Average Bench: 57.3% (180th of 952)

Based on 49,213 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 42.6% 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 499Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 489Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD FX-8350 is just 15.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD FX-8350 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Quad Core Floating Point Speed 256Pts
Single Core Floating Point Speed 71.7Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 49,213 samples)
Min Avg Max
71.1 SC Int 82.3 93
65 SC Float 71.7 80.4
67.3 SC Mixed 76.7 86.4
61.6% 76.9 Pts
Min Avg Max
249 QC Int 296 345
220 QC Float 256 299
240 QC Mixed 281 326
63.1% 278 Pts
Min Avg Max
395 MC Int 499 577
348 MC Float 428 496
393 MC Mixed 489 569
71.1% 472 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 4.3 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
SC Int 90
SC Float 75.5
SC Mixed 81.9
66% 82.5 Pts
QC Int 347
QC Float 296
QC Mixed 313
72% 319 Pts
MC Int 550
MC Float 471
MC Mixed 541
78% 521 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 83.5
SC Float 71.8
SC Mixed 78.9
62% 78.1 Pts
QC Int 287
QC Float 248
QC Mixed 275
61% 270 Pts
MC Int 511
MC Float 439
MC Mixed 498
73% 483 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
SC Int 84.5
SC Float 71.7
SC Mixed 78.5
63% 78.2 Pts
QC Int 288
QC Float 261
QC Mixed 278
62% 275 Pts
MC Int 482
MC Float 420
MC Mixed 475
69% 459 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
SC Int 85
SC Float 71.9
SC Mixed 79.2
63% 78.7 Pts
QC Int 287
QC Float 243
QC Mixed 269
60% 266 Pts
MC Int 505
MC Float 434
MC Mixed 495
72% 478 Pts
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Gaming 57%
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Desktop 55%
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Workstation
Workstation 45%
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Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 - $182

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $783

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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 3 years ago.

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5 hrs ago.

Snappy performance faster than most I5's & cost me 138.00 dollars in oct 2016. As games & most other software is more multi threaded now & with the Ryzen introduction more stuff is gonna support 8 core then my FX 8350 will be more & more relevent. Also with decent Graphics cards & any resolution above 1080 and it is as fast as any intel. I was waiting for Ryzen but this was lots cheaper & performs good enough for me.

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

23 hrs ago.

i have one and it does everything i ask of it

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


Good

7 days ago.

works wery well


Poor

3 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


Good

17 hrs 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

11 hrs ago.

id love this cpu its so cheap for that much perfomanance


Average

3 years ago.

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Good

1 day ago.

Have a super response speed for this price thx AMD.


Good

2 days ago.

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


Poor

3 days 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.


Liked

1 day ago.

Comment 

Best I could have.—Mar '15


Poor

2 days ago.

Great


Good

5 days ago.

Cant even par with i5 4690


Very good

12 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

9 months ago.

just purchased , good good


Good

1 month ago.

is good


Poor

18 days ago.

Price/Performance King!


Very good

3 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.


Good

12 months ago.

Nice Budget Gaming GPU


Outstanding

10 months ago.

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


Very good

2 years ago.

Good overclocking and multicore performance


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