Improved performance and power consumption.
Appreciable performance improvements with multicore-optimized software.
Compatible with older AMD socket and motherboards.
Eight cores and 5GHz on your desktop computer.
Officially supports DDR31866 memory.
Better performance than Intel on multithreaded tasks.
An FX system has 38 usable PCIE lanes as opposed to the 24 lanes of a Sandy Bridge system.
Piledriver CPU core design.
Improved "Per Clock" performance.
Compatible with existing AM3 products.
Still lags Intel in important areas like gaming.
Uses much more power than comparable Intel chips, which also have on-chip graphics.
Single core performance still lags far behind Intel.
Few programs use new FX instructions like fused multiply add.
Same maximum TDP as previous products.
Perhaps a bit late to the market.
It still uses 32nm while Intel is on 22nm.
Higher power consumption than Intel products.
"Low" but adequate single threaded performance will not appeal to some.
By iXBT Labs on January 28, 2013
Our hero should have been released a year ago, named "FX-8150." Like any worthy debut processor of a new microarchitecture, it outperforms Phenom II X6 1100T and scores on a par with (sometimes even better than) the top Core i5 CPUs of the 2nd...-
By PCPer on December 30, 2012
The AMD LCS that they are offering with the older FX-8150, and supposedly will be offering with the newer FX-8350, is a really nice little unit which will improve overclocking and thermal performance as compared to even a high end forced air unit.I...-
By InsideHW on December 09, 2012
AMD FX-8350 - Transistor polishing We have to admit that the first encounter with Bulldozer was a bit disappointing, whether we’re talking about our own or the general impression. Simply enough, AMD’s octa-core CPU was expected to deliver a...-
By PC Mag on November 30, 2012
The AMD FX-8350 CPU improves company's standing against Intel but doesn't rewrite the rules of the...60
By BeHardware on November 28, 2012
Does, the AMD FX-8350, flagship of the new AMD FX range, mark AMD’s return to form? There has been much progress since the launch of the FX-8150, though it has to be said that this isn’t saying all that much. In terms of performance first of...-
By SilentPC Review on November 19, 2012
The FX-8350 is faster across the board than the FX-8150 but like its predecessor, it's hampered by uninspiring single-threaded performance and crummy energy efficiency. In both regards, there's a lot of ground to make up if AMD want to catch...-
By TechRadar on November 08, 2012
When AMD was throwing around the specs of its first bulldozer chips we all sat up and took notice. After all, it was AMD's first new CPU technology redesign for an absolute age, and what it was planning on doing with the new bulldozer...80
By Bit-tech.net on November 06, 2012
AMD has done a lot to improve the FX-8350 considering the lack of usual CPU architecture improvements. With no change in die size, TDP or production process, its managed to squeeze up to 15 per cent more performance out of this chip, all whilst...67
By Vortez on October 29, 2012
AMD have certainly raised the game with the revised version of Bulldozer, known now as Piledriver. However, we have not seen the quoted 'up to 23%' improvement which AMD said there should be. Obviously, that is in an ideal world it may be that...-
By PC Gamer on October 28, 2012
A decent update to the previous gen chip, but it’s still not necessarily the chip we’d recommend to the bargain PC...83