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AMD FX-8370 and FX-8370E Processors Review

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Test System and Testing Procedures

AMD Test System:

Processor AMD FX-8370E, AMD FX-8370
CPU Cooler
Noctua NH-U14S and CM Seidon 120M with Noctua NT-H1 thermal compound
Power Supply
Corsair HX850W 80 Plus Gold PSU
Memory Patriot Viper 3 “Black Mamba” 2x8GB DDR3 2100 MHz CL11
Storage OCZ Agility 4 256GB SSD (OS)
Graphics Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 WindForce OC
Drivers AMD all-in-one driver ver:8.70a, NVIDIA 335.23 WHQL drivers.
Motherboard Asrock 990FX Fatal1ty Killer (P1.10)
Case
DimasTech EasyXL Test Bench
Operating System Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP-1 with latest patches and updates

Intel Test System:

Processor Intel Core i5-4670K (Retail), i7-4770K (Retail)
CPU Cooler
Phanteks TC14-PE with Noctua NT-H1 thermal compound
Power Supply
Corsair HX850W 80 Plus Gold PSU
Memory Patriot Viper 3 “Black Mamba” 2x8GB DDR3 2100 MHz CL11
Storage OCZ Agility 4 256GB SSD (OS)
Graphics Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 WindForce OC
Drivers Intel Chipset Driver 10.0.3, NVIDIA 335.23 WHQL drivers.
Motherboard MSI Z97 Gaming 7 (E7916IMS 1.0)
Case DimasTech EasyXL Test Bench
Operating System Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP-1 with latest patches and updates

Latest working BIOS, updates and drivers were used at the time of the review. Each test was conducted at least three times for accuracy.

System Benchmarks

  1. wPrime 1.55 32M
  2. Aida64 Engineer 4.50
  3. CineBench R15
  4. PCMark 8 v2.0.228
  5. WinRAR 5.01
  6. Handbrake 0.9.9
  7. x264 FHD 1.0.1

Gaming Benchmarks

  1. 3DMark (Firestrike test) v1.2.362 – Default Preset
  2. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Fraps Benchmark, Ultra Preset + FXAA on 1920×1080

 

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