Summary: In closing I just want to express, in case you missed it, how disappointed I am with AMD FX CPU's and how I, personally, and done with AMD CPU's, or ANYTHING AMD, as a whole. About 5 years ago I upgraded to the FX 4350 and I admit I was pleased, all things considered.
Pros: 8 Cores *if you consider 2 cores sharing a single FPU* but only seen as a 4 Core CPU because of the shared FPU a PRO. Good Multitasking compared to an i3 or i5ish. Can Air Cool with after market cooler or water cooling for a more silent running machine. Price for what it does Performance is average
Cons: Wow, where to begin? I waited almost a year before I posted this as my purchase was Black Friday, 2014, and I wanted to be sure before I made this post that what I was going to say would be useful to you. Bad IPC, or single core processing, noticeably lower than the FX 4350 so what does this mean...
Summary: If you get this plan on investing in a serious cooling system because the fan that comes with it is NOT enough to cool this chip! This is just a scam if you ask me that they even put this fan on this chip. They surely know it's not adequate.
Pros: None yet....
Cons: The fan that comes with this is TOTALLY INCAPABLE of keeping the processor a reasonable temperature even at IDLE much less under load.
Summary: I have no idea how it works because they wont ship it to me for some reason. The site shows it is in stock but nothing. I have called and emailed multiple times and nothing. I am told it will ship first thing today which was wrong.
The next best thing to a 9370/9590 or an Intel Counter part.
22 December 2013
Excerpt: Got this CPU for my X-Mas Upgrade, and coming from a C2Q Q9550 @ 4.3Ghz, I must say WOW, On BF3, BF4 and Crysis WOW. On WoW and ETS2, kinda okay. It was worth the $190 i gave for her, and will serve me well for the Future games.
Great processor for those looking for something cheaper than intel
7 October 2013
Excerpt: Hello, I am currently using the FX-8350 Processor from AMD Overclocked to 4.7Ghz. It is a great processor and has done its job well over the past 5 months of use. It is very easy to overclock and runs very stable under the correct voltages.
Excerpt: Another Micro Center purchase for me, I got mine with the Formula-z motherboard to replace my fx 6100/ m5a97 set/up.Compared to my bulldozer the main diffrence I have noticed with the 8350 is I get ALOT more fps with the games I play,were talking 40+ fps at most games,while certin games have jumped...