Average Bench: 56.9% (206th of 980)

Based on 89,690 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 43.1% 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 493Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 484Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD FX-8350 is just 13.8%. 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 254Pts
Single Core Floating Point Speed 71.2Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 89,690 samples)
Min Avg Max
70.4 SC Int 81.7 91.4
64.9 SC Float 71.2 78.6
67.9 SC Mixed 76.2 84
61.1% 76.4 Pts
Min Avg Max
250 QC Int 293 336
222 QC Float 254 291
244 QC Mixed 279 317
62.5% 275 Pts
Min Avg Max
403 MC Int 493 562
357 MC Float 426 483
403 MC Mixed 484 556
70.3% 467 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 4.6 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 95.7
SC Float 80.6
SC Mixed 88
70% 88.1 Pts
QC Int 355
QC Float 305
QC Mixed 332
75% 331 Pts
MC Int 588
MC Float 505
MC Mixed 579
84% 557 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz
SC Int 86.7
SC Float 73.9
SC Mixed 79.7
64% 80.1 Pts
QC Int 297
QC Float 252
QC Mixed 285
63% 278 Pts
MC Int 517
MC Float 444
MC Mixed 506
74% 489 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
SC Int 86.7
SC Float 71
SC Mixed 78.7
63% 78.8 Pts
QC Int 300
QC Float 258
QC Mixed 284
64% 281 Pts
MC Int 534
MC Float 460
MC Mixed 518
76% 504 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
SC Int 81.3
SC Float 71.8
SC Mixed 78
62% 77 Pts
QC Int 309
QC Float 264
QC Mixed 273
64% 282 Pts
MC Int 502
MC Float 434
MC Mixed 497
72% 478 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
SC Int 79.2
SC Float 68.5
SC Mixed 74.2
59% 74 Pts
QC Int 260
QC Float 234
QC Mixed 241
56% 245 Pts
MC Int 451
MC Float 405
MC Mixed 458
66% 438 Pts
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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: 69% - Good Total price: $615

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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

14 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

4 months ago.

can update with old motherboard


Excellent

11 days ago.

beast for it's price


Excellent

1 day ago.

I LOVE IT LOL


Poor

12 hrs ago.

Struggles to run minecraft, my toaster could can get 60fps 1/10

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

21 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


Good

17 days ago.

a good cpu, in his time ...

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

2 days ago.

ef


Excellent

1 month ago.

id love this cpu its so cheap for that much perfomanance


Good

6 days ago.

works wery well


Good

1 month ago.

Have a super response speed for this price thx AMD.


Excellent

10 days ago.

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


Good

20 days ago.

works great


Excellent

2 days ago.

BEST


Good

1 month ago.

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


Poor

5 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.


Average

4 years ago.

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CPU-Z Overclocked to 4.7 MHz


Good

5 months ago.

Cant even par with i5 4690


Excellent

4 months ago.

Comment 

Best I could have.—Mar '15


Good

1 month ago.

This is th ebest 100$ procsesoor


Good

2 days ago.

nice cpu


Good

4 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.


Excellent

1 month ago.

beast


Good

7 months ago.

just purchased , good good


Good

8 months ago.

Price/Performance King!


Terrible

2 months 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.


Good

21 months ago.

Nice Budget Gaming GPU


Outstanding

19 months ago.

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


Good

1 month ago.

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


Very good

8 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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