AMD FX 6350 

Released April, 2013
  • 3.9 GHz
  • Hexa core
  • Unlocked
5.7 Out of 10

With the FX-6300 still available for a good chunk less than this updated silicon, it's tough to recommend this chip.
by Tech Radar
All GPUs being equal, the AMD chip is going to hold back your graphics card in comparison to the performance you could get in combination with an Intel CPU.
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CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the AMD FX 6350 among desktop CPUs (over 75W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

FX 6350
6.5
FX 6300
6.2
FX 8350
7.4
PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

FX 6350
6.8
FX 6300
6.6
FX 8350
6.9
PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

FX 6350
0.0
FX 6300
0.0
FX 8350
0.0
Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

FX 6350
0.0
FX 6300
0.0
FX 8350
0.0
CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

FX 6350
5.6
FX 6300
6.0
FX 8350
5.7
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

FX 6350
6.3
FX 6300
6.5
FX 8350
6.3
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

5.7

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

FX 6350
5.7
FX 6300
5.8
FX 8350
5.8

Benchmarks Real world tests of the AMD FX 6350

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 6350
8,598
FX 8350
11,483
FX 6300
7,871

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 6350
2,174
FX 6300
2,053
FX 8350
2,193

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 6350
2,470,000 MB/s
FX 6300
2,290,000 MB/s
FX 8350
2,470,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 6350
8,173
FX 8350
10,956
FX 6300
7,447

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 6350
9,528
FX 8350
12,126
FX 6300
8,232

GeekBench

FX 6350
9,528
FX 8350
12,796
FX 6300
9,503

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

FX 6350
7,379
FX 8350
9,134
FX 6300
6,444

PassMark (Single Core)

FX 6350
1,511
FX 6300
1,446
FX 8350
1,525

Reviews Word on the street for the AMD FX 6350


7.0
For £89 (AU$146, US$136), the FX-6300 was a great little chip, offering a decent chunk of true multi-threaded performance to boost what it sorely lacked in single-threaded oomph.

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Socket Type

The FX-6350 is a little more expensive and you get a higher base clock boost from 3.5GHz to 3.9GHz, but the turbo speed only gets a modest 100Mhz hike up to 4.2GHz.
by Tech Radar
For our money the FX-6300 is a more worthwhile Piledriver chip, and we'll be waiting until next year to see what a proper six-core Steamroller FX chip can deliver.
by Tech Radar
Even the non K-series Haswell i5 is a virtual mile ahead of the FX-6350 in terms of in-game performance.
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Performance

While the stock-clocked performance starts to make this new update tempting for budget builders, the fact that it comes nowhere near the performance of the original chip when it comes to overclocking is disappointing.
by Tech Radar
In the situation of a budget build, however, stock performance is probably more important.
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That's especially true given the sort of high-end AMD motherboard you'd need to actually hit those heady overclocking highs.
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Applications

None of that really helps the gaming performance, with these Piledriver chips still lagging massively behind the Intel CPUs in terms of single-threaded grunt.
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The Piledriver update didn't deliver the technical boost the individual Bulldozer "cores" needed to match the gaming prowess of competing Intel chips, but when you took the savings on the platform as a whole into account you could pair up this budget CPU with a better GPU than you could with a Core i5 Ivy Bridge chip.
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Price

The AMD chips can't compete at the top-end yet, but down the price-scale you can get a lot for your money.
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Type of CPU

But if you were underwhelmed by the technical advances in the new desktop Haswell chips, prepare to be resolutely indifferent to what this new FX CPU from AMD offers.
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Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Clock speed 3.9 GHz
Turbo clock speed 4.2 GHz
Cores Hexa core
Socket type AM3+
Is unlocked Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes
Has virtualization support Yes
Instruction set extensions
  1. MMX
  2. SSE4.2
  3. AVX 1.1
  4. Supplemental SSE3
  5. FMA4
  6. ABM
  7. AMD-V
  8. SSE4.1
  9. XOP
  10. TBM
  11. AVX
  12. AMD64
  13. SSE
  14. BMI1
  15. F16C
  16. FMA3
  17. AES
  18. SSE4a
  19. SSE3
  20. CVT16
  21. CLMUL
  22. SSE2
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes

integrated graphics

GPU None

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in
Memory type DDR3-1866
Channels Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes
Maximum bandwidth 29,866.66 MB/s

details

Architecture x86-64
Threads 6 threads
L2 cache 6 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 0 MB
L3 cache per core 0 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm
Transistor count 1,200,000,000
Max CPUs 1
Die size 319 mm²
Clock multiplier 21
Voltage range 0.8 - 1.45V
Operating temperature Unknown - 61°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 3
Overclocked clock speed 4.66 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.87 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 3,626.2
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.66 GHz

power consumption

TDP 125W
Annual home energy cost 30.11 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 109.5 $/year
Performance per watt 8.19 pt/W
Typical power consumption 101.56W
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Comments

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I dont understand how this cpu has less points than its lower clocked brother... 7.3 vs. 7.7 wtf...
It's exactly the same as the 6300, just with a higher clock.
this is FX 6350 125 watts version is really an awesome processor but just a beefy version of FX 6300 95 watts.
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