CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 710 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

Winner
AMD FX 8350 

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

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD Phenom II X3 710

Reasons to consider the
AMD Phenom II X3 710

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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
Front view of AMD FX 8350

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AMD FX 8350

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Much higher clock speed 4 GHz vs 2.6 GHz Around 55% higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache 8 MB vs 2 MB 4x 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
More cores 8 vs 3 5 more cores; run more applications at once
Much better PassMark score 9,134 vs 2,452 Around 3.8x better PassMark score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.73 GHz vs 3.57 GHz More than 30% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better performance per watt 5.71 pt/W vs 0.86 pt/W More than 6.5x better performance per watt
Much better performance per dollar 13.29 pt/$ vs 1.37 pt/$ Around 9.8x better performance per dollar
Much better cinebench r10 32Bit score 22,674 vs 8,128 More than 2.8x better cinebench r10 32Bit score
Much better cinebench r10 32Bit 1-core score 4,338 vs 3,041 Around 45% better cinebench r10 32Bit 1-core score
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.67 MB/core More than 50% more l2 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 8.79 GHz vs 2.6 GHz Around 3.5x better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Phenom II X3 710 vs FX 8350

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 8350
11,483

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Phenom II X3 710
105.2 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

Cinebench R11.5

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Phenom II X3 710  vs
FX 8350 
Clock speed 2.6 GHz 4 GHz
Cores Tri core Octa core
Socket type
AM3
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
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 95W 125W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 56.1 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 159.62 $/year
Performance per watt 0.86 pt/W 5.71 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 159.66W

bus

Clock speed 2,000 MHz 2,600 MHz

details

Phenom II X3 710  vs
FX 8350 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 3 8
L2 cache 2 MB 8 MB
L2 cache per core 0.67 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Voltage range 0.88 - 1.43V 0.82 - 1.45V
Operating temperature Unknown - 73°C Unknown - 61°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.57 GHz 4.73 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.6 GHz 8.79 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 2,489.2 10,147
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.57 GHz 4.73 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
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