AMD FX 8350 CPU with Wraith Cooler Review: Page 8 of 9

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

Game Performance Results Continued and Overclocking

Game Performance Results Continued

Metro: Last Light

"It Is the Year 2034. Beneath the ruins of post-apocalyptic Moscow, in the tunnels of the Metro, the remnants of mankind are besieged by deadly threats from outside – and within. Mutants stalk the catacombs beneath the desolate surface, and hunt a midst the poisoned skies above."

Developed by 4A games and published by Deepsilver, Metro: Last Light uses the 4A game engine. At it's highest settings, the 4A game engine is capable of bringing all but the most extreme gaming systems to their knees.

Tomb Raider

"Tomb Raider explores the intense and gritty origin story of Lara Croft and her ascent from a young woman to a hardened survivor. Armed only with raw instincts and the ability to push beyond the limits of human endurance, Lara must fight to unravel the dark history of a forgotten island to escape its relentless hold."

Tomb Raider was developed by Crystal Dynamics and published by SQUARE ENIX, Eidos Interactive. It features a modified version of the Crystal game engine and was the first game to integrate AMD's TressFX 2.0, which adds hair, fur and grass physics.

Overclocking

AMD FX 8350 with Wraith Cooler

Like most modern processors, the FX Series has a variable clock rate. The FX 8350 features a base clock of 4.0 GHz, with a turbo clock of 4.2 GHz. The Wraith Cooler was nice and quiet and the temps wer notably improved over the previous cooler.

AMD FX 8350 with Wraith Cooler

I started off overclocking the FX 8350 with the Wraith Cooler installed. All power saving features were turned off and the Line Load Calibration was set to “extreme”. I was able to eventually get a nice clock of 4.6 GHz with a typical of the FX line 1.425v. The systems was perfectly stable, though the Wraith Cooler did start to get on the louder side, but it was not unbearable.

AMD FX 8350 with Wraith Cooler

Up next it was time to push FX 8350 with more aggressive water cooling. Like before, all power saving features were turned off and the Line Load Calibration was set to “extreme”. The results speak for themselves.

 

The Conclusion and Final Thoughts are next.

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