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6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.6GHz, Zen.
Release date: Q2 2017.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 293,541 user samples
73,524 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 62% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Poor: 62% Great: 82%
SPEED RANK: 73rd / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser
220,017 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 55% Base clock 4.8 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 38% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 1.4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 38% Great: 55%
SPEED RANK: 290th / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
74.1 % Much faster effective speed.
+55%
47.9 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
109 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+47%
74 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
215 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+51%
142 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
417 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+55%
269 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
694 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+51%
459 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
909 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+95%
465 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
119 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+46%
81.7 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
236 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+48%
160 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
467 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+51%
309 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
778 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+45%
537 Pts
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1002 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+86%
540 Pts
Market Share
Based on 19,495,697 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.45 % 0.97 % Hugely higher market share.
+116%
Value
Value For Money
89.5 % Much better value.
+43%
62.6 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
102 % Much more popular.
+40%
73 %
Price
Price (score)
$140 $105 Cheaper.
+25%
Age
Newest
28 Months Much more recent.
+66%
82 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts More energy efficient.
+24%
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
3.6 GHz 4 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+11%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4 GHz 4.2 GHz +5%
Series
CPU Architecture
Zen Piledriver
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM4 AM3+
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 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]

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