CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4430 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

8.5

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i5 4430 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i5 4430  based on its power consumption.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i5 4430

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 4430

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much lower typical power consumption 68.25W vs 159.66W 2.3x lower typical power consumption
Much better performance per watt 9.6 pt/W vs 5.83 pt/W Around 65% better performance per watt
Much lower annual home energy cost 20.24 $/year vs 56.1 $/year 2.8x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 73.58 $/year vs 159.62 $/year 2.2x lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer Apr, 2013 vs Oct, 2012 Release date 5 months later
Front view of AMD FX 8350

Reasons to consider the
AMD FX 8350

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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
Much higher turbo clock speed 4.2 GHz vs 3.2 GHz More than 30% higher turbo clock speed
Much higher clock speed 4 GHz vs 3 GHz Around 35% higher clock speed
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much better PassMark score 9,134 vs 6,298 More than 45% better PassMark score
Much better performance per dollar 8.3 pt/$ vs 4.36 pt/$ More than 90% better performance per dollar
More cores 8 vs 4 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 8.79 GHz vs 3.2 GHz Around 2.8x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
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) 4.73 GHz vs 3.14 GHz More than 50% better overclocked clock speed (Air)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 4430 vs FX 8350

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 4430
9,210
FX 8350
11,483

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 4430
2,925
FX 8350
2,193

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 4430
4,070,000 MB/s
FX 8350
2,470,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 4430
8,908
FX 8350
10,956

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 4430
9,763
FX 8350
12,126

GeekBench

Core i5 4430
9,763
FX 8350
12,796

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i5 4430
6,298
FX 8350
9,134

PassMark (Single Core)

Core i5 4430
1,827
FX 8350
1,525

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 4430  vs
FX 8350 
Clock speed 3 GHz 4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.2 GHz 4.2 GHz
Cores Quad core Octa core
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
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 84W 125W
Annual home energy cost 20.24 $/year 56.1 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 73.58 $/year 159.62 $/year
Performance per watt 9.6 pt/W 5.83 pt/W
Typical power consumption 68.25W 159.66W

details

Core i5 4430  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
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.72°C Unknown - 61°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 0 709
Overclocked clock speed 3.14 GHz 4.73 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.2 GHz 8.79 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 3,818.2 10,147
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.14 GHz 4.73 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4600 N/A
Number of displays supported 3 N/A
GPU clock speed 350 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz N/A

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No Yes
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 29,866.66 MB/s
Intel Core i5 4430
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Comments

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you are right
please remember that the FX line is a top line by AMD were as the i5 is high mid, I personally like Intel a bit more because if your not going to oc it then its a LOT less heat and power for already top line power. But AMD makes awesome processors for the money, high performance to money ratio and always a recommend for lower cost systems.
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