Fx-4170 vs fx-6300 Tags: CPUs Gaming Radeon Last response: February 16, 2013 11:52 AM in CPUs Share Mullac February 15, 2013 9:35:06 PM Hi there, Just wanted to know what would be better for gaming an fx-4170 4.2ghz or an fx-6300 3.5ghz. I intend to use them with a Radeon 7850, if this will effect the decision. Thanks in advance. More about : 4170 6300 djangoringo a b à CPUs a b 4 Gaming February 15, 2013 9:43:53 PM Both will not bottleneck the gpu, but i rather get the FX-6300, it has a lower power consumption and overall it's a better cpu from the piledriver architecture. EzioAs a b à CPUs a b 4 Gaming February 15, 2013 9:54:36 PM ^agreed. I'd get the FX6300 as well. Related resources FX-4170 vs FX-6300 - synth vs real-world performance? - Forum Is upgrading from a FX4170 to a FX6300 worth it for gaming? - Forum Fx-4170 €15 or Fx-6300 €107 - Forum FX-4170 vs I5 4670k - Forum Fx-4170 vs. Fx-8350? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer destwong February 16, 2013 7:01:13 AM fx6300 +1 satyamdubey a c 79 à CPUs a b 4 Gaming February 16, 2013 7:21:27 AM agree. go for 6300 Mullac February 16, 2013 8:11:46 AM Well looks like the 6300 is the way to go. Thanks everyone! Wisecracker a c 108 à CPUs a b 4 Gaming February 16, 2013 9:27:10 AM Get a motherboard with strong PWM if possible -- something like the Gigabyte 970 -UD3. The FX630 will likely clock quite nicely Mullac February 16, 2013 9:37:17 AM What about if I didn't overclock it? Would the 6300 still be a better choice? FinneousPJ a b à CPUs a b 4 Gaming February 16, 2013 9:38:48 AM FX6300 all the way. But both want to be overclocked. Wisecracker a c 108 à CPUs a b 4 Gaming February 16, 2013 9:46:51 AM It's so easy, even can do it !! satyamdubey a c 79 à CPUs a b 4 Gaming February 16, 2013 9:46:55 AM I am not sure if a 7850 would need OC'ed 6300. I think it will handle easily it at stock @ 1080p. Correct me if I am wrong. FinneousPJ a b à CPUs a b 4 Gaming February 16, 2013 11:52:39 AM No, you don't need an OC'd 6300. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't OC it, since with AMD it's FREE unlike Intel nowadays Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedAMD FX-6100 vs. FX-4170 Forum SolvedAMD FX-6200 VS FX-4170 Forum SolvedAMD FX-4170 vs AMD 955 be Forum AMD FX-4170 vs Intel i7 3770k Forum Solvedlow budget cpu: i3-4150 vs fx-6300 vs fx-4350 Forum SolvedFX6300 vs FX8350 vs i54430; Motherboard and GPU Forum Solvedi3 4130 vs FX6300 Gaming Only...Pretty much (could sneak in an i5 4440) Forum SolvedFx-6300 vs i5-4670k Forum SolvedAmd FX-8320 vs Amd FX-6300 vs Amd FX-4350 Forum Solvedfx6300 Vs fx4130 Forum Phenom II X4 965 vs AMD Bulldozer FX-6100 vs FX-4170 Forum SolvedAMD FX-6300 vs i5-4460 Forum AMD FX-4170 Zambezi vs. Intel Core i7-2600k Sandy Bridge Forum AMD Phenom II x4 965 BE vs AMD FX-4170 Zambezi Forum SolvedINTEL Core i3-4130 vs AMD FX-6300 Multithread performance and upgrade path Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !