Average Bench: 57.2% (194th of 969)

Based on 63,095 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 42.7% 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 483Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD FX-8350 is just 14.1%. 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 71.4Pts
Quad Core Floating Point Speed 256Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 63,095 samples)
Min Avg Max
70 SC Int 81.9 91.7
65.6 SC Float 71.4 78.5
69 SC Mixed 76.6 84.5
61.4% 76.7 Pts
Min Avg Max
250 QC Int 296 344
225 QC Float 256 298
245 QC Mixed 281 321
63.1% 278 Pts
Min Avg Max
401 MC Int 495 565
336 MC Float 425 484
368 MC Mixed 483 555
70.4% 468 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 4.65 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 96.1
SC Float 81.6
SC Mixed 88
71% 88.6 Pts
QC Int 363
QC Float 308
QC Mixed 328
76% 333 Pts
MC Int 592
MC Float 499
MC Mixed 581
84% 557 Pts
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.5 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
SC Int 88.9
SC Float 78
SC Mixed 85.6
67% 84.2 Pts
QC Int 342
QC Float 300
QC Mixed 332
74% 325 Pts
MC Int 565
MC Float 481
MC Mixed 524
79% 523 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz
SC Int 88.9
SC Float 76.3
SC Mixed 76.7
65% 80.6 Pts
QC Int 290
QC Float 276
QC Mixed 272
63% 279 Pts
MC Int 536
MC Float 447
MC Mixed 526
76% 503 Pts
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Gaming
Gaming 57%
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Desktop
Desktop 55%
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Workstation
Workstation 45%
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Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 - $190

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Good Total price: $869

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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

19 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

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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

23 days ago.

can update with old motherboard


Excellent

3 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.


Terrible

3 days 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


Poor

2 days ago.

I dont live this cpu


Excellent

10 days ago.

sooo bad


Poor

29 days ago.

a performer when OC, for the single core aps and a beast in multitasking, the number of pci e lanes is not limited for my SLI of GTX like intel's 8/8 sockets and you can put in 3 gpus in 16/8/8, 6 ports sata 600 integrated in cpu.with a good cooler and psu you can push it to 5 Ghz and more with a very good motherboard (sabertoth 990fx r2 is one of the best).i was an Intel addict and this amd cpu had surprise me.It does all you want very fast and in the same time, what else ?

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


Terrible

7 days ago.

id love this cpu its so cheap for that much perfomanance


Excellent

14 days ago.

works wery well


Excellent

14 days ago.

Have a super response speed for this price thx AMD.


Excellent

23 days ago.

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


Excellent

24 days ago.

works great


Average

4 years ago.

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CPU-Z Overclocked to 4.7 MHz

CPU-Z Overclocked to 4.7 MHz


Poor

2 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

1 month ago.

Cant even par with i5 4690


Excellent

10 days ago.

Comment 

Best I could have.—Mar '15


Terrible

20 days ago.

Its on my computer ;)


Good

14 days 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

3 months ago.

just purchased , good good


Good

4 months ago.

Price/Performance King!


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

6 days ago.

old


Good

17 months ago.

Nice Budget Gaming GPU


Outstanding

15 months ago.

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


Very good

4 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

2 years ago.

Good overclocking and multicore performance


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