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Front view of Intel Core i5 3450

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Front view of AMD FX 8350

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 3450 vs FX 8350

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 3450
9,184
FX 8350
11,483

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 3450
2,890
FX 8350
2,193

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 3450
2,380,000 MB/s
FX 8350
2,470,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 3450
9,069
FX 8350
10,956

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 3450
9,958
FX 8350
12,126

GeekBench

Core i5 3450
11,918
FX 8350
12,796

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i5 3450
6,478
FX 8350
9,134

PassMark (Single Core)

Core i5 3450
1,847
FX 8350
1,525

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 3450  vs
FX 8350 
Clock speed 3.1 GHz 4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.5 GHz 4.2 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

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Intel® HD Graphics 2500 N/A
Latest DirectX 11.0 N/A
Number of displays supported 3 N/A
GPU clock speed 650 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz N/A

details

Core i5 3450  vs
FX 8350 
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
Transistor count 1,400,000,000 1,200,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 31 21
Voltage range Unknown - 1.2V 0.81 - 1.45V
Operating temperature Unknown - 67.4°C Unknown - 61°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 12 709
Overclocked clock speed 3.69 GHz 4.69 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.96 GHz 8.79 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.69 GHz 4.69 GHz

power consumption

TDP 77W 125W
Annual home energy cost 18.55 $/year 56.1 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 67.45 $/year 159.62 $/year
Performance per watt 6.16 pt/W 5.72 pt/W
Typical power consumption 62.56W 159.66W

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
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