CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 5960X 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

No winner declared

Too close to call

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 5960X

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 5960X

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Intel Core i7 5960X vs the AMD FX 8350.

Front view of AMD FX 8350

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AMD FX 8350

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 5960X vs FX 8350

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 5960X
26,400
FX 8350
11,483

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 8350
2,193

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 5960X
4,120,000 MB/s
FX 8350
2,470,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 5960X
27,898
FX 8350
10,956

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 5960X
30,382
FX 8350
12,126

GeekBench

Core i7 5960X
30,382
FX 8350
12,796

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i7 5960X
15,994
FX 8350
9,134

PassMark (Single Core)

FX 8350
1,525

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 5960X  vs
FX 8350 
Clock speed 3 GHz 4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.5 GHz 4.2 GHz
Cores Octa core Octa core
Is unlocked Yes 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 140W 125W
Annual home energy cost 33.73 $/year 56.1 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 122.64 $/year 159.62 $/year
Performance per watt 7.2 pt/W 5.74 pt/W
Typical power consumption 113.75W 159.66W

bus

Clock speed 0 MHz 2,600 MHz

details

Core i7 5960X  vs
FX 8350 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 16 8
L3 cache 20 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.45 GHz 4.72 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.6 GHz 8.79 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 8,243.2 10,147
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.45 GHz 4.72 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

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR
Channels Quad Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No Yes
Maximum bandwidth 6,400 MB/s 29,866.66 MB/s
Intel Core i7 5960X
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Comments

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LinusTechTips has a video of a silent pc build with an i7 5960x which has a tdp of 140w, whereas the fx 8350 has a tdp of 125w. Does this mean that I could run the exact same setup with my fx 8350? (same case, same fans, etc etc)
You could be absolutely right, or maybe not, I dont not, not care all that much. I admit, Im hella lazy on my phone and dont bother with ' and dont have auto replace on. Also, didnt really care too much just poorly shit talkin while...
*face palm* It's 'I'm' not 'Im', if you're going to punctuate someones punctuation at least do it right, Mike D. Also, 'see's'? .-. By the way commas aren't used to make or break a sentence. They're used to note lists or continue with a topic, you're thinking of semi-colons, mate.
Right, he has horrible fuckin grammar. Glad Im not the only one that see's it. You could use a little brush up on your punctuation, baby_jesus. Nothing major, but proper use of commas can really make or break a sentence. Kids these days...
Fix your grammar cock mouth.
Yes, wtf. There is a difference between a "language barrier" and, well, whatever that nonsense is you posted trying to... Do something, I really don't know what thought. And by the way, why are you talking shit to me? You call me an idiot and retarded when I made no such comments, and then you go on to become the very embodiment of those words. Like if "idiot" were to become something tangible all one would have to do is look to you. Do you even know what it was I said? The thing about the internet and 2nd languages is, unlike in a real time conversation you have time to think through, research, learn, basically not make yourself look like a dumpster baby. Now I am giving a lot of credit here, assuming that english is a 2nd language to you, and that is based solely on your "why you are there" which immediatly hit me as engrish, but it probably isnt. Anyways thanks again Salt for reafirming my assumptions that the horribly disfigured, malformed (in both mind and body) and outright hideously ugly human beings use the internet to anonymously talk shit to their "betters" in sad and pathetic attempts to give themselves small moments of gratification before going back to being ridiculed by all the "normal" people in the world.Oh well, c'est la vie.
don't be retarded, it's just to see the diference, you are the idiot there, if they should not be compared... why u are there? wtf -.-
Is this site really comparing intel and amd clock speeds as a means of determining which is better/reason to consider? I understand its automated but if you are unable to code in not to compare the two then you shouldnt have that on here at all.
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