CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 8350 vs 6300 among desktop CPUs (over 75W)

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

Fire Strike

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?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

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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 better PassMark score 9,134 vs 6,444 More than 40% better PassMark score
Significantly higher clock speed 4 GHz vs 3.5 GHz Around 15% higher clock speed
Much better cinebench r10 32Bit score 22,674 vs 16,213 Around 40% better cinebench r10 32Bit score
Higher turbo clock speed 4.2 GHz vs 4.1 GHz Almost the same
Much better cinebench r10 32Bit 1-core score 4,338 vs 4,101 More than 5% better cinebench r10 32Bit 1-core score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 8.79 GHz vs 4.82 GHz More than 80% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD FX 6300

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AMD FX 6300

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Much lower typical power consumption 77.19W vs 159.66W 2.1x lower typical power consumption
Much lower annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year vs 56.1 $/year 2.5x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year vs 159.62 $/year Around 50% lower annual commercial energy cost
Much better performance per dollar 9.47 pt/$ vs 8.32 pt/$ Around 15% better performance per dollar
Much better performance per watt 9.97 pt/W vs 5.84 pt/W More than 70% better performance per watt

Benchmarks Real world tests of FX 8350 vs 6300

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 8350
11,483
FX 6300
7,871

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 8350
2,193
FX 6300
2,053

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 8350
2,470,000 MB/s
FX 6300
2,290,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 8350
10,956
FX 6300
7,447

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 8350
12,126
FX 6300
8,232

GeekBench

FX 8350
12,796
FX 6300
9,503

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

FX 8350
9,134
FX 6300
6,444

PassMark (Single Core)

FX 8350
1,525
FX 6300
1,446

Reviews Word on the street

FX 8350  vs 6300 

8.0
8.0
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
6300 
Clock speed 4 GHz 3.5 GHz
Turbo clock speed 4.2 GHz 4.1 GHz
Cores Octa core Hexa core
Socket type
AM3+
Is unlocked Yes Yes

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

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

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 29,866.66 MB/s 29,866.66 MB/s

details

FX 8350  vs
6300 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 6
L2 cache 8 MB 6 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 1 MB/core 1.33 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Transistor count 1,200,000,000 1,200,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Die size 319 mm² 319 mm²
Clock multiplier 21 20
Voltage range 0.82 - 1.45V 0.8 - 1.43V
Operating temperature Unknown - 61°C Unknown - 62.5°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 709 82
Overclock review score 0.95 0.8
Overclocked clock speed 4.73 GHz 4.76 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 8.79 GHz 4.82 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 10,147 7,541
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.73 GHz 4.76 GHz

power consumption

TDP 125W 95W
Annual home energy cost 56.1 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 159.62 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 5.84 pt/W 9.97 pt/W
Typical power consumption 159.66W 77.19W

bus

Clock speed 2,600 MHz 2,600 MHz
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