AMDYD1600BBAEBOX
AMDFD8370FRHKBOX

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.2GHz, Zen.
Release date: Q2 2017.

8 Cores, 8 Threads @4.0GHz, Piledriver.
Release date: Q3 2014.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 426,973 user samples
392,253 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% Base clock 3.8 GHz
Worst Bench: 61% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 61% Great: 78%
SPEED RANK: 405th / 1456
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer
34,720 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 68% Base clock 4 GHz
Worst Bench: 53% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 2.15 GHz (avg)
Poor: 53% Great: 68%
SPEED RANK: 558th / 1456
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
70.2 % Faster effective speed.
+13%
62.1 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
71.7 Pts 81.5 Pts Lower memory latency.
+14%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Speed
102 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+51%
67.6 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Speed
199 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+55%
128 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Speed
370 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+59%
232 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Speed
599 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+63%
368 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
79.5 Pts 91.3 Pts Lower OC memory latency.
+15%
1-Core
OC Single Core Speed
115 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+52%
75.8 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Speed
221 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+51%
146 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Speed
422 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+57%
269 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Speed
671 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+58%
426 Pts
Market Share
Based on 68,097,757 CPUs tested
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.11 % Hugely higher market share.
+450%
0.02 %
Value
Value For Money
90.6 % Better value.
+29%
70.5 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
71 % More popular.
+25%
57 %
Price
Price (score)
$110 Much cheaper.
+37%
$175
Age
Newest
86 Months More recent.
+26%
117 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+48%
125 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 8 cores Much higher core count.
+33%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads Much higher thread count.
+50%
8 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+56%
32 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.2 GHz 4 GHz Faster base frequency.
+25%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 4.3 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+19%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Speed
863 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+100%
431 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Speed
769 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+105%
375 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Zen Piledriver
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM4 AM3+
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None None
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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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