AMD FD8350FRHKBOX FX-8350 FX-Series 8-Core Black Edition Processor
- Frequency: 4.0/4.2GHZ (Base/Overdrive)
- Cores: 8
- Cache: 8/8MB (L2/L3)
- Socket Type: AM3
- Power Wattage: 125W
A lower cost CPU for starter mining rigs but at 125 Watt power consumption, the more costly but more efficient Intel Core i7 may be worth considering.
The FX-8350 comes with stock fan, saving the step of installing a separate cooling fan onto the CPU – ideal for beginners to building GPU Mining Rigs for Monero or Ethereum mining.
From The Manufacturer
AMD FX 8-Core Processor, Unlocked, Black Edition. AMD’s next-generation architecture takes 8-core processing to a new level.
What Is In The Box:
- Heat Sink and Fan(E3), Thermal Paste is already applied on the Heat Sink,
- FX Bezel Sticker.
Amazon Customer Reviews
I equip render machines with AMD CPUs instead of Intel ones since, even though they are not AS fast, they give great mutli-threaded performance and – in my experience – put on less heat and are therefore are more stable for long, intense, workloads.
A CPU that’ll handle my day to day tasks as well as handle some tough programs and have plenty left…
How Important is the CPU in an ethereum mining rig?
The computing power of the CPU is not a big consideration in a GPU Mining Rig. All of the mining hashrate is derived from the Graphics Cards. The number of ports on the motherboard – and their compatibility with running sets of six GPU based graphics cards is a key to review.
Double check the power drain of your CPU – seek the lowest wattage with enough basic computer power when seeking efficiencies in your mining farm that improve your mining profits.