IntelBX80623I72600
AMDFD8350FRHKBOX

4 Cores, 8 Threads @3.4GHz, Sandy Bridge.
Release date: Q1 2011.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 336,813 user samples
101,958 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 63% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 0.4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 63% Great: 78%
SPEED RANK: 248th / 1251
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat
234,855 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 74% Base clock 5.1 GHz, turbo 5.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 55% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 2.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 55% Great: 74%
SPEED RANK: 355th / 1251
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
72.2 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+8%
66.6 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
88.8 Pts Slightly lower memory latency.
+5%
84.3 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
91.2 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+25%
72.8 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
174 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+24%
140 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
304 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+15%
265 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
437 Pts 449 Pts +3%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
93.4 Pts +0% 93.2 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
99.5 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+20%
82.8 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
193 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+18%
163 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
364 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+19%
307 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
478 Pts 534 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+12%
Market Share
Based on 30,113,948 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.55 % 0.74 % Much higher market share.
+35%
Value
Value For Money
78.4 % 82 % +5%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
88 % More popular.
+21%
73 %
Price
Price (score)
$206 $130 Much cheaper.
+37%
Age
Newest
114 Months 93 Months More recent.
+18%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts More energy efficient.
+24%
125 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 8 cores Hugely higher core count.
+100%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads 8 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
32 nm 32 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.4 GHz 4 GHz Faster base frequency.
+18%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.8 GHz 4.2 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+11%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
479 Pts 535 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+12%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
444 Pts 456 Pts +3%
Series
CPU Architecture
Sandy Bridge Piledriver
Socket
Motherboard Socket
LGA1155 AM3+
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 2000 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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