AMD FX-8350 vs Intel Core i7-3770S

Price now 219$
Games supported 90%
AMD FX-8350
AMD FX-8350
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Intel Core i7-3770S
Intel Core i7-3770S
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  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory
  • Memory type
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Price now 266$
Games supported 90%

General info

Comparing FX-8350 and Core i7-3770S processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating11231085
Value for money1.461.31
Market segmentDesktop processorDesktop processor
SeriesAMD FX-Series (Desktop)no data
Architecture codenameVishera (2012−2015)Ivy Bridge (2012−2013)
Release date23 October 2012 (9 years ago)29 April 2012 (10 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)no data$330
Current price$219 $266 (0.8x MSRP)
Value for money

To get the index we compare the characteristics of the processors and their cost, taking into account the cost of other processors.

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Technical specs

FX-8350 and Core i7-3770S basic parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of CPU speed, though for more precise assessment you have to consider their test results.

Physical cores8 (Octa-Core)4 (Quad-Core)
Base clock speed4 GHz3.1 GHz
Boost clock speed4.2 GHz3.9 GHz
L1 cacheno data64 KB (per core)
L2 cache8192 KB256 KB (per core)
L3 cacheno data8192 KB (shared)
Chip lithography32 nm22 nm
Die size315 mm2160 mm2
Maximum core temperature61 °C69 °C
Maximum case temperature (TCase)no data69 °C
Number of transistors1,200 million1,400 million
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility--
Unlocked multiplier1-
P0 Vcore voltageMin: 1.2 V - Max: 1.4 Vno data


Information on FX-8350 and Core i7-3770S compatibility with other computer components: 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 configuration11
Thermal design power (TDP)125 Watt65 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by FX-8350 and Core i7-3770S. 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, HT3.1Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX
FMA+no data
vProno data+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)no data+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)no data+
Turbo Boost Technologyno data2.0
Hyper-Threading Technologyno data+
TSXno data-
Idle Statesno data+
Thermal Monitoringno data+
FDIno data+

Security technologies

FX-8350 and Core i7-3770S technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXTno data+
EDBno data+
Secure Keyno data+
Identity Protectionno data+
Anti-Theftno data+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by FX-8350 and Core i7-3770S are enumerated here.

AMD-V+no data
VT-dno data+
VT-xno data+
EPTno data+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by FX-8350 and Core i7-3770S. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR3DDR3
Maximum memory sizeno data32 GB
Max memory channelsno data2
Maximum memory bandwidthno data25.6 GB/s
ECC memory supportno data-

Graphics specifications

General parameters of integrated GPUs, if any.

Integrated graphics cardno dataIntel HD Graphics 4000
Quick Sync Videono data+
Clear Video HDno data+
Graphics max frequencyno data1.15 GHz
InTru 3Dno data+

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of FX-8350 and Core i7-3770S integrated GPUs.

Number of displays supportedno data3


Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by FX-8350 and Core i7-3770S.

PCIe versionn/a3.0

Benchmark performance

Various benchmark results of the processors in comparison. Overall score 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 5.89
i7-3770S 6.13
  • Passmark
  • GeekBench 5 Single-Core
  • GeekBench 5 Multi-Core
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Physics

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.

Benchmark coverage: 68%

FX-8350 5936
i7-3770S 6181

GeekBench 5 Single-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses only a single CPU core.

Benchmark coverage: 37%

FX-8350 566
i7-3770S 770

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses all available CPU cores.

Benchmark coverage: 37%

FX-8350 2777
i7-3770S 2908

Benchmark coverage: 4%

FX-8350 7380
i7-3770S 7470

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of FX-8350 and Core i7-3770S. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) no data 5.8 Mh/s

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages

Performance rating 5.89 6.13
Novelty 23 October 2012 29 April 2012
Boost clock speed 4200 3900
Base clock speed 4000 3100
Chip lithography 32 nm 22 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 125 Watt 65 Watt

Technical City couldn't decide between

AMD FX-8350
AMD FX-8350


Intel Core i7-3770S
Intel Core i7-3770S

The differences in performance seem too small.

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Competitors of FX-8350 by Intel

We believe that the nearest equivalent to FX-8350 from Intel is Core i7-4770T, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 3 positions in our rating.

Intel Core i7-4770T Core i7 4770T

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Competitors of Core i7-3770S by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i7-3770S from AMD is FX-8370, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 7 positions in our rating.

AMD FX-8370 FX 8370

Here are some closest AMD rivals to Core i7-3770S:

Intel Core i7-3770S 100
AMD FX-8370 99.51
AMD FX-9370 97.39

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