AMD Ryzen 5 1600X vs AMD FX-8350

AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
AMD Socket AM4 DESKTOP
3300 MHz / Cores: 6 / Jun 2017
AMD Ryzen 5 1600X

AMD FX-8350
AMD Socket AM3+ DESKTOP
4000 MHz / Cores: 8 / Oct 2012
AMD FX-8350

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
    170%
  • AMD FX-8350
    100%

Relative performance

Single thread performance index

  • AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
    153%
  • AMD FX-8350
    100%

Relative performance

Multi thread performance index

  • AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
    179%
  • AMD FX-8350
    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider AMD Ryzen 5 1600X

Much higher single threaded performance (around 53% higher), makes a noticeable performance difference in gaming and the majority of applications.
Much higher multi threaded performance (around 79% higher). This allows for higher performance in professional applications like encoding or heavy multitasking.
This is a newer product, it might have better application compatibility/performance (check features chart below).
Around 70% higher average synthetic performance.

Reasons to consider AMD FX-8350

None

AMD Ryzen 5 1600X

Gaming

HWBench recommends AMD Ryzen 5 1600X

Based on game and synthetic benchmarks, and theoretical specifications.

AMD Ryzen 5 1600X

Productivity

HWBench recommends AMD Ryzen 5 1600X

Based on productivity benchmarks, overall multithreaded performance and theoretical specifications.

Specifications

Features

AMD Ryzen 5 1600X AMD FX-8350
MMX
3DNow!
SSE
SSE2
SSE3
SSE4A
AMD64
CnQ
NX bit
AMD-V
SMT
XFR
SSSE3
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
SSE4a
AES
AVX
CLMUL
CVT16
EVP
FMA4
XOP
Turbo Core
HT3.1

Architecture

AMD Ryzen 5 1600X AMD FX-8350
Architecture AMD_Zen vs AMD_Piledriver
Market Desktop vs Desktop
Memory Support DDR4 vs DDR3
Codename Zen vs Vishera
Release Date Jun 2017 vs Oct 2012

Cores

AMD Ryzen 5 1600X AMD FX-8350
Cores 6 vs 8
Threads 12 vs 8
SMPs 1 vs 1
Integrated Graphics No vs No

Cache

AMD Ryzen 5 1600X AMD FX-8350
L1 Cache 128 KB (per core) vs 384 KB
L2 Cache 512 KB (per core) vs 8192 KB
L3 Cache 16384 KB (shared) vs 8192 KB (shared)

Physical

AMD Ryzen 5 1600X AMD FX-8350
Socket AMD Socket AM4 vs AMD Socket AM3+
Max Case Temp unknown vs unknown
Package uPGA vs uPGA
Die Size 0 mm² vs 315 mm²
Process 14 nm vs 32 nm

Performance

AMD Ryzen 5 1600X AMD FX-8350
Cpu Frequency 3300 MHz vs 4000 MHz
Turbo Clock Speed 3700 MHz vs 4200 MHz
Base Clock 100 MHz vs 200 MHz
Voltage unknown vs 1.45 V
TDP 95 W vs 125 W

Raw performance index

Raw single-thread performance estimation

  • AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
    4070 points
  • AMD FX-8350
    2562 points

Points - higher is better

Raw multi-thread performance estimation

  • AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
    27225 points
  • AMD FX-8350
    16006 points

Points - higher is better


Synthetic benchmarks

Rendering: POV-Ray 3.7

  • AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
    2545
  • AMD FX-8350
    1497

points per second - higher is better

7-zip

  • AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
    31310
  • AMD FX-8350
    22898

MIPS - higher is better

3D Particle Movement (Single Threaded)

  • AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
    104
  • AMD FX-8350
    73.52

points - higher is better

3D Particle Movement (Multi Threaded)

  • AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
    860.58
  • AMD FX-8350
    400.75

points - higher is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit

  • AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
    161
  • AMD FX-8350
    97

points - higher is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit

  • AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
    1245
  • AMD FX-8350
    636

points - higher is better