Average Bench: 57.1% (205th of 980)

Based on 80,654 user benchmarks.  Devices: 178BFBFF00600F20, Model: AMD FX(tm)-8350 Eight-Core Processor

In terms of raw single-core performance the flagship AMD FX-8350 is lagging behind intel's processor line-up by over two generations. The PassMark Single Thread scores for the i5-2500K vs the FX-8350 are 1863 to 1520 which shows that in terms of raw per-core processing the FX-8350 is lagging the two year old i5 by 23%. Where the AMD FX makes up is on multi-core performance, with a score of 9156 vs 6745, the AMD leads the Intel 2500K by 36% making it the far more capable multi-threaded server orientated performer. The AMD is also cheaper but significantly more power hungry which counts strongly against it as a sever proposition. The FX-8350 could be a good fit for specific server use cases but for general consumer use, which is single and dual core intensive, Intel's two year old i5-2500K delivers better performance. [May '13 CPUPro]

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Average average bench

The AMD FX-8350 averaged 42.8% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Multi Core Integer Speed 495Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 486Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD FX-8350 is just 16.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD FX-8350 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Single Core Floating Point Speed 71.2Pts
Quad Core Floating Point Speed 255Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 80,654 samples)
Min Avg Max
67.8 SC Int 81.8 93.6
61.2 SC Float 71.2 79.8
64 SC Mixed 76.4 86.3
61.2% 76.5 Pts
Min Avg Max
243 QC Int 294 345
213 QC Float 255 294
237 QC Mixed 280 324
62.8% 277 Pts
Min Avg Max
397 MC Int 495 566
356 MC Float 427 487
384 MC Mixed 486 559
70.6% 469 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz
SC Int 88.1
SC Float 74
SC Mixed 81.7
65% 81.3 Pts
QC Int 325
QC Float 280
QC Mixed 312
69% 306 Pts
MC Int 545
MC Float 468
MC Mixed 538
78% 517 Pts
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
SC Int 87.9
SC Float 74.6
SC Mixed 79.9
65% 80.8 Pts
QC Int 328
QC Float 284
QC Mixed 307
70% 306 Pts
MC Int 535
MC Float 455
MC Mixed 533
76% 507 Pts
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.3 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 87.6
SC Float 74.9
SC Mixed 81.8
65% 81.4 Pts
QC Int 313
QC Float 267
QC Mixed 292
66% 291 Pts
MC Int 542
MC Float 472
MC Mixed 541
78% 518 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 79.2
SC Float 71.8
SC Mixed 74.7
60% 75.2 Pts
QC Int 308
QC Float 279
QC Mixed 304
68% 297 Pts
MC Int 452
MC Float 434
MC Mixed 485
68% 457 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
SC Int 85.8
SC Float 73
SC Mixed 78.3
63% 79 Pts
QC Int 275
QC Float 248
QC Mixed 288
61% 271 Pts
MC Int 508
MC Float 437
MC Mixed 497
72% 481 Pts
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Gaming
Gaming 40%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 54%
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Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693) - $102

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $642

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The industry’s first and only native 8-core desktop processor....

  • CPU Model: FX-8350
  • CPU Line: AMD FX 8-Core Black Edition
  • Frequency: 4000
  • Socket Type: AM3+
  • Power Wattage: 125
Added 4 years ago.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

4 hrs ago.

fantastic speeds

Comment 

I love it...for the price. Octacore processing that pushes multicore functionality to a hardcore intel quad core at a better price. If the motherboards were cheaper, I would go intel sooner. Although their processors at the same functionality and power are around the same price, the competing mobos are more expensive. A sabertooth and flagship cpu combo at 400 dollars, you can't beat that price per performance. Intel is the overall winner, but on a budget, this CPU is not a bad replacement—Sep '14

Comment 

Purchased based on what I could afford, so I'm not going to whine about what benchmark scores I get, I bought CPU for $130, Gigabyte MB for 130, Intel was going to have to be another 100 or more, ...just wasnt going to pay that much. Plus, Intel has habit of changing/dumping socket standards, AMD keeps theirs, so I look forward to dropping new CPU in same board in the future.....I've got too many other things I need to spend money on...this is fine.—Mar '15


Good

2 months ago.

can update with old motherboard


Good

19 days ago.

Have some scholary things to run for long times, this one really shines both in letting go octathreaded or run a single thread and a heavy game or whatever else while waiting for it to finish.


Good

1 day ago.

been great for 6 years

Comment 

Still (one of) the best bang for buck options when faced with the new motherboard + CPU upgrade choice works out 30% cheaper than buying equivalent or better Intel option and you'll probably have a longer upgrade cycle. Runs stable with a 400mhz, 10% overclock, needs a proper cooler but so do Intel.—Dec '14


Excellent

1 month ago.

sooo bad


Poor

9 days ago.

sdsd


Good

4 days ago.

All the time, he's doing his job, never disapointing, never a single problem, he's simply the best !...

Comment 

excellent processeur en hyperthread, fait tourner mon SLI de 780 GTX à 100 pour 100 , les deux dcuii à 100/100.Donc, pas de problemes, jamais sur les genoux et toujours de la réserve .trés bon en encodage—Apr '15


Excellent

9 days ago.

id love this cpu its so cheap for that much perfomanance


Excellent

10 days ago.

works wery well


Excellent

4 days ago.

AMD SUCKS


Excellent

9 days ago.

Have a super response speed for this price thx AMD.


Good

21 days ago.

Great processor for the money. Very reliable and tried and trusted.


Good

16 days ago.

works great


Excellent

4 days ago.

Love AMD FX. The potencial to oveclock in FX line is the best of all.


Average

4 years ago.

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Terrible

1 month ago.

FUCK MOTHER AMD


Poor

4 months ago.

this amd cpu is really good. people always said it lose to intel, idk why. for me, i always have freeze when i use intel cpu, and i respect amd more as they always be the innovator.


Good

4 months ago.

Cant even par with i5 4690


Excellent

2 months ago.

Comment 

Best I could have.—Mar '15


Terrible

1 month ago.

Its on my computer ;)


Good

2 months ago.

Being the proud owner of the current best 8350 benchmark on UserBenchmark (73.5 as i type this), this CPU will give you a lot of value for your money. And can with ease be overclocked to 4.9ghz if you got the motherboard it requires. Might be old, but it give you plenty of room to work with as a casual gamer and basic productivity user.


Good

5 months ago.

just purchased , good good


Good

6 months ago.

Price/Performance King!


Terrible

27 days ago.

low perfomance for that price


Very good

4 years ago.

The FX 8-Core Black gives the i5 3570K a run for its money on multi-threaded workstation loads. There is, however, no clear winner because the FX 8-Core has weaker single threaded and therefore real world consumer performance and is also less energy efficiency. Overall this is a refreshingly strong contender from AMD and holds its own in the upper value segment of the server orientated CPU market.


Terrible

2 months ago.

old


Good

19 months ago.

Nice Budget Gaming GPU


Outstanding

17 months ago.

Great overclocking, cool temps, great value, great workstation use


Good

4 days ago.

As long as my renders take less than 3 minutes, I'm fine with it.


Very good

7 months ago.

Why is this chip still such a beast? I'm honestly blown away by how much staying power this old of a system build has had for me. Granted, I've been through three graphics cards, and this last one (gtx 1080 hybrid FTW) is going to transfer into a new build this year, but I really have no need or desire to put this old thing out to pasture, just yet. It'll serve for years to come, most likely, as a starter PC for my youngest child (likely with an RX 480).


Very good

3 years ago.

Good overclocking and multicore performance


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