AMD Vishera - FX 8350 Performance Review



Company: AMD
Author: James Prior
Editor: Charles Oliver
Date: October 23rd, 2012

PC Mark

PC Mark Vantage x64

Futuremark's PCMark Vantage peforms a whole system benchmark looking at all aspects of performance. The results of the full test are shown below, using Futuremarks PCMark score:

Below you can see the percentile differences of the AMD FX 8350 and the other tested components:

FX 8350 vs. X6 1100T FX 8150 'i5 2500K' i7 2600K
Entry +8% +5 -16% -25%

This test favors Intel's processors, and is indicative of legacy application performance. Newer applications that use the new extended instructions available, and are more multi-threaded, should show less of a difference between the different vendors.

PC Mark 7:

Next we used the free version of Futuremark's PCMark 7 Basic test, again using the PCMark score as comparison:

Below you can see the percentile differences of the AMD FX 8350 and the other tested components:

FX 8350 vs. X6 1100T FX 8150 'i5 2500K' i7 2600K
Entry +15% +8 -3% -10%

The updated version of PCMark shows how it can use the newer AMD architectures more effectively. Our pseudo Core i5 still leads the FX 8150, but a 3% difference may not be noticeable in use.