AMD Vishera FX8350 Piledriver Review
Published: 23rd October 2012 | Source: AMD | Price: |
Finishing up with the pure calculations of wPrime95, the FX8350 once again shows that its math ability is not bad at all, relative to the rest of the results we've seen, but it doesn't stand a chance against anything with hyperthreading.
Much is made of the efficiency of the AMD CPU's and we wouldn't want to dismiss the performance if it's capable of happening at a vastly reduced power draw. So we've tested the draw of the whole system at the wall when the CPU alone is loaded, and when everything is being used, in both stock and overclocked settings.
There is no doubt at all that the FX8350 is a power hungry beast. It draws 70W more at stock than the Intel at stock, and the overclocked Intel doesn't draw much more than at stock. With everything overclocked and under load the AMD uses 24% more power!