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Front view of AMD FX 8350

Reasons to consider the
AMD FX 8350

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Much more l2 cache 8 MB vs 2 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much higher turbo clock speed 4.2 GHz vs None Compared to all cpus, 4.2 GHz turbo clock speed is just OK
Much higher clock speed 4 GHz vs 1 GHz 4x higher clock speed
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
More cores 8 vs 4 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Front view of AMD A4 1350

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AMD A4 1350

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Much lower typical power consumption 6.5W vs 159.66W 24.6x lower typical power consumption
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Newer manufacturing process 28 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much lower annual home energy cost 1.93 $/year vs 56.1 $/year 29.1x lower annual home energy cost
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 90 °C vs 61 °C Around 50% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 7.01 $/year vs 159.62 $/year 22.8x lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer Sep, 2013 vs Oct, 2012 Release date 10 months later

Features Key features of the FX 8350  vs A4 1350 

clock speed

FX 8350
4 GHz
A4 1350
1 GHz

L2 cache

FX 8350
8 MB
A4 1350
2 MB

TDP

FX 8350
125W
A4 1350
8W

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

FX 8350  vs
A4 1350 
Clock speed 4 GHz 1 GHz
Turbo clock speed 4.2 GHz None
Cores Octa core Quad core
Socket type
AM3+
BGA 769
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

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3-1066
Channels Dual Channel Single Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 29,866.66 MB/s 8,533.33 MB/s

details

FX 8350  vs
A4 1350 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 4
L2 cache 8 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 28 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Voltage range 0.81 - 1.45V 0.4 - 0.95V
Operating temperature Unknown - 61°C Unknown - 90°C

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Radeon HD 8210
Latest DirectX N/A 11.0
GPU clock speed N/A 300 MHz

power consumption

TDP 125W 8W
Annual home energy cost 56.1 $/year 1.93 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 159.62 $/year 7.01 $/year
Typical power consumption 159.66W 6.5W
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