AMD FX-8350: specs and benchmarks

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AMD FX-8350
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Year of release 2012
Performance 6.76
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AMD FX-8350
AMD FX-8350 AMD FX-8350

Summary

AMD started AMD FX-8350 sales 23 October 2012. This is Vishera architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 8 cores and 8 threads, and is based on 32 nm manufacturing technology, with a max turbo frequency of 4200 MHz and an unlocked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is AMD Socket AM3+ processor with a TDP of 125 Watt and a maximum temperature of °C. It supports DDR3 Dual-channel memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at

6.76%

percent of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7763.


General info

Of FX-8350 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance rating894
Value for money (0-100)1.68
Market segmentDesktop processor
SeriesAMD FX-Series (Desktop)
Architecture codenameVishera
Release date23 October 2012 (8 years ago)
Price now$236 of 16595 (Xeon E7-4850)
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Technical specs

Basic microprocessor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.

Physical cores8 (Octa-Core)
Threads8
Base clock speed4 GHzof 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed4.2 GHzof 5.3 (Core i9-10900KF)
L1 cache384 KBof 896 (Atom C3950)
L2 cache8 MBof 12 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)
L3 cache8 MB (shared)of 32 (Ryzen Threadripper 1998)
Chip lithography32 nmof 5 (Apple M1)
Die size315 mm2
Number of transistors1,200 millionof 16000 (Apple M1)
64 bit support+
Unlocked multiplier+

Compatibility

Information on FX-8350 compatibility with other computer components and devices: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration1of 8 (Opteron 842)
SocketAM3+
Thermal design power (TDP)125 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by FX-8350. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsMMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, SSE4a, AMD64, AMD-V, AES, AVX, CLMUL, CVT16, EVP, FMA4, XOP, Turbo Core, HT3.1
AES-NI+
FMA+
AVX+

Virtualization technologies

Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.

AMD-V+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by FX-8350's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR3 Dual-channelof 4266 (Ryzen 9 4900H)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of FX-8350. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

FX-8350 6.76
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core
  • 3DMark06 CPU
  • Geekbench 2
  • TrueCrypt AES
  • x264 encoding pass 2
  • x264 encoding pass 1
  • WinRAR 4.0
  • Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core
  • Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core
  • Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core
  • Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core
  • Passmark
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Physics

Cinebench R10 is an ancient ray tracing benchmark for processors by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. Its single core version uses just one CPU thread to render a futuristic looking motorcycle.

FX-8350 3201

3DMark06 is a discontinued DirectX 9 benchmark suite from Futuremark. Its CPU part contains two scenarios, one dedicated to artificial intelligence pathfinding, another to game physics using PhysX package.

FX-8350 6648
FX-8350 11198

TrueCrypt is a discontinued piece of software that was widely used for on-the-fly-encryption of disk partitions, now superseded by VeraCrypt. It contains several embedded performance tests, one of them being TrueCrypt AES, which measures data encryption speed using AES algorithm. Result is encryption speed in gigabytes per second.

FX-8350 3.6

x264 Pass 2 is a slower variant of x264 video compression that produces a variable bit rate output file, which results in better quality since the higher bit rate is used when it is needed more. Benchmark result is still measured in frames per second.  

FX-8350 44

x264 version 4.0 is a video encoding benchmark uses MPEG 4 x264 compression method to compress a sample HD (720p) video. Pass 1 is a faster variant that produces a constant bit rate output file. Its result is measured in frames per second, which means how many frames of the source video file were encoded per second.  

FX-8350 139

WinRAR 4.0 is an outdated version of a popular file archiver. It contains an internal speed test, using 'Best' setting of RAR compression on large chunks of randomly generated data. Its results are measured in kilobytes per second.

FX-8350 4562

Cinebench Release 15 Multi Core (sometimes called Multi-Thread) is a variant of Cinebench R15 which uses all the processor threads.

FX-8350 636

Cinebench R15 (standing for Release 15) is a benchmark made by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. It was superseded by later versions of Cinebench, which use more modern variants of Cinema 4D engine. The Single Core version (sometimes called Single-Thread) only uses a single processor thread to render a room full of reflective spheres and light sources.

FX-8350 97

Cinebench Release 11.5 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R11.5 which uses all the processor threads. A maximum of 64 threads is supported in this version.

FX-8350 7

Cinebench R11.5 is an old benchmark by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. It was superseded by later versions of Cinebench, which use more modern variants of Cinema 4D engine. The Single Core version loads a single thread with ray tracing to render a glossy room full of crystal spheres and light sources.

FX-8350 1.1

Cinebench Release 10 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R10 using all the processor threads. Possible number of threads is limited by 16 in this version.

FX-8350 16904

Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

FX-8350 5936
FX-8350 7380

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good FX-8350 is for a gaming PC, compared with system requirements of some popular titles. Remember that sometimes official hardware requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall FX-8350 performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop CPUs.


Intel equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to FX-8350 from Intel is Core i7-4770T, which is faster by 2% and higher by 9 positions in our rating.

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