AMD FX 8350 Black Edition "Vishera" CPU £89.97 @ Amazon
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AMD FX 8350 Black Edition "Vishera" CPU £89.97 @ Amazon

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Found 16th Mar
This is a great little processor if your on a budget... My cousin only has the FX6350 and running Battlefield 1 no problems.

This has a Passmark of 8948, when comparing this to Intel i5 4690k 7787

  • We call it the new AMD FX 8-Core Processor Black Edition and it's unlocked for your overclocking pleasure
  • Experience unmatched multitasking and pure core performance with the industry's first 32nm 8-core desktop processor
  • Get the speed you crave with AMD Turbo CORE Technology to push your core frequencies to the limit when you need it most.
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Isn't worth £10 let alone £90.
ritchiedrama9 m ago

Isn't worth £10 let alone £90.



oh dear.. what a silly comment
I bought one 5 yrs ago and its never missed a beat, i wouldnt recommend buying a new one now though...save your pennies and upgrade to Ryzen if its for gaming.
Edited by: "budgio" 16th Mar
d3k1 h, 16 m ago

It's reality. Intel i3 8100 is same price and performs better, and it …It's reality. Intel i3 8100 is same price and performs better, and it isn't outdated like horrible FX line.


Not quite - an i3 8100 would also require a new motherboard, which at present would be a 370, as well as memory for someone with a lower spec AM3+ looking for a cheap upgrade.

Whilst I don't this be worth what this deal is offering, reality is far from the market rate being £10.
Edited by: "Bertz99" 16th Mar
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Isn't worth £10 let alone £90.
ritchiedrama9 m ago

Isn't worth £10 let alone £90.



oh dear.. what a silly comment
taras4 m ago

oh dear.. what a silly comment


You must simply be an AMD fanboy to think that in 2018, a crappy FX series CPU should be bought, lmao.
I bought one 5 yrs ago and its never missed a beat, i wouldnt recommend buying a new one now though...save your pennies and upgrade to Ryzen if its for gaming.
Edited by: "budgio" 16th Mar
budgio19 m ago

I bought one 5 yrs ago and its never missed a beat, i wouldnt recommend …I bought one 5 yrs ago and its never missed a beat, i wouldnt recommend buying a new one now though...save your pennies and upgrade to Intel if its for gaming.


fixed
taras45 m ago

oh dear.. what a silly comment


It's reality. Intel i3 8100 is same price and performs better, and it isn't outdated like horrible FX line.
d3k1 h, 16 m ago

It's reality. Intel i3 8100 is same price and performs better, and it …It's reality. Intel i3 8100 is same price and performs better, and it isn't outdated like horrible FX line.


Not quite - an i3 8100 would also require a new motherboard, which at present would be a 370, as well as memory for someone with a lower spec AM3+ looking for a cheap upgrade.

Whilst I don't this be worth what this deal is offering, reality is far from the market rate being £10.
Edited by: "Bertz99" 16th Mar
Bertz9916th Mar

Not quite - an i3 8100 would also require a new motherboard, which at …Not quite - an i3 8100 would also require a new motherboard, which at present would be a 370, as well as memory for someone with a lower spec AM3+ looking for a cheap upgrade.Whilst I don't this be worth what this deal is offering, reality is far from the market rate being £10.


£80 is a cheap upgrade, to then have to upgrade again? Just no. £10 was generous.
ritchiedrama23 m ago

£80 is a cheap upgrade, to then have to upgrade again?


You always have to upgrade again, the question is when and how, that depends on requirements.

ritchiedrama23 m ago

Just no. £10 was generous.


No, as taras, stated £10 is silly - whilst not worth that to you, the market has a clear indication on the values these hold. Infact, if you can source for £10 or below then I will take as many as you can supply.
Edited by: "Bertz99" 16th Mar
Bertz9916th Mar

Not quite - an i3 8100 would also require a new motherboard, which at …Not quite - an i3 8100 would also require a new motherboard, which at present would be a 370, as well as memory for someone with a lower spec AM3+ looking for a cheap upgrade.Whilst I don't this be worth what this deal is offering, reality is far from the market rate being £10.


