CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 2600 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

7.4

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 2600 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 2600

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 2600

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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 i7 2600 vs FX 8350

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 2600
10,986
FX 8350
11,483

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 2600
2,876
FX 8350
2,193

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 2600
2,470,000 MB/s
FX 8350
2,470,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 2600
11,071
FX 8350
10,956

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 2600
11,820
FX 8350
12,126

GeekBench

Core i7 2600
14,233
FX 8350
12,796

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i7 2600
8,219
FX 8350
9,134

PassMark (Single Core)

Core i7 2600
1,921
FX 8350
1,525

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 2600  vs
FX 8350 
Clock speed 3.4 GHz 4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.8 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 2000 N/A
Latest DirectX 10.x N/A
Number of displays supported 2 N/A
GPU clock speed 850 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 1,350 MHz N/A

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No Yes
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 29,866.66 MB/s

details

Core i7 2600  vs
FX 8350 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 8
L2 cache 1 MB 8 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 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
Transistor count 1,160,000,000 1,200,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 34 21
Voltage range 1.22 - 1.43V 0.81 - 1.45V
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.6°C Unknown - 61°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.93 GHz 4.69 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.92 GHz 8.79 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 2,824.9 10,147
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.93 GHz 4.69 GHz

power consumption

TDP 95W 125W
Annual home energy cost 41.87 $/year 56.1 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 112.13 $/year 159.62 $/year
Performance per watt 6.48 pt/W 5.72 pt/W
Idle power consumption 74W 92W
Peak power consumption 128W 182.21W
Typical power consumption 114.5W 159.66W
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Comments

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These scores aren't 100% accurate, I sold off a 1090t to build an i7 2600 since the prices used were down. The scores rank the i7 way it higher, in reality, the i7 ripped a movie about the same speed, sometimes slower, and the 1090t handled multiple online videos playing at the same time better. Needless to say, I was disappointed. My game pc is now the i7, but everything else is on an overclocked 1045t.
The I7-2600"S" are a bit slower than the normal I7-2600. They are less power hungry but they offer some lower clock speeds because of that. Still the FX-8350 has a better value in price/performance ofcourse.
I work with PC's all day and we have a bunch of I7-2600s, they all seem much much slower in office tasks than my home PC which is an FX-8350. A lot of that is probably the fact that I have an SSD for my OS though.
It is true. My old pc is equiped on a Intel core I7 2600 (It was my old gaming rig) and although it runs with the HD 2000 graphics now it performs similar to the fx 8350 which is in my new rig with a R9 290X equiped.
lmfao now this brought me the best laugh I have had in a very long time hahahaha
Are you fucking kidding?
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