Real World Speed
Performance profile from 106,479 user samples
106,479 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 64% Base clock 4.95 GHz, turbo 4.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 44% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 2.45 GHz (avg)
Poor: 44% Great: 64%
SPEED RANK: 256th / 1105
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
56.3 % 93.7 % Much faster effective speed.
+67%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
75.3 Pts 120 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+60%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
276 Pts 460 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+67%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
478 Pts 872 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
+83%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
84.9 Pts 135 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+59%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
318 Pts 526 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+65%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
555 Pts 992 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+79%
Market Share
Based on 8,894,855 CPUs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
64 % 116 % Hugely more popular.
+81%
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.54 % 1.59 % +3%
Price
Price (score)
$101 Hugely cheaper.
+123%
225 USD
Value
Value For Money
83.8 % 104 % Better value.
+24%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
125 Watts 84.1 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+49%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
8 cores Much higher core count.
+33%
6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads 10.2 threads Higher thread count.
+28%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
32 nm 14 nm Hugely newer manufacturing.
+129%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
4 GHz Faster base frequency.
+15%
3.48 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.2 GHz +3% 4.09 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
91.5 Pts 131 Pts Much faster single-core int speed.
+43%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
78.9 Pts 139 Pts Much faster single-core fp speed.
+76%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
339 Pts 511 Pts Much faster quad-core int speed.
+51%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
292 Pts 546 Pts Hugely faster quad-core fp speed.
+87%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
562 Pts 952 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+69%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
488 Pts 1,023 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
+110%
Age
Newest
67 Months 11.9 Months Hugely more recent.
+464%
Series
CPU Architecture
Piledriver (2012)   —
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM3+   —
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None   —
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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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Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) May 2018 CPU Rankings.

We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical consumers. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating which is geared towards gamers. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]

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