CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3280 vs 8350 among all CPUs

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

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

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?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

5.4

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD FX 8350 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD FX 8350  based on its performance and single-core performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD Opteron 3280

Reasons to consider the
AMD Opteron 3280

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Much lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 159.66W 3x lower typical power consumption
Significantly better performance per watt 10.33 pt/W vs 5.72 pt/W More than 80% better performance per watt
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
Front view of AMD FX 8350

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much higher clock speed 4 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 65% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 4.2 GHz vs 3.4 GHz Around 25% higher turbo clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.69 GHz vs 2.87 GHz Around 65% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,525 vs 875 Around 75% better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 8.79 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 3.8x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Better PassMark score 9,134 vs 5,330 More than 70% better PassMark score
Newer Oct, 2012 vs Mar, 2012 Release date 7 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Opteron 3280 vs FX 8350

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Opteron 3280
2,986
FX 8350
11,483

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 8350
2,193

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Opteron 3280
1,710,000 MB/s
FX 8350
2,470,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Opteron 3280
7,233
FX 8350
10,956

GeekBench

Opteron 3280
7,233
FX 8350
12,796

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Opteron 3280
5,330
FX 8350
9,134

PassMark (Single Core)

FX 8350
1,525

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Opteron 3280  vs
FX 8350 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.4 GHz 4.2 GHz
Cores Octa core Octa core
Socket type
AM3+
Is unlocked No Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
ABM
BMI1
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM

power consumption

TDP 65W 125W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 56.1 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 159.62 $/year
Performance per watt 10.33 pt/W 5.72 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 159.66W

bus

Clock speed 2,600 MHz 2,600 MHz

details

Opteron 3280  vs
FX 8350 
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 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 12 21
Operating temperature Unknown - 61.1°C Unknown - 61°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.87 GHz 4.69 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz 8.79 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.87 GHz 4.69 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

memory controller

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