AMD’s “Future-Proof” FX-8370 in 2020 (CPU Benchmarks, Overclocking, & Revisit)

  • 2020.08.04
  • FX
AMD’s “Future-Proof” FX-8370 in 2020 (CPU Benchmarks, Overclocking, & Revisit)

AMD’s FX-8370 CPU was supposed to be future-proof with its 8 “cores,” so we’re benchmarking the Bulldozer / Piledriver FX-8370 in 2020 vs. AMD Ryzen CPUs and Intel 10-series CPUs.
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The AMD FX CPUs were lackluster enough that, in their later years, most Intel CPU reviews were entirely Intel vs. Intel (like the 6700K, 6600K, 4790K, 4690K). AMD didn’t really show up to the fight. Now, it’s almost going the other direction in some tests. The Intel 10-series CPUs have become competitive enough to keep 14nm in the ring for a while longer, but mostly in gaming workloads. As Intel works on getting its newer architectures together, AMD is gaining ground each launch. In production tests, it is often just AMD showing up to the fight. Today, we’re going backwards in time to a different era for AMD, where the company delivered one lackluster product after another, to see how the advertising has held-up to reality. It’s been a major turn-around for the company, and to really put into perspective how big the changes have been, we should look back to the AMD FX-8370 CPU vs. AMD Ryzen 3700X, 3600, 3900X, and Intel i5-10600K, 10900K, and similar CPUs.


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00:00 – AMD’s Pre-Ryzen Architecture
01:36 – Steve’s FX-8370 Computer at Home
02:56 – Remembering Architecture & Product Specs
06:06 – GTA V (2015’s 2013 Game)
07:53 – Three Kingdoms: FX-8370 vs. Ryzen, Intel
09:27 – Red Dead Redemption 2 CPU Benchmarks
10:30 – Hitman 2 CPU Benchmarks
11:43 – F1 2019 FX-8370 in 2020
13:10 – The Division 2 CPU Benchmarks
14:14 – Shadow of the Tomb Raider Best Gaming CPUs
15:33 – Blender 2.81 Cycles Render CPU Benchmarks
16:47 – Adobe Premiere CPU Render Benchmarks
18:03 – Chromium Code Compile CPU Benchmarks
19:44 – Conclusion: FX-8370 Upgrades

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Host, Editorial, Test Lead: Steve Burke
Testing, Additional Research: Patrick Lathan
Video: Keegan Gallick, Andrew Coleman