AMD FX 8350 

Released October, 2012
  • 4 GHz
  • Octa core
  • Unlocked
8.1 Out of 10

The AMD FX 8350 was the first processor in AMD’s 2012 line of processors, and the first to feature the new, at the time, Piledriver core design. It’s speed is 4.0GHz, with the option of going up to 4.2GHz with a Turbo overclock, which makes it faster than AMD’s previous CPUs by a tenth or so. The FX 8350’s eight cores make its multi-thread performance astonishingly good, which makes it great for multitasking and running many different applications simultaneously without a drop in the performance. It is also quite important to note that, like previous AMD CPUs, this one is also left unlocked, which makes tweaking and fiddling with it much easier. It’s a solid piece of technology from AMD, that will provide with amazing performance, even when burdened with a big amount of tasks or applications.

CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the AMD FX 8350


Benchmark performance using all cores

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Cinebench R11.5, Cinebench R10 32-bit, Passmark, GeekBench (32-bit) and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

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Cinebench R11.5 (1-core), Cinebench R10 32-bit (1-core) and 1 more


How much speed can you get out of the processor?

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Passmark (Overclocked), Unlocked, Maximum Overclocked Clock Speed (Air) and 2 more


Are you paying a premium for performance?

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Performance Per Dollar


CPUBoss Score

Performance, Single-core Performance, Overclocking and Value

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Benchmarks Real world tests of the AMD FX 8350

GeekBench (32-bit)

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Core i7 4790K
FX 6300

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

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Cinebench R11.5

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FX 6300

Cinebench R11.5 (Single Core)

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FX 6300
Core i7 4790K

Passmark (Single Core)

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Reviews Word on the street for the AMD FX 8350

The FX-8350 isn't just faster, it incorporates a number of design improvements to cut execution times in both single and multi-threaded environments.

Value is core to this arrangement, and being able to put together a decent AMD CPU/mobo combo for less than a Core i5 setup means that you get a good chunk of cash to spend on your graphics card.


7.9 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Socket Type

If you're looking to upgrade from an older system you really can't beat the price to performance ratio offered with an eight core 4GHz processor processor for only $195!
by Legit Reviews (Oct, 2012)
The new FX processors will be manufactured using Global Foundries' 32nm process and consists of ~1.2 billion transistors.
by Legit Reviews (Oct, 2012)
It is a direct sequel to 2005's Battlefield 2, and the eleventh installment in the Battlefield franchise.
by Legit Reviews (Oct, 2012)


Today we stuck to increasing the multiplier and left the Bclk alone, we were able to bring the FX-8350 to a rock solid 4.9GHz without breaking a sweat.
by Legit Reviews (Oct, 2012)
I have heard it said on countless occasions that you get 80% of the performance for 60% of the price.
by Legit Reviews (Oct, 2012)
That performance gap gets even bigger when you chuck the HD encoding benchmark of X264 v4.0 at the pair with the FX-8350 getting almost 25 per cent better results than the Intel i5.
by Tech Radar (Nov, 2012)


Benchmark Results: The second pass of the X264 HD Video Encoding benchmark is much more processor intensive than the first pass.
by Legit Reviews (Oct, 2012)
Two of our game benchmarks don't benefit from the faster processors today.
by Legit Reviews (Oct, 2012)
It's not quite the 1GHz+ speed boost you can get out of Intel's architecture, but it does give you some impressive performance gains.
by Tech Radar (Nov, 2012)


Single-threaded prowess still counts for a lot, not least in gaming.
by Tech Radar (Nov, 2012)
Your graphics card is most responsible for your gaming experience, so it makes sense to drop the most cash on that.
by Tech Radar (Nov, 2012)
With the AMD software though, it remained happily numbercrunching away.
by Tech Radar (Nov, 2012)


The new AMD 'Piledriver' modules are essentially revamped 'Bulldozer' cores.
by Legit Reviews (Oct, 2012)
While this has allowed AMD to pack more cores into the same space, it's also impacted the performance of each particular core.
by PCMag (Nov, 2012)
Intel CPUs have fewer cores, but the performance of each individual core tends to be higher.
by PCMag (Nov, 2012)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Clock speed 4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 4.2 GHz
Cores Octa core
Socket type AM3+
Is unlocked Yes
Is hyperthreaded No


Has a NX bit Yes
Has virtualization support Yes
  1. MMX
  2. SSE4.2
  3. Supplemental SSE3
  4. FMA4
  5. SSE4.1
  6. XOP
  7. AVX
  8. SSE
  9. SSE4
  10. F16C
  11. FMA3
  12. AES
  13. SSE4a
  14. SSE3
  15. SSE2
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes


GPU None
Label None
Latest DirectX None
Number of displays supported None
GPU clock speed None
Turbo clock speed None
3DMark06 None

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in
Memory type
  1. DDR3-1866
  2. DDR3-1600
  3. DDR3-1333
Channels Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 29,866.66 MB/s


Architecture x86-64
Threads 8 threads
L2 cache 8 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB
L3 cache per core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nms
Max CPUs 1


Overclock popularity 709
Overclock review score 0.95
Overclocked clock speed 4.69 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.99 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 10,147
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.69 GHz

power consumption

TDP 125W
Annual home energy cost 56.1 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 159.62 $/year
Performance per watt 4.95 pt/W
Idle power consumption 92W
Peak power consumption 182.21W
Typical power consumption 159.66W


Clock speed 2,600 MHz
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