AMDFD8350FRHKBOX
AMDYD2600BBAFBOX

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

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.4GHz, Zen+.
Release date: Q2 2018.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 317,942 user samples
183,591 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 63% Base clock 4.7 GHz
Worst Bench: 46% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 1.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 46% Great: 63%
SPEED RANK: 297th / 1158
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
134,351 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% Base clock 4.25 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 77% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
Poor: 77% Great: 96%
SPEED RANK: 54th / 1158
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
55.3 % 87.9 % Much faster effective speed.
+59%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
74 Pts 111 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+50%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
271 Pts 425 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+57%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
468 Pts 911 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
+95%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
83.4 Pts 120 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+44%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
309 Pts 473 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+53%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
543 Pts 1013 Pts Hugely faster OC multi-core speed.
+87%
Market Share
Based on 17,039,991 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.26 % 3.1 % Hugely higher market share.
+146%
Value
Value For Money
92.4 % 113 % Better value.
+23%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
70 % 146 % Hugely more popular.
+109%
Price
Price (score)
$74 Much cheaper.
+50%
$148
Age
Newest
79 Months 13 Months Hugely more recent.
+84%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
125 Watts 65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+48%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
8 cores Much higher core count.
+33%
6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads 12 threads Much higher thread count.
+50%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
32 nm 12 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+62%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
4 GHz Faster base frequency.
+18%
3.4 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.2 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+8%
3.9 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
88.1 Pts 115 Pts Much faster single-core int speed.
+31%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
79.4 Pts 125 Pts Much faster single-core fp speed.
+57%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
328 Pts 453 Pts Much faster quad-core int speed.
+38%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
291 Pts 488 Pts Much faster quad-core fp speed.
+68%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
554 Pts 982 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+77%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
472 Pts 1020 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
+116%
Series
CPU Architecture
Piledriver Zen+
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM3+ AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None None
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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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The Ryzen 5 2600, from AMD’s second generation (Zen+) of high-end desktop Ryzen processors, supersedes the first generation Ryzen 5 1600. The newer generation sees a lithography reduction from 14nm to 12nm, but no increase in the number of cores and threads (6 and 12 respectively) over the ground-breaking first generation which continues to surpass similarly priced Intel CPUs in terms of multi-core performance. In other words, progress between generations is predominantly driven by power efficiency and therefore higher attainable clock speeds. The 2600 appears to have a stock base/boost clock of 3.4 / 3.9 GHz compared to the 1600’s 3.2 / 3.6 GHz which is expected to result in a modest increase in effective speed that said, early benchmarks are inconclusive. Included in the expected retail price of about $200 is a Wraith Stealth cooler, so the 2600, like the 1600 before it, represents great value for money, especially for workstation users. The 2600 compliments the new 400 series motherboards and is also backwards compatible with the 300 series following a bios update. [Apr '18 CPUPro]

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