Review: AMD FX-8350 Boxed [FD8350FRHKBOX]

The new AMD FX-8350 Boxed solution in all applications demonstrates high performance, works on the popular AM3 + socket, which makes it possible to upgrade fairly old machines. For 60-70 euros, users get a four-module, eight-core processor with a base frequency of 4 GHz, an unlocked multiplier, having a cache 16 MB of the second and third levels . However, this is a double-edged sword: with such characteristics, it is very difficult to achieve acceptable power consumption and heat dissipation.

AMD FX-8350 is a solution for enthusiasts who can easily add a powerful cooling system to their computer to cope with heat generation. Other users can use the processor with a boxed cooler. For ordinary not heavy tasks, stock cooling will be quite enough.

You can buy AMD FX-8350 8 core (Octa Core) CPU with 4.00 GHz, Boxed with heatsink for the price 72,90 . Don’t forget to use discount coupon on computeruniverse.netFWNNROU (How to use it?).

Specifications

  • AMD FX 8-Core Black Edition Processors Product Line
  • Socket AM3 +
  • L3 cache size: 8192 KB
  • Number of cores: 8
  • Processor frequency: 4000 MHz
  • 32nm SOI process technology
  • Integrated Graphics Core: None
  • Complete set: BOX (with a stock cooler)
  • Core: Vishera (2012)
  • Number of cores: 8
  • Technological process: 32 nm
  • Clock frequency: 4000 MHz
  • Maximum frequency with Turbo Boost: 4,200 MHz
  • Number of threads: 8
  • System bus: 1600 MHz, HT
  • Built-in memory controller: yes
  • Memory Type: DDR3-1866
  • L1 cache size: 48 KB
  • L2 cache size: 8192 KB
  • L3 cache size: 8192 KB
  • Instructions: MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSE4, AVX
  • AMD64 / EM64T support: yes
  • NX Bit support: yes
  • Virtualization Technology support: yes
  • Typical heat dissipation: 125 W
  • Maximum operating temperature: 61 ° C

Kit included

– AMD FX-8350 processor
– stock cooler: radiator and fan (E3)
– thermal paste already applied to the radiator
– branded fx sticker

Review of AMD FX-8350 Boxed [FD8350FRHKBOX]

AMD FX 8-Core Processor, Unlocked, Black Edition. AMD’s next-generation architecture takes 8-core processing to a new level. Get up to 24% better frame rates in some of the most demanding games, at stunning resolutions. Get faster audio encoding so you can enjoy your music sooner. Go up to 5.0 GHz with aggressive cooling solutions from AMD. What Is In The Box: CPU, Heat Sink and Fan(E3), Thermal Paste is already applied on the Heat Sink, FX Bezel Sticker.

AMD FX Processors unlock maximum, unrestrained processing performance for extreme responsiveness

Features

32nm Vishera 125W
8MB L3 Cache
4 x 2MB L2 Cache

Maximum Performance

– The industry’s only 8-core desktop processor

– Overclock with easy to use AMD Overdrive technology and AMD Catalyst Control Center software suites

– Supreme power available from virtually every core configuration – also available in 6- and 4-core variants

– Aggressive performance for mega-tasking and intensive applications like video editing and 3D modeling

Innovative Architecture

– The industry’s first and only native 8-core desktop processor for unmatched multitasking and pure core performance with “Bulldozer” architecture

– New 32 nanometer die shrink designed to reduce leakage for improved efficiency, increased clock rate headroom and improved thermals

– Can deliver cores and performance you need without raising the power requirements

HyperTransport Technology

-One 16-bit link at up to 5600MT/s

– Up to 8.0GB/s HyperTransport I/O bandwidth; Up to 16GB/s in HyperTransport Generation 3.0 mode

– Up to 37GB/s total delivered processor-to-system bandwidth (HyperTransport bus + memory bus)

AMD Virtualization (AMD-V) Technology with IOMMU
– Silicon feature-set enhancements designed to improve the performance, reliability and security of existing and future virtualization environments by allowing virtualized applications with direct and rapid access to their allocated memory.

