Average Bench: 65.6% (413th of 1323)

Based on 330,016 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 8350 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]

Above average average bench

The AMD FX-8350 averaged 34.4% 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 82.1Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 72.8Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD FX-8350 is just 15.2%. 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 462Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 455Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 330,016 samples)
Min Avg Max
71.5 Memory 82.1 91.4
55.3 1-Core 72.8 80.6
115 2-Core 141 157
61.1% 98.7 Pts
Min Avg Max
214 4-Core 266 300
324 8-Core 455 522
45.5% 361 Pts
Min Avg Max
332 64-Core 462 526
31% 462 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 3.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.2
1-Core 77
2-Core 150
62% 102 Pts
4-Core 294
8-Core 498
50% 396 Pts
64-Core 506
34% 506 Pts
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.6
1-Core 74.1
2-Core 147
62% 101 Pts
4-Core 274
8-Core 385
43% 330 Pts
64-Core 398
27% 398 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.9
1-Core 73.8
2-Core 145
59% 97.6 Pts
4-Core 274
8-Core 390
43% 332 Pts
64-Core 351
24% 351 Pts
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 66.4
1-Core 53.4
2-Core 135
51% 85.1 Pts
4-Core 230
8-Core 468
43% 349 Pts
64-Core 339
23% 339 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
Memory 55.6
1-Core 74.4
2-Core 120
50% 83.2 Pts
4-Core 260
8-Core 490
46% 375 Pts
64-Core 510
34% 510 Pts
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $225 @ launch in Oct '12
BHPhotoUS $1303 years
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Typical FX-8350 Builds (Compare 11,746 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 27%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard

Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $428

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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
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7 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


Excellent

6 days ago.

Can still run old games like skyrim and minecraft, to a mediocre degree, however for the same price you can get the i5-10400f for a way better gaming experience

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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

15 months ago.

can update with old motherboard


Excellent

12 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.


Excellent

23 days ago.

I got this processor years ago, & it's still running strong. Just did some tests with a GTX 1060 paired with it. Processor is at about 50% utilization in games, while GPU is at 100%. So I've got a fair amount of margin for upgrading. For a 2012 processor this is extremely future proofed.


Excellent

9 days ago.

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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

5 months ago.

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


Poor

1 month ago.

Very good cpu can handle GTX 1060 6gb :)


Poor

14 months ago.

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


Good

12 months ago.

A lot of years with it and still fighting


Good

11 months ago.

ruined my whole pc with constant shut downs


Excellent

13 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

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

5 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.


Terrible

2 years ago.

Comment 

Best I could have.—Mar '15


Excellent

9 months ago.

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


Average

8 years ago.


Good

18 months ago.

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


Good

6 months ago.

i have one and i can run most games


Terrible

4 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Average

2 years ago.

Well, its my cpu


Very good

8 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

3 years ago.

great cpu


Excellent

2 years 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

2 years ago.

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


Poor

13 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

2 years 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

3 years ago.

Feels bad about the temperature


Outstanding

5 years ago.

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


Excellent

10 months ago.

People may hate on the 8350, but this is my favorite chip of all time. So many memories of this very chip and I can't believe I can still use it in 2021. If your getting into PC gaming and have no money, I suggest considering this guy to start like I did.


Excellent

3 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

5 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

2 years ago.

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


Good

2 years ago.

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


Good

4 years ago.

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


Poor

14 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

4 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

24 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

7 years ago.

Good overclocking and multicore performance


Excellent

3 years ago.

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


Poor

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

2 years 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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