That's the point of upgrading. Not to stay with the same mobo or ram. Staying with totally outdated AM3+ is complete opposite to upgrading. You have to change mobo, cpu and ram to ddr4. There's no way around it. Spending even more money into AM3+ is absolutely pointless. Pre Ryzen AMD CPUs should be burried in the desert and forgotten.
Bertz9916th Mar

You always have to upgrade again, the question is when and how, that …You always have to upgrade again, the question is when and how, that depends on requirements.No, as taras, stated £10 is silly - whilst not worth that to you, the market has a clear indication on the values these hold. Infact, if you can source for £10 or below then I will take as many as you can supply.


Yes, you always have to upgrade again, so why bother buying another crap CPU on a crap platform? Please enlighten me.
ritchiedrama19 m ago

Yes, you always have to upgrade again, so why bother buying another crap …Yes, you always have to upgrade again, so why bother buying another crap CPU on a crap platform? Please enlighten me.


Enlighten you, didn't realise I had gained miraculous powers of late.

As I stated it is down to requirements, a computer is a tool that is used to fulfil the requirement set. A 8350 is capable of fulfilling a number of use cases and to some would be a worthwhile upgrade, not that I would recommend doing so at £90.

I am still waiting though for the vast numbers you can supply me for £10 and below.
Edited by: "Bertz99" 16th Mar
This is going to depend on what kit you already have, and how much you've got available to spend on upgrading.....and ultimately what you need it for? Everyone's different, and have hugely varying needs and budgets.
I have three of these in various machines, and would buy another as I have AM3+ motherboards and DDR3 going spare, so for me this is a decent deal.
It's not worth falling out about it eh?
This isnt really an upgrade on an FX6x cpu; yes it has 2 more cores, but the clock speed is a bit lower and the Turbo speed is a bit lower. In reality, especially in games, you wouldnt see any improvement, and might see a performance reduction.

The FX 6x overclocks to 5GHz fairly easily, BUT all of the FX chips were crippled by AMD's memory control short-cuts; with one channel shared between 2 cores, it is actually SLOWER for most applications than the equivalent Phenom 2 running at 3.8GHz.

Having run both, I went back to the P2; the only thing that it cannot do as well is run 4K video files.

Cheap, but only to be bought if you have blown a chip and cannot afford a Ryzen set up yet.
SpitfireXXI49 m ago

This is going to depend on what kit you already have, and how much you've …This is going to depend on what kit you already have, and how much you've got available to spend on upgrading.....and ultimately what you need it for? Everyone's different, and have hugely varying needs and budgets.I have three of these in various machines, and would buy another as I have AM3+ motherboards and DDR3 going spare, so for me this is a decent deal.It's not worth falling out about it eh?


For the price of this crap CPU you could get a second hand 2500k and mobo.
ritchiedrama1 h, 40 m ago

For the price of this crap CPU you could get a second hand 2500k and mobo.


A 2500k that would be spanked by this in the use case of setting up and toying with say a virtualisation rig? - not that Intel would have ever crippled gaming cpus deliberately.
Bertz9916th Mar

A 2500k that would be spanked by this in the use case of setting up and …A 2500k that would be spanked by this in the use case of setting up and toying with say a virtualisation rig? - not that Intel would have ever crippled gaming cpus deliberately.


A virtualisation rig, lmfao. You'd already have 'enough' with your current crap FM3 cpu, eg a lower model & if you wanted a 'virtualisation' rig you'd buy a cheap ryzen cpu.

I hate that people like you will try and defend a crap product, it wasn't good then, isn't good now, and not worth the money ever.

