AMD FX-8350 with AMD Wraith Cooler £104.82 @ Ebuyer
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AMD FX-8350 with AMD Wraith Cooler £104.82 @ Ebuyer

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Found 26th Jun 2017
Been looking out for this for a while, and whilst the processor is probably not as a good as Ryzen, its still decent and with this price comes with the wraith cooler
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Wouldn't even pay £50 for this honestly, out dated and not even decent in the first place.
Have to agree with the above... You'd be better off getting a recent gen i3 for nearly every 'typical' use case.
My FX8350 knocks spots off my i3!
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If you own an AM3+ board then it's not a bad price for a multicore upgrade with good overclocking headroom.

Just let down by single core performance but for multicore its bang for buck is good.
andreprashad

Have to agree with the above... You'd be better off getting a recent gen … Have to agree with the above... You'd be better off getting a recent gen i3 for nearly every 'typical' use case.



G4560 would be the one to get £50-65 dual core w/ hyperthreading.
ritchiedrama

G4560 would be the one to get £50-65 dual core w/ hyperthreading.



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best bang for buck right now bar none.

however, this wouldnt be horrendous if you were only video editing/rendering and gave it a healthy OC.
given that this cooler gives most £50 air coolers a good run for their money this puts the cpu at just over 50, a very good deal indeed no intel chip at less than treble the price will catch this in heavy duty multicore apps
If you've got a AM3+ mobo with ram then I would recommend this over a DDR4 based platform just for the price of DDR4 ram.
FX CPU is still fine for single graphic card use. I have 2 systems with FX8320 CPUs and run them at 3.6 and 3.9GHz at reduced voltage (this is the sweet spot zone where MHz and Voltage scale linearly).

I play Rainbow 6 Siege, BF1, The Division, GTA V and get 60-75fps most of the time on a Freesync 1080 75Hz monitor using an R9 290 with max settings aside from the one or two crazy settings (like that one lowest on the list on Siege which kills performance).

That said, this is an ok price considering the CPU cooler is a decent one, but I can't say it's a screaming bargain as it is quite long in the tooth and not the best choice for a system for the next 3 to 5 years.
adamspencer95

+100000000%best bang for buck right now bar none.however, this wouldnt be … +100000000%best bang for buck right now bar none.however, this wouldnt be horrendous if you were only video editing/rendering and gave it a healthy OC.



It would be when a Ryzen 1400 is almost as cheap,
ritchiedrama

It would be when a Ryzen 1400 is almost as cheap,



still a bit off tbh, especially when you consider DDR4 vs DDR3 aswell as the cost of AM4 motherboards compared to AM3+ , but yes, for not much more you get a much better experience, as is always the way with computer components

If you're doing stuff that benefits from having eight fully fleshed out cores thrown at it, or want to upgrade from an older CPU with the same motherboard socket then sure, it's a decent buy. But for a budget gaming rig I'd take the Pentium G4560 and invest the extra £50 into the GPU, while for a more enthusiast gaming build I'd lump up the £50 extra for the better gaming performance of the Ryzen 1400.


adamspencer95

still a bit off tbh, especially when you consider DDR4 vs DDR3 aswell as … still a bit off tbh, especially when you consider DDR4 vs DDR3 aswell as the cost of AM4 motherboards compared to AM3+ , but yes, for not much more you get a much better experience, as is always the way with computer components



Unless you need quad channel memory the price difference between AM3+ and AM4 boards isn't enormous, you can pick up low-end boards with either socket starting at around £50 and prices seem to jump into similar brackets as you gain other key improvements.
ritchiedrama

Wouldn't even pay £50 for this honestly, out dated and not even decent in … Wouldn't even pay £50 for this honestly, out dated and not even decent in the first place.



