Intel with two, although the latter has hyper threading technology which enables each core having two processing threads, four in total.

The issue price

As mentioned earlier, the AMD processor is significantly cheaper than Intel, and if we were more emphatic on this point we should have chosen the Intel Core i3-4150 to compare. However, both processors are virtually identical except that the i3-4150 has less than 1MB cache, so the performance of both should be similar.

Two processors and two different worlds

The FX and i3 are completely different in all aspects. While the FX-6300 is based on the same architecture Vishera that octa core high-end processors from AMD, Intel Core i3 is based on the Haswell architecture and penultimate generation. The FX-6300 has six cores running at 3.5 Ghz and 4.1 Ghz base speed turbo, is equipped with 6 MB of L2 cache and 8 MB of L3 cache. It features a dual channel memory controller DDR3-1866 Mhz and has a TDP of 95 watts. The processor, as all the FX range is unlocked, so it is suitable for overclock on it.

On the other hand, we have the Intel Core i3-4330 has two cores running at 3.5 Ghz without turbo speed. Account yes with hyper threading, which as explained above allows you to “emulate” the efficiency of a quad core with four threads process. Integra 512 KB of L2 cache and 4 MB of L3 cache, and unlike the AMD processor, integrated graphics chip. Its TDP is 65W.

AMD FX-6300 vs Intel Core i3-4330: comparative games

Gaming Performance

We used equivalent platforms for both processors with the same RAM, SSD and graphics card (the only variation is logically the motherboard). We are talking anyway processor of around 100 euros and whose destination is a mid-range PC and affordability, and therefore have chosen components consistent: for AMD processor, an MSI 970A-G45 costing about 60 euros, and the Intel Gigabyte H81M-plate HD3, 65 euros. Although no affect for Comparative and we have used the rest of exactly the same components in both the graphic used has been a Gigabyte GTX 770 OC 2GB.

All tests were performed with Full HD resolution, and the data shown is the average FPS with FRAPS measure.

Graphics performance

We can see that both processors generally behave similarly in games; in some titles take advantage processor AMD and Intel in others, although it is true that there is a big difference except in those nearly 10 FPS advantage of Intel processor in Thief with medium settings (for some reason the settings graphics to maximize the difference is minimal).


No doubt that both processors are a great choice for users who want to buy a processor to play without spending too much money. But give some advantage to AMD processor, therefore the price as the highest number of physical cores, which provide you an advantage in other tasks. Later extend this comparison with synthetic benchmarks.

AMD FX-6300 vs Intel Core i3-4330: comparative games updated: December 22, 2014 author: John Malkovich