FX-8300 AMD Vishera 8 Core 4.2 GHz Socket AM3+ CPU

AMD FX-8300 Vishera 8-Core, 4.2 GHz, Socket AM3+, 95W, 16MB cache, Retail

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Product Overview AMD FX™ Processors unlock maximum, unrestrained processing performance for extreme responsiveness you can see and feel.

Maximum Performance
• The industry's first 8-core desktop processor.
• Overclock with easy to use AMD Overdrive™ technology.
• Supreme power available from virtually every core configuration – also available in 6- and 4-core variants.
• Aggressive performance for mega-tasking and intensive applications like video editing and 3D modeling.

Innovative Architecture
• The industry's first native 8-core desktop processor for unmatched multitasking and pure core performance with "Bulldozer" architecture.
• Can deliver the performance you need without raising power requirements.

An Industry Leader in Price for the Performance.
• Unlocked processors allow the maximum in tunable performance.
• AMD Turbo Core technology5 dynamically adjusts performance to give you the best experience, no matter what you are doing.
• Get superior performance at a competitive price with unlocked technology. Features AMD FX™ Processors
Experience unmatched multitasking and pure core performance with the industry's first 8-core desktop processor, unlocked for your overclocking pleasure.1 Push your core frequencies to the limit for the speed you crave with AMD Turbo Core technology.5 Go beyond the limits of flat-out speed with easy-to-use AMD OverDrive™ technology. Get all this impressive performance at an unbelievable price.

AMD FX™ 8-Core Processors
The industry's first native 8-core desktop processor for unmatched multitasking and pure core performance with "Bulldozer" architecture.

AMD Turbo Core Technology
AMD FX™ Processors based on the “Bulldozer” architecture come equipped with AMD Turbo Core technology.5 AMD Turbo Core technology is a performance-boosting technology that helps increase performance on the applications that need it the most.

AMD Balanced Smart Cache
• Shared L3 cache (up to 8MB)
• Improved scheduling and pre-fetch capabilities
• 64-ways (16-ways/sub-cache)
• Increased data queue sizes
• Coherency for 8-cores

AMD Wide Floating Point Accelerator
• Shared FP Scheduler
• Dual 128-bit Floating point engines – capable of teaming together for 256-bit AVX instructions or operating separately with each core

Advanced Instruction Capabilities
• AVX - Advanced Vector Extensions increase parallelism for scientific and 3D apps using heavy floating point calculations
• FMA4 and XOP – Floating-Point Vector Multiply-Accumulate and eXtended Operations improves throughput and performance on many integer and floating point vector functions
• AES - Advanced Encryption Standard increases performance on encryption apps like TrueCrypt® and PCMark®

HyperTransport™ Technology
Provides quick access times to system I/O for better performance.
• One 16-bit link at up to 5600MT/s.
• Up to 8.0GB/s HyperTransport™ I/O bandwidth; Up to 16GB/s in HyperTransport Generation 3.0 mode.
• Up to 37GB/s total delivered processor-to-system bandwidth (HyperTransport bus + memory bus).

Integrated DRAM Controller with AMD Memory Optimizer Technology
An optimized, high-bandwidth, low-latency integrated memory controller to feed more cores.
• Supports up to DDR3-1866.
• Supports low voltage memories of 1.35V and 1.2V.
• Up to 29.9GB/s memory bandwidth for DDR3.
• Pre-Fetcher improvements.
• Direct communications to each core in Dual-Core module (APIC registers in each core).

AMD Virtualization™ (AMD-V™) Technology with IOMMU
These silicon feature-set enhancements are designed to improve the performance, reliability and security of existing and future virtualization environments by allowing virtualized applications direct and rapid access to their allocated memory. IOMMU is an extension to AMD64 architecture to support address translation and access protection on DMA transfers. Together, virtualization software runs more securely and efficiently enabling a better experience when dealing with virtual systems.

• Security for User Level application and Virtual Machine guest operating system.
• Address translation and access control.
• Device isolation.
• Device assignment in virtualized systems.
• Security and trusted boot support.
• Unified interrupt management.

AMD PowerNow!™ AMD Technology (Cool'n'Quiet™ Technology)
Enhanced power management features automatically and instantaneously adjust performance states and features based on processor performance requirements, helping users get more efficient performance by dynamically activating or turning off parts of the processor.

• C6 power state flushes the cache and removes voltage from individual cores to help reduce power consumption.
• CC6 power state puts all cores in C6 into an even lower power state for quieter operation and reduced power requirements.
• Separate memory controller power control.
• IO-based c-state interface.
• Works automatically without the need for drivers or BIOS enablement.
• Power can be switched on or off within a single clock cycle, saving energy with minimal impact to performance.

Benefit: Helps users get more efficient performance by dynamically activating or turning off parts of the processor.
CPU Model FX-8300
Socket AM3+
Architecture Vishera
Manufacturing Process 32 nm
No. of Cores 8 Core
No. of Threads  
Clock Speed 3.3 GHz
Turbo Speed 4.2 GHz
Turbo Speed (On 1 Core)  
FSB/HT Speed 1x 2600 MHz 16-bit HyperTransport link
Unlocked CPU Yes
Max. Memory Size  
Max. Memory Speed DDR3 - 1866
Max. Memory Channels  
ECC Memory Support No
PCIe Lanes Supported  
Processor Graphics N/A
GPU Compute Units  
GPU Cores/Streams N/A
GPU Clock N/A
L1 Cache 4x 64 KB instruction caches, 8x 16 KB data caches
L2 Cache 2x 4MB
L3 Cache 8MB
Voltage 0.875 - 1.225 (V)
Max. TDP 125W
Thermal Specification 70.5 °C
Heatsink/Cooler Included? Active Fan Air Cooler
Package Type Retail

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AMD FX-8300 Vishera 8-Core, 4.2 GHz, Socket AM3+, 95W, 16MB cache, Retail is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great performance at a very reasonable price Used as the basis of a home media PC. Ripped and transcoded DVDs faster than my Core i3 of a similar spec. Quiet and reliable. Would definitely use one again.
Date published: 2017-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing CPU with lots of grunt I bought this CPU to power my transcoding server and power it does. It handles transcoding on the fly. I am able to transcode 4 different media files all of 1080p and stream to multiple devices over the net and internet network without buffering.
Date published: 2016-11-04
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Questions & Answers

bios compatibility

updating the gigabyte ga-970a-ds3 (rev 1.0) bios from f1 to f6 now shows the fx8300 as a compatible cpu to use in it's motherboard. The cpu is showing as max tdp 125 watts whereas the gigabyte cpu support list is showing it at 95w. Is this fx 8300 (id 74818) the same as that what is listed in the supported cpu list on the gigabyte site or are there 2 different versions to this cpu model ? Im looking to upgrade to this cpu if this cpu is the same as that what is listed as supported on the gigabyte site.
Asked by: navtek
Hello, This is indeed the one listed, the maximum TDP is listed as 125w but it should be 95w. Regards,
Answered by: JackB
Date published: 2017-05-30
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FX-8300 AMD Vishera 8 Core 4.2 GHz Socket AM3+ CPU
FX-8300 AMD Vishera 8 Core 4.2 GHz Socket AM3+ CPU