​Poppycock. I've only now had to upgrade from a £100 FX6300 to a FX 8320E, for £65 and after 4 flawless years of hex core, so I have decent frame rates in Prey With a good PSU and even a cheap board the FX range overclock very nicely and easily.
I have a FX6300, the overclocking is limited by the SB overheating, the clearance on my gfx card is only 9mm*, so no room for a better heatsink, fan or water jackets. 4.91GHz is my standard OC**, although in really hot weather I have to back it off a bit further.

I am down-voting this, not because of the chip, but because the cooler isnt that good; a cheap Corsair H45 AIO water cooler costs less and does a far better job of cooling the chip.

* I am thinking of trying a laterally extended heatsink, possibly with a Peltier, and cooled by a new water cooling rig I have on order.

** 5.14GHz = 55C under Prime 95 and an ambient room temperature of 30C; however the SB gets too hot at ambient temps over 26C.

Edited by: "Gentle_Giant" 27th Jun 2017
ritchiedrama

Wouldn't even pay £50 for this honestly, out dated and not even decent in … Wouldn't even pay £50 for this honestly, out dated and not even decent in the first place.


I've had one of these for about 3 years now. Why isn't it half decent?
Gentle_Giant

I have a FX6300, the overclocking is limited by the SB overheating, the … I have a FX6300, the overclocking is limited by the SB overheating, the clearance on my gfx card is only 9mm*, so no room for a better heatsink, fan or water jackets. 4.91GHz is my standard OC**, although in really hot weather I have to back it off a bit further.I am down-voting this, not because of the chip, but because the cooler isnt that good; a cheap Corsair H45 AIO water cooler costs less and does a far better job of cooling the chip.* I am thinking of trying a laterally extended heatsink, possibly with a Peltier, and cooled by a new water cooling rig I have on order.** 5.14GHz = 55C under Prime 95 and an ambient room temperature of 30C; however the SB gets too hot at ambient temps over 26C.



Give up with the peltier idea. You won't get ANY difference in temp without a huge cooler. In fact, your temps will be hotter. I've tried all sorts of configurations.
JoeyJoeC

I've had one of these for about 3 years now. Why isn't it half decent?



I really don't want to get into this debate, but everyone knows the FX series is a disaster.
ritchiedrama

I really don't want to get into this debate, but everyone knows the FX … I really don't want to get into this debate, but everyone knows the FX series is a disaster.



But it's got 8 cores! ;-)
ritchiedrama

I really don't want to get into this debate, but everyone knows the FX … I really don't want to get into this debate, but everyone knows the FX series is a disaster.




I miss my PII 1090T; in theory the FX6300 should wipe the floor with it; but in practice it was the other way around.

The problem is that the FX chip is missing several memory controllers, it shares one controller with two cores, whereas the older, slower PII had one per core.

That near 5GHz overclock on the FX6300 is what I need to match the 1090T at 3.6GHz. This is why the 1090T and 1100T still fetch a fair premium second hand (£120+).
For comparison, it's £115 for a second hand one with no cooler at CEX so a good price for this.
bob_hoskins

For comparison, it's £115 for a second hand one with no cooler at CEX so … For comparison, it's £115 for a second hand one with no cooler at CEX so a good price for this.



It's a good price for a product that is not good.

I do not think this product, at 105, is worth it in comparison to other CPUs.

Unless you fit a very small section of people, with very specific needs, no reason to consider this CPU.
Nate1492

It's a good price for a product that is not good.I do not think this … It's a good price for a product that is not good.I do not think this product, at 105, is worth it in comparison to other CPUs.Unless you fit a very small section of people, with very specific needs, no reason to consider this CPU.



I have this CPU. I play games at full graphics, I play VR at full graphics, and also develop VR games, I am a programmer, and also do some video editing. This CPU is fine for doing all of that. Now what exactly is wrong with the CPU? If you're a person that enjoys low temps and overclocking as a hobby, then there are better options for sure. For every day practical use, this is a decent CPU.
JoeyJoeC

I have this CPU. I play games at full graphics, I play VR at full … I have this CPU. I play games at full graphics, I play VR at full graphics, and also develop VR games, I am a programmer, and also do some video editing. This CPU is fine for doing all of that. Now what exactly is wrong with the CPU? If you're a person that enjoys low temps and overclocking as a hobby, then there are better options for sure. For every day practical use, this is a decent CPU.



