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 $179 or less. Bought two. :)
Matched with a HD7970, plays everything I have at great frame rates.
Couldn't Be Happier
1/19/2013 1:53:59 PM
Adam from Calgary writes:
- -Overclocks like a dream
-Is extremely fast
-Priced well. Beats Intel processors priced twice as much as it in multi-threaded benchmarks and apps.
-Snappy around the desktop
- -Single thread performance still has a ways to go
-A little power hungry
- I bought this to replace my 965 be and i couldn't be happier. Games like BF3 went from almost unplayable at medium settings to maxed out with 60+fps. That is without a graphics card change also. Still using my old trusty 5870.
You won't regret buying this processor. Also AMD is having some troubles lately and supporting them is the best thing you could do for the future of processors and computer technology. It forces Intel to be a better company also.
Huge Step up from Bulldozer!!!
12/14/2012 7:36:38 AM
Matt from Calgary writes:
- 4Ghz (4.2Turbo)
Cool on stock speeds with decent cooler (idles as low as 8*C)
Blazing fast in Gaming, Rendering, Mixing. Thing is a beast.
Compares to a 3570k-3770k in gaming, surpassing them in certain games.
Price, so cheap, unreal
Easily over clocks to 4.5 on with full load in the mid 50's on a decent cooler.
Paired with a 660ti scores 7800 on 3mark11
- It doesn't have 12 cores?
Seriously though, it may come up a bit short when competing with a 3770K but who cares? The 3770k might give you a 10% increase, but at 120$ more, its seriously not worth it
- In short, AMD fixed the mistake that the bulldozers were, and brought themselves back to relevancy, and at a price that is too hard to pass up.
Great Powerful Cpu
12/11/2012 12:00:46 AM
Ali from Edmonton writes:
- Powerful 8 cores runs great and is cheap for the great for the performance