– IOMMU is an extension to AMD64 architecture to support address translation and access protection on DMA transfers

– Security for User Level application and Virtual Machine guest operating system

– Address translation and access control

Transform your PC into a multimedia powerhouse

Take your PC’s megatasking abilities to extreme levels with the first native 8-core desktop processor built with dynamic, tuneable performance to handle multiple intensive apps without breaking a sweat.

– Advanced 3D gaming

– Complex 3D modeling

– HD video editing

Get more with the AMD FX Series Processor in your system

Enjoy the highest clocks and the most cores you can get on a consumer desktop PC with the AMD FX Series Processor family, from the company behind proven high-performance processors in the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One gaming consoles, and Radeon graphics cards.

Featuring a 220 Watt TDP, the AMD FX Series processors have special system requirements including a robust liquid cooling system.

Piledriver microarchitecture

Piledriver microarchitecture is the second generation of AMD Bulldozer microarchitecture. The internal core structure has been modified for higher frequencies even without any changes in the manufacturing process. Piledriver has a more precise branch predictor and a larger instruction window with ISA extensions FMA3 and F16C. The execution units acquired an enhanced scheduler and learned to process individual instructions faster, such as integer and floating-point division. And Piledriver microarchitecture delivers higher power efficiency compared with Bulldozer microarchitecture.

Boxed Cooler with thermal paste

Amazing instruction capabilities

Like Bulldozer, Piledriver has some amazing instruction capabilities. Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX) increase parallelism tailored for scientific and 3D applications that use heavy floating point calculations. Floating Point Vector Multiply-Accumulate improves throughput and performance on many vector functions (integer and floating point). Advanced Encryption Standard noticeably increases performance on the latest encryption applications like TrueCrypt and benchmarks like PCMark.

Integrated DRAM Controller with AMD Memory Optimizer Technology

AMD FX Vishera Processor features a high-bandwidth, low-latency integrated memory controller that supports faster and low voltage memories and provides new Pre-Fetcher improvements and direct communications to each core in Dual-Core module (APIC registers in each core).

CPU testing

Processor testing in PCMark Vantage

Testing the processor in AIDA64 Cache & Memory Benchmark

CPU testing in 3DMark 06

CPU Power Measurement

 

Customer reviews, advantages and disadvantages

Buyers were satisfied with the price of the processor, its performance, excellent overclocking potential (if there is a good cooling system). Some users praise the bundled cooler with four heat pipes and a rather small fan, but they point out that it can only be used as a temporary solution, at lower processor frequencies.

According to the customer reviews, the processor work well in games: it produces stable 60+ fps in any modern game from GTA5 to Watch Dogs 2. The preferred choice of graphics card for this processor is GTX 1060 \ RX570, with a double-turbo cooler and four heat pipes. With this configuration, the processor should not warm up above 60 degrees.

Users were able to overclock the AMD FX-8350 Boxed [FD8350FRHKBOX] to 4.5-4.7 GHz and this is only when using an air cooler.

Buyers have noted the following disadvantages in their reviews: the noise of the cooler that comes in the kit, the lack of an integrated graphics processor and increased power consumption. But the main disadvantage that users found was the lack of reliable motherboards for this “stone” on the market.

Excellent upgrade to squeeze a few more years of gaming out of my aging system!
Purchase Date: April 17, 2018 [Verified Purchase]
Product: FX-8350 with stock fan

This was a relatively cheap and very easy upgrade to my aging system. I have a 4 year old PC that was still rocking an FX-4100 quad core processor and an HD 6770 video card. It has been a great system for years, but some of the newer games were just out of its reach. Since I wasn’t looking into doing a major overhaul of my build and this was the best processor that my motherboard would support, it was a perfect match.

Some reviews said it ran hot and was loud, and I’m sure they are absolutely right. However, the stock cooler is meant for nothing other than day-to-day use. If you plan on doing any gaming (why would you be buying this otherwise?), you need to get an aftermarket cooler. I opted for a Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO, and I’m running at sub 50 degrees under load and nearly silent operation. Some would recommend an AIO water cooler, but I find that to be overkill unless you are planning on extreme overclocking or are concerned with aesthetics. I like to keep it simple.

I paired it with a 1050 Ti and couldn’t be happier with the performance. This was a great way to squeeze a few more years out of my system without breaking the bank.

