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Front view of AMD FX 8350

Reasons to consider the
AMD FX 8350

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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
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for maximum performance when needed, while conserving power and minimizing heat production when not needed
Has a NX bit Yes vs No Somewhat common; Prevents a common class of security exploits
Much 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
Front view of AMD A4 5050

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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 nms vs 32 nms A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
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
Marginally newer Feb, 2014 vs Oct, 2012 Release date over 1 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of FX 8350 vs A4 5050

GeekBench

FX 8350
12,796
A4 5050
2,639

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
Cores Octa core Quad core
Socket type
AM3+
BGA 769
Is unlocked Yes No
Is hyperthreaded No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes No
Has vitualization support Yes Yes
Instruction-set-extensions
MMX
SSE
SSE4.2
AVX
XOP
SSE3
SSE2
FMA4
F16C
Supplemental SSE3
SSE4.1
SSE4
SSE4a
AES
SSE Family
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes No

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
Typical power consumption 159.66W 10.97W

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 nms 28 nms
Max CPUs 1 1

gpu

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Radeon HD 8330

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3-1600
Channels Dual Channel Single Channel
Maximum bandwidth 29,866.66 MB/s 12,800 MB/s
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