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. 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
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. )
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!!!
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.
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.
A stock 8320 scores 7.7 @ 3.5 (I consider these scores utterly useless fyi).
In real life you will absolutely see a difference in everything you use the processor for. Higher gaming performance, lower power consumption, higher ipc etc. Even more so when you start to overclock. Yeah Bulldozer was pretty fail, but they made it a ton better with Vishera no doubt.