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Is there any difference between x4 640 and fx6300 as far as power consumption is concerned?
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They're both 95w TDP. So no, as far as JUST power consumption is concerned, they're the same.

Performance wise, the FX6300 is going to be a huge upgrade from the Athlon x4 640.
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the 6300 will likely draw less power at idle and about the same under load.
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I've read somewhere that fx6300 has less power consumption thanks to a lower litography size. Hence my question....
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Quote:
Originally Posted by disnemar View Post

I've read somewhere that fx6300 has less power consumption thanks to a lower litography size. Hence my question....

It more than likely does use less at idle or light usage. That's simply thanks to better Cool N Quiet functions and the turbo feature. Under full load, they're both 95w TDP, so under a full load they'll consume roughly the same. At idle...yes, the FX should use less.
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post #6 of 9
Idle there's no question, FX consumes way less. At load not sure, but even if 6300 is more hungry it performs so much better that its efficiency is definitely higher.
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FX6300 is a better cpu in everything hands down. there is absolutely no reason to go with the 640 if you have the ability to go with the 6300 smile.gif



pioneersloud, I can't believe you're running that cpu with that gpu lachen.gif that is epic win. love doing that myself thumb.gif
    
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Quote:
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FX6300 is a better cpu in everything hands down. there is absolutely no reason to go with the 640 if you have the ability to go with the 6300 smile.gif



pioneersloud, I can't believe you're running that cpu with that gpu lachen.gif that is epic win. love doing that myself thumb.gif

Definitely, I agree. The FX is by far a much more superior CPU. At full load though, they're both 95w TDP, so at full load both CPU's should consume the same or very near.
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post #9 of 9
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Thanks for replies.
I've already ordered FX6300 and I hope that my power bills won't rise significantkly... wink.gif
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