The FX-8350 is a 315mm2 die manufactured on a 32 nm node and composed 1.2 billion transistors, which for those of you keeping track at home is the same as the previous “Bulldozer” generation. It continues to support the AM3+ based AMD 9-Series motherboards, so for some of you this will be a simple “drop-in” upgrade option.
With the new “Piledriver” cores, AMD was pretty forthcoming with the improvement and enhancements over “Bulldozer”. At the risk of making a “Captain Obvious” statement, all of these are aimed at the 15-20% improvement goal over the previous generation.
- Supports up to 8 cores and support for the latest ISA instructions including FMA4/3, AVX, AES, XOP
- Branch Prediction and L2 Cache optimizations over the previous “Bulldozer” cores
- Max Turbo Frequencies up to 4.2GHz
- Configurable via AMD OverDrive