8 Cores, 8 Threads
@4.0GHz Piledriver (2012)

8 Cores, 16 Threads
@3.6GHz Zen (2017)

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 26,969 user samples
11,293 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 66% Base clock 4.95 GHz, turbo 4.95 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 47% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
Poor: 47% Great: 66%
SPEED RANK: 217th / 1052
Gaming 57%
Desktop 57%
Workstation 46%
15,676 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% Base clock 3.65 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 82% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Poor: 82% Great: 101%
SPEED RANK: 24th / 1052
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 100%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
57.4 % 93 % Much faster effective speed.
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
77 Pts 110 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
281 Pts 433 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
489 Pts 1234 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
87.8 Pts 118 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
329 Pts 472 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
576 Pts 1352 Pts Hugely faster OC multi-core speed.
Market Share
Based on 7,884,063 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.18 % 0.54 % Hugely higher market share.
Value For Money
77.7 % 88.9 % Slightly better value.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
78 % 98 % More popular.
Price (score)
$130 Much cheaper.
42 Months 12 Months Much more recent.
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
125 Watts 95 Watts More energy efficient.
CPU Processing Cores
8 cores 8 cores
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads 16 threads Hugely higher thread count.
Manufacturing process
32 nm 14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
4 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.3 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
4 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
94.9 Pts 114 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
81.5 Pts 123 Pts Much faster single-core fp speed.
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
348 Pts 455 Pts Much faster quad-core int speed.
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
299 Pts 492 Pts Much faster quad-core fp speed.
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
586 Pts 1310 Pts Hugely faster multi-core int speed.
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
500 Pts 1357 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
CPU Architecture
Piledriver (2012) Zen (2017)
Motherboard Socket
AM3+ AM4
Integrated Graphics
None None

The FX-8370 is a top of the range black edition Vishera eight core processor based on AMD’s Piledriver architecture. It was launched in September 2014 and is both cheaper and faster than the FX-8350. The FX range offers high performance and this particular processor holds a world record for reaching an incredible 8.7 GHz when overclocked under lab conditions. For typical users however, the FX-8370 runs at 4.0/4.3 GHz (base/turbo) and typically hits 5.0 GHz when overclocked. Its effective speed is 83 which is currently only exceeded by AMD's 20% more expensive FX-9590 (scoring 85), making it relatively good value for money. Eight cores aren’t necessary for most applications, but things are changing and if you heavily rely on multi-threaded applications then the FX-8370 may be a good choice. [Dec '14 CPUPro]


The Ryzen 7 1800X is AMD's flagship Ryzen CPU. Clocked at 3.6 GHz with a turbo frequency of 4.0 GHz (stock) this chip offers a staggering level of multi-core performance. Comparing the 1800X with the Intel i7-6850K shows that the 1800X delivers 25% more multi-core throughput than its more expensive counterpart. Historically AMD's CPU architecture has had a much lower IPC than Intel's and consequently Intel have dominated the CPU market since 2009. Comparing IPC between Intel's Kaby Lake and Ryzen shows a maximum gap of just 9%. A very welcome shake-up of the CPU market will unfold as the remaining Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 3 models are rolled out. For now the 1800X offers workstation users similar processing power to a $1,000 i7-6900K at half the price. [Mar '17 CPUPro]


Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) March 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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