CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 8350 vs 5000 among all CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

7.7

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD FX 8350 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD FX 8350  based on its performance and single-core performance.

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Front view of AMD FX 8350

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD FX 8350

Reasons to consider the
AMD FX 8350

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Much higher turbo clock speed 4.2 GHz vs 0 GHz Compared to all cpus, 4.2 GHz turbo clock speed is just OK
Much higher clock speed 4 GHz vs 1.55 GHz More than 2.5x higher clock speed
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Significantly better PassMark score 9,134 vs 1,892 More than 4.8x better PassMark score
Significantly better geekbench 2 (64-bit) score 12,126 vs 2,720 Around 4.5x better geekbench 2 (64-bit) score
More cores 8 vs 4 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Better geekbench 3 AES single core score 2,470,000 MB/s vs 752,800 MB/s More than 3.2x better geekbench 3 AES single core score
Better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 10,956 vs 2,499 Around 4.5x better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Front view of AMD A4 5000

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AMD A4 5000

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Much lower typical power consumption 10.97W vs 159.66W 14.6x 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 higher Maximum operating temperature 90 °C vs 61 °C Around 50% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much lower annual home energy cost 3.25 $/year vs 56.1 $/year 17.3x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 11.83 $/year vs 159.62 $/year 13.5x lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer Feb, 2014 vs Oct, 2012 Release date over 1 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of FX 8350 vs A4 5000

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 8350
11,483
A4 5000
2,562

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 8350
2,193
A4 5000
842

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 8350
2,470,000 MB/s
A4 5000
752,800 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 8350
10,956
A4 5000
2,499

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 8350
12,126
A4 5000
2,720

GeekBench

FX 8350
12,796
A4 5000
2,720

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

FX 8350
9,134
A4 5000
1,892

PassMark (Single Core)

FX 8350
1,525
A4 5000
719

Reviews Word on the street

FX 8350  vs A4 5000 

8.0
7.0
Maybe not the top-end eight-core FX-8150, but the great value and overclocking capabilities of the six-core FX-6200 made it a tantalising prospect for anyone on a budget looking to put together a gaming rig.
FX 8350

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

FX 8350  vs
A4 5000 
Clock speed 4 GHz 1.55 GHz
Turbo clock speed 4.2 GHz 0 GHz
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
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1600
Channels Dual Channel Single Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 29,866.66 MB/s 12,800 MB/s

details

FX 8350  vs
A4 5000 
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
L3 cache 8 MB None
Manufacture process 32 nm 28 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 61°C Unknown - 90°C

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Radeon HD 8330

power consumption

TDP 125W 13.5W
Annual home energy cost 56.1 $/year 3.25 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 159.62 $/year 11.83 $/year
Performance per watt 5.83 pt/W 15.86 pt/W
Typical power consumption 159.66W 10.97W
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