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6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.6GHz, Zen+.
Release date: Q2 2018.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 298,002 user samples
95,729 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 67% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 2.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 67% Great: 85%
SPEED RANK: 50th / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 79%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser
202,273 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 55% Base clock 4.7 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 39% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 2.05 GHz (avg)
Poor: 39% Great: 55%
SPEED RANK: 288th / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
78.9 % Much faster effective speed.
+65%
48 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
117 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+59%
73.8 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
230 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+61%
143 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
444 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+64%
270 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
732 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+60%
457 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
958 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+106%
466 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
124 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+52%
81.5 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
244 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+52%
161 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
482 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+56%
309 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
804 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+51%
531 Pts
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1028 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+93%
533 Pts
Market Share
Based on 19,603,573 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.44 % Much higher market share.
+47%
0.98 %
Value
Value For Money
93.8 % Much better value.
+50%
62.7 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
115 % Much more popular.
+72%
67 %
Price
Price (score)
$148 $105 Cheaper.
+29%
Age
Newest
16 Months Hugely more recent.
+80%
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
12 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+62%
32 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 4 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+11%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.2 GHz 4.2 GHz
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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