CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3350P vs 8320 among desktop 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

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

5.5

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD FX 8320 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i5 3350P

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 3350P

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Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much lower typical power consumption 56.06W vs 101.56W Around 45% lower typical power consumption
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 67.4 °C vs 61.1 °C More than 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much lower annual home energy cost 16.62 $/year vs 30.11 $/year Around 45% lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 60.44 $/year vs 109.5 $/year Around 45% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD FX 8320

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AMD FX 8320

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Much more l2 cache 8 MB vs 1 MB 8x 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 3.5 GHz vs 3.1 GHz Around 15% higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.56 GHz vs 3.57 GHz Around 30% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.75 GHz vs 3.91 GHz More than 20% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 3350P vs FX 8320

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 8320
10,352

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 8320
2,066

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 3350P
2,250,000 MB/s
FX 8320
2,320,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 8320
9,798

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 8320
10,594

GeekBench

Core i5 3350P
10,977
FX 8320
11,631

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

FX 8320
8,183

PassMark (Single Core)

FX 8320
1,402

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 3350P  vs
FX 8320 
Clock speed 3.1 GHz 3.5 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.3 GHz 4 GHz
Cores Quad core Octa core
Socket type
LGA 1155
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
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 69W 125W
Annual home energy cost 16.62 $/year 30.11 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 60.44 $/year 109.5 $/year
Performance per watt 13.63 pt/W 7.79 pt/W
Typical power consumption 56.06W 101.56W

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No Yes
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 29,866.66 MB/s

details

Core i5 3350P  vs
FX 8320 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 8
L2 cache 1 MB 8 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 31 20
Operating temperature Unknown - 67.4°C Unknown - 61.1°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 4 63
Overclocked clock speed 3.57 GHz 4.56 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.91 GHz 4.75 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.57 GHz 4.56 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
Intel Core i5 3350P
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