CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 965 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

5.3

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 965 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 965

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 965

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 965 vs FX 8350

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 965
8,711
FX 8350
11,483

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 965
2,202
FX 8350
2,193

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 965
142,500 MB/s
FX 8350
2,470,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 965
9,119
FX 8350
10,956

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 965
9,158
FX 8350
12,126

GeekBench

Core i7 965
10,840
FX 8350
12,796

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i7 965
5,888
FX 8350
9,134

PassMark (Single Core)

Core i7 965
1,383
FX 8350
1,525

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 965  vs
FX 8350 
Clock speed 3.2 GHz 4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.46 GHz 4.2 GHz
Cores Quad core Octa core
Socket type
LGA 1366
AM3+
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
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

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

bus

Clock speed 1,066 MHz 2,600 MHz

details

Core i7 965  vs
FX 8350 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 8
L2 cache 4 MB 8 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 32 nm
Transistor count 731,000,000 1,200,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 24 21
Voltage range 0.8 - 1.38V 0.81 - 1.45V
Operating temperature Unknown - 67.9°C Unknown - 61°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 16 709
Overclocked clock speed 4.54 GHz 4.69 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.73 GHz 8.79 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.54 GHz 4.69 GHz

power consumption

TDP 130W 125W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year 56.1 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year 159.62 $/year
Performance per watt 1.62 pt/W 5.72 pt/W
Typical power consumption 105.63W 159.66W

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3-1066
DDR3-800
DDR3
Channels Triple Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No Yes
Maximum bandwidth 25,599.99 MB/s 29,866.66 MB/s
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