FX 6300 vs X2 4800e (Power consuption)

Jul 21, 2011
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Hi,

I may upgrade in the next month to a new CPU from my AMD X2 4800e, the FX6300 seems a great price/performance option for what I want to do (I have seen lot of benchmarks, and gaming is not worrying me), just the perfect balance for what I need, but I am worried about the power consumption.

The Athlon X2 4800e is a TDP 45W CPU and the FX6300 is 95W , but given the major performance differences (a much less time on the load mode) and a lot of power saving new tech for the idle modes I belive that it will actually save on the power consuption side.

Anyone can tell me if it will actually have a lower power consuption.


I know that Intel is better in this regard, but the i3 is slower than what I want for what I want and the i5 is to expensive.

Thanks.
 

hokies83

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Get a Used i5 for the same price as the Amd cpu.
 

ShadowVVL

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Dark Shroud

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As long as you don't over-clock the CPU you'll be fine. The FX-6300 is a good CPU.
 
Jul 21, 2011
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Thanks I will see if I can go with the i5, but it is nice to know that I would be well served to in this.
 

Hubb1e

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If the computer is idle most of the time then the lower idle of the FX chip will make up for the high load consumption. But really, it's a difference of a few bucks so it's not that big of a deal. My wife leaves her lights on all the time and those suckers are sucking down more than 500W. A few watts here and there aren't going to make much difference. The difference in load power consumption is the equivalent of a 50W light bulb. No big deal. I don't' know why power consumption has been such an issue around here.
 

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