AMD FX-8350 8-Core AM3+ CPU Reviews Roundup
Posted on: 10/23/2012 06:52 AM
Here a roundup of today's AMD FX-8350 8-Core AM3+ CPU reviews from Futurelooks, Hardware Secrets, KitGuru, OCC, eTechnix, HotHardware, Hi Tech Legion, Hardcoreware, PC Perspective, HardwareHeaven, The Tech Report, The Guru of 3D, Techspot, Hardware Canucks, techPowerUp, Tom's Hardware, HardOCP, Bjorn3D, and PC Games Hardware.
Futurelooks: AMD’s NEW “Vishera” FX-8350 8-Core AM3+ CPU Reviewed
We have all seen a glimpse into what the new AMD Piledriver architecture is capable of with our recent review of the Virgo Platform and Trinity APUs. This time around the graphics processor is out and the massive shared L3 cache is in as the only area not improved upon in this latest revision. Vishera is AMD’s proving ground to make or break their new approach to CPU design. After having some time with the new flagship processor, the FX-8350, I’ve learned some things about this new processor. I know you want to know if AMD is taking the right path so let’s get right to it!Read moreHardware Secrets: FX-8350 vs. Core i5-3470 CPU Review
Today, AMD is releasing its second-generation of FX CPUs, dubbed "Vishera." The FX-8350 is currently the highest-end model available, running at 4 GHz and costing USD 195. Let's see how it fares against its main competitor, the Core i5-3470 (3.2 GHz, USD 200). We also included in our comparison the AMD CPU that used to be the highest-end model, the FX-8150 (3.6 GHz, USD 190 currently, USD 280 at its release), and what was then its main competitor, the Core i5-2500K (3.3 GHz, USD 220). For curiosity sake, we also added to the comparison the Phenom II X6 1100T (3.3 GHz, USD 190 when it was sold), which used to be AMD's fastest CPU before the release of the FX family.Read moreKitGuru: AMD FX8350 BE / Gigabyte HD7970 / ASUS Sabretooth 990FX R2 Review
In October last year AMD released the FX8150 Black Edition 8 Core processor which met with a mixed reception. While the chip delivered good performance, it was priced too high and couldn't compete against equivalent Intel processors.Read moreOCC: AMD Vishera FX-8350 Review
Today we are looking at the latest AMD Black Edition, the FX8350, which as the name suggests, is unlocked for the overclocking audience. The default frequency is 4ghz, 400mhz quicker than the FX8150. Is it a good value for money proposition as 2012 comes to a close?
Overclocking the FX-8350 was as easy as overclocking gets. I chose the "Ultra High" setting in the BIOS for the Load Line Control of the Gigabyte UD7, turned off Turbo Core and all energy management features (C1, Cool 'N' Quiet, C6 support etc), and I simply kept raising the unlocked multiplier of the FX-8350 with intermittent stress testing and voltage changes. It is apparent that CPUID needs an update for the Vishera line as the voltage did not match the BIOS readings. I ended up at 5200MHz at 1.520. Temperatures stayed in check throughout never getting above 65 °C according to HW monitor. For those of you who are not comfortable in the BIOS or would like to try out setting before committing to them, AMD has a brand new AOD version 4.2.3 for you to take advantage of or you can simply let AMD Turbo Core do it for you.Read moreeTeknix.com: AMD FX-8350 (AM3+) Piledriver Processor Review
Can AMD learn from their mistakes and offer more performance while keeping the price affordable with the new FX-8350?Read moreHotHardware.com: AMD FX-8350 Vishera 8-Core CPU Review
Even before AMD officially released its Bulldozer-based FX-Series of desktop processors last year, the company was already talking about the follow-on microarchitecture codenamed "Piledriver". In fact, in the conclusion of our launch article featuring the AMD FX-8150, we posted an AMD-provided slide that showed Piledriver was already on-deck and that it would offer IPC and power improvements over existing architectures, which would result in roughly a 10% to 15% uplift in performance.Read moreHi Tech Legion: AMD FX-8350 Unlocked "Vishera" Octal Core CPU Review
We have already shown you what Piledriver could do in mainstream APUs in our coverage of the desktop AMD A10 and A8-Series of products and the mobile A10-4600M, but today AMD is finally refreshing its higher-end desktop CPU line-up, which hasn't seen a new product launch for just over a year. The updated AMD FX-Series of desktop processors featuring the Piledriver microarchitecture was codenamed "Vishera" and we've had the flagship variant, the new FX-8350, in the lab for a couple of weeks now...
