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AMD FX-8350 Multi-tasking and Overall Performance

Media Benchmarks

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We've developed our own suite of benchmarks using real-world and open-source applications to simulate how PCs are actually used. The suite comprises an image editing test using Gimp, a video encoding test using Handbrake and a multi-tasking test using 7-Zip to archive and encrypt a large batch of files while a HD movie plays in mplayer.

A score of 1,000 means that the test system is as fast as our reference PC, which used a 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 at stock speed, 2GB of Corsair 1,066MHz DDR2 memory, a 250GB Samsung SpinPoint P120S hard disk and an Asus P5K Deluxe WiFi-AP motherboard. The scoring is linear, so a system scoring 1,200 points is 20 per cent faster than our reference system. Equally, a system scoring 1,200 is 4 per cent faster than a system scoring 1,150.

Multi-tasking with 7-Zip and mplayer

Websites: www.7-zip.org and www.mplayerhq.hu

Multi-tasking is a phrase with which we're all familiar, as most of us are now used to running multiple applications at the same time. However, to run multiple applications well you need a powerful (ideally multi-core) CPU and plenty of RAM.

Our multi-tasking test performs a massive file backup (with encryption) using 7-Zip, while simultaneously playing back a HD movie file using mplayer, making it a demanding test for any PC.

Multi-tasking

Applications: mplayer and 7-Zip

  • Intel Core i7-3770K (3.5GHz/4.8GHz)
  • Intel Core i7-2600K (3.4GHz/5GHz)
  • Intel Core i5-3570K (3.4GHz/5GHz)
  • Intel Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition (3.3GHz/4.7GHz)
  • Intel Core i5-2500K (3.3GHz/5GHz)
  • Intel Core i7-3930K (3.2GHz/4.7GHz)
  • Intel Core i7-990X Extreme Edition (3.46GHz/4.6GHz)
  • Intel Core i5-2400 (3.1GHz)
  • AMD FX-8150 (3.6GHz/4.818GHz)
  • AMD FX-8350 (4GHz/4.8GHz)
  • Intel Core i7-920 (2.66GHz/4.04GHz)
  • Intel Core i3-2100 (3.1GHz)
  • AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition (3.3GHz/4.2GHz)
  • AMD FX-8120 (3.1GHz/4.65GHz)
    • 1767
    • 1908
    • 1727
    • 1940
    • 1721
    • 1915
    • 1645
    • 1984
    • 1637
    • 1854
    • 1540
    • 1956
    • 1534
    • 1762
    • 1494
    • 0
    • 1283
    • 1439
    • 1260
    • 1401
    • 1216
    • 1668
    • 1196
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Overall Score


The overall score is an unweighted mean average of the scores of the three individual tests. A score of 1,000 means that the test system is as fast as our reference PC, which used a 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 at stock speed, 2GB of Corsair 1,066MHz DDR2 memory, a 250GB Samsung SpinPoint P120S hard disk and an Asus P5K Deluxe WiFi-AP motherboard. The scoring is linear, so a system scoring 1,200 points is 20 per cent faster than our reference system. Equally, a system scoring 1,200 is 4 per cent faster than a system scoring 1,150.

Overall Score

Applications: Gimp, Handbrake, mplayer, 7-Zip

  • Intel Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition (3.3GHz/4.7GHz)
  • Intel Core i7-3770K (3.5GHz/4.8GHz)
  • Intel Core i7-3930K (3.2GHz/4.7GHz)
  • Intel Core i5-3570K (3.4GHz/5GHz)
  • Intel Core i7-2600K (3.4GHz/5GHz)
  • Intel Core i5-2500K (3.3GHz/5GHz)
  • Intel Core i7-990X Extreme Edition (3.46GHz/4.6GHz)
  • Intel Core i5-2400 (3.1GHz)
  • AMD FX-8350 (4GHz/4.8GHz)
  • AMD FX-8150 (3.6GHz/4.818GHz)
  • Intel Core i7-920 (2.66GHz/4.04GHz)
  • Intel Core i3-2100 (3.1GHz)
  • AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition (3.3GHz/4.2GHz)
  • AMD FX-8120 (3.1GHz/4.65GHz)
    • 2478
    • 2966
    • 2403
    • 2836
    • 2252
    • 2962
    • 2248
    • 2851
    • 2217
    • 2791
    • 2116
    • 2662
    • 2105
    • 2661
    • 1850
    • 0
    • 1660
    • 1914
    • 1563
    • 1860
    • 1516
    • 2123
    • 1465
    • 0
    • 1444
    • 1706
    • 1328
    • 1810
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  • Overclocked