FX-8350 CPU Review; AMD's Vishera Arrives

Author: SKYMTL
Date: October 22, 2012
Product Name: FX-3850
Part Number: FD8350FRHKBOX
Warranty: 3 Years
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1080P Gaming Benchmarks

While lower resolution gaming highlights processor bottlenecks, most people use slightly higher resolution monitors and want to play with increased detail settings. In these situations, the CPU tends to take a back seat to the graphics processor but even at 1080P (ie: 1920x1080) a slower CPU can still have a drastic impact upon in-game performance. In order to illustrate this, we have carried over the games from our previous tests, pumped detail levels to their max and used the increasingly popular 1080P resolution standard.

RESULTS: Increasing resolution and detail settings makes for a slightly different playing stage. In most tests, the FX-8350 may not be near the best processors available but it begins to make some serious inroads as the GPU starts pulling the lionís share of rendering duties. The only exception to this is Skyrim which seems oddly bottlenecked but still exhibits completely playable framerates.

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