Positive review from Amazon online store

 

arrived quickly, sadly never worked.
Purchase Date: February 22, 2019
received processor quickly, thrilled.

installed with gloves and grounded wrist band, triple checked my install, looking for fault of my own. Nothing was wrong, yet still nothing.
I’m confident J-Electronics with handle this correctly. They can see the truth with the video attached

Critical review from Amazon’s customer

 

The processor is very good for its money! Performance in games is high due to eight physical cores. The memory controller in the processor is excellent, it easily takes 2400 Mhz of memory and even more with overclocking! There is a myth on the Internet that FX is a stove, but now, in new revisions of processors (I was sent copies of 52 weeks of 2017 and 5 weeks of 2018) and both processors quietly passed the OCCT linpack avx at 1.2V with a frequency of 4.2 GHz, which is a very good achievement. Most likely, you will be sent a processor of a still newer revision and it will warm up even less and work stably at a lower voltage! It is also worth noting that the processor has an unlocked multiplier and it allows you to overclock it to even higher frequencies with a good cooling system. Included with the processor is a good boxed cooler with four heat pipes, but a rather small fan. This cooler copes doubtfully with the native frequency of the processor, but on 3.5 GHz it works fine, as a temporary solution fits. The only disadvantage of choosing this processor is that under AM3 + terrible motherboards and almost all of them have problems and interfere with stable operation and good overclocking, but this does not concern the processor itself. Personally, I recommend the motherboard ASRock 970m Pro3, since it has no pronounced problems with overclocking and stability.

Feedback from the Russian customer about the processor on computeruniverse

 

Advantages:

Price, multi-core acceleration, the stone itself is unpretentious – but no matter how you look, a divine piece of iron. My subjective opinion – 83xx is quite a cold stone out of the box. Again, looking to compare. 93xx – this is some kind of madness. Or won the new Radeon Vega with its kilowatt power supply requirement. Compared to these guys, fufyks cope much worse with the task of heating a room in winter. But this, again, out of the box. It is necessary to twist something somewhere, something somewhere to lift a little – and that’s all, the new heating season is open.

Disadvantages:

There are two drawbacks, and both of them, again, are purely subjective. 1) Number of cores. When only he took a stone he did not know that, roughly speaking, 4-core. Amd call it “eight-core, but four-module.” 2) Chipset. To him a lot of modest questions. And on the cores, and on the chipset I will write down a comment.
Comment:
First the kernels. Each of the four fuxyx 8xxx modules contains one instruction decoder, one floating-point math, one L2-cache block, and two integer maths. In short, if we work with integers, then an eight-core stone, but if the numbers are fractional, then a quad core. Now for the chipset. If the dear reader still has the question of choosing a chipset, then it is easier to answer it: you need to take 990fx. In short: the Am3 / Am3 + chipset is all. It has now become fashionable to decouple the pci-e controller on the stones (see all the latest intel, ruzen, triper, etc.), connect all peripherals to it, and pay only a drop of attention to the chipset. The visher, however, does not have a pci-e controller. Vycher has HyperTransport. He links the stone and the north bridge. 38 (seemingly) pci-e lines, plus another pci-controller, SATA-controller and a bus to the south bridge are already coming out of the north bridge. Nothing more native, not even usb3.0 Well, here we immediately see the two sides of the coin. The first – due to the lack of native support for all sorts of buns, the throughput of everything drops: sat, yusb, and pci-e. Plus – Windows sinks on the number of third-party controller drivers that push motherboard vendors into the south bridge. However, the other side is overclocking. All tires in the system can be overclocked. Those. not only unscrew the multiplier on the stone to get a small AM3 + -block, but also increase the frequency of the processor’s ring bus, the frequency of hyper-transport, the frequency of the north bridge, etc., until the system man turns into one BIG stove. In the end, after some time picking in the BIOS, you can get quite a budget, but insanely productive machine. I will give a modest example: next to the car on fufyks there is another one on the i7-6700 (4c @ 8t). Both cars receive 4 video streams from ip-cameras during the day, allocate each stream to the virtual core for video decoding, and allocate a license plate recognition engine through another core. As a result, the Intel recognition delay is 23% higher than that of amd. Food for thought.

Customer feedback from Yandex.Market

Photos of processor users

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