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

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 263,539 user samples
67,097 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 80% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 80% Great: 99%
SPEED RANK: 38th / 1158
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 84%
Aircraft carrier
196,442 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 63% Base clock 4.8 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 45% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 1.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 45% Great: 63%
SPEED RANK: 296th / 1158
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
92.7 % Much faster effective speed.
+68%
55.3 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
117 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+58%
73.9 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
447 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+65%
271 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
959 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
+104%
470 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
124 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+48%
84 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
484 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+54%
314 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1024 Pts Hugely faster OC multi-core speed.
+89%
541 Pts
Market Share
Based on 17,143,379 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.76 % Much higher market share.
+41%
1.25 %
Value
Value For Money
112 % Better value.
+18%
94.9 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
101 % Much more popular.
+46%
69 %
Price
Price (score)
$177 $69 Much cheaper.
+61%
Age
Newest
13 Months Hugely more recent.
+84%
79 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
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
120 Pts Much faster single-core int speed.
+36%
88.5 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
128 Pts Much faster single-core fp speed.
+61%
79.5 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
466 Pts Much faster quad-core int speed.
+41%
331 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
504 Pts Much faster quad-core fp speed.
+74%
289 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
1001 Pts Hugely faster multi-core int speed.
+82%
550 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
1032 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
+119%
471 Pts
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 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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