AMD Vishera FX8350 Piledriver Review

wPrime95 and Power Draw

AMD FX8350 Review


Finishing up with the pure calculations of wPrime95, the FX8350 once again shows that its math ability is not bad at all, relative to the rest of the results we've seen, but it doesn't stand a chance against anything with hyperthreading.


Power Draw

Much is made of the efficiency of the AMD CPU's and we wouldn't want to dismiss the performance if it's capable of happening at a vastly reduced power draw. So we've tested the draw of the whole system at the wall when the CPU alone is loaded, and when everything is being used, in both stock and overclocked settings.

There is no doubt at all that the FX8350 is a power hungry beast. It draws 70W more at stock than the Intel at stock, and the overclocked Intel doesn't draw much more than at stock. With everything overclocked and under load the AMD uses 24% more power!


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23-10-2012, 08:48:55

Dark NighT
What a shame.

Amd please sort your stuff and become competitive again to intel.Quote

23-10-2012, 09:09:30

Oh, dear.... more AMD fail

I don't think AMD are going to be in the desktop CPU market much longer. They have had a loss of $157 million in earnings and are sacking 15% of their employees. They need to pull something out of the bag to either compete with Ivy or for Haswell next year, other wise I can't see them having a place in the market.Quote

23-10-2012, 09:22:15

Why did this even get bronze? it sucks...Quote

23-10-2012, 09:38:52

Originally Posted by Wazup52 View Post
Why did this even get bronze? it sucks...
Because, as we said in the review, if you've already got an AM3+ board, this is the fastest CPU AMD have to offer.Quote

23-10-2012, 09:44:39

don't say i didn't tell you so 18months ago :PQuote

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