AMD Vishera FX8350 Piledriver Review
Published: 23rd October 2012 | Source: AMD | Price: |
Memory performance is frankly abysmal. A 4.8GHz eight core CPU with 1866MHz memory gets trounced by the little 2.8GHz i3-2300, let alone the i5-3570K that AMD claim the Piledriver is targetted against. Memory bandwidth has never been an AMD strong-suit, but this is risible.
The press blurb explains how fantastic the FX8350 is at calculation-heavy tasks, and maybe it is (we'll see on the next pages), but the amount of bandwidth available is farcical. When a stock clocked quad-core can nearly double the bandwidth, you've got problems that mere clock speed can't overcome.