Average Bench: 55.1% (283rd of 1144)

Based on 173,282 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 sever 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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Average average bench

The AMD FX-8350 averaged 44.9% 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

Multi Core Integer Speed 485Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 472Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD FX-8350 is just 17.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD FX-8350 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Quad Core Floating Point Speed 248Pts
Single Core Floating Point Speed 69.5Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 173,282 samples)
Min Avg Max
63.7 SC Int 78.5 88.6
48.9 SC Float 69.5 78
57.5 SC Mixed 73.7 82.5
59.1% 73.9 Pts
Min Avg Max
212 QC Int 283 328
202 QC Float 248 289
209 QC Mixed 270 311
60.6% 267 Pts
Min Avg Max
365 MC Int 485 559
315 MC Float 416 477
335 MC Mixed 472 545
68.9% 458 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
SC Int 81.2
SC Float 70.3
SC Mixed 75.7
61% 75.7 Pts
QC Int 315
QC Float 245
QC Mixed 279
64% 280 Pts
MC Int 497
MC Float 417
MC Mixed 489
70% 468 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
SC Int 68.2
SC Float 71.6
SC Mixed 74.1
57% 71.3 Pts
QC Int 277
QC Float 253
QC Mixed 234
58% 255 Pts
MC Int 336
MC Float 335
MC Mixed 420
54% 364 Pts
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
SC Int 77.1
SC Float 67.6
SC Mixed 73.2
58% 72.6 Pts
QC Int 255
QC Float 216
QC Mixed 221
52% 231 Pts
MC Int 473
MC Float 393
MC Mixed 447
66% 438 Pts
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 67.6
SC Float 67.5
SC Mixed 66.1
54% 67.1 Pts
QC Int 252
QC Float 207
QC Mixed 237
53% 232 Pts
MC Int 384
MC Float 356
MC Mixed 386
56% 375 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 13,914,546 CPUs tested.

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Approx. $225 @ launch in Oct '12
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Typical FX-8350 Builds (Compare 18,000 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693) - $102

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 107% - Outstanding Total price: $447

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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 5 years ago.

Terrible (edit your comment) Add link

1 day ago.

it gud

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


Terrible

8 months ago.

can update with old motherboard


Terrible

13 days ago.

Costs to much Watts for to low quality...


Good

5 days ago.

Still holds up to this day as a decent Hi-performance CPU

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

2 days ago.

CPU/NB


Excellent

1 day ago.

I7 4790k


Average

28 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

1 month ago.

Very good cpu can handle GTX 1060 6gb :)


Good

28 days 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

1 month ago.

Have a super response speed for this price thx AMD.


Good

1 month ago.

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


Good

1 day 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.


Poor

19 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

16 days ago.

Comment 

Best I could have.—Mar '15


Terrible

1 month ago.

Waste of money.


Terrible

14 days ago.

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


Average

5 years ago.


Terrible

8 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.


Terrible

15 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Very good

5 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

6 months ago.

great cpu


Terrible

3 months ago.

Feels bad about the temperature


Outstanding

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

4 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

2 years ago.

Nice Budget Gaming GPU


Excellent

12 months ago.

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


Good

15 months ago.

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


Very good

22 months 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

4 years ago.

Good overclocking and multicore performance


Excellent

2 months ago.

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


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