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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 Cache8 MB
Level 3 Cache8 MB
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
Announcement Date10/23/2012

Benchmarks

Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
6.9 Points (29%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
1.1 Points (47%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 23538     avg: 23596     median: 23596 (34%)     max: 23654 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 4346     avg: 4435     median: 4435 (49%)     max: 4524 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
246 seconds (3%)
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 7.96     avg: 8.3     median: 8.3 (2%)     max: 8.71 seconds
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
43.5 fps (32%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 138.5     avg: 138.8     median: 138.8 (59%)     max: 139 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.4 GB/s (0%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
21.6 Seconds (5%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
1357.3 Seconds (6%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
7230 points (41%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 40812     avg: 41257     median: 41257 (27%)     max: 41702 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 5793     avg: 5802.5     median: 5802.5 (15%)     max: 5812 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 7681     avg: 7744     median: 7744 (30%)     max: 7807 Points
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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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