Average Bench: 48.6% (377th of 1206)

Based on 249,731 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]

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Below average average bench

The AMD FX-8350 averaged 51.3% 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. Single Core Mixed Speed 73Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 141Pts

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

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 460Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 455Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 249,731 samples)
Min Avg Max
54 1-Core 73 82.6
110 2-Core 141 162
50.7% 107 Pts
Min Avg Max
204 4-Core 268 309
315 8-Core 455 533
45.5% 361 Pts
Min Avg Max
312 64-Core 460 537
30.9% 460 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
1-Core 77.8
2-Core 154
54% 116 Pts
4-Core 308
8-Core 496
51% 402 Pts
64-Core 494
33% 494 Pts
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
1-Core 76.8
2-Core 153
54% 115 Pts
4-Core 277
8-Core 451
46% 364 Pts
64-Core 460
31% 460 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
1-Core 75.6
2-Core 140
51% 108 Pts
4-Core 279
8-Core 479
48% 379 Pts
64-Core 486
33% 486 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
1-Core 74.8
2-Core 150
53% 113 Pts
4-Core 275
8-Core 486
48% 380 Pts
64-Core 472
32% 472 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 24,103,442 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $225 @ launch in Oct '12
AmazonUS $7515 days
BHPhotoUS $13021 months
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Typical FX-8350 Builds (Compare 26,350 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 47%
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Desktop
Desktop 50%
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Workstation
Workstation 40%
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Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $437

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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 6 years ago.

Good (edit your comment) Add link

2 days ago.

I got 1 2 years b4 the Ryzen came out. It was fast and smooth. Mine had 2 SSD's one was the fastest available at the time the second big & efficient and drive 3 a 3 gig mech. It also had 16 gig of RAM. Unless one does HD rendering that takes more than a few minutes this CPU is fine for everything else. I compared the FX-8350 to a Ryzen 5-1600 and when both machines have fast SSd's and 16 gig'o'RAM then then numbers for GAMING are about the same. The FX needs a better card than the ryzen has to bee it. Here are FX And ryzen with the same GAME numbers: The https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/23824812 and https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/23815587 Ryzen beats it in Rendering pretty bad but that would be the only reason to get rid of one. If my MB had not blew up under warranty & MICROCENTER Wayne PA did me right. O n an upgrade, w/o those 2 goodies I would be happy with a FX-8350 today. The only thing I have against them is heat, my 1600 R5 is less and a the 3600 a lot less. If I had any AM3+ MB that could take a FX-6300 or 8350, I would keep that mb and get RAM, FX-CPU and some SSD's .for gaming and browseing that would be fine for at least a few years. Any new CPU w/MB however, would be a Ryzen3- 3600 min. My was aquired 6 mos after release. My amd - 470 may be replaced and the 470 goes to the macine with a i-7 w/a 270 AMD card. the AMD 270 goes to a PHENOM II 965 w/ a SSD and 8 GIGS. This machine is still damn near OK for almost anything but big renders.

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

6 days ago.

Because it is great price for value

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


Terrible

20 months ago.

can update with old motherboard


Good

14 days 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.


Terrible

1 month ago.

I got it since launch and it stills hold up today!


Excellent

14 hrs ago.

low price for a good processor

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

3 months ago.

Very good cpu can handle GTX 1060 6gb :)


Excellent

24 days ago.

Have a super response speed for this price thx AMD.


Good

29 days ago.

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


Excellent

2 months ago.

Until the PS4 is the top of the consoles, this CPU combined with a GTX 1050 outperforms by far the PS4. Of course if you want the top of the top, spend your money for the last gen of cpus-.. I will wait the next gen of consoles and I will buy the maximum of the current gen of cpus at the minimum price and it will, for sure, outperforms the future PS5. Just bought the FX 8350 a week ago, 75€ very very very well spent. Stay away troll.


Excellent

3 months ago.

A lot of years with it and still fighting


Good

2 months ago.

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


Excellent

2 months ago.

Runs things great, but isn't as good as an Intel 8 core...


Poor

3 months ago.

ruined my whole pc with constant shut downs


Good

17 hrs ago.

Excelent performance.. still using this in 2020


Terrible

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.


Excellent

6 months ago.

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


Excellent

16 days 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.


Terrible

6 months ago.

Comment 

Best I could have.—Mar '15


Excellent

5 months ago.

It's better then i7 on the right hands


Excellent

6 months ago.

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


Excellent

9 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.


Average

6 years ago.


Terrible

2 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Average

6 months ago.

Well, its my cpu


Very good

6 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

19 months ago.

great cpu


Excellent

8 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


Good

9 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.


Excellent

6 months ago.

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


Terrible

16 months ago.

Feels bad about the temperature


Outstanding

3 years ago.

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


Excellent

17 months 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

3 years ago.

Nice Budget Gaming GPU


Excellent

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

11 months ago.

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


Good

2 years ago.

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


Good

5 months ago.

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


Very good

2 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).


Very good

5 years ago.

Good overclocking and multicore performance


Excellent

14 months ago.

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


Poor

9 months ago.

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


Excellent

7 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.


Excellent

1 month 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.


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