Average Bench: 56.5% (244th of 1089)

Based on 108,300 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]


Average average bench

The AMD FX-8350 averaged 43.4% 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.


Multi Core Integer Speed 489Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 482Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD FX-8350 is just 16%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD FX-8350 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Quad Core Floating Point Speed 253Pts
Single Core Floating Point Speed 71.1Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 108,300 samples)
Min Avg Max
70.3 SC Int 81.5 92.1
63.7 SC Float 71.1 79.3
67.7 SC Mixed 76 85.6
61% 76.2 Pts
Min Avg Max
231 QC Int 291 341
219 QC Float 253 295
225 QC Mixed 277 321
62.1% 273 Pts
Min Avg Max
384 MC Int 489 567
346 MC Float 422 484
380 MC Mixed 482 556
69.8% 464 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 4.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 94
SC Float 78.6
SC Mixed 85.7
69% 86.1 Pts
QC Int 352
QC Float 302
QC Mixed 330
74% 328 Pts
MC Int 570
MC Float 490
MC Mixed 558
81% 539 Pts
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.6 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 95.3
SC Float 81.7
SC Mixed 86.7
70% 87.9 Pts
QC Int 330
QC Float 287
QC Mixed 308
70% 308 Pts
MC Int 501
MC Float 465
MC Mixed 516
74% 494 Pts
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.35 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 87.5
SC Float 75.8
SC Mixed 80.4
65% 81.2 Pts
QC Int 275
QC Float 267
QC Mixed 297
63% 280 Pts
MC Int 527
MC Float 467
MC Mixed 539
77% 511 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
SC Int 85.3
SC Float 72.2
SC Mixed 78.3
63% 78.6 Pts
QC Int 299
QC Float 267
QC Mixed 283
64% 283 Pts
MC Int 507
MC Float 436
MC Mixed 498
72% 481 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 85.7
SC Float 73.4
SC Mixed 78.8
64% 79.3 Pts
QC Int 292
QC Float 246
QC Mixed 279
62% 272 Pts
MC Int 509
MC Float 437
MC Mixed 499
72% 482 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 8,441,859 CPUs tested.


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Gaming 39%
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Desktop 54%
Workstation 43%
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Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693) - $102

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $484

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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 5 years ago.

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4 days ago.

This processor is so underrated honestly.


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


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


8 months ago.

can update with old motherboard


5 days ago.

4.0 ghz.


5 days ago.


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


6 days ago.

Runs most games quite well on medium to high, although to play new AAA games, such as Destiny 2, decently it doesn't preform up to par but it does work well enough even with the help of a good GPU liked a 1070


14 days ago.


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


3 months ago.

id love this cpu its so cheap for that much perfomanance


7 days ago.

Have a super response speed for this price thx AMD.


1 month ago.

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


1 month ago.

Solved my needs, now with new GPU and games like PUBG I need to upgrade.


10 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.


1 month ago.


Best I could have.—Mar '15


4 years ago.

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3 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.


7 months ago.

low perfomance for that price

Very good

5 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.


2 years ago.

Nice Budget Gaming GPU


23 months ago.

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


3 months ago.

My first prozessor with overcloacking. Couldn't get it to 5GHZ but still loved it anyway. RIP my old friend


6 months ago.

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

Very good

13 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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