AMD FX-8350 advantages
- More CPU cores on the AMD FX-8350 help to tackle multiple simultaneous threads or programs.
- The AMD FX-8350 offers higher operating frequency than the QX9775.
- The processor has SSE4.2 instructions enabled.
- The CPU features Advanced Encryption Standard technology. This extension accelerates AES encryption and decryption, and is valuable if you need to protect your disk or network data.
- The FX-8350 processor includes AVX, F16C, FMA4 and XOP instructions, that were introduced in the recent past. Although these extensions are not widely supported by applications yet, their support should improve in future apps.
- The FX-8350 CPU has FMA3 instruction set extension enabled. The FMA3 technology is only available on AMD microprocessors, thus it probably will not get broad support from software vendors.
- The AMD FX-8350 features unlocked clock multiplier. The microprocessor can be easily overclocked on most motherboards to achieve greater performance. Be warned that overclocking can void CPU warranty.
- The AMD FX-8350 microprocessor is 17% more energy efficient.
Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9775 advantages
FX-8350 vs QX9775 specifications comparison
The graphs below compare the most important characteristics of the Intel QX9775 and FX-8350 processors. These features, as well as an IPC (instructions per cycle) number, determine how well a processor performs. The "Operating frequency" graph uses dark color for base frequency, while lighter area is for extra frequency, provided by Turbo feature. Darker area on the "On-chip cache" graph is for the On-chip L2 cache. Lighter area is for the L3 cache cache. Although the L3 cache cache is usually larger than the On-chip L2 cache, it is always slower.
The number of cores / threads
Higher is better
Higher is better
On-chip L2 + L3 cache
Higher is better
Thermal Design Power
Lower is better
- AMD FX-8350 - Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9775
Detailed side by side comparison of FX-8350 vs Core 2 Extreme QX9775 specs can be found in the "Specifications" tab.
Pros and Cons summary
|FX-8350|| ||Core 2 Extreme QX9775|
Comes with more CPU cores,
Supports more threads at once,
Higher base frequency,
Features SSE4.2 / AVX / F16C / FMA4 / XOP instructions,
Allows simple overclocking,
Somewhat lower power
Smaller number of CPU cores,
Does not support as many threads,
Operates at lower base frequency,
Lacks some instructions,
Higher power consumption
Similar microprocessors use the same socket and architecture as AMD FX-8350 and Core 2 Extreme QX9775, but their performance and other characteristics are a bit different.
Please visit AMD FX-8350 and Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9775 pages for more complete specifications of both microprocessors.
| ||AMD FX-8350||Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9775|
|Family||FX-Series||Core 2 Extreme|
|CPU part number||FD8350FRW8KHK||EU80574XL088N|
|Box part number||FD8350FRHKBOX||BX80574QX9775|
|Introduction date||October 23, 2012||February 19, 2008|
|Current official price||$195 (as of Sep 2013)|| |
|Platform name||Volan|| |
|Data width (bits)||64|
|Socket||Socket AM3+||Socket 771|
|Turbo Frequency (MHz)||4200|| |
|Bus speed (MHz)||2600 (HT/QPI)||1600|
|Clock Multiplier|| ||8|
|L1 cache||256 KB (code) / 128 KB (data)||128 KB (code) / 128 KB (data)|
|L2 cache (KB)||8192||12288|
|L3 cache (KB)||8192|| |
|Max temperature (°C)|| ||63|
|Core voltage (V)|| ||0.85 - 1.35|
|Instruction set extensions|
|AES / Advanced Encryption Standard||+||-|
|AMD64 / EM64T 64-bit technology||+|
|AVX / Advanced Vector Extensions||+||-|
|BMI1 / Bit Manipulation||+||-|
|F16C / 16-bit Floating-Point conversion||+||-|
|FMA3 / 3-operand Fused Multiply-Add||+||-|
|FMA4 / 4-operand Fused Multiply-Add||+||-|
|SSSE3 / Supplemental SSE3||+|
|XOP / eXtended Operations||+||-|
|PowerNow! / Enhanced SpeedStep||+|
|Turbo Core / Turbo Boost||+||-|
|Virus Protection / Execute Disable bit||+|
|Integrated Memory Controller(s)|
|The number of controllers||1||0|
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