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AMD FX-8350 Black Edition Vishera 4.0GHz (4.2GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Desktop Processor FD8350FRHKBOX

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  • 32nm Vishera 125W
  • 8MB L3 Cache
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New microarchitecture, new level of performance

Piledriver microarchitecture, a tuned-up Bulldozer, has finally reached the flagship AMD FX processors (the new FX series processors are codenamed as Vishera) for improved performance and better energy-efficiency. Up to eight “Piledriver” cores ensure unrivaled multitasking and pure core performance. The AMD Turbo Core technology pushes your core frequencies to the most when you need it most. To top it off, like all other AMD’s Black Edition processors, the new AMD FX 8-core Vishera processor black edition is unlocked for fabulous overclocking* capability.  Unrivaled performance is not the only trick AMD has up their sleeve. Vishera processors are at a reasonable price point. (*AMD’s product warranty does not cover damage caused by overclocking even when overclocking is enabled via AMD Overdrive software.)

  • newegg New 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.
  • newegg Unlocked AMD FX processor with 8 Piledriver cores The native 8-core desktop processor delivers unrivaled multitasking and pure core performance with the new Piledriver microarchitecture. 32 nanometer die shrink was designed to reduce leakage for improved efficiency, increased clock rate headroom and better thermals. The AMD unlocked technology offers more headroom for your overclocking (AMD’s product warranty does not cover damage caused by overclocking even when overclocking is enabled via AMD Overdrive software.).
  • newegg AMD Turbo technology The AMD FX Processors come equipped with AMD Turbo CORE Technology, a performance boosting technology that helps increase performance on the applications that need it the most.
  • newegg 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.
  • newegg AMD Hypertransport technology HyperTransport Technology (HT or HTT) is a high-speed, low latency, point-to-point link which helps reduce the number of buses in a system thus reducing system bottlenecks and enabling today's faster microprocessors to use system memory more efficiently in high-end multiprocessor systems.
  • newegg 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).

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CPU Socket Type

CPU Socket Type
Socket AM3+

Tech Spec

Core Name
# of Cores
FX-8350 Black Edition
Operating Frequency
4.0GHz (4.2GHz Turbo)
L2 Cache
4 x 2MB
L3 Cache
Manufacturing Tech
64-Bit Support
Virtualization Technology Support
Thermal Design Power
Cooling Device
Heatsink and fan included

Quick Info


  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years

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  • 4/24/2014 1:06:54 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsLoud fan

Pros: It seems all 8 cores are being used

Cons: Stock fan that came with it was whisper quiet at 3k rpm, once it gets to 4k rpm it was so loud I would rather quit the game.

Was CPU bound at 40 fps with EQ landmark at Ultra settings, was expecting better performance for it. Maybe it's because it's still in beta though.

Other Thoughts: Just ordered an aftermarket fan , going to see if that helps.

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  • Tajrinco
  • 4/23/2014 10:31:36 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Speed

Pros: I bought this for my 2nd Personal PC build and so far it has been awesome. There was no issue plugging into the board (Gigabyte GA-990FXA) and putting on the Corsair H100i with the rice size thermal paste was no problem and the heat transfer is sweet tho I have not overclocked it yet. Seeing the task manager with 8 cores is pretty cool!!

Cons: The stock heat sink from reading reviews is not as powerful so I went with the H100i but i plugged it into my old PC with an AMD Phenom II and it seems to keep it pretty cool. Again I didnt use the stock heat sink on the FX-8350 I put a H100i on and it is pretty darn cool(temp and looks).

Other Thoughts: I got the AMD CPU to rival the i5 because I have had more luck with AMD products, I hope the "future proofing" of the 8 cores will unlock more speeds or power. I am looking forward to seeing my options on overclocking because I got the ADH plan just in case.

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  • 4/23/2014 8:58:30 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggsVery good buy

Pros: I have this paired with an R9 290X and a 9 series chipset motherboard. Together the three of them tear down FPS walls left and right. I also stuck all of this into a DIY Adventurer case that came with five fans pre-installed. Had a couple of times where the termals on the CPU get just above 50C but nothing higher than that as of yet. As always it pays to pair your hardware.

Cons: None so far.

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  • pyjujiop
  • 4/23/2014 7:22:35 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsAMD's 8-core still a winner

Pros: * Eight execution cores makes this a winner on multitasking, rendering and multithreaded software
* At 4 GHz out of the box, still adequate for all single-core tasks
* Easily OC's to 4.4-4.5, and much higher on high-end cooling solutions
* Priced below comparable Intel processors

Cons: * Single-threaded performance still not close to multi-threaded
* Higher power consumption than comparable Intel CPU's; not a good choice for SFF systems
* Older software not optimized for AMD FX's "module" architecture
* No upgrade path for AM3+ platform beyond FX-9590, and not likely to be one later

Other Thoughts: I bought an FX-8350 in January of 2013 and it's been the CPU in my primary rig ever since. These are still very fast CPU's, especially if you do a lot of multitasking or run multicore-aware software, and are clocked high enough to still be effective performers when only one core is being utilized. However, the latest Intel i5's are noticeably faster in single-core performance scenarios, such as a lot of older games.

Most 8350's can reach about 4.4 GHz when overclocked without needing much more than the stock cooler, but start to need much more power and voltage beyond that point. I can run at 4.5 on 1.38v, but needed 1.48 to hit a stable overclock of 4.85 on the Silverstone HE01 with dual fans. Speeds of over 5 GHz are possible with high-end liquid cooling. At 5 GHz, across-the-board performance is equal to an Intel i5-3570K, and multi-core performance can sometimes match an i7.

