CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 8350 vs 3850 among desktop CPUs (over 75W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

FX 8350
8.8
A8 3850
2.3
FX 6300
6.1
PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

FX 8350
7.2
A8 3850
0.0
FX 6300
4.9
PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

FX 8350
0.0
A8 3850
1.4
FX 6300
0.0
Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

FX 8350
0.0
A8 3850
0.4
FX 6300
0.0
CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

FX 8350
5.3
A8 3850
3.5
FX 6300
5.0
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

FX 8350
6.1
A8 3850
n.d.
FX 6300
5.8
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

5.6

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

FX 8350
5.6
A8 3850
2.6
FX 6300
4.8

Winner
AMD FX 8350 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

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
Front view of AMD A8 3850

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AMD A8 3850

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required

Benchmarks Real world tests of FX 8350 vs A8 3850

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 8350
11,483
A8 3850
5,262

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 8350
2,193
A8 3850
1,517

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 8350
2,470,000 MB/s
A8 3850
121,450 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 8350
10,956
A8 3850
5,321

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 8350
12,126
A8 3850
7,685

GeekBench

FX 8350
12,796
A8 3850
7,685

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

FX 8350
9,134
A8 3850
3,489

PassMark (Single Core)

FX 8350
1,525
A8 3850
995

Reviews Word on the street

FX 8350  vs A8 3850 

6.0
8.0

8.0
9.0

Overall

7.9 Out of 10
8.9 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

FX 8350  vs
A8 3850 
Clock speed 4 GHz 2.9 GHz
Turbo clock speed 4.2 GHz None
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
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Radeon™ HD 6550D
Latest DirectX N/A 11.0
GPU clock speed N/A 600 MHz

memory controller

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

details

FX 8350  vs
A8 3850 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
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 1,178,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Die size 319 mm² 228 mm²
Voltage range 0.81 - 1.45V 0.91 - 1.41V
Operating temperature Unknown - 61°C Unknown - 72.7°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 709 25
Overclocked clock speed 4.69 GHz 3.54 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 8.79 GHz 2.9 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 10,147 2,465.8
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.69 GHz 3.54 GHz

power consumption

TDP 125W 100W
Annual home energy cost 56.1 $/year 37.95 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 159.62 $/year 107.75 $/year
Performance per watt 5.72 pt/W 1.39 pt/W
Idle power consumption 92W 62.4W
Peak power consumption 182.21W 123W
Typical power consumption 159.66W 107.85W
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