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

Memory Benchmarks – AIDA64 and SiSoft Sandra

AIDA64 Engineer

AIDA64 Engineer is a streamlined Windows diagnostic and benchmarking software for engineers. It has unique capabilities to assess the performance of the processor, system memory, and disk drives. AIDA64 is compatible with all current 32-bit and 64-bit Microsoft Windows operating systems, including Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012. Memory and cache benchmarks are available to analyze system RAM bandwidth and latency. Download here.

The memory results we saw for the FX 8370E show it ahead of the FX 8350, the results are within margin of error so we won’t read too much into this. The FX 8370E offers similar memory performance to the FX 8350.

SiSoft Sandra

The SiSoft Sandra memory benchmark is based on STREAM. STREAM is a popular memory bandwidth benchmark that has been used on personal computers to super computers. It measures sustained memory bandwidth not burst or peak. Therefore, the results may be lower than those of other benchmarks. Download a free trial version of SiSoft Sandra here.

In Sandra it revealed noticeably better results and we aren’t quite sure why. Memory latency was also improved but AMD still have a lot of work to do on their IMC given that they use a dual-channel implementation.