AMD FX-9370 (Vishera) 8-Core Processor Review

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Unlike the FX-9590, the FX-9370 is the middle person between the FX-9590 and the FX-8350.

Check out the CPU-Z below…..

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The Processor Benchmarks

The FX 9370 was paired with Asus’ Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 and Corsair’s Vengeance 8GB kit

Canon Digital Photo Professional

Converting 16 18 megapixel RAW file (CR2 format) into JPG format.

CPU Time Taken
AMD FX-9370 113 seconds
AMD FX-9590 108 seconds
AMD FX-8350 123 seconds
AMD FX-8350 (4.4ghz OC) 115 seconds
AMD Phenom II X6 1100T 153 seconds
i5-4670K 112 seconds

x264 – 10bit to 8bit Video Conversion

The source video is a 720p MKV file that is 90 seconds in duration. x264 settings at the slowest.

AMD FX-9370 178 seconds
AMD FX-9590 165 seconds
AMD FX-8350 188 seconds
AMD FX-8350 (4.4ghz OC) 173 seconds
AMD Phenom II X6 1100T 261 seconds
i5-4670K 228 seconds

Cinebench R11.5

Default settings

AMD FX-9370 7.30
AMD FX-9590 7.86
AMD FX-8350 6.84
AMD FX-8350 (4.4ghz OC) 7.56

WinRAR

Speed of archiving some almost 1GB worth of CR2 and MOV file.

AMD FX-9370 53 seconds
AMD FX-9590 46 seconds
AMD FX-8350 57 seconds
AMD FX-8350 (4.4ghz OC) 49 seconds

Thermal Performance

In goldfries.com’s controlled temperature environment, the processor idles at 36c and peaked at 62c on load even with the CM Seidon 120M. The FX-8350 only registered 56c on load.

The Verdict

The FX-9370 costs about RM 930, a lot cheaper than the FX-9590 that retails at RM 1260 and it’s still a much better choice of processor than the FX-9590.

Alternatively there’s the FX-8350 that retails for around RM 700 that performs very closely to the FX-9370 and with a little overclocking, could do the same or better, depending on how far you push it.

I think the FX-9370 is a decent product but not enough to have the RECOMMENDED badge on it. If only it costs a little less and drains power not more than the FX-8350, then it’ll be a winner.

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