Stop. Stop. Stop.
Great price for a great product. Should be able to handle more or less anything. Great match for a gtx960/1060. Currently along with fx6300 best value on the market. Get this use for 3 years and then see where the games/cpus are.
I would wait and buy a Ryzen 1700. As newer Ryzen are coming out very soon. Why buy 3 generations old, when new Ryzen are coming ??
Edited by: "floppydesk" 17th Mar
floppydesk4 m ago

I would wait and buy a Ryzen 1700. As newer Ryzen are coming out very …I would wait and buy a Ryzen 1700. As newer Ryzen are coming out very soon. Why buy 3 generations old, when new Ryzen are coming ??


Because this is cheaper. Copes with more or less everything. More or less the best value for money. Is better balanced with your gpu. Sure there are other reasons
floppydesk5 m ago

I would wait and buy a Ryzen 1700. As newer Ryzen are coming out very …I would wait and buy a Ryzen 1700. As newer Ryzen are coming out very soon. Why buy 3 generations old, when new Ryzen are coming ??


DDR4 prices at the moment.
Oneday771 m ago

DDR4 prices at the moment.


And maybe your existing pc has ddr3 and you can reuse
Oneday773 m ago

DDR4 prices at the moment.


Fair enough.. I didn't think about Ram prices.
I think if you have a system that came with a crappy FX4300 but for some reason the supplied motherboard and power supply are able to meet the needs of the FX8350, to even give it a small overclock, and perhaps you have a box room without a radiator in it that you need to heat (maybe the system has a fairly hot-running/power-hungry graphics card and large screen, too) it might be worth getting, though I would wait for the price to fall to £70 or less, say. That's assuming it ever does. Otherwise, I would put the money in my savings piggy bank toward a Ryzen or 8th gen intel based system, though with the proviso that it could be a very long wait for DDR4 memory prices and midrange graphic cards prices to go down, rather than up.
The Piledriver architecture dates back to 2012. I bought one in 2015 for £120. The power consumption is very high by today's standards and the single core performance is low. Unless you're upgrading (and even then I wouldn't recommend it) an i3 8100 is much better than this (similar price) or perhaps the Ryzen 3 2200G (also similar price)
i had a 6350 and at the time it was alright as a budget machine, but touting this as a good alternative in 2018 is just silly. If it was for a simple upgrade, for people really dragging along old tech keep your eyes on ebay they regularly come up for less than this.

That said you could get an i5 3570k+motherboard second hand for not a lot more than this.
If you have a 60hz monitor this cpu will meet gaming requirements i have intel & amd machines theae are still good processors, lot of pointless fanboy nonsense , if your building new obviously dont bother, but a drop in upgrade on older kit, yes
ritchiedrama10 h, 23 m ago

A virtualisation rig, lmfao. You'd already have 'enough' with your current …A virtualisation rig, lmfao. You'd already have 'enough' with your current crap FM3 cpu, eg a lower model & if you wanted a 'virtualisation' rig you'd buy a cheap ryzen cpu.I hate that people like you will try and defend a crap product, it wasn't good then, isn't good now, and not worth the money ever.Stop. Stop. Stop.



Crap, Hate and stop these be your own projections I'm afraid alongside the stupid £10 market evaluation. The virtualisation was in response to your suggestion of buying a 2500k being more appropriate - you do know what intel disabled on K processors don't you?

The point is I am not trying defend, I understand well where this cpu sits, what its strengths and weaknesses are and how it may be of value where people already have some equipment and looking to upgrade to take advantage of those strengths to fulfil their use case within a limited budget. I still stand by I wouldn't pay £90 for it but am still looking forward to the mountains of money I can make from your source at £10 and under!!!

