Product Comparison: Intel Core i7-3820 vs AMD FX-8350


General Specifications
Brand
Intel
AMD
Model
Core i7-3820
FX-8350
Origin
Costa Rica
Malaysia
Package Size
Depth
3.2 in.
2.8 in.
Width
5 in.
5 in.
Height
5.7 in.
5.5 in.

Intel Core i7-3820

AMD FX-8350

Intel Core i7-3820

AMD FX-8350

Intel Core i7-3820

AMD FX-8350

Details
Socket
FCLGA2011
AM3+
Lithography
32 nm
32 nm
Type of Processors
Desktop
Desktop
Code Name
Sandy Bridge E
Vishera
Technical Specifications
CPU Cores
4
8
CPU Threads
8
8
Clock Speed
3.60 GHz
4 GHz
Turbo Clock Speed
3.80 GHz
4.2 GHz
Max TDP
130 W
125 W
Max Temperature
66.8 °C
61 °C
Data Width
64 bits
64 bits
Virtualization Technology
Yes
Yes

Intel Core i7-3820

AMD FX-8350

Intel Core i7-3820

AMD FX-8350

Intel Core i7-3820

AMD FX-8350

Intel Core i7-3820

AMD FX-8350

Intel Core i7-3820

AMD FX-8350

What customers say about "Technical Specifications"
 
AMD FX-8350 8-Core Processor
  • The 8 cores make gaming and multitasking smooth and fluid. No task or operation slows it down or breaks its stride.
  • The AMD FX 8350 is a good upper range processor that does not take high wattage to run, nor does it require a liquid cooling solution as does the 9590. Reasonable and 8 cores at 125w running a 4.0g. not bad at all. A respectable processor that does not cost a bundle.
  • I was using the stock heat sink with the CPU and I would see some increase in temperature. After swapping that out with a Cooler Master Heat Sink it has reduced the heat generated well.
  • Easy to overclock, though I would not suggest going beyond 4.2ghz on the stock cooler. Temperatures(with stock cooler) range from 30-35c idle, to 50-65c on load at 4.2ghz OC(not turbo boost).
  • Runs very hot when running to capacity and will then slow down with the stock fan and heat sink supplied with the CPU.
Cache And Memory Specifications
L1 Cache Size
64 kB
384 kB
L2 Cache Size
256 kB
8,192 kB
L3 Cache Size
10,240 kB
8,192 kB
Max Memory Size
64.23 GB
Memory Types
DDR3 1066/1333/1600
Up to DDR3 1866
Max Memory Channels
4
2
Max Memory Bandwidth
51.2 GB/s
21 GB/s

Intel Core i7-3820

AMD FX-8350

Intel Core i7-3820

AMD FX-8350

What customers say about "Cache And Memory Specifications"
 
AMD FX-8350 8-Core Processor
  • Performance for the price, reliability, speed, good sized cache
  • This CPU is definitely powerful. The cores and cache are strong enough to handle single-threaded applications impressively
  • The CPU has a large cache which helps in performance
  • Plenty of L2 and L3 Cache, L2 Cache being shared by all cores of the CPU and L3 Cache is located further away than L2 which in turn makes it slower.
  • High benchmarks and the 8 cores with 16 MB cache really allow it to perform under large amounts of pressure.
Supported Technologies
Execute Disable Bit / Virus Protection
Yes
Turbo Boost / Turbo Core
2.0
Yes
Enhanced SpeedStep / PowerNow!
Yes
Yes
Hyper-Threading / HyperTransport
Yes
Yes
What customers say about "Supported Technologies"
 
AMD FX-8350 8-Core Processor
  • The ASROCK X-Boost is enabled, which mildly overclocks to 118% (4.3GHz) with no problems. Love it.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer warranty
3 year(s)
3 year(s)
Certifications
CE, HF
CE, RoHS

Intel Core i7-3820

AMD FX-8350

Other Information
Manufacturer Link
https://ark.intel.com/products/63698/Intel-Core-i7-3820-Processor-10M-Cache-up-to-3_80-GHz
http://products.amd.com/en-us/search/CPU/AMD-FX-Series/AMD-FX-8-Core-Black-Edition/FX-8350-with-Wraith-cooler/141
Date first available
January, 2012
October 23, 2012
Rating
Amazon
4.1
4.6
Ebay
4.9
4.8
Newegg
5
5.0
Bestbuy
4.9

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