CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 8350 vs 5050

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

FX 8350
6.9
A4 5050
5.4
Passmark and GeekBench

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

FX 8350
8.0
A4 5050
6.4
Passmark (Single Core)

Power Consumption

How much power does the processor require?

FX 8350
5.1
A4 5050
5.6
TDP

Value

FX 8350
N/A
A4 5050
N/A
Performance Per Dollar

CPUBoss Score

Performance, Single-core Performance, Power Consumption and Value

FX 8350
6.9
A4 5050
5.7

Winner
AMD FX 8350 

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AMD FX 8350

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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 None 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 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
Significantly better PassMark score 9,134 vs 1,899 More than 4.8x better PassMark score
Significantly better geekbench (64-bit) score 12,167 vs 2,720 Around 4.5x better geekbench (64-bit) score
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,525 vs 719 More than 2x better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
More cores 8 vs 4 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
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AMD A4 5050

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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 10.97W vs 159.66W 14.6x lower typical power consumption
Newer manufacturing process 28 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Better performance per watt 20.83 pt/W vs 4.94 pt/W Around 4.2x better performance per watt
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 5050

GeekBench (32-bit)

FX 8350
10,963
A4 5050
2,501

GeekBench (64-bit)

FX 8350
12,167
A4 5050
2,720

GeekBench

FX 8350
12,796
A4 5050
2,720

Passmark

FX 8350
9,134
A4 5050
1,899
FX 8350 A4 5050 @ cpubenchmark.net

Passmark (Single Core)

FX 8350
1,525
A4 5050
719

Reviews Word on the street

FX 8350  vs A4 5050 

8.0
7.0
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.
FX 8350

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

FX 8350  vs
A4 5050 
Clock speed 4 GHz 1.55 GHz
Turbo clock speed 4.2 GHz None
Cores Octa core Quad core
Socket type
AM3+
BGA 769
Is unlocked Yes No
Is hyperthreaded No No

features

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

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3L-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 5050 
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

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 4.94 pt/W 20.83 pt/W
Typical power consumption 159.66W 10.97W
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