AMD FX-8350 8-Core Black Edition Processor ReviewMon, Oct 22, 2012 - 11:00 PM
HyperPi & SuperPi
Super Pi is used by many overclockers to test the performance and stability of their computers. In the overclocking community, the standard program provides a benchmark for enthusiasts to compare “world record” pi calculation times and demonstrate their overclocking abilities. The program can also be used to test the stability of a certain overclock speed. If a computer is able to calculate PI to the 32 millionth place after the decimal without mistake, it is considered to be moderately stable in terms of RAM and CPU. However, longer tests with other CPU/RAM intensive calculation programs will run for hours instead of minutes and may better stress system stability. While Super Pi is not the fastest program for calculating Pi, it remains very popular in the hardware and overclocking communities. You can find the latest version of Super Pi here
Benchmark Results: The AMD FX-8350 was slower than the FX-8150 in both tests. The 1m test was completed in 21.887 seconds by the FX-8350 while the FX-8150 was ~1.3 seconds faster. The 32m test was significantly slower with a time of 1311.489 compared to the FX-8150 with a time of 1178.536 seconds.
Hyper Pi is a front end mod for Super Pi. Hyper Pi allows you to run multiple instances of Super Pi automatically without manually setting processor affinity. Super Pi is a utility that allows you to calculate between 16 thousand and 32 million decimal places of Pi. Pi was originally calculated to 33.5 million places using a Pentium 90MHz processor, 40MB of main memory, and 340MB of available storage. This system was able to calculate the 33.5 million digits within 3 days! Fortunately we are able to do it a little bit quicker today.
Benchmark Results: The AMD FX-8150 and FX-8350 were a little closer in Hyper Pi. Though the FX-8150 was still slightly faster in both tests. Running across all of the cores the FX-8150 average 25.525 seconds while the FX-8350 averaged 26.13 seconds, only .6 seconds behind. The 32m results were also much closer with the FX-8350 averaging 1579.118 seconds while the FX-8150 averaged 1564.844 seconds.