AMD FX 8350 CPU with Wraith Cooler Review: Page 5 of 9

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Posted by Heath Coop on Friday, May 6, 2016 - 5:44am

General Performance and CPU Performance Results

General Performance Results

PCMark 8

"Use the PCMark 8 Storage benchmark to test the performance of SSDs, HDDs and hybrid drives with traces recorded from Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office and a selection of popular games. You can test the system drive or any other recognized storage device, including local external drives. Unlike synthetic storage tests, the PCMark 8 Storage benchmark highlights real-world performance differences between storage devices."

While things do not look like a good start for the FX 8350, as PCMark 8 includes quite few single threaded tests, so it is natural for the Intel processors to make a strong showing.

Super PI Modded 1.5

“In August 1995, the calculation of pi up to 4,294,960,000 decimal digits was succeeded by using a supercomputer at the University of Tokyo. The program was written by D.Takahashi in collaboration with Dr.Y.Kanada at the computer center. This record should be the current world record. (Details are shown in the windows help.) This record-breaking program was ported to personal computer environment such as Windows NT and Windows 95. In order to calculate 33.55 million digits, it takes within 3 days with a Pentium 90 MHz, 40 MB main memory and 340 MB available storage.”

Floating point match is one of Intel’s strong suites and it shows here. The FX 8350 does not fare well against the more expensive Intel offerings.

CPU Performance Results

Fritz Chess

Fritz Chess is a benchmark in which a fictitious game of chess is played. As each move has to be calculated by the computer, it is an excellent test of CPU muscle.

The tables turn with Fritz Chess. Here the AMD processors get to stretch their multi-threaded legs. With the base frequency of the FX 8350 and FX 8370 being equal, their scores are almost identical. Both also best the Intel Core i5 6600K.

CPU testing continued on next page.

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