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8 Cores, 8 Threads @3.3GHz, Piledriver.
Release date: Q3 2014.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 133,361 user samples
130,327 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% Base clock 4.25 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 70% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 2.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 70% Great: 85%
SPEED RANK: 66th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 79%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser
3,034 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 54% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 28% Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 1.4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 28% Great: 54%
SPEED RANK: 470th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
79.5 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+88%
42.4 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
118 Pts Hugely faster single-core speed.
+80%
65.4 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
231 Pts Hugely faster dual-core speed.
+86%
124 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
442 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+93%
229 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
731 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+91%
382 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
124 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+50%
82.7 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
244 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+56%
156 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
483 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+62%
298 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
810 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+57%
515 Pts
Market Share
Based on 22,639,595 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.44 % Insanely higher market share.
+14,300%
0.01 %
Value
Value For Money
95.1 % Hugely better value.
+82%
52.2 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
149 % Hugely more popular.
+157%
58 %
Price
Price (score)
$145 $130 Slightly cheaper.
+10%
Age
Newest
19 Months Much more recent.
+70%
63 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 95 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 Slightly faster base frequency.
+9%
3.3 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.2 GHz 4.3 GHz +2%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1020 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+95%
523 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
955 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+146%
388 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Zen+ Piledriver
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM4 AM3+
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None None
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The FX-8370E is an energy efficient Vishera eight core desktop processor based on AMD’s Piledriver architecture. It was launched in September 2014 and is the energy efficient version of the FX-8370 boasting a lower TDP of 95 Watts versus 125 Watts on the FX-8370. Comparing the 8370E and 8370 shows that the lower TDP comes at a cost: the 8370E scores a relatively lacklustre effective speed of 73 compared to the non-E version which scores 83. The lower score is consistent with the relative clock speeds: 3.3 GHz on the 8370E versus 4.0 GHz on the 8370. Priced the same as the 8370, there is a direct choice between being green or speedy. Or, if you don’t really need the above average multi-threaded performance that the 8370E offers, then you may be better off with the superb single-threaded performance from any number of Intel’s offerings. [Dec '14 CPUPro]

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