Average Bench: 55.6% (275th of 1137)

Based on 132,678 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 44.3% 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

Multi Core Integer Speed 489Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 478Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD FX-8350 is just 17.5%. 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 250Pts
Single Core Floating Point Speed 69.9Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 132,678 samples)
Min Avg Max
66.3 SC Int 79.1 90
52.6 SC Float 69.9 79.9
60.8 SC Mixed 74.3 84.5
59.6% 74.4 Pts
Min Avg Max
220 QC Int 284 332
210 QC Float 250 290
224 QC Mixed 273 315
61.1% 269 Pts
Min Avg Max
387 MC Int 489 562
348 MC Float 420 476
381 MC Mixed 478 549
69.6% 462 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
SC Int 84.8
SC Float 73.5
SC Mixed 79.8
64% 79.4 Pts
QC Int 321
QC Float 275
QC Mixed 315
69% 304 Pts
MC Int 536
MC Float 461
MC Mixed 530
77% 509 Pts
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
SC Int 84.7
SC Float 75.9
SC Mixed 80.1
64% 80.2 Pts
QC Int 310
QC Float 255
QC Mixed 300
66% 288 Pts
MC Int 508
MC Float 436
MC Mixed 501
72% 482 Pts
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
SC Int 82.2
SC Float 71.5
SC Mixed 76
61% 76.6 Pts
QC Int 278
QC Float 260
QC Mixed 281
62% 273 Pts
MC Int 501
MC Float 417
MC Mixed 478
70% 466 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 12,150,305 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $225 @ launch in Oct '12
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Typical FX-8350 Builds (Compare 15,901 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 61%
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Desktop
Desktop 55%
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Workstation
Workstation 45%
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Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693) - $102

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 97% - Outstanding Total price: $509

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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.

Poor (edit your comment) Add link

11 hrs ago.

Had it for 4 years from serious gaming to serious multitasking. It's awesome.

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


Terrible

6 months ago.

can update with old motherboard


Good

4 days ago.

not enough anymore to game without overclocking


Excellent

3 days 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


Excellent

9 days ago.

Runs most games quite well on medium to high, although to play new AAA games, such as Destiny 2, decently it doesn't preform up to par but it does work well enough even with the help of a good GPU liked a 1070


Excellent

1 month 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


Good

10 days ago.

yes


Poor

13 days ago.

Have a super response speed for this price thx AMD.


Good

2 months ago.

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


Good

1 month ago.

A lot of years with it and still fighting


Good

19 days ago.

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


Poor

17 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.

Comment 

Best I could have.—Mar '15


Average

5 years ago.


Terrible

6 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

13 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

4 months ago.

great cpu


Terrible

1 month ago.

Feels bad about the temperature


Outstanding

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

2 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

10 months ago.

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


Good

13 months ago.

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


Very good

19 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

10 days ago.

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


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