Amazing for Overclocking - Best Price to Performance you can get!
2/4/2014 11:18:55 PM
Andrew from Leduc, AB writes:
- I am an AMD guy through and through, and this chip did not disappoint
So, heres the good:
+ Amazingly stable to overclock. 4.4 GHz stable without even increasing voltage!!
+ 8 cores
- BUY AFTERMARKET COOLING WITH THIS PURCHASE!
- Heat. Shes a hot one. If you use the stock cooler on full load, it will make you fan sound like a leaf blower... But with inexpensive and reliable water cooling solutions out now, this is hardly a downside to the Price to Performance ratio of this chip.
- I can not recommend this enough. I very easily overclocked this to 4.8 Ghz and I know this chip can go higher. I am sitting stable at 4.8 GHz with simple closed loop water cooling. You can even go 4.4 GHz, without ever increasing voltage.
An amazing chip. Huge overclock headroom, just make sure your motherboard can handle overclocking and your laughing.
Nice at the Right price.
1/24/2014 1:36:20 PM
Morphious from Edmonton writes:
- Wickly fast .. easy to setup and great price point for the speed
- OEM fan ... should just keep it useless.
- I am very happy .. Don't buy new systems very often .. this should keep me current for a while.
AMD is back with a bang!
12/31/2013 5:01:28 PM
Terry from Fort McMurray writes:
- Great processor that is just as good as any Intel I've run. I switched back to AMD and made a new build for this and I must say it is a welcomed change.
I've run multiple programs in the background and gamed on steam and this chip doesn't even bat an eyelash.
- Like many other reviews state, get yourself an after market cooler. The stock cooler doesn't seem to cut it especially when running in turbo.
Other then the above stated. Nothing. Solid CPU, plain and simple.
- I am very pleased with this new series of AMD chips and must say they have won me back hands down.
I am a very hard core gamer (max details on everything at 1080p or it isn't worth it type of deal) and this CPU blows every game I've thrown at it right out of the water. Drop a decent video card in with it and your golden.
Simply put. Buy this thing!
Great bang for buck !
9/5/2013 6:28:44 PM
Ivan from Med Hat writes:
- Upgraded from AMD Phenom II X4 945 system to this and there was a large and very noticeable improvement in gaming and everyday applications . It doesnt slow down when doing multilple tasks in the backround even during gaming . On a newer board with DDR3 ram and ssd its rapid.
Powerful and has 8 cores which will help with future applications if the rumours are to be believed .
Have used it for 6 months now and its proving to have been a good purchase .
- None with the CPU ...just a very minor gripe about the oem cooler.
It works well and doesnt let the cpu get above 60c in when being heavily used but it was the loudest fan in my pc until I swapped it out .
Its a small heatsink with a tiny fan which works hard to cool it , AMD could have put a larger and quieter one in there but it works fine .
- If you had an older AMD AM2 system like mine and your board supports it , you could just swap chips like I did and get immediate results as part of a modular system upgrade. It allowed me to upgrade cpu then the board and replace the entire system over a few months and spread the costs .This should last for a few years now and I am very happy.
FX-8350 Processor 4.0GHz w/ 16MB Cache
8/21/2013 3:59:31 PM
Alex from Winnipeg writes:
- Amazing Cpu Great Perfomance perfect for gaming totally worth the 200 bucks AMD once again delivering great perfomance at a decent cost.
- none but would suggest you to buy an aftermarket cooler.
Don't let Intel lie to you.
5/21/2013 5:37:17 PM
Raylazor from Calgary, AB writes:
- It performs better than most Intel processors 9/10 times. Lightning speed.
- A little on the low side on overclocking for gaming. Intel processors give higher FPS boosts on OCing, but still do not perform better.
- I cry every night when i realize I use to bought into Intel's lies.
Bang for buck
4/16/2013 8:29:32 AM
Dean from Calgary writes:
- 8 cores of solid awesomeness. All other components for these cpus are far cheaper than the intel options.
CrosshairV board is one of the nicest boards I've ever owned and it's only a couple hundred dollars.
Watch the following video if you have any questions regarding a similarly priced intel... amd still beats intel all over the map. Price per performance look no further.
- Ok not as powerful as an 8 core 500 dollar intel but I don't wanna spend that much!
- Love this cpu I highly recommend considering an AMD setup if you want performance and don't wanna spend a small fortune. Since the Thunderbird cpu AMD is saving gamers money and offering up great products.
Outstanding Performance!!! Excellent Value.
2/16/2013 12:35:47 AM
Peter from Canmore, AB writes:
- Price, 8-core CPU, 4.0GHz speed, 32nm SOI process, Piledriver!
- No weaknesses! This is an 8-core CPU running a 4.0GHz stock clock, it's going to use a little bit of electricity. 125-watts is acceptable in my books. Heat produced, comparing to Intel, under full load is marginal.
- I own and use six computers all of them running the AMD FX-8350 paired with the Asus M5A97 R2.0 motherboard mounted in Corsair 200R cases. All six computers use the Cooler Master Seidon 120M liquid cooling solution and they run amazingly well at 4.4GHz. I used to be an Intel fanboy, now, not so much. Intel and their CPU prices have always been "off-the-charts" expensive! I'm sticking with AMD from now on - so much performance for your dollar. In this day and age, that's a good thing. ;)
FX 8350 scares Intel Fan Boys
2/13/2013 1:47:10 PM
Matt from Calgary writes:
- Strong out of the box performance.
Please watch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4et7kDGSRfc for a real time comparison to the 3570k. Ull notice the FX8350 can "hold a flame" to the intel 3570k, and in alot of cases, beats it. Add in the fact its cheaper and how can you go wrong?
Overclocks very easily. Have mine at 4.5 without trying and a 0.025 bump in voltage. Not point in going further for me, and on the h60 it sits at 52*C on p95.
- OMG no, 11$ roughly a year more expensive in power consumption, we should all go get a loan at the bank to cover the added costs!
- People need to wake up, watch the linked video, and realize how truly powerful this chip is, and can be.
If your gaming, its just as good and cheaper then the intels, sometimes stronger even.
If your running heavy threaded applications or rendering, It holds up to the much more expensive 3770k and 3820. Why wouldnt you buy this chip?
2/4/2013 12:25:19 PM
Buckaroo from Red Deer writes:
- Low cost, great cost to performance
Simple overclock to 4.3 or 4.4 (no voltage increase), even left cool'n quiet on
Great with apps that take avantage of multicores.
- Not as fast as Intel's expensive processors in single threaded applications.
A bit more power hungry as well.
- Nice processor, especially if you can find on sale for $179 or less. Bought two. :)
Matched with a HD7970, plays everything I have at great frame rates.