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AMD Vishera FX-8350 Review

formerstaff    -   October 22, 2012
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SiSoft Sandra is a diagnostic utility and synthetic benchmarking program. Sandra allows you to view your hardware at a higher level to be more helpful. For this benchmark, I will be running a broad spectrum of tests to gauge the performance of key functions of the CPUs.
















Processor Arithmetic


Multi-Core Efficiency



Memory Bandwidth



Cache and Memory




Power Management Efficiency



AIDA64 Extreme Edition is a software utility designed for hardware diagnosis and benchmarking. I will be using the CPU Queen test that looks for the solution to the "Queens" problem on a 10x10 chessboard. This tests the branch prediction capabilities of the processor. The FPU Mandel test measures double precision floating point performance through the computation of several frames of the "Mandelbrot" fractal.


Higher is Better


Sandra benches are not kind to AMD CPUs, however the trend of improvement can be seen throughout the testing.

  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Specifications & Features
  3. Testing: Setup & Overclocking
  4. Testing: Apophysis, WinRar, GeekBench, Bibble 5
  5. Testing: Office 2007, PovRay, Handbrake, ProShow Gold
  6. Testing: SiSoft Sandra, AIDA 64
  7. Testing: Sciencemark, Cinebench, HD Tune, PCMark 7
  8. Testing: Metro 2033
  9. Testing: DiRT 3
  10. Testing: Battelfield 3
  11. Testing: 3DMark 11
  12. Conclusion
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