IntelBX80623I72600K
AMDFD8350FRHKBOX

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

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 477,913 user samples
144,855 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 86% Base clock 5.9 GHz, turbo 8.5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 63% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 0.45 GHz (avg)
Poor: 63% Great: 86%
SPEED RANK: 231st / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat
333,058 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 73% Base clock 4.65 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 58% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 1.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 58% Great: 73%
SPEED RANK: 390th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
75.1 % Faster effective speed.
+13%
66.2 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
89.4 Pts Slightly lower memory latency.
+8%
82.6 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
98.5 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+33%
74.2 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
189 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+32%
143 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
330 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+23%
269 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
482 Pts +5% 461 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
96 Pts +5% 91.5 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
120 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+46%
82 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
234 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+45%
161 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
424 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+39%
306 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
606 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+15%
529 Pts
Market Share
Based on 46,607,925 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.23 % 0.42 % Hugely higher market share.
+83%
Value
Value For Money
56.4 % 81.6 % Much better value.
+45%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
75 % Much more popular.
+32%
57 %
Price
Price (score)
$785 $130 Hugely cheaper.
+83%
Age
Newest
128 Months 107 Months More recent.
+16%
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
608 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+14%
533 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
486 Pts +4% 466 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Sandy Bridge Piledriver
Socket
Motherboard Socket
LGA1155 AM3+
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 3000 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 8350 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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