This isn't about low temps or overclocking or 'hobbys'.

You can pick up an it 2500k for the same price, which dominates this CPU in every conceivable way.

You could pick up the Intel G4560 for 56 quid. You could get the 2500k for around 100.

Point is, for 'every day, practical use' there are better options at the same (and lower) price bracket.

Why would anyone encourage someone to buy an FX-8350? I just can't understand it.

What's wrong? It's a weak CPU that gets beat up by the 56 quid CPU from above. The G4560 runs circles around this CPU *AND* gives you a nice upgrade path if you actually want a higher end CPU. Or if you like AMD, come on board the Ryzen express, a CPU that actually holds its weight, especially if you are looking for heavy software rendering. (Or just get a GFX card and do it with hardware).

Again, when I said '8 cores' it was a joke, in reference to the idea that the cores are actually 4 modules that share resources.

Nate1492

This isn't about low temps or overclocking or 'hobbys'.You can pick up an … This isn't about low temps or overclocking or 'hobbys'.You can pick up an it 2500k for the same price, which dominates this CPU in every conceivable way.You could pick up the Intel G4560 for 56 quid. You could get the 2500k for around 100.Point is, for 'every day, practical use' there are better options at the same (and lower) price bracket.Why would anyone encourage someone to buy an FX-8350? I just can't understand it. What's wrong? It's a weak CPU that gets beat up by the 56 quid CPU from above. The G4560 runs circles around this CPU *AND* gives you a nice upgrade path if you actually want a higher end CPU. Or if you like AMD, come on board the Ryzen express, a CPU that actually holds its weight, especially if you are looking for heavy software rendering. (Or just get a GFX card and do it with hardware).Again, when I said '8 cores' it was a joke, in reference to the idea that the cores are actually 4 modules that share resources.



are you seriously suggesting someone with a 970/990 board goes out and buys a i5-2500 which is even older has less support for certain features and does not dominate this cpu in multi-threaded applications?

too many narrow views being presented in this thread interfering with the fact this is a good buy for its purpose.
maddogb

are you seriously suggesting someone with a 970/990 board goes out and … are you seriously suggesting someone with a 970/990 board goes out and buys a i5-2500 which is even older has less support for certain features and does not dominate this cpu in multi-threaded applications?too many narrow views being presented in this thread interfering with the fact this is a good buy for its purpose.



Absolutely not. If you *already have a board that supports the FX-8350* and you have a very old/bad chip (worse than an FX-6300) then sure, grab this if you really need it. I still say save your money and upgrade to something else.

If you need a new mobo+this chip, it is totally not worth getting over the intel offerings or ryzen offerings.

My suggestion is to get a G4560, at a much lower cost point, which has all the modern 'features' and is on a modern chipset (z270, if you want upgrade paths).

The AM3+ socket is dead. There are no upgrades, there is no future, and this is a very bad CPU.
Nate14926 h, 40 m ago

Absolutely not. If you *already have a board that supports the FX-8350* …Absolutely not. If you *already have a board that supports the FX-8350* and you have a very old/bad chip (worse than an FX-6300) then sure, grab this if you really need it. I still say save your money and upgrade to something else.If you need a new mobo+this chip, it is totally not worth getting over the intel offerings or ryzen offerings.My suggestion is to get a G4560, at a much lower cost point, which has all the modern 'features' and is on a modern chipset (z270, if you want upgrade paths).The AM3+ socket is dead. There are no upgrades, there is no future, and this is a very bad CPU.

​This is absolutely not a bad CPU, there are indeed better chips for more money out there which are more modern however; the FX8320E would be a better choice of course
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