Average Bench: 67.4% (333rd of 1239)

Based on 25,217 user benchmarks.  Device: 178BFBFF00600F20 Model: AMD FX-8370 Eight-Core Processor

The FX-8370 is a top of the range black edition Vishera eight core processor based on AMD’s Piledriver architecture. It was launched in September 2014 and is both cheaper and faster than the FX-8350. The FX range offers high performance and this particular processor holds a world record for reaching an incredible 8.7 GHz when overclocked under lab conditions. For typical users however, the FX-8370 runs at 4.0/4.3 GHz (base/turbo) and typically hits 5.0 GHz when overclocked. Its effective speed is 83 which is currently only exceeded by AMD's 20% more expensive FX-9590 (scoring 85), making it relatively good value for money. Eight cores aren’t necessary for most applications, but things are changing and if you heavily rely on multi-threaded applications then the FX-8370 may be a good choice. [Dec '14 CPUPro]

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Poor: 58%Average: 67.4% Great: 74%
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The AMD FX-8370 averaged 32.5% 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 85.6Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 73.5Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD FX-8370 is just 15.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD FX-8370 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 459Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 454Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 25,217 samples)
Min Avg Max
74.9 Memory 85.6 93.4
56.2 1-Core 73.5 83.3
111 2-Core 142 162
62.5% 100 Pts
Min Avg Max
200 4-Core 267 307
301 8-Core 454 531
45.4% 360 Pts
Min Avg Max
309 64-Core 459 534
30.8% 459 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.2
1-Core 65.9
2-Core 137
62% 98.3 Pts
4-Core 254
8-Core 480
46% 367 Pts
64-Core 473
32% 473 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.3
1-Core 73.4
2-Core 140
64% 101 Pts
4-Core 248
8-Core 453
44% 351 Pts
64-Core 448
30% 448 Pts
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.4
1-Core 80.2
2-Core 156
65% 107 Pts
4-Core 275
8-Core 495
48% 385 Pts
64-Core 492
33% 492 Pts
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.1
1-Core 76.6
2-Core 144
60% 98.4 Pts
4-Core 280
8-Core 460
47% 370 Pts
64-Core 432
29% 432 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 64.5
1-Core 52.7
2-Core 108
46% 75 Pts
4-Core 199
8-Core 322
33% 260 Pts
64-Core 338
23% 338 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 28,601,182 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $165 @ launch in Sep '14
AmazonUS $1535 months
BHPhotoUS $1904 years
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Typical FX-8370 Builds (Compare 29,443 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 54%
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Desktop
Desktop 66%
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Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $495

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 Comments

AMD FX 8-Core Black Edition FX-8370...

Added 5 years ago.

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27 days ago.

AMD are great at selling junk. They pee in the well with fake comments, glorified cheerleaders on youtube and paid magazine reviews. My POS PC still crashes randomly. Everybody needs to call the rats out instead of letting them get away with it.

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I really like this CPU, I scored the 70.3%, at 4.7Ghz, Think I OC This bad boy in the future to 5Ghz :-)—Nov '15


Excellent

7 months ago.

Hi ! Right now I only get 4.35 GHZ at good stability. I have water cooler H55 , 4 big coolers on the pc cabinet ...I would like to know if anyone have a good recipe to get to 5ghz


Good

3 months ago.

Podkręcony na powietrzu do 4800 MHz


Excellent

4 months ago.

I had this CPU in my gamer PC since it came out, I built th PC for this. First AMD processor I had and it is very good. Still works perfectly - I use the PC only for Steam/Gaming (I use Apples for everything else) (Rise of the Tomb Raider, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, DOOM 2016, Shadow of War, Mortal Kombat XL, Mortal Kombat 11, Crysis, A-Creed O. and so on. - Everything is just perfect it can handle it - I have it with AORUS RX580 8GB) *AMD FX 8370 *16GB RAM *RX 580 8GB *180SSD+2TBHDD *1080 50" TV


Average

5 years ago.


Excellent

8 days ago.

Best value to buy back in 2014-2015!


Terrible

2 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Terrible

2 years ago.

Even Pentium G is better in games. Period


Terrible

2 years ago.

it low for 4k


Average

9 months ago.

The realistic best you can get on AM3+.. but it's still just not good at all compared to Ryzen


Excellent

2 years ago.

SOOO SICK! :D


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