When considering an FX processor, bear in mind that the AM3+ platform, while time-tested, proven, and rock-solid, is nearing the end of its life. The FX-9370 and 9590 (both factory overclocked 8350's) are probably the last AM3+ processors AMD will ever release. They're the only reasonably priced "big core" CPU's you can buy, but they're not going to be upgradeable to new technology. This is why I took one "egg" off. A year ago, I would have given it five.

Best recommended for upgrading AM3+ systems with Phenom II X4 or lower, all "Bulldozer" series FX chips, or four- and six-core Vishera FX chips. People with Phenom II X6 processors can stand pat, and people who haven't already invested in AM3+ motherboards should strongly consider AMD's FM2+ platform or Intel solutions, due to the lack of an upgrade path.

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  • 4/23/2014 6:21:08 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsThe title is false advertisement

Pros: Fast, great, but has a lot of down sides to the product

Cons: Advertised as a "4.2 ghz turbo" which is a lie i don't know if i'll buy amd again. I got the processor a year ago and i started to get some stutter after a year on EVERY game i played which was annoying seeing as i spent 180$ for this. The stuttering was cause by there so called turbo. i manually went in and turned it off and clocked my settings to 4.0 ghz any higher and you will get extreme stuttering and slow down all around.

Other Thoughts: avoid AMD at least this generation at all costs i spent over 3 days trying to fix this lag. good luck :).

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  • Nathan H.
  • 4/22/2014 11:59:40 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest for the Money

Pros: 8 integer cores/4 modules is still better than 4+4 HyperThreading for pure computational work. 4GHz in a 125W package. The in-box cooler keeps it under 50C, yay?!?

Cons: I just wish AMD could figure out their performance gap issues. AMD still beats Intel on a dollar-for-dollar basis, just not sure why the high-end falls out on them.

Maybe this is Windows 7, but the core parking (idling) seems random. I would expect Windows to park cores on the same module (which I assume would be sequential numbers) Instead it seems to park odd/random cores, but maybe I just don't know what I'm looking at. I would also think it could park 6 cores at once, but I've only seen up to 4. Also not sure it throttles active cores, always seems to be at 4GHz (maybe that's another setting I'm missing). Using CoreTemp, CPU-Z, and Windows Resource Monitor.

Other Thoughts: I don't plan to spend more than a couple hundred on a processor, so I'll always go AMD, but if I had $500 -$1000 to blow on a processor, AMD has no viable options. It's a real shame. I'm still rooting for them, and since computing of the future will involve more and more CPU/GPU integration, I'm glad AMD is leading the way there.

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  • articblue
  • 4/22/2014 6:28:57 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
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5 out of 5 eggsAWESOME PERIOD

Pros: It will parallel process like a champ.
It will take all the code I throw at it without messing up.

It'll heat up. The stock cooler is probably a joke.

Other Thoughts: I upgraded to the Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler for this rig.
It'll fit...but just barely, ASRock Fatal1ty 990FX Killer AM3+ motherboard.
With this in place, no matter how long I run all cores on full the chip things stay cool.

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  • 4/21/2014 11:33:22 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsHeat

Pros: fast

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: As the newest and more hot powerful CPU's are develop the more thought is required to what heatsink is to be used. Well i didn't want to loose my old zalman heatsink so I use it and it works. But I did at first have a over heating and computer shutting down issue. What I did to fix it was to apply not one drop of thermal paste but two big drops of thermal paste. No more over heating issue nor computer shutting down.

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  • KonaJoe
  • 4/21/2014 8:01:12 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsAMD FX-8350 re-reviewed

Pros: I've had this CPU for almost a year now and have never had any issues whatsoever, so I'm still a 100% happy camper. Using clock multipliers and upping the memory speed just a bit I run an everyday OC of 4.46ghz, not that I really need it anyways. 2 suggestions for this CPU - Ditch the stock cooler, and research all of your computer parts to make sure they can handle this beasty before you buy.

Cons: Not really a con, but something folks should be aware of; AMD has provided the stock cooler for exactly 1 reason - to provide the minimum possible cost cooling solution so they don't have to assume any liability for a burnt chip. Regardless of any potential warranty forfeiture, I highly recommend ditching the stock cooler and using a non-AMD cooling solution, and at only 200 bucks its well worth the gamble to "outsource" the cooling solution on this CPU. In fact, many people have reported excellent low temperatures using liquid. I use a liquid CPU cooler and will never go back to air alone. 46c is the max temp I've seen so far but that was in a hot room running benchmarks all day.

Other Thoughts: Some folks have reported low frame rates with this CPU, but I have not experienced any such anomaly, at least with my setup. I play BF4 @ 1080p ultra settings and my average frame-rate is 70-120+fps on 64player maps. My system WEI's at 7.8 (the HDD's are the reason it isn't a max of 7.9)

My rig's current list of ingredients;

AMD FX-8350 (4.46ghz everyday OC)
ASUS Crosshair V Formula Z mobo
16gigs G-Skill Ripjaws 1866 memory
2x EVGA GTX-760 SC 2gb graphics cards in SLI
RAIDMAX RX-1000watt fully modular gold power supply
CORSAIR 128gb sata 3 SSD
2x WESTERN DIGITAL 500gb 7200rpm HDD's in RAID
3x140mm fans
3x 120mm fans
CORSAIR H-60 all in one liquid cooling system
NZXT Sentry 2 touchscreen can controller
NZXT Source 210 mid ATX case - white for that clean bright look (would you believe $39.99 at WWW.NEWEGG.COM?)

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  • 4/21/2014 7:18:38 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Processor-Loud Stock Fan

Pros: Great Processor for my gaming rig. Very Fast. Would have given a 5 egg rating except for fan and paste.

Cons: Very Loud Fan and Thermal Paste was like Glue. Tried to pull it off and pull the processor off of motherboard.

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