Conclusion: AMD has done a lot to improve the FX-8350 considering the lack of usual CPU architecture improvements. With no change in die size, TDP or production process, its managed to squeeze up to 15 per cent more performance out of this chip, all whilst lowering power consumption making overclocking...
Summary: Even before AMD officially released its Bulldozer-based FX-Series of desktop processors last year, the company was already talking about the follow-on microarchitecture codenamed “Piledriver”.
Conclusion: But those starting a PC build from scratch—even those who have a soft spot in their motherboards for AMD-based builds—may want to seriously consider Intel at this point. We still like AMD's 900-series chipsets for their features and support for a plethora of USB 3.0 ports.
Pros: Reasonably priced, Appreciable performance improvements with multicore-optimized software, Compatible with older AMD socket and motherboards
Cons: Still lags behind in single-core tests, Uses much more power than comparable Intel chips, which also have on-chip graphics
Summary: Piledriver microarchitecture, a refreshed Bulldozer, has finally reached the flagship AMD FX processors. Will it make the Socket AM3+ platform more appealing than LGA 1155? Quite possible, because the new AMD microarchitecture wasn’t the only trick they had up their sleeve.
Excerpt: The FX-8350 is the first of AMD's 2012 range of performance processors. There's a clock speed boost and a new core design, which AMD hopes will start to close the performance gap between its chips and Intel's all-conquering Core range.
AMD FX-8350, CPU de excelente relación precio/prestaciones
11 November 2012
Excerpt: Recientemente AMD ha presentado sus procesadores Fusion, que combinan gráficos y CPU en un mismo silicio para proporcionar en un único chip todo lo necesario para ejecutar aplicaciones de propósito general
Pros: Precio en torno a los 200 euros, Buen comportamiento térmico, El coste total de un equipo es reducido si se eligen bien los componentes, Relación precio/rendimiento excelente, Multiplicador desbloqueado, Es totalmente compatible con placas base AM3+
Cons: Rendimiento equivalente a un cuatro núcleos de Intel, a pesar de tener ocho, y con un TDP notablemente mayor que se refleja en el consumo de energía, Overclocking modesto con ventiladores estándar