Average Bench: 61.5% - 163rd / 945

Based on 40,127 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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Poor: 52%Average: 61.5% Great: 69%
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The AMD FX-8350 averaged 38.5% 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 498Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 489Pts
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Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD FX-8350 is just 17%. 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 257Pts
Single Core Floating Point Speed 72.1Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 40,127 samples)
Min Avg Max
70.9 SC Int 82.6 92.8
65.7 SC Float 72.1 80
68.6 SC Mixed 77.1 85.9
61.8% 77.3 Pts
Min Avg Max
247 QC Int 297 341
227 QC Float 257 294
230 QC Mixed 281 322
63.1% 278 Pts
Min Avg Max
393 MC Int 498 573
356 MC Float 429 490
385 MC Mixed 489 564
71% 472 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.4 GHz
SC Int 88.7
SC Float 76.8
SC Mixed 83.9
66% 83.1 Pts
QC Int 340
QC Float 282
QC Mixed 311
70% 311 Pts
MC Int 556
MC Float 474
MC Mixed 550
79% 527 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
SC Int 90.6
SC Float 77.5
SC Mixed 81
66% 83 Pts
QC Int 363
QC Float 308
QC Mixed 319
75% 330 Pts
MC Int 554
MC Float 472
MC Mixed 542
79% 523 Pts
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 83.6
SC Float 73.7
SC Mixed 80.1
63% 79.1 Pts
QC Int 295
QC Float 253
QC Mixed 270
62% 273 Pts
MC Int 515
MC Float 442
MC Mixed 505
73% 487 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 79.8
SC Float 70
SC Mixed 74.8
60% 74.9 Pts
QC Int 274
QC Float 253
QC Mixed 278
61% 268 Pts
MC Int 441
MC Float 408
MC Mixed 463
66% 437 Pts
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
SC Int 84.1
SC Float 70.7
SC Mixed 73.4
61% 76.1 Pts
QC Int 282
QC Float 242
QC Mixed 275
60% 266 Pts
MC Int 490
MC Float 415
MC Mixed 486
70% 464 Pts

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Gaming 73%
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Desktop
Desktop 58%
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Workstation 48%
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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
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11 hrs ago.

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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

1 day 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


Poor

22 hrs 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

2 days ago.

works wery well


Good

6 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

4 days ago.

id love this cpu its so cheap for that much perfomanance


Average

3 years ago.

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Good

3 days ago.

Have a super response speed for this price thx AMD.


Good

6 hrs ago.

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


Poor

6 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

9 days ago.

Comment 

Best I could have.—Mar '15


Good

29 days ago.

Great


Good

13 days ago.

Cant even par with i5 4690


Good

7 months ago.

just purchased , good good


Good

6 days ago.

is good


Good

15 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

11 months ago.

Nice Budget Gaming GPU


Outstanding

9 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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