Average Bench: 48.8% (368th of 1196)

Based on 222,752 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 51.1% 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 73.7Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 143Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD FX-8350 is just 15.9%. 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 463Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 456Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 222,752 samples)
Min Avg Max
59.1 1-Core 73.7 82.6
112 2-Core 143 162
51.1% 108 Pts
Min Avg Max
195 4-Core 268 311
294 8-Core 456 535
45.5% 362 Pts
Min Avg Max
319 64-Core 463 542
31.1% 463 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
1-Core 82.8
2-Core 164
58% 124 Pts
4-Core 309
8-Core 513
52% 411 Pts
64-Core 518
35% 518 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz
1-Core 75.1
2-Core 152
53% 113 Pts
4-Core 291
8-Core 487
49% 389 Pts
64-Core 488
33% 488 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
1-Core 78.6
2-Core 151
54% 115 Pts
4-Core 272
8-Core 486
48% 379 Pts
64-Core 493
33% 493 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
1-Core 77.5
2-Core 147
53% 112 Pts
4-Core 270
8-Core 486
47% 378 Pts
64-Core 502
34% 502 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.4 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
1-Core 72.7
2-Core 145
51% 109 Pts
4-Core 281
8-Core 516
50% 398 Pts
64-Core 514
34% 514 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,858,256 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $225 @ launch in Oct '12
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Typical FX-8350 Builds (Compare 24,817 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 46%
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Desktop
Desktop 51%
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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: $485

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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.

Terrible (edit your comment) Add link

12 days ago.

I've had this since 2008. I am now moving on to an i7 9700k but its actually kind of tough to say goodbye to my first and only build.

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

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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


Poor

1 month 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

18 months ago.

can update with old motherboard


Good

6 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.


Good

6 days ago.

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


Excellent

1 month 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


Good

1 day ago.

Bom


Excellent

1 month ago.

Very good cpu can handle GTX 1060 6gb :)


Excellent

3 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.


Terrible

2 months ago.

Have a super response speed for this price thx AMD.


Excellent

5 months ago.

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


Excellent

25 days ago.

A lot of years with it and still fighting


Excellent

10 hrs ago.

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


Good

17 days ago.

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


Poor

1 month ago.

ruined my whole pc with constant shut downs


Excellent

3 months ago.

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


Terrible

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

3 months ago.

i just got it, and its awesomeeeee


Terrible

3 months ago.

Comment 

Best I could have.—Mar '15


Excellent

3 months ago.

It's better then i7 on the right hands


Terrible

3 months ago.

to old


Excellent

3 months ago.

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


Excellent

7 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

4 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

17 months ago.

great cpu


Excellent

5 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

7 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

14 months ago.

Feels bad about the temperature


Outstanding

3 years ago.

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


Excellent

14 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

23 months ago.

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


Excellent

8 months ago.

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


Excellent

4 months ago.

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


Good

2 years ago.

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


Good

3 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

12 months ago.

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


Poor

7 months ago.

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


Excellent

5 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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