Gaming Performance

When testing Just Cause 2 at 1920x1200 using the GeForce GTX 580, there was only a 7% performance difference between the slowest and fastest processors, leaving very little room for improvement, so we weren't surprised to find no real difference between the AMD FX-6300 and FX-6100. That said, the FX-8350's 11% clock speed advantage made it 3% faster than the FX-8150, and it also managed to provide 1fps more than the i5-3470, though we should note that it was only able to match the Phenom II X4 980.

This time, the fastest processor was 11% faster than the slowest when testing with The Witcher 2, but the Piledriver processors were unable to improve on the performance set by the Bulldozer chips. The FX-8350 was also 6% (4fps) slower than the i5-3470.

When testing with Crysis 2, there was almost no difference between Piledriver and Bulldozer, despite there being a 13% performance difference between the fastest and slowest processor. The FX-8350 was 5% slower than the Core i5-3470.