Average Bench: 65.7% (379th of 1276)

Based on 275,971 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 server 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]

Poor: 54%Average: 65.7% Great: 73%
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The AMD FX-8350 averaged 34.2% 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

Avg. Memory Latency 82.9Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 73.2Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD FX-8350 is just 18.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD FX-8350 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 456Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 449Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 275,971 samples)
Min Avg Max
71.8 Memory 82.9 91.9
57.6 1-Core 73.2 83.9
105 2-Core 141 162
61.4% 99 Pts
Min Avg Max
186 4-Core 264 306
294 8-Core 449 533
44.9% 356 Pts
Min Avg Max
302 64-Core 456 536
30.6% 456 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.1
1-Core 76.7
2-Core 152
66% 106 Pts
4-Core 278
8-Core 473
47% 375 Pts
64-Core 469
32% 469 Pts
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.3
1-Core 76.2
2-Core 150
63% 103 Pts
4-Core 293
8-Core 489
49% 391 Pts
64-Core 481
32% 481 Pts
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 78
1-Core 82.2
2-Core 164
65% 108 Pts
4-Core 297
8-Core 546
52% 421 Pts
64-Core 537
36% 537 Pts
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $225 @ launch in Oct '12
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Typical FX-8350 Builds (Compare 7,962 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 37%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat

Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 44% - Average Total price: $540

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 Comments

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 7 years ago.

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15 days ago.

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

Comment 

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

3 days ago.

its still able ro run some of the latest games

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

4 months ago.

can update with old motherboard


Excellent

1 month ago.

Сидел на данном фуфике какое-то время. В прямых руках просто рвёт и мечет, а цена - 9к деревянных за проц + норм мамка - это просто лучший выбор для бич-сборок.


Good

8 days ago.

running all cores at 4.2, DDDR 1866, simple FSB increase, rock solid


Liked

15 days ago.

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

10 days ago.

Very good cpu can handle GTX 1060 6gb :)


Good

1 month ago.

This thing was very good value.... until the R3 3300x shot it in the head :)


Poor

3 months ago.

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


Good

1 month ago.

A lot of years with it and still fighting


Good

10 days ago.

ruined my whole pc with constant shut downs


Excellent

2 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.


Good

5 months ago.

Good performance, big difference when I upgraded from fx 8300!


Terrible

8 months ago.

Only people who dont have it fx 8350 can talk negative..The best silicon is inside this chip.. I paired with rx 580 and run all new games above 60 fps. This proc is beast,.U can check bottleneck calculator and u will see that this chip still handle new gpus without bottleneck.


Average

2 months ago.

Why price so hight 350 € it costs 35€ max , someone paying you, so newer cpu's looks better ?


Excellent

17 months ago.

It's better then i7 on the right hands


Terrible

17 months ago.

Comment 

Best I could have.—Mar '15


Average

7 years ago.


Good

8 months ago.

It's bad. Almost all FX cpu's are


Excellent

7 months ago.

Great for overclocking, and for it's age it really is great


Terrible

3 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Average

18 months ago.

Well, its my cpu


Very good

7 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.


Excellent

2 years ago.

great cpu


Excellent

19 months ago.

This CPU is HIGHKEY slept on. Sure it's old and the FX series were notably bad for heat problems, but if you spend more than $10 on a CPU cooler, you'll honestly be fine! These go great in modern budget gaming PCs, heck mine outperforms a couple ryzens when overclocked. This thing only gets hate because of the clowning neckbeards in the PC gaming community who drop $2k on new builds yearly


Excellent

18 months ago.

It is cheap and fast. And even 25% OC is possible, 4 -- 5 GHz


Poor

3 months ago.

Not a great CPU, but also not a bad CPU. This is a below-average gaming CPU and a mediocre workstation CPU. The FX-8350 is almost 8 years old now (as of October 2020) and should not be considered for any newer builds. If you have a compatible AM3+ motherboard, and can find the FX-8350 for less and $75 USD, then you may consider upgrading to it. Otherwise, stay away from the FX-8350.


Good

21 months ago.

This CPU is excellent for people building entry-level Gaming PC's and entry-level Workstations. This CPU is also great for just a basic desktop PC build. However, due to the release of the Ryzen series, this CPU is relatively primitive. There are a lot of these on the used market that you can get for $30-$50.


Terrible

2 years ago.

Feels bad about the temperature


Outstanding

4 years ago.

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


Excellent

2 years ago.

Running at 4.6GHZ for more than 2 years now on a Noctua cooler, idles @ 33c, max temp 64c. Will only upgrade if /when it dies or RAM prices are more sensible.


Good

4 years ago.

Nice Budget Gaming GPU


Excellent

3 years ago.

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


Excellent

23 months ago.

I love my old FX-8350, just wish it ran a bit lower on power!


Good

17 months ago.

I use it for work., I am an IT specialist. The processor holds up to my work load of multiple tabs open.


Good

3 years ago.

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


Poor

3 months ago.

For 2020 standarts, its a poor cpu. Cheapest 4 core cpu's beat fx 8350 to the ground. It uses too much power for very little performance. It's only good if you can find a really cheap fx8350+mobo+16gb ddr3 ram combo.


Very good

3 years 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).


Excellent

13 months ago.

I had the AMD FX-8350 model in my previous gaming rig that i built and it lasted me 5 years with no hi-cups, played every game that i ran on it, this was in 2014 when it released, i retired this CPU and got the Ryzen no regrets.


Very good

6 years ago.

Good overclocking and multicore performance


Excellent

2 years ago.

One of the best bang for bucks. Will handle most if not any games still!


Poor

21 months ago.

Surely works in general but delivers less than mediocre results in cpu intense games


Excellent

19 months ago.

From 4.1 to 5.1 Ghz and 27C. Idle temp / 68-70 heavy load temp, water cooler and 1.7 Cinebench score for under 60 $ is by far the best price/value CPU on the market, at least for me.


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