AMD FX-8350 "Vishera" Linux Benchmarks
Posted on: 10/23/2012 12:02 PM

Phoronix posted Linux benchmarks of the new AMD FX-8350 "Vishera" processor

AMD FX-8350 "Vishera" Linux Benchmarks


The AMD Piledriver FX CPUs are manufactured on a 32nm process with approximately 1.2 billion transistors. Similar to last year's FX Bulldozer CPUs, the second-generation versions will be offered in four, six, and eight core variants. Among the improvements made to the Piledriver cores is support for new instruction set extensions like FMA3 and F16C, faster instruction execution, L2 cache efficiency improvements, improved branch prediction, improved scheduling, a larger L1 TLB, larger load queue improved lock performance, improved store-to-load forwarding, and an improved hardware pre-fetcher.

The AMD FX-8350 is the highest-end Vishera CPU being launched today and it features eight CPU cores, a 4.0GHz base frequency, and a 4.2GHz turbo frequency. The FX-8350 has 1MB of L2 cache per core and a total of 8MB for its L3 cache. Like last year's FX CPUs, the FX-8350 and the other new Vishera parts are unlocked for greater overclocking capabilities. AMD places the FX-8350 as a contender to Intel's Core i5 3570K processor. Vishera processors are compatible with the AMD 9-Series chipsets from last year's Bulldozer motherboards.



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