CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 8350 vs 8120

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

FX 8350
8.2
FX 8120
7.4
Cinebench R11.5, Passmark, GeekBench (32-bit) and GeekBench (64-bit)

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

FX 8350
8.3
FX 8120
7.7
Cinebench R11.5 (1-core) and Passmark (Single Core)

Overclocking

How much speed can you get out of the processor?

FX 8350
9.9
FX 8120
7.3
Passmark (Overclocked), Unlocked, Maximum Overclocked Clock Speed (Air) and 2 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

FX 8350
7.4
FX 8120
7.3
Performance Per Dollar

CPUBoss Score

Performance, Single-core Performance, Overclocking and Value

FX 8350
8.2
FX 8120
7.5

Winner
AMD FX 8350 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD FX 8350  based on its overclocking.

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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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Significantly higher clock speed 4 GHz vs 3.1 GHz Around 30% higher clock speed
Much lower idle power consumption 92W vs 95W Around 5% lower idle power consumption
Higher turbo clock speed 4.2 GHz vs 4 GHz More than 5% higher turbo clock speed
Much better PassMark (Overclocked) score 10,147 vs 2,844.6 More than 3.5x better PassMark (Overclocked) score
Better PassMark score 9,134 vs 6,602 Around 40% better PassMark score
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,525 vs 1,219 More than 25% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better cinebench r11.5 score 6.94 vs 5.1 More than 35% better cinebench r11.5 score
Better 3DMark11 physics score 6,880 vs 5,220 More than 30% better 3DMark11 physics score
Better cinebench r11.5 (1-core) score 1.11 vs 0.97 Around 15% better cinebench r11.5 (1-core) score
Better geekbench (64-bit) score 12,235 vs 10,527 More than 15% better geekbench (64-bit) score
Marginally newer Oct, 2012 vs Oct, 2011 Release date over a year later
Slightly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.98 GHz vs 4.73 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
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Significantly lower typical power consumption 117.5W vs 159.66W More than 25% lower typical power consumption
Significantly lower peak power consumption 125W vs 182.21W More than 30% lower peak power consumption
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 109.5 $/year vs 159.62 $/year More than 30% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 46.87 $/year vs 56.1 $/year More than 15% lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of FX 8350 vs 8120

GeekBench (32-bit)

FX 8350
11,063
FX 8120
8,615

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

FX 8350
6,880
FX 8120
5,220
FX 8350 FX 8120 @ community.futuremark.com
The FX-8350 also gave us some significant gains in 3DMark 11.
FX 8350 | by Legit Reviews (Oct, 2012)

Cinebench R11.5

FX 8350
6.94
FX 8120
5.1
In Cinebench the AMD chip is only a little over 5 per cent slower, and in X264 there's less than a single per cent difference between them.
FX 8350 | by Tech Radar (Nov, 2012)

Cinebench R11.5 (Single Core)

FX 8350
1.11
FX 8120
0.97

Passmark

FX 8350
9,134
FX 8120
6,602
FX 8350 FX 8120 @ cpubenchmark.net
Looking at the physics score we can see a difference of just under 900 points with the AMD FX-8350 taking the lead with 7325 3DMarks.
FX 8350 | by Legit Reviews (Oct, 2012)

Passmark (Single Core)

FX 8350
1,525
FX 8120
1,219
Curious about real world scenarios, we decided to drop Furmark and ran 3DMark 11 on the performance preset and took the maximum power consumption during the first GPU test.
FX 8350 | by Legit Reviews (Oct, 2012)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

FX 8350  vs
8120 
Clock speed 4 GHz 3.1 GHz
Turbo clock speed 4.2 GHz 4 GHz
Cores Octa core Octa core
Socket type
AM3+
AM3
Is unlocked Yes Yes
Is hyperthreaded No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has vitualization support Yes Yes
Instruction-set-extensions
MMX
SSE
SSE4.2
AVX
XOP
SSE3
SSE2
FMA4
F16C
ABM
Supplemental SSE3
SSE4.1
SSE4
SSE4a
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

gpu

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
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 29,866.66 MB/s 12,800 MB/s

details

FX 8350  vs
8120 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 8
L2 cache 8 MB 8 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 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nms 32 nms
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclock popularity 709 228
Overclock review score 0.95 5
Overclocked clock speed 4.7 GHz 4.49 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.98 GHz 4.73 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 10,147 2,844.6
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.7 GHz 4.49 GHz

power consumption

TDP 125W 125W
Annual home energy cost 56.1 $/year 46.87 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 159.62 $/year 109.5 $/year
Performance per watt 5.15 pt/W 5.72 pt/W
Idle power consumption 92W 95W
Peak power consumption 182.21W 125W
Typical power consumption 159.66W 117.5W

bus

Clock speed 2,600 MHz 2,600 MHz
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Comments

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I might get it, but with a H90 (just to stay a little safer)
If you want waist money. YES. Better buy H60 or H80 liquid cooler and overclock. Because any way 8350 recommend liquid cooler system.
Worth an upgrade?
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