It's you that claims to be the expert on these forums where the clear reality is your bias is strongly one of a gamer with limited scope and exposure beyond that.
Edited by: "Bertz99" 17th Mar
I used to run a FX 8120 with 2 x 970s and a oculous rift without any problems.
with 8 cores good for multi threaded workloads. But power hungry. IF you were running for long periods (24/7) that alone may be enough to strike it off your list. 15p/Kwh.
Niche market but good for some.
Only a few quid more than used on CEX, but the AM3+ platform is on its last legs
No, no and NO! This cpu is worse than 2nd series of Core i5 (2011). It should be £15-20 tops.
ritchiedrama16th Mar

You must simply be an AMD fanboy to think that in 2018, a crappy FX series …You must simply be an AMD fanboy to think that in 2018, a crappy FX series CPU should be bought, lmao.


The FX series were outdated even when launched! AMD had a laugh with these ones, for sure.
ritchiedrama17th Mar

A virtualisation rig, lmfao. You'd already have 'enough' with your current …A virtualisation rig, lmfao. You'd already have 'enough' with your current crap FM3 cpu, eg a lower model & if you wanted a 'virtualisation' rig you'd buy a cheap ryzen cpu.I hate that people like you will try and defend a crap product, it wasn't good then, isn't good now, and not worth the money ever.Stop. Stop. Stop.


Why don't we just share good, constructive, helpful advice on here rather than bicker? It's simply not worth it, and as I've said before, it's horses for courses, and everyones needs and budgets differ. I think we should leave it at that and just discuss these things amicably.....that way, everyone stands a chance of benefiting from this site? 🙋
A lot of nonsense in this thread.
Well, it's obviously worth more than £10 but I still think £90 is overpriced, personally.

It was never really a true 8-core, more like a quad-core and the performance isn't amazing (per core) and the performance per watt is dreadful, but it will have a place for some people still - as others have said, those running older boards or with spare older hardware. I did just this the other day with a Haswell system as I had spare DDR3 and an S1150 CPU, why pay £150-200 for 6th-8th gen when 4th gen is just fine.
d3k16th Mar

That's the point of upgrading. Not to stay with the same mobo or ram. …That's the point of upgrading. Not to stay with the same mobo or ram. Staying with totally outdated AM3+ is complete opposite to upgrading. You have to change mobo, cpu and ram to ddr4. There's no way around it. Spending even more money into AM3+ is absolutely pointless. Pre Ryzen AMD CPUs should be burried in the desert and forgotten.


So why is it when looking for used server CPUs the bottom of the clockspeed range chips can be had for pennies while the top end ones cost hundreds if not thousands? It's because people want to eke a bit more life out of their existing platforms without doing a full upgrade. Spending a thousand pounds to get 20% extra performance is reasonable if you'd have to spend five thousand to get 100% extra performance.
ritchiedrama16th Mar

You must simply be an AMD fanboy to think that in 2018, a crappy FX series …You must simply be an AMD fanboy to think that in 2018, a crappy FX series CPU should be bought, lmao.


Oh God imagine believing in "fanboys" in 2018. I thought that immaturity died out in 2015 when we all realised we're being shafted on pricing and gave up brand loyalty?
floppydesk17th Mar

I used to run a FX 8120 with 2 x 970s and a oculous rift without any …I used to run a FX 8120 with 2 x 970s and a oculous rift without any problems.


jeez i can't even imagine how much bottleneck you've had, but i tell you straight, a 4770k with a single gtx 970 could give you more minimum fps and no stuttering:)!
plewis001 h, 25 m ago

Well, it's obviously worth more than £10 but I still think £90 is o …Well, it's obviously worth more than £10 but I still think £90 is overpriced, personally.It was never really a true 8-core, more like a quad-core and the performance isn't amazing (per core) and the performance per watt is dreadful, but it will have a place for some people still - as others have said, those running older boards or with spare older hardware. I did just this the other day with a Haswell system as I had spare DDR3 and an S1150 CPU, why pay £150-200 for 6th-8th gen when 4th gen is just fine.


8 gens are 6 cores, even though you are right that skylake-kabylake 4 core upgrades are worthless, if you had a haswell i7.
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