AMD FX-8370E 95W “Piledriver” Octa-Core Processor Review

Test System and Methods


Our Test System Specifications:

LGA 2011-3 X99 Test System

  • CPU: Intel Core i7 5960X
  • Motherboard: Gigabyte X99 Gaming 5
  • RAM: 4 x 8GB Crucial DDR4 2133MHz CL15
  • Graphics Card: Sapphire R9 290 Tri-X
  • Power Supply:  Be Quiet Power Zone 1000W
  • SSD: Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB
  • CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i
  • Display: Dell U2711 Ultra Sharp 27 inch WQHD Monitor
  • Operating System: Windows 7 64 Bit

LGA 2011 X79 Test System

  • CPU: Intel Core i7 4960X
  • Motherboard: ASUS Rampage IV Extreme
  • RAM: 4 x 8GB Corsair Vengeance Pro 1866MHz CL10
  • Graphics Card: Sapphire R9 290 Tri-X
  • Power Supply: Be Quiet Power Zone 1000W
  • SSD: Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB
  • CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i
  • Display: Dell U2711 Ultra Sharp 27 inch WQHD Monitor
  • Operating System: Windows 7 64 Bit

LGA 1150 Z97 Test System

  • CPU: Intel Core i7 4770 and i7 4790K
  • Motherboard: ASUS Maximus VII Ranger Z97
  • RAM: 2 x 8GB Corsair Vengeance Pro 1866MHz CL10
  • Graphics Card: Sapphire R9 290 Tri-X
  • Power Supply: Be Quiet Straight Power E9 680W
  • SSD: Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB
  • CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i
  • Display: Dell U2711 Ultra Sharp 27 inch WQHD Monitor
  • Operating System: Windows 7 64 Bit

FM2+ A88X Test System

  • CPU: AMD A10-7850K
  • Motherboard: ASUS A88X-PRO
  • RAM: 2 x 8GB Corsair Vengeance Pro 1866MHz CL10
  • Graphics Card: Sapphire R9 290 Tri-X
  • Power Supply: Be Quiet Straight Power E9 680W
  • SSD: Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB
  • CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i
  • Display: Dell U2711 Ultra Sharp 27 inch WQHD Monitor
  • Operating System: Windows 7 64 Bit

AM3+ 990FX Test System

  • CPU: AMD FX 8350
  • Motherboard: ASUS Crosshair IV Formula
  • RAM: 2 x 8GB Corsair Vengeance Pro 1866MHz CL10
  • Graphics Card: Sapphire R9 290 Tri-X
  • Power Supply: Be Quiet Power Zone 1000W
  • SSD: Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB
  • CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i
  • Display: Dell U2711 Ultra Sharp 27 inch WQHD Monitor
  • Operating System: Windows 7 64 Bit

Test Software

  • 3DMark – available here.
  • AIDA 64 Engineer – available here.
  • Bioshock Infinite – available here.
  • Cinebench – available here.
  • Compubench – available here.
  • CPUID HWMonitor – available here.
  • CPU-Z – available here.
  • Handbrake – available here.
  • Luxmark – available here.
  • Metro Last Light – available here.
  • Prime95 – available here.
  • SiSoft Sandra Engineer – available here.
  • Tomb Raider – available here.
  • WPrime – available here.