The 2nd generation AMD FX processors utilize the new "Piledriver" cores introduced first on the "Trinity" APUs, improving upon the previous generation "Bulldozer" design. The 4GHz FX-8350 sits at the top of this new lineup and is fully compatible with 900-series AM3+ motherboards. The new Piledriver design is aimed to address the criticisms levied against Bulldozer and improve upon the original design. Similar to previous Bulldozer FX processors, the 2nd generation FX lineup will be completely overclocker friendly with unlocked multipliers. While this is all good news, the most exciting part about the new "Vishera" FX processors is their price. The top of the line FX-8350 for example has an introductory price of just $195, making it very competitive compared to previous generation FX processors as well as the competition's more expensive processor offerings.Read moreBenchmark Reviews: AMD FX-8350 Vishera Desktop Processor
AMD introduced its new FX-series processors almost exactly a year ago, and AMD enthusiasts hoped these Zambezi CPUs, built on AMD's new Bulldozer architecture, would provide real competition to Intel's Sandy Bridge line. But although the FX-8150 had eight integer cores and was capable of high clock speeds, its high price and poor performance at the individual core level meant that it wasn't very competitive with the equivalent Intel CPUs. Now we have the AMD FX-8350 CPU, code-named Vishera and based on the Piledriver architecture to test. Has AMD managed to reduce the performance deficit relative to Intel? Let's find out.Read more Hardcoreware: AMD Piledriver FX Review - FX 8350, 8320, 6300 vs Intel Core i5 and i3
We review AMD's Piledriver based FX CPU, codenamed Vishera. A replacement to Bulldozer in every way imaginable, does it have what it takes for AMD to finally beat Intel? Read on to find out!Read morePC Perspective: AMD FX-8350 and FX-6300 Processor Review: Vishera Breaks Cover
Engineers looking for work are a dime a dozen, and Intel can hire as many as they need. So, instead of respinning Bulldozer ad nauseum and releasing new speed grades throughout the year by tweaking the process and metal layer design, AMD let the product line sit and stagnate at the top end for a year (though they did release higher TDP models based on the dual module FX-4000 and triple module FX-6000 series). Engineers were pushed into more forward looking projects. One of these is Vishera.Read moreHardwareHeaven: AMD FX-8350 Processor Review
Now a year on from the FX-8150 launch AMD are back with a revision of their performance orientated CPUs. The new FX-8350 revises the cores used and bumps up the speed for a product which again is designed to maximise price and performance for those looking to spend about $199 on a chip. We will be taking a look at the new chip in a selection of real world and synthetic tests against the FX-8150 and i5-3570K along with a look at the benefits of AMDs recently launched 12.11 beta driver which promises much improved 7000 series performance.Read moreThe Tech Report: AMD's FX-8350 processor reviewed
The next revision of AMD's top-of-the-line desktop CPU has arrived. Can it carve out a place for itself in a very difficult competitive environment? The answer may surprise you.Read moreThe Guru of 3D: AMD FX 8350 processor Review
In this article we test and review the new AMD FX 8350 processor. AMD unleashes PileDriver cores on the new Vishera a codenamed architecture. The CPU tested today has eight physical CPU cores, it will have a base clock of 4000 MHz, and can Turbo towards 4200 MHz. And that makes the FX series a multi-threaded high frequency monster.Read moreTechspot: AMD FX-8350 and FX-6300 Piledriver Review
About this time last year, AMD's new Bulldozer-based FX series launched to bright-eyed system builders who expected the new architecture to challenge Intel's increasingly comfortable position in the upper-end processor market. Unfortunately, Bulldozer wasn't all it was cracked up to be.Read moreHardware Canucks: FX-8350 CPU Review; AMD's Vishera Arrives
Now, the company is refreshing its desktop processors with Piledriver, an enhanced version of Bulldozer that focuses on improving instructions per clock and frequency. In other words, instead of a major overhaul, Piledriver picks up where Bulldozer left off, which may disappoint those who wanted AMD to abandon the architecture.
AMD's new FX-8350 is the new kid on the processor block but it, along with the other Vishera CPUs, house technology we've seen before. Like Trinity, this eight core processor uses the revised Piledriver architecture which is supposed to grant it substantial performance improvements over Bulldozer. But will it be enough to overcome, let alone compete with Intel's offerings?Read moretechPowerUp: AMD FX-8350 - "Piledriver" for AMD Socket AM3+
Without much fanfare, AMD is launching yet another new product, this time the Piledriver-based AM3+ CPUs. Ready as a drop-in replacement for current 9-series AMD motherboards, the FX-8350 not only offers a bit of a surprise in performance, but also a suprise that your wallet will like too!Read moreTom's Hardware: AMDs FX-8350 im Test: Mit Piledriver wird alles besser? (German)
Der letztes Jahr vorgestellte Bulldozer enttäuschte Enthusiasten, die gehofft hatten, AMD würde wieder in die Performance-Spitze aufrücken. Heute bekommt die FX-Familie ein Update auf die Piledriver-Architektur. Haben Power-User Grund zum Feiern?Read moreTom's Hardware: AMD FX-8350 Review: Does Piledriver Fix Bulldozer's Flaws?
Last year, AMD launched its Bulldozer architecture to disappointed enthusiasts who were hoping to see the company rise to its former glory. Today, we get an FX processor based on the Piledriver update. Does it give power users something to celebrate?Read moreHardOCP: AMD FX-8350 Piledriver Processor - IPC and Overclocking
AMD's new Piledriver core technology should not be a surprise to any enthusiast as much of its "embargoed" information has already been exposed on the Net. Today we take the AMD FX series model 8350 desktop variant, code named Vishera, and look at it in an enthusiast way as we expose its IPC at 4GHz, and a bit of overclocking.Read moreBjorn3D: AMD FX-8350: Piledriver
Today, AMD has completed the transition of their entire line of CPUs/APUs to the Piledriver design with the release of the Vishera, the mainstream/performance FX series CPU. How much performance can we expect from Vishera over Bulldozer? Lets find out. Read morePC Games Hardware: AMDs FX-8350 im Test: Vishera für Spieler - Positive Überraschungen inklusive (German)
PCGH testet den FX-8350: Mit der zweiten Bulldozer-Generation, Codename Vishera, möchte AMD verstärkt Spieler ansprechen. Der Test des FX-8350 zeigt, dass die neuen Chips in Sachen Geschwindigkeit ebenso überzeugen wie beim Preis. Ein Schwachpunkt ist hingegen wie gehabt die vergleichsweise hohe Leistungsaufnahme.Read more