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BryceBooth July 10, 2013 06:39 PM

AMD FX-8350 Owners?
Lately I have been considering a new build using the aforementioned CPU, even after perusing a steady stream of benchmarks and the like. This build is for general gaming and content creation, and will not be required for anything mission-critical. I have not built an AMD rig since my dual FX-74 rig, and am wondering how other owners of this CPU feel about their purchase now that they have had some hands-on time with it.

Thanks to all who reply, and yes I am aware that Intel's offerings are faster.

Killswitch July 11, 2013 10:32 AM

I had one in a Crosshair V mobo doing 4.8GHz under water. It was a great CPU! Fast and powerful. I found that the 3770K has an edge in gaming with my crossfire/eyefinity setup but the difference wasn't extreme. You won't be disappointed.

BryceBooth July 11, 2013 01:56 PM

Good to hear, is it still in use at the moment? I've been hesitant to pull the trigger on an AMD themed rig for awhile fearing the dreaded "buyers remorse" in doing so. It's easy to look at benchmarks all day yet still not be able to grasp a products "feel". Much appreciated.

Masteroderus July 11, 2013 03:59 PM

My 8150, which is much slower than the 8350 in single core stuff, still feels really "zippy". It's not even oc atm.

It really shines when you run multiple apps, like you have LoL or dota2 open and your friends are taking forever so you go play shogun2 or xcom while u wait all the time having a few web pages open. Stupid stuff that would crash my dual core system, well, slow down enough that I get mad and reset!

990fx has dual 2.0x16 (~3.0x8) pcie slots with a decent sb controller (no trim in raid for AMD). USB 3.0 bla bla bla, it's pretty good; but doesn't have a msata thingy-ma-bob (still haven't owned a system with one).

BryceBooth July 11, 2013 05:27 PM

AM3+ has really served a lot of people well it seems. I have lost interest in desktop RAID, and really don't require m-SATA on an ATX board as there is already sufficient connectivity with regards to storage and PCI-e. Thanks for your input.

MARSTG July 11, 2013 07:39 PM

I have an Asus AM3+ mobo but i am skipping Bulldozer and Piledriver waiting for the Steamroller architecture. Currently i stay on an Athlon II X3 430 that i occasionally unlock to quad core fore more system resources.

sa seba July 11, 2013 08:09 PM

I don't regret buying my 8350 and it will serve you more than fine, especially if you overclock it a bit. Get a nice 990FX board and if steamroller brings a performance boost, you can upgrade to that very easily thanks to AM3+ being compatible for at least another generation of cpu's.

EmptyMellon July 11, 2013 09:05 PM

I don't think you will regret going with AMD's FX-83xx line of proc's.

In my case, I was initially going to upgrade my home office machine from a 1090T, to an 8350 but, ended up coming across a super-good deal through one of the west-coast e-tailers, where the 8320 ended up being over $50 cheaper than the 8350, so I bought it instead - I think it was something like at 147 CAD+Government Slave Tax+Shipping+Full Shipping insurance and still ended up only at around 174, shipped. So if you can find a really good deal don't neglect the 8320.

It OC'es easily, well past 4 GHz, even under my OC-noob hands, I have it running at 4.2 with summer temp's and folding along with two GTX 660's for that easy-bake oven feel in the office. Obviously the 8350 will OC even better, then again I don't know if you care to OC.

BryceBooth July 11, 2013 09:17 PM


Originally Posted by EmptyMellon (Post 719560)
I don't think you will regret going with AMD's FX-83xx line of proc's.
Obviously the 8350 will OC even better, then again I don't know if you care to OC.

I'll likely bump the clocks a little, I've always thought AMD catered well to their enthusiasts by way of unlocked CPU's. Thanks to all for the insight on this subject, I believe I will make the leap and pick up a new Asus board and CPU within the coming weeks.

Delavan July 20, 2013 09:05 AM

As I'm considering the possibility/feasability of switching my 2500k @4.5GHz rig to an OC'ed FX-8350 build, I ran CPUMARK (passmark software) to get the result for my 2500K. I get 9186 pts.
It's pretty much what the FX-8350 scores at stock. BUT synthetic benchies don't tell everything!

Any other FX-8350 owners that want to just in to tell about their gaming experiences with that CPU?I know skirim and F1 2011 benchmarks favor the Intel camp...

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