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Front view of AMD FX 8350

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AMD FX 8350

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much higher clock speed 4 GHz vs 3.4 GHz Around 20% higher clock speed
Much more l3 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l3 cache per core
Front view of AMD A300 Series Workstations FirePro™ A300 Accelerated

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 159.66W 3x lower typical power consumption
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 74 °C vs 61 °C More than 20% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 56.1 $/year 3.6x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 159.62 $/year 2.8x lower annual commercial energy cost

Features Key features of the FX 8350  vs A300 Series Workstations FirePro™ A300 Accelerated 

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

FX 8350  vs
A300 Series Workstations FirePro™ A300 Accelerated 
Clock speed 4 GHz 3.4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 4.2 GHz 4 GHz
Cores Octa core Quad core
Is unlocked Yes No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
ABM
BMI1
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 125W 65W
Annual home energy cost 56.1 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 159.62 $/year 56.94 $/year
Typical power consumption 159.66W 52.81W

details

FX 8350  vs
A300 Series Workstations FirePro™ A300 Accelerated 
Threads 8 4
L2 cache 8 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 1 MB
L3 cache per core 1 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Transistor count 1,200,000,000 1,303,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Die size 319 mm² 246 mm²
Voltage range 0.81 - 1.45V 0.82 - 1.48V
Operating temperature Unknown - 61°C Unknown - 74°C

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A AMD Radeon 065 W
Latest DirectX N/A 11.0
GPU clock speed N/A 760 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
AMD FX 8350
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