Average Bench: 60.8% (583rd of 1459)

Based on 313,196 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 39.2% 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 81Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 64.3Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD FX-8350 is just 19.7%. 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 Speed 353Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 341Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 313,196 samples)
Min Avg Max
65.3 Memory 81 91.8
42.1 1-Core 64.3 73.3
82.8 2-Core 122 143
55.4% 89.1 Pts
Min Avg Max
146 4-Core 221 254
226 8-Core 341 397
34.8% 281 Pts
Min Avg Max
235 64-Core 353 411
21.9% 353 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 85.5
1-Core 67.8
2-Core 131
59% 94.8 Pts
4-Core 228
8-Core 402
38% 315 Pts
64-Core 395
24% 395 Pts
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 80
1-Core 71
2-Core 132
58% 94.2 Pts
4-Core 248
8-Core 406
40% 327 Pts
64-Core 404
25% 404 Pts
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.6
1-Core 69.7
2-Core 128
57% 92.5 Pts
4-Core 242
8-Core 400
39% 321 Pts
64-Core 406
25% 406 Pts
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 72.7
1-Core 72.8
2-Core 138
56% 94.6 Pts
4-Core 243
8-Core 434
41% 338 Pts
64-Core 440
27% 440 Pts
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.7
1-Core 59.1
2-Core 118
52% 84.5 Pts
4-Core 215
8-Core 326
34% 271 Pts
64-Core 331
20% 331 Pts
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MSRP ≈ $225 @ launch in Oct '12
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Gaming 22%
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Desktop
Desktop 67%
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Workstation
Workstation 18%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P - $149

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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 11 years ago.

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25 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


Excellent

1 month ago.

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

3 years ago.

can update with old motherboard


Poor

23 days ago.

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


Good

17 months 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

7 months ago.

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


Excellent

5 months ago.

Very good cpu can handle GTX 1060 6gb :)


Terrible

14 months ago.

weak processor it should not be called "bulldozer"

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

20 months ago.

A lot of years with it and still fighting


Good

6 months ago.

ruined my whole pc with constant shut downs


Excellent

3 years 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.


Poor

2 months ago.

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


Terrible

2 months ago.

i got 8 years old Pc and this beast od cpu is old but good I just love it

Comment 

Best I could have.—Mar '15


Excellent

3 years ago.

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


Good

4 years ago.

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


Average

11 years ago.


Terrible

6 months ago.

i have one and i can run most games


Average

5 years ago.

Well, its my cpu


Excellent

6 years ago.

great cpu


Excellent

5 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


Very good

11 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.


Poor

3 years 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

5 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

5 years ago.

Feels bad about the temperature


Outstanding

8 years ago.

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


Excellent

3 years 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

5 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

8 years ago.

Nice Budget Gaming GPU


Excellent

6 years ago.

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


Excellent

5 years ago.

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


Good

4 years ago.

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


Poor

3 years 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.


Excellent

11 months ago.

Best oc cpu


Very good

7 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

4 years 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

9 years ago.

Good overclocking and multicore performance


Excellent

5 years ago.

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


Poor

5 years ago.

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


Excellent

5 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.


Excellent

10 months ago.

Build sooo many systems with it...


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