CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 8370 vs 8350 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

5.9

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

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AMD FX 8370 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD FX 8370

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Much better performance per watt 12.32 pt/W vs 5.83 pt/W More than 2x better performance per watt
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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the 8350 Black Edition vs the 8370.

Benchmarks Real world tests of FX 8370 vs 8350

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 8370
11,583
FX 8350
11,483

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 8370
2,186
FX 8350
2,193

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 8370
2,450,000 MB/s
FX 8350
2,470,000 MB/s

Cinebench R10 32-Bit

FX 8370
23,394
FX 8350
22,674

Cinebench R10 32-Bit (Single Core)

FX 8370
4,436
FX 8350
4,338

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

FX 8370  vs
8350 
Clock speed 4 GHz 4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 4.3 GHz 4.2 GHz
Cores Octa core Octa core
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

power consumption

TDP 125W 125W
Annual home energy cost 30.11 $/year 56.1 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 109.5 $/year 159.62 $/year
Performance per watt 12.32 pt/W 5.83 pt/W
Typical power consumption 101.56W 159.66W

details

FX 8370  vs
8350 
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 0 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 0 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Transistor count 1,200,000,000 1,200,000,000
Die size 319 mm² 319 mm²
Clock multiplier 21 21
Operating temperature Unknown - 61°C Unknown - 61°C

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
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Comments

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True, however it didn't when I made that comment.
the new wraith cooler seems to perform similarly to the 212 evo
This website is known to be full of inaccuracies. The performance difference between the 8350 and 8370 should be around 2%, and only when both processors are at half load. Once the fifth core is ramped up, performance between the two is 100% identical. Benchmark results indicated here are most likely just anomaly results, within margins of error, given that no two chips are the same. Also, if you like inaccuracies, this site is great at them. Just check this out! http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Core-i7-6700K-vs-Intel-Core-i7-4500U
I know this is an old post, but I just wanted to clarify for anyone else that reads this, that this site is wrong. Both CPU's are identical, save for the maximum turbo speed. They both have the same amount of L2 and L3 cache (8MB and 8MB respectively). I also question the performance difference between them in the above tests, based on the fact that they're identical processors (again, save for the turbo).
I am thinking about the same Thing heat + power the only reasons why to go for 8370 .. so far I am happy with my 8350 but it really heats up pretty much everything around ..:D
heheh... arsenide
I got the same mobo and have problems when i overclock it also
8350 has better performance? If anything, the 8370 should have... The site is clueless.
You know that its own preferences.People fighting over trivial stuff really?Here is a fact i bought my 4170kk for 1.5k when it came out intels i3 2100k cost 2.5k back then so the difference between price vs performance was way to great.Now i get amd's 8350k for 2.5k(Dealer price) and the intel 4770k cost between 6-7k(Dealer price)So yet again here amd's a way better option than intel.Stop with benchmark bs etc as some don't really give a fk.As my pc's just for coding + compressing 90% of the time.I do not play a lot of games and am happy.People like you will not really ever appreciate the quality of a pc. If AMD release a faster cpu than intels I7 then you will still look for an excuse to make the amd look bad....
Look at the benchmarks even with it OCed its still slow. Not worth my time
5.0 Ghz perfectly stable on the AMD FX-8370 Verfied by CPUID. Your Welcome.
Your Welcome.
Sadly, I got the shit end of the stick on my 8350. I have to run the voltage at 1.416 just to have a stable overclock at 4.4GHz. Now I might have messed something else up but I doubt it as I tried everything. I'm using a MSI 970 GAMING mobo so maybe that's my issue. It seems like a decent mobo though so I dunno.
If they made a 28nm version I bet it could be overclocked to 6GHz on a 212 Evo.
It seems you pay more to have no L3 cache. I mean a turbo of 4.3GHz is nothing (you can overclock past that just fine with something like a 212 Evo)
I have a 8350 and I have had no issues with it. Water cool it and overclock it to 5GHz and you got yourself a 9590 or just get a 212 Evo (the stock cooler is shit even at stock speeds) and do a mild overclock of something like 4.4~4.5 and it should be fine. I overclocked mine to 4.5GHz with a 212 Evo and it never goes over 57 degrees. I have never been limited by my CPU in games either.
Depends where you live.
considering Intels new chipset series for 350$ plus another 100$ mobo for the performance increase is worth it. I have been with AMD for a very long time now. from the x3 to the x8 not really too impressed anymore. plus they use way too much power.
you're paying a lot less tho
cuz AMD sucks balls. Look at any benchmark
why lol
Man i wish i had just went with Intel.
I use the 8350 on an Asus FX99 Pro mobo. I keep it cool with a Corsair Hydro H60. My overclock speed is 4.5Ghz (500Mhz) above the base 4Ghz (4000MHz). No complaints on my end.
It was first. I have the 8350, it is a power hog and doubles as a space heater. I'll probably buy the 8370 just to address those 2 issues.
LOL......this is funny. different prices, almost no difference,
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