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AMD FX-8350

AMD FX-8350

The AMD FX-8350 is a fast desktop octa-core processor (4 modules) of the "Vishera" FX series.  In contrast to APUs like the A10-5800K, the FX models doesn't have a GPU. However, the FX-8350 integrates a DDR3-1866 memory controller and an unlocked multiplicator for easy overclocking.

The design of the chip is based on the Bulldozer architecture (Piledriver cores), which consists of so-called modules. Each of the four modules integrates 2 integer units, but only one FPU. Vishera supports nearly all current techniques such as AVX (including FMA), AES or Turbo Core.

In terms of performance, the FX-8350 can not quite keep up with the fastest competing models from Intel. On average, the performance is about on par with a Core i5 processor of the Ivy Bridge generation, but there can be significant differences depending on the application: In well parallelized software the FX-8350 reaches the more expensive Core i7-3770K, while less optimized tasks will run significantly slower.

The power consumption of the entire chip is rated at 125 watts (TDP).

SeriesAMD FX-Series (Desktop)
CodenameVishera
Clock Rate4000 - 4200 MHz
Level 1 Cache384 KB
Level 2 Cache8192 KB
Level 3 Cache8192 KB
Number of Cores / Threads8 / 8
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)125 Watt
Transistor Count1200 Million
Manufacturing Technology32 nm
Die Size315 mm2
SocketAM3+
FeaturesMMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, SSE4a, AMD64, AMD-V, AES, AVX, CLMUL, CVT16, EVP, FMA4, XOP, Turbo Core, HT3.1
64 Bit64 Bit support
Hardware VirtualizationAMD-V
Announcement Date10/23/2012

CPU Benchmarks

Cinebench R15: CPU Single 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 97     avg: 97 (58.52%)     max: 97 Points
Cinebench R15: CPU Multi 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 636     avg: 636 (40.94%)     max: 636 Points
3DMark (2013): Fire Strike Standard Physics 1920x1080
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min: 7681     avg: 7744 (46.29%)     max: 7807 Points
3DMark (2013): Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
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min: 5793     avg: 5802.5 (14.32%)     max: 5812 Points
3DMark (2013): Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
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min: 40674     avg: 40674 (78.01%)     max: 40674 Points
3DMark (2013): Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
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min: 40812     avg: 41257 (76.21%)     max: 41702 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Stream
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min: 4211     avg: 4211 (46.03%)     max: 4211 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Memory
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min: 4164     avg: 4164 (48.18%)     max: 4164 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Floating Point
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min: 16556     avg: 16556 (100%)     max: 16556 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Integer
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min: 11857     avg: 11857 (89.74%)     max: 11857 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Total Score
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min: 11198     avg: 11198 (89.96%)     max: 11198 Points
TrueCrypt: Serpent Mean 100MB
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min: 0.423     avg: 0.4 (23.99%)     max: 0.423 GB/s
TrueCrypt: Twofish Mean 100MB
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min: 0.749     avg: 0.7 (45.8%)     max: 0.749 GB/s
TrueCrypt: AES Mean 100MB
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min: 3.6     avg: 3.6 (41.04%)     max: 3.6 GB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0: Pass 2
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min: 43.5     avg: 43.5 (49.98%)     max: 43.5 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0: Pass 1
0% 100%
min: 138.5     avg: 138.8 (78.15%)     max: 139 fps
WinRAR: Result
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min: 4562     avg: 4562 (62.75%)     max: 4562 KB/s
wPrime 2.0x: 1024m
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min: 246     avg: 246 (98.61%)     max: 246 seconds*
wPrime 2.0x: 32m
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min: 7.96     avg: 8.3 (99.23%)     max: 8.71 seconds*
3DMark 11: Performance Physics 1280x720
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min: 7230     avg: 7230 (54.7%)     max: 7230 points
3DMark Vantage: P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
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min: 22045     avg: 22045 (55.13%)     max: 22045 Points
3DMark 06 - CPU:
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min: 6648     avg: 6648 (74.59%)     max: 6648 Points
Cinebench R11.5: CPU Single 64Bit
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min: 1.1     avg: 1.1 (57.39%)     max: 1.1 Points
Cinebench R11.5: CPU Multi 64Bit
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min: 6.89     avg: 6.9 (38.38%)     max: 6.89 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
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min: 4346     avg: 4435 (17.8%)     max: 4524 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
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min: 23538     avg: 23596 (65.46%)     max: 23654 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single 32Bit
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min: 3201     avg: 3201 (46.96%)     max: 3201 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
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min: 16904     avg: 16904 (48.61%)     max: 16904 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M:
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min: 21.6     avg: 21.6 (97.22%)     max: 21.6 Seconds*
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M:
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min: 48.1     avg: 48.1 (98.83%)     max: 48.1 Seconds*
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M:
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min: 1357.3     avg: 1357.3 (94.02%)     max: 1357.3 Seconds*
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Other CPUs of the series AMD FX-Series (Desktop)

» AMD FX-Series (Desktop) FX-8350
   4 GHz / 8 MB + 8 MB

Surrounding CPUs

- Intel Core i7 2860QM
   2.5 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
- Intel Core i7 2920XM
   2.5 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
- Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 3470
   3.2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
- Intel Core i7 3615QM
   2.3 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
- Intel Core i7 3610QM
   2.3 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» AMD FX-Series (Desktop) FX-8350
   4 GHz / 8 MB + 8 MB
+ Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 975
   3.33 GHz / 1024 KB + 8192 KB
+ Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 2500K
   3.3 GHz / 1024 KB + 6144 KB
+ Intel Core i7 3632QM
   2.2 GHz / 1024 KB + 6144 KB
+ Intel Core i7 2760QM
   2.4 GHz / 1024 KB + 6144 KB
+ Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 2400
   3.1 GHz / 1024 KB + 6144 KB
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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2013-05- 4)