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Front view of AMD FX 8350

Reasons to consider the
AMD FX 8350

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Much more l3 cache 8 MB vs 0 MB Compared to all cpus, 8 MB l3 cache is just OK
Much higher clock speed 4 GHz vs 2.5 GHz 60% higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache 8 MB vs 1 MB 8x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better PassMark score 9,134 vs 1,260 Around 7.2x better PassMark score
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,525 vs 749 More than 2x better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 10,956 vs 1,690 Around 6.5x better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.69 GHz vs 2.75 GHz More than 70% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More cores 8 vs 2 6 more cores; run more applications at once
More threads 8 vs 2 6 more threads
Much better performance per watt 5.72 pt/W vs 0.8 pt/W Around 7.2x better performance per watt
Much more l3 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0 MB/core Compared to all cpus, 1 MB/core l3 cache per core is just OK
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 8.79 GHz vs 3.4 GHz More than 2.5x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 61 °C vs 55 °C More than 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
Newer Oct, 2012 vs May, 2006 Release date over 6 years later
Front view of AMD Athlon X2 4800+

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AMD Athlon X2 4800+

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Much lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 159.66W 3x lower typical power consumption
Much lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 56.1 $/year 3.6x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 159.62 $/year 2.8x lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of FX 8350 vs Athlon X2 4800+

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 8350
11,483

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 8350
2,470,000 MB/s
Athlon X2 4800+
68.2 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 8350
10,956

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 8350
12,126

GeekBench

FX 8350
12,796

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

FX 8350
9,134

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

FX 8350  vs
Athlon X2 4800+ 
Clock speed 4 GHz 2.5 GHz
Cores Octa core Dual core
Socket type
AM3+
AM2
939
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

power consumption

TDP 125W 65W
Annual home energy cost 56.1 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 159.62 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 5.72 pt/W 0.8 pt/W
Typical power consumption 159.66W 52.81W

details

FX 8350  vs
Athlon X2 4800+ 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 2
L2 cache 8 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 0 MB
L3 cache per core 1 MB/core 0 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 61°C Unknown - 55°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 709 13
Overclocked clock speed 4.69 GHz 2.75 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 8.79 GHz 3.4 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 10,147 1,457.7
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.69 GHz 2.75 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None None
Label N/A N/A
Latest DirectX N/A N/A
Number of displays supported N/A N/A
GPU clock speed N/A N/A
Turbo clock speed N/A N/A
3DMark06 N/A N/A
AMD FX 8350
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