8 Cores, 8 Threads @4.0GHz, Piledriver.
Release date: Q4 2012.

Release date ≤ Q4 2013.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 200,824 user samples
185,576 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 62% Base clock 4.6 GHz
Worst Bench: 45% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 1.65 GHz (avg)
Poor: 45% Great: 62%
SPEED RANK: 312th / 1173
Gaming 55%
Desktop 54%
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
15,248 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 57% Base clock 4.6 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 37% Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
Poor: 37% Great: 57%
SPEED RANK: 369th / 1173
Gaming 50%
Desktop 50%
Workstation 35%
Sail boat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
54.8 % Slightly faster effective speed.
49.5 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
73.3 Pts +3% 71.2 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
269 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
244 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
465 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
334 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
82.2 Pts +3% 79.5 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
311 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
283 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
537 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
387 Pts
Market Share
Based on 18,553,118 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.07 % Insanely higher market share.
0.07 %
Value For Money
85.2 % Much better value.
52 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
70 % More popular.
57 %
Price (score)
$90 Much cheaper.
81 Months 67+ Months More recent.
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
86.7 Pts +2% 84.8 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
78.1 Pts +4% 75.3 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
326 Pts Slightly faster quad-core int speed.
294 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
291 Pts Slightly faster quad-core fp speed.
257 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
548 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
398 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
472 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
341 Pts

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]


Been rocking is this CPU since 2013 and it still keeps up with what I demand of it. [May '19 caseyben]


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