AMD Vishera - FX 8350 Performance Review



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

X264 & MediaEspresso

X264 Benchmark:

We used X264 Benchmark 5.01 to evaluate media encoding performance:

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
Pass 1 +84% +14% +23% -8%
Pass 2 +32% +16% +40% +8%

We tried to use the OpenCL enabled test build that is publicly available, but it would crash during Pass 2, perhaps trying to use the Radeon HD 7970 GE instead of the CPU OCL capabilities (available on both AMD FX and Intel Core).

Cyberlink MediaEspresso

Next we converted a 22 minute MPEG-2 DVD .vob file to use with a mobile device, hardware accelerated encode and decode was disabled.

FX 8350 vs. X6 1100T FX 8150 'i5 2500K' i7 2600K
Time +26% +11% -11% -21%