AMD FX-8350 WEI scores

Hi everyone, just a quick question for anyone who owns or has owned an AMD FX-8350.

I am buying one of these CPU's In a few weeks time (Pay day here we come!) and am just trying to figure out what sort of performance increase I can expect. I am currently running on an FX-8120. Still a fantastic CPU for the money, but I fancy upgrading to the latest Vishera chip anyway. :sol: below are my system specs and my WEI score. (I know that WEI is not an accurate depiction of a systems performance, but it does give a ball park.)

CPU - AMD FX-8120 OC'd to 4.2Ghz
GPU - Gigabyte Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 2Gb OC'd
C drive - Intel 520 series 180Gb SSD
Mobo - Asus m5a78l-m/usb3 (Will upgrade this at same time as CPU, suggestions please?)
RAM - 16Gb Corsair Vengeance 1600Mhz
OS - Windows 8 Pro 64-bit

WEI scores:

CPU - 7.8
RAM - 7.8
Graphics - 8.1
Gaming graphics - 8.1
Hard drive - 7.3 (I only have SATA III 3Gbps ports, hence the low score for the ssd. This is why I'm also upgrading my mobo. :D)

So, my questions are as follows:

1. What WEI score will i get with the 8350 on stock speeds
2. What WEI scores will i get OC'd (Stating clock speed, voltages etc. please)
3. What motherboard should I get? I need at least 3 SATA III 6Gbps ports, 1 x PCI-e x16 slot, 1 x pci-e slot and 1 x PCI slot (I would also like it to have the latest BIOS version installed ready for my CPU.) It also needs to be an AM3+ socket, obviously.

Any help regarding the above question would be appreciated, thnakyou!

P.s. please feel free to add your own system specs and WEI scores!!!
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  1. Do you want to sell the 8120?
  2. I will do once I've got my 8350. =)
  3. 7.3. WEI scores to the lowest component. Hence why everyone ignores WEI scores.
  4. Eh I wouldn't upgrade from the 8120 right now. Your WEI won't probably even increase 7.8 is already so high.
  5. Thanks for the replys people!

    @ gamerk316

    Sorry, I should have made it clear, Its the CPU score that I am interested in, like I say, on Windows 8 my 8120 rates at 7.8 when OC'd to 4.2Ghz, but I am wondering what the 8350 scores on Windows 8 on stock clock speeds and when OC'd.

    @ FinneousPJ

    Dont get me wrong, I'm more than happpy with my 8120 a the minute, definatly wasnt one of my worst buys, but I am in a position where I can afford to purchase an 8350. BD And yu're right, I think 7.8 on an AMD CPU is pretty impressive when you caompare it to similarly priced intel counterparts.
  6. System Score: 8.05
    Processor: 8.2
    Memory (RAM): 8.2
    Graphics: 8.4
    Gaming Graphics: 8.4
    Primary hard disk: 8.05

    My specs are:

    Operating system
    Windows 8.1 X64
    Power Supply
    Chieftec CFT-700-14CS 700W / EPS12V, SLI Ready, 75% Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
    Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 (rev. 3.0)
    AMD FX-8350 4.0 GHz 8-core Socket AM3+ Box (no OC)
    Patriot - DDR3 16GB (2x8GB) Viper 3 Intel Extreme Masters 1866MHz CL9
    Video Card:
    VERTEX - Radeon HD7870 Black Edition 2GB DDR5 PCI-E 256BIT DVI/HDMI/2mDP BOX (HD7930)
    Primary hard disk:
    Samsung SSD 840 EVO
    Sound card:
    M-Audio Audiophile 24/96 PCI Audio Interface
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