AMD FX-8350 vs Intel Core i7-3770S

AMD FX-8350
Intel Core i7-3770S

General info

Comparing FX-8350 and Core i7-3770S processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
5.23
 
6.75
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Series
AMD FX-Series (Desktop)
 
n/d
Achitecture codename
Vishera
 
Ivy Bridge
Release date
23 October 2012
 
on April 2012
Launch price (MSRP)
n/d
 
$330
Price now
$511
 
$394

Technical specs

FX-8350 and Core i7-3770S quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of FX-8350 and Core i7-3770S performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
8
 
4
Number of threads
8
 
8
Maximum frequency
4.2 GHz
 
3.9 GHz
L1 cache
n/d
 
64 KB (per core)
L2 cache
8192 KB
 
256 KB (per core)
L3 cache
n/d
 
8192 KB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
32 nm
 
22 nm
Die size
315 mm2
 
160 mm2
Maximum core temperature
61 °C
 
69 °C
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
n/d
 
69 °C
Transistor count
1200 Million
 
1400 million
64 bit support
+
 
+
Unlocked
+
 
-
P0 Vcore voltage
Min: 1.2 V - Max: 1.4 V
 
n/d

Compatibility

Information on FX-8350 and Core i7-3770S compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
1
Socket
AM3+
 
FCLGA1155
Power consumption (TDP)
125 Watt
 
65 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 extensions
n/d
 
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX
AES-NI
+
 
+
FMA
+
 
-
AVX
+
 
+
vPro
n/d
 
+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
n/d
 
+
Turbo Boost
n/d
 
2.0
Hyper-Threading
n/d
 
+
Idle States
n/d
 
+
Thermal Monitoring
-
 
+
FDI
n/d
 
+

Security technologies

FX-8350 and Core i7-3770S technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
n/d
 
+
EDB
n/d
 
+
Secure Key
n/d
 
+
Identity Protection
-
 
+
Anti-Theft
n/d
 
+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by FX-8350 and Core i7-3770S are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
-
VT-d
n/d
 
+
VT-x
n/d
 
+
EPT
n/d
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by FX-8350 and Core i7-3770S.
Supported memory types
Not Listed
 
DDR3-1333, DDR3-1600
Maximum memory size
n/d
 
32 GB
Max memory channels
n/d
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
n/d
 
25.6 GB / s

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into FX-8350 and Core i7-3770S.
Integrated graphics
n/d
 
Intel HD 4000
Quick Sync
-
 
+
Clear Video HD
n/d
 
+
Graphics max frequency
n/d
 
1.15 GHz
InTru 3D
n/d
 
+

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of FX-8350 and Core i7-3770S integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
n/d
 
3

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by FX-8350 and Core i7-3770S.
PCIe revision
n / a
 
3.0

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of FX-8350 and Core i7-3770S. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

FX-8350 18.66 +0.5%
i7-3770S 18.56

Passmark

FX-8350 8948 +0.5%
i7-3770S 8901

3DMark Fire Strike Physics

FX-8350 7380
i7-3770S 7470 +1.2%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of FX-8350 and Core i7-3770S. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
n/d
 
5.8 Mh/s

Gaming performance

Let's see how good FX-8350 and Core i7-3770S are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of AMD FX-8350

0.5% faster in synthetic tests
AMD64 (AMD CPUs 64-bit architecture. Almost identical to Intel 64, save for some little and rarely used nuances)
Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)
AES (Advanced Encryption Standard instructions set - hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption. Speeds up encryption software, e.g. Veracrypt)
Unlocked
FMA4

Advantages of Intel Core i7-3770S

Finer manufacturing process technology (22 vs 32 nm)
Less power hungry (65 vs 125 watts)
Intel 64 (64-bit Intel CPU architecture. Almost identical to AMD64, except small and rarely used nuances)
TXT (Trusted Execution Technology - protects the system against viruses and rootkits residing in BIOS or in a boot sector)
HyperThreading (allows one physical CPU function as two logical ones. It increases performance, since while one logical CPU is waiting for data, the second may still do useful work)
AES-NI (Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions - additional instructions for hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
IdentityProtectionTechVersion
QuickSyncVideo

So, FX-8350 or Core i7-3770S?

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