AMDFD8350FRHKBOX
IntelBX80684I78700K

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

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.7GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date: Q4 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 418,418 user samples
167,308 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 62% Base clock 5 GHz, turbo 4.95 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 46% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Poor: 46% Great: 62%
SPEED RANK: 287th / 1146
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
251,110 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 124% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 91% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Poor: 91% Great: 124%
SPEED RANK: 21st / 1146
Gaming
Gaming 107%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 105%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 94%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
55.1 % 107 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+95%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
73.8 Pts 137 Pts Hugely faster single-core speed.
+86%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
270 Pts 522 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+93%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
471 Pts 1065 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
+126%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
82.5 Pts 154 Pts Hugely faster OC single-core speed.
+87%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
308 Pts 613 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+99%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
536 Pts 1228 Pts Hugely faster OC multi-core speed.
+129%
Market Share
Based on 14,804,268 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.35 % 2.95 % Hugely higher market share.
+119%
Value
Value For Money
99.8 % +1% 99.3 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
65 % 160 % Hugely more popular.
+146%
Price
Price (score)
$60 Hugely cheaper.
+83%
$360
Age
Newest
76 Months 16 Months Much more recent.
+79%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
125 Watts 95 Watts More energy efficient.
+24%
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 14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+56%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
4 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+8%
3.7 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.2 GHz 4.7 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+12%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
88.3 Pts 150 Pts Much faster single-core int speed.
+70%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
78.8 Pts 159 Pts Hugely faster single-core fp speed.
+102%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
329 Pts 592 Pts Much faster quad-core int speed.
+80%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
288 Pts 634 Pts Hugely faster quad-core fp speed.
+120%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
553 Pts 1113 Pts Hugely faster multi-core int speed.
+101%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
471 Pts 1313 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
+179%
Series
CPU Architecture
Piledriver Coffee Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM3+ FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None UHD 630
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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 i7-8700K is Intel’s latest, top of the range, 8th generation Coffee Lake processor. Like Kaby Lake and Sky Lake before that, Coffee Lake is based on Intel’s 14nm architecture which has been slightly optimized on each iteration. Following AMD’s modus operandi, Intel has upped the cores and threads across the range of their CPUs. In previous generations, a 6-core processor would have been a high-end desk-top (HEDT) processor, however the i7-8700K is the first Intel CPU with 6 cores and 12 threads to be classified (and priced) as a mainstream consumer processor. Specifically, the i7-8700K features a base clock speed of 3.7 GHz which boosts to 4.7 GHz (4.5 GHz for the previous generation i7-7700k), 12MB of smart (L3) cache and 2 channels of DDR4 RAM. The majority of the performance improvements over the 7th generation stem from the higher core count which results in a 50% increase in multi-core speed between the i7-7700k and i7-8700k. A new motherboard will need to be factored into the budget when upgrading to the 8700K as it requires a new Intel Z370 chipset which has supposedly been designed to better deliver power to CPUs with a greater number of cores. Also available in this latest release of CPUs is the 6 core 6 thread i5-8600k which is a more rational option (around $100 cheaper) for the vast majority of users that don’t require hyper-threading. Sandy bridge owners can finally justify an upgrade but with the next iteration of AMD's Zen architecture just around the corner the CPU market will be a lot faster moving now that Intel, once again, has to compete. [Sep '17 CPUPro]

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