CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3350 HE 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

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 3350 HE

Reasons to consider the
AMD Opteron 3350 HE

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Much lower typical power consumption 36.56W vs 159.66W 4.4x lower typical power consumption
Significantly more l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 2x more l3 cache per core
Much lower annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year vs 56.1 $/year 5.2x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year vs 159.62 $/year 4x lower annual commercial energy cost
Higher Maximum operating temperature 69.1 °C vs 61 °C Around 15% higher Maximum operating temperature
Front view of AMD FX 8350

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Much more l2 cache 8 MB vs 4 MB 2x 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
Significantly higher clock speed 4 GHz vs 2.8 GHz Around 45% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 4.2 GHz vs 3.8 GHz More than 10% higher turbo clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.69 GHz vs 2.8 GHz Around 70% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More cores 8 vs 4 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Significantly better PassMark score 9,134 vs 4,009 More than 2.2x better PassMark score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 8.79 GHz vs 2.8 GHz Around 3.2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Significantly better performance per watt 5.72 pt/W vs 2.62 pt/W Around 2.2x better performance per watt
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,525 vs 1,264 More than 20% better PassMark (Single core) score

Benchmarks Real world tests of Opteron 3350 HE vs FX 8350

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

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 3350 HE
1,930 MB/s
FX 8350
2,470,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 8350
10,956

GeekBench

FX 8350
12,796

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

FX 8350
9,134

PassMark (Single Core)

FX 8350
1,525

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Opteron 3350 HE  vs
FX 8350 
Clock speed 2.8 GHz 4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.8 GHz 4.2 GHz
Cores Quad core Octa core
Socket type
C32
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
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 45W 125W
Annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year 56.1 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year 159.62 $/year
Performance per watt 2.62 pt/W 5.72 pt/W
Typical power consumption 36.56W 159.66W

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 12,800 MB/s 29,866.66 MB/s

details

Opteron 3350 HE  vs
FX 8350 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 8
L2 cache 4 MB 8 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Die size 315 mm² 319 mm²
Clock multiplier 14 21
Operating temperature Unknown - 69.1°C Unknown - 61°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.8 GHz 4.69 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.8 GHz 8.79 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.8 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

bus

Clock speed 2,600 MHz 2,600 MHz
AMD Opteron 3350 HE
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