AMD FX-8350 Linux Performance-Per-Watt
Written by Michael Larabel in Processors on 26 October 2012. Page 8 of 8. 26 Comments

The AMD FX-8350 has a slight performance-per-Watt advantage over the FX-8150 when running OpenSSL.

Through a wide variety of benchmarks, the average system power consumption for the AMD FX-8350 in the system with the ASUS Crosshair V Formula motherboard, SSD, and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 graphics card was 177 Watts with a 259 Watt peak and 83 Watt was the lowest draw at idle.

The AMD FX-8150 at stock speeds had a 159 Watt average AC power draw, 244 Watt peak, and 85 Watt minimum. When at 4.0GHz to match the FX-8350 stock speeds, the average power draw was 190 Watts and peaked at 268 Watts, both of which were higher than the FX-8350 Vishera.

When both CPUs were overclocked to 4.60GHz, the FX-8350 continued to deliver not only greater performance but also on average it did so at lower power consumption.

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