Review: AMD FX 8350 processor [Guru3D.com]

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    In this article we test and review the new AMD FX 8350 processor. AMD unleashes PileDriver cores on the new Vishera a codenamed architecture.

    Review: AMD FX 8350 processor
     
  2. sykozis

    sykozis Ancient Guru

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    Nice to see AMD make some gains, though not quite as far as I was hoping for. Now to wait for Steamroller....
     
  3. glutto

    glutto Master Guru

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    This might be a decent and cheap upgrade from my Q6600.
    A few weeks ago I was tempted with the 8120 and 8150, but I remembered Piledriver was right around the corner.
     
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    red6joker Master Guru

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    AMD said it would only be a 10% increase performance wise in a statement awhile back. So not really surprising i guess, it is looking pretty tempting for an upgrade from my 1055t though.
     

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    Penal Stingray Banned

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    This is why amd cpu deparment is loosing money the performance is just not there even the old i7 980x beats it on most benches. their gpu on the other hand are sweet. but their gpu was ATI so lmao!
     
  6. IcE

    IcE Don Snow Staff Member

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    The 980X is a six core (and also dusts the sandy bridge mainstream chips in almost every case, and costs like $1000) so it's not really surprising. At the end of the day, these Bulldozer/Piledriver chips are still four core CPU's when it comes to floating point.


    I'm somewhat impressed with this small bump in performance, actually. For $195, it competes very, very well with the Intel offerings at that price range. Sure, the Far Cry 2 test makes it look bad (like every AMD CPU since that game was released), but other than that, bravo. I actually won't feel bad recommending this to people as an actual upgrade.
     
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    Not a great CPU, but for $200 I think it's good enough to replace my 1090T unlike the AMD FX 1850 was.
     
  8. Kohlendioxidus

    Kohlendioxidus Maha Guru

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    well firstly thanks for review Hilbert and it's time for me to upgrade but before doin' this I have some things to say.

    I would really like to see some overclock without voltage increase and undervolt under stock setting but you can't have it all.

    1) I really cannot understand WHY the heck they still test CPU's in games at 1024 resolution with lowest details possible? THIS IS STUPID :stewpid: and not realistic as I cannot see somebody buying a high end Intel/AMD and an GTX680/7970 and play at that resolution. Really cannot get that and it makes me SICK:puke2:.

    2) I play in Eyefinity and having already a CHV it the best upgrade way for me. @ 5760x1080 also 2x3770K makes no difference.

    3) I do Bluray transcoding and looks like 8350 really kicks here:

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    4) Clock/Clock is better than Thuban and really kicks well in a lot of benchies:

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  9. mypc

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    well its nice to see its beating sandy bridge in some benchmarks can not wait for the steamroller
     
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  10. Ven0m

    Ven0m Ancient Guru

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    Thanks for the review.

    It appears, it's a nice CPU for video transcoding, rendering and other heavy-multi-threaded apps. For games - 3-4-year old Intel CPU is faster (965) which is kinda sad. However...

    If you pay $195 for the CPU, also get cheaper AMD mobo, and use the saved $$$ on better graphics card, you'll get yourself a nice gaming rig, which at the same time can manage CPU-heavy tasks in really good fashion.
     

  11. Bradders684

    Bradders684 Maha Guru

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    It is a CPU review, they are done at low resolutions and low graphical settings so they are more CPU dependent. What would be the point of a CPU review if the GPU was doing most of the work, If it was a GPU review everything would be at maximum detail with the highest resolution.
     
  12. thatguy91

    thatguy91 Ancient Guru

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    I guess a standard resolution (such as 1920x1080, 16AF, some antialiasing) would be beneficial for a comparison though as it tests other limitations of the platform (such as the integrated PCI-E controller vs chip based etc).
     
  13. Kohlendioxidus

    Kohlendioxidus Maha Guru

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    agree here. They should use standard res. To really test CPU power you have another set of benchies to do that.

    Other review sites go much further as they actually search for single core Intel optimised 5 to 10 years old games just to show how bad a AMD cpu is. It just makes me :puke2: :puke2: :puke2:.
     
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    Performance seems to be good but power usage is still a little high, nothing unexpected though. A good step forward overall.

    That would be 318watts on the CPU rails, which is a lot of power! but going by the almost 100w increase at a 500Mhz overclock it could prove significant. Though, most boards should allow you to disable OCP, but at those power levels (and heat) it's going to be tough on the circuitry so I would not expect many of these going over 5GHz anyway.

    Overclocking aside, I would be more interested in seeing if there has been any improvements with frame latency times for 3D.
     
  15. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    1) I really cannot understand WHY the heck they still test CPU's in games at 1024 resolution with lowest details possible? THIS IS STUPID :stewpid: and

    Perhaps open your eyes and actually look at the tests ? You'll notice results for 1024x768 - 1280x1024 - 1600x1200 and 1920x1200

    Lower resolution scores however are included to show you the effect of CPU performance, as higher resolutions are GPU bound.

    Lowest details possible ? FC2 is in DX10 mode with high quality settings and 4xAA - Crysis 2 uses DX11 with the HR texturepack in Extreme quality settings at 4xAA

    http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/amd_fx_8350_processor_review,18.html
     

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    Texter Ancient Guru

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    A single Tenerife or GK110 will shed some more light on Vishera performance soon enough.
     
  17. Kohlendioxidus

    Kohlendioxidus Maha Guru

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    Hilbert I have my eyes open and have seen that. I did not express mentioned your review here but other where ONLY 1024 res. is used. There are other ways to test a CPU performance and you know them, as there are already included in your review.

    Again: This was not with reference to your review!!
     
  18. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    And as you can see from the reactions in this thread, everybody interpreted it that way. Okay, that's cleared up then. Thanks.
     
  19. Kohlendioxidus

    Kohlendioxidus Maha Guru

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    damn, I wanted to order one over mindfactory and cannot do it anymore. They had at 8:00 in the morning more than 5 on stock, and now at 11:00 (after I have checked all available reviews:)) they are out of stock (more than 10 sold)!!

    They should expect a new delivery after 31.10.2012....too long to wait!
     
  20. Taint3dBulge

    Taint3dBulge Maha Guru

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    Id like to see how this stacks up with crossfire and sli. and if it might be better with mulit gpu's over just one. any way we could see bf3 and crysis with 2 or 3 gpu's the 3770k and 2600